News

Feb 18, 2020

The Inaugural Communication Annual Lecture will be the talk “Post-Disciplinarity and Public Scholarship in Communication Studies” by Silvio Waisbord, Ph.D. It will take place on Friday, February 28 at 12:30 p.m. in the Integrative Learning Center Communication Hub on the third floor.

Jan 30, 2020

Shawn Shimpach, associate professor and director of the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival, has edited a new collection of scholarly television studies, “The Routledge Companion to Global Television.” The volume is now available in hardback and e-book versions.

Jan 30, 2020

Allison Butler, senior lecturer and chief undergraduate advisor for the department of communication and director of the media literacy certificate program, has published a new book. Titled “Educating Media Literacy,” Butler's book is a manifesto for the inclusion of media literacy in teacher education and, by extension, in K–12 classrooms.

Mari Castaneda
Jan 17, 2020

Mari Castañeda, professor of communication and associate dean for equity and inclusion in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, has been named the new dean of the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She will start Sept. 1.

Jonathan Ong
Nov 21, 2019

Associate Professor Jonathan Ong is interviewed for a television news story about how to spot fake Facebook profiles and how people use them to gather information and manufacture support for political candidates. Read the story or watch it online.

Ania Dos Reis and other students in SBS in Cape Town program
Oct 1, 2019

The SBS in Cape Town program brought together students from UMass Amherst and the community organization Ikhaya le Langa, in a unique partnership to create community connections and participation in experiential intercultural dialogue in South Africa.

Sep 26, 2019

The film A Place in the Sun – Stories from Tibet in Exile is set to premiere October 23 at the 15th annual New Asia Cinema: Across Borders Film Festival. The film, directed by Sonam Tseten, and produced by Tibet TV originated in India, is an account of Tibetan people’s identity, hope, resilience, nationalistic fervor and quest for homeland, all of which anchors the vision of the filmmaker and the characters in the film.

Kimberlee Perez
Aug 27, 2019

Assistant Professor Kimberlee Pérez, Ph.D., has been recognized for her work from both colleagues and students with two big teaching awards from UMass in 2019. Pérez was awarded the 2019 Outstanding Teaching Award from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences last spring. This award celebrates exceptional teaching, mentoring and curriculum development efforts. She says she was honored to be recognized by both fellow faculty and her students.

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