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Molly Trowbridge
Apr 24, 2017
Sophomore Molly Trowbridge has been awarded the Kathryn F. Furcolo Award for Outstanding Intern. During the fall 2016 semester, Molly interned with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren after seeing the opportunity listed in an email from Career Services.

Since 1965, the Furcolo Award has recognized selected students who complete an outstanding internship in either public service or government. Award winners receive a monetary award.

Previously, Molly had interned with State Senator James Timilty, an experience she says helped her get the internship with Warren.

Apr 14, 2017

In April, the Comm department honored the winners of this year’s Comm Student Showcase and Awards in the ILC Hub. Students were encouraged to submit their work across the categories of writing, civic engagement/community-based work, audio-visual, research, and rhetoric, speech, and performance. Panels of peers, professors, and alumni chose a handful of works out of the many submissions to be awarded.

Mar 31, 2017

Associate Professor Karma Chávez visited UMass to give her talk titled “Sanctuary and Undocumented Students: Articulating a Role for Public Universities,” in the Integrative Learning Center's Communication Hub.

Chávez is an associate professor and director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies at the University of Texas Austin. She focuses much of her work on questions of migration, coalition, and movement building. She describes her scholarship as one that is informed by queer of color theory and women of color feminism.

Mar 29, 2017

We congratulate Associate Professor Emily West, Ph.D. on receiving the SBS Outstanding Teaching Award. Prof. West, whose research interests include promotional culture, media, cultural studies of health, gender and performance, said she's very honored to be recognized. She credits her fellow faculty and students for making it possible. "This department has so many talented teachers, and takes excellence in pedagogy very seriously, making this award all the more meaningful," said West.

Feb 27, 2017

Assistant Professor Kimberlee Pérez was among a panel of experts representing the Five College Consortium, who held a discussion in the Integrative Learning Center's Communication Hub. The event was titled "Embodying Coalitions Across the Worlds of Postcolonial and Decolonial Scholarship and Practice." Read more about the discussion in the Daily Collegian.

Feb 21, 2017

UMass alum Alex Kamb ’15 has been selected to be a part of the 2016 Sundance Ignite Fellowship program. Kamb, who graduated with a Communication degree, is among only 15 out of more than 300 applicants who were chosen to participate in the elite and highly selective program. While selection for the fellowship is an honor in and of itself, it ought to be noted that Alex was one of the only recipients who was neither a graduate student, nor a film or production studies major.

Oct 26, 2016

On Tuesday, Claire Wardle gave a talk at the Integrative Learning Center about the use of social media in broadcasting the refugee crisis. Wardle was here for the “Social Science Matters Speaker Series: Perspectives on Migration” event promoted by the College of Social and Behavioral Science.

Wardle is currently a faculty member of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. Her knowledge of the refugee crisis comes from her work for United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva as a Senior Social Media Officer.

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.

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