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Oxford University
Sep 21, 2018

In any given semester, students might have the option to take COMM 338, Children, Teens, and Media, a course that explores the role of media (television, Internet, video games, film, etc.) in shaping the lives of children and teens. This past summer the opportunity came with a chance to examine those ideas in not just the United States, but also the United Kingdom, and other locations around the globe. The students who took the course this past summer with faculty members Erica Scharrer and Lynn Phillips, did so as part of a study abroad program at Trinity College, Oxford, in England.

Mari Castaneda, Ph.D.
Aug 24, 2018

Department of Communication Professor and Chair Mari Castañeda, appointed SBS Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion. The position includes oversight of efforts to internationalize the student and faculty experience. Castañeda will continue to serve as chair of the department through the end of the fall semester.

Seyram Avle and Devon Greyson
Aug 22, 2018

The Department of Communication is pleased to expand its academic reach into the study of the field with two new dynamic faculty, who will bring diverse research and expertise to our curriculum. Seyram Avle studies digital technology cultures and innovation in the global south; and Devon Greyson investigates information and its relation to health and social equity.

 

Aug 6, 2018

The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a communication scholar whose research and teaching focus on urban communication, environmental communication, and/or civics and governance in 'smart cities'. We seek theoretical and methodological innovation in researching the constitutive role of communication and information infrastructures in people's experience of the built environment.

Jun 12, 2018
The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst invites applications for a full-time Department Administrator.
 
May 15, 2018

The Department of Communication in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) at UMass Amherst is accepting applications for a Professional Academic Advisor. This position is a 43 week appointment.

Read the full position announcement including required qualifications and application instructions online.

May 7, 2018

Associate Professor Stephen Olbrys Gencarella, Ph.D., has released a new book Wicked Weird & Wily Yankees, which explores and celebrates the eccentric personalities who left a mark on New England’s history.

Lynn Comella, Ph.D., '04
Apr 9, 2018

Lynn Comella, Ph.D., associate professor of gender and sexuality studies in the Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, visited the Department of Communication this semester to deliver a talk titled “Sex Toys & Social Entrepreneurship: The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Sex-Positive Capitalism & Cultural Production.” Comella, who graduated from the PhD program in 2004, has done extensive research that stretches across the field of sociology.

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