Professor Donal Carbaugh, Ph.D., was honored along with seven other UMass faculty members at the 12th annual Faculty Convocation on September 30, 2016 in Bowker Auditorium. The eight nationally acclaimed faculty members were presented with the 2016 Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity.
Sep 2, 2016
The Department of Communication is sponsoring a graduate alumni reunion and conference to be held Oct. 7-9, 2016 on the Amherst campus. All Comm grad alums who plan to attend but haven't yet RSVP'ed are urged to do so immediately. Please click here for a copy of the invitation, which includes more information about the event and RSVP'ing.
Aug 29, 2016
The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a Global Digital Media scholar with a preferred focus on the Global South. The rank will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Click here for the full position announcement including required qualifications and application instructions.
Aug 22, 2016
Communication doctoral student Ayshia Stephenson's short play Venus Hottentot had its Off-Broadway debut in July at the Midtown International Theatre Festival. Produced at the Jewel Box Theater on West 36th St. in Manhattan, Stephenson's tragicomedy brought the story of Saartjie Baartman to the 21st century.
Jul 29, 2016
The University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for the position of inaugural Director of a new School of Public Policy (SPP). The university seeks an outstanding scholar committed to the study of public problems and their resolution. The appointment will be made at the rank of Full Professor or advanced Associate Professor. For more information and application instructions please click here.
Jun 25, 2016
The National Communication Association has selected Prof. Donal Carbaugh as a 2016 Distinguished Scholar. The Distinguished Scholar Award is NCA's highest honor and recognizes a lifetime of scholarly achievement in the study of communication. Prof. Carbaugh was recognized by his peers for his work as a leading scholar in culture, discourse, and language and as preeminent scholar of the ethnography of communication with a focus on language & social interaction.
May 26, 2016
Congratulations to Communication majors Victor Ramos and James Desjardin, recipients of the Gerald F. Scanlon Student Employee of the Year Awards. They are two of only ten student employees from across campus to be so honored. The university's announcement of the award winners is available here.
May 5, 2016
Students in Prof. Jarice Hanson's Comm 497T course (Advanced Issues in Information Technology and Society) worked in groups to create a podcast that covers a range of topics that present challenges for the future. The students identified key social, economic, and policy issues that will change the way we think about children, sustainable environments, sports, online gaming, unemployment, and travel. Give the podcast a listen by clicking here.