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.
Apr 19, 2016
The Department of Communication will offer a wide range of undergraduate courses during the summer, the first session of which begins May 16. They include many of our most popular and in-demand classes, and all will be presented online through Continuing & Professional Education. For the complete list and registration info, please click here.
Apr 14, 2016
Prof. Claudio Moreira has won a Distinguished Teaching Award, the university's highest honor for pedagogical excellence and the only student-initiated recognition of extraordinary teaching. He is one of only four faculty from across campus to receive this prestigious annual award. Please click here for the university's announcement and here for more information about our department's latest recipient of the DTA.
Apr 12, 2016
The Communication Student Showcase & Awards ceremony recently took place in the Communication Hub, with students winning awards in such categories as Civic Engagement/Community Service, Research, Writing, Audio-Visual, and Speech/Performance. For a complete list of winners, the winning entries, and photos of the event, please click here.
Apr 2, 2016
The Department of Communication has announced a week-long summer program for high school students interested in honing their media literacy and production skills. Titled "Create/Critique: Media Making in the Digital Age," the class will be taught by Prof. Allison Butler and will take full advantage of the department's state-of-the-art production facilities in the Integrative Learning Center. More information about the program is available by clicking here.
Mar 3, 2016
Paula Gardner, who earned a PhD in Communication from UMass Amherst in 2001, has been chosen as President Elect Select of the International Communication Association. She is currently Associate Professor and Asper Chair in Communications at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Her research interests include feminist media studies, digital culture, and affective and biometric technological practices. Click here for the announcement of her ICA presidency election.