News

Dec 1, 2016

Comm Associate Professor Briankle Chang, Ph.D., has received the award for The Best Edited Book of the Year for his book, Philosophy of Communication. The award was presented at the National Communication Association's (NCA) annual convention in Philadelphia in November.

 

Nov 4, 2016

Mari Castañeda, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Communication Department, has been selected as a 2016-2017 faculty fellow of the Television Academy Foundation, the charitable arm of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Nov 4, 2016

Claire Wardle, Ph.D., research director at the Tow Center, recently visited the Communication Department and gave a talk at the Integrative Learning Center 3rd floor Hub, about the use of social media in broadcasting the refugee crisis. The Tow Center for Digital Journalism is based at Columbia University. Wardle’s 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.

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.

Oct 17, 2016

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. Read the full position announcement 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.

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