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May 2, 2019

Jaclyn Nicholson is a Commonwealth Honors College student from Gardner receiving dual degrees in marketing and communication, along with a certificate in media literacy.

Nicholson is among a total of ten members of the graduating class who will be honored as 21st Century Leaders at Undergraduate Commencement.

Devon Greyson
Mar 6, 2019

Devon Greyson, assistant professor of health communication, has been named a Center for Research on Families (CRF) Research Scholar for 2019-20. Greyson's research project focuses on understanding cannabis use decisions in pregnancy and lactation using a longitudinal, qualitative approach.

Read more about the work.

Marty Norden
Feb 28, 2019

Professor Marty Norden has just published an anthology on Lois Weber, one of the film world's first great screenwriter-directors. The book contains more than 60 primary documents, including interviews with Weber, newspaper articles that she wrote and the text of a speech she gave.

Sut Jhally, Ph.D.
Jan 17, 2019

Professor Sut Jhally is the new chair of the UMass Amherst Department of Communication. Jhally is the founder of Media Education Foundation and an award-winning teacher, and author of numerous books and articles on media.

Nov 16, 2018

UMass Alumni joined current Department of Communication students in the ILC Hub for the annual Career Alumni Networking Night. Students and faculty had the opportunity to listen and talk to alums from a variety of career stages about their experiences while at UMass and their lives after graduation.

Four alums returned to campus for the event. One of them, Ruthchneidy Benjamin ‘17, came all the way from New York. Benjamin now works as a marketing specialist for WebMD Health Services in New York City. She advised students that connections can be made anywhere.

Casey Lyons
Oct 24, 2018

This semester, Comm Senior Casey Lyons is studying abroad in Lisbon, Portugal. She says financial support from a fellowship and scholarship money made it possible for her to go abroad. She wants to learn more about how communication functions outside of the U.S.

“This opportunity will allow me to understand the modes of communication in a new cultural context," said Lyons, "which is something I'm really excited about."

Oct 18, 2018

Don’t miss the 2018 Alumni Career Networking night in the Department of Communication! Whether you just arrived at college, or you’re starting to prepare your résumé, it’s always the right time to meet successful Comm alumni. Come to get ideas about possible career paths, how to make the leap from college to career, or to make just the right contact for learning about job opportunities in your chosen field.

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