News

Mar 13, 2014

Prof. Lisa Henderson's 2013 book Love and Money: Queers, Class, and Cultural Production is a finalist for the annual Lambda Literary Awards—known as Lammys—in the LGBT Studies category. Click here for more information.

Feb 1, 2014

Rosana Urbaez '14, a Communication-Psychology double major from Lawrence, MA, was recently awarded the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences' West End House Scholarship. Read her compelling story here.

Dec 17, 2013

Prof. Seth Goldman is among the winners of a national competition for young investigators. He has been awarded a data collection grant through the Time-Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences (TESS) program, a National Science Foundation initiative that provides funding for experiments to be carried out with large nationally representative samples of Americans. His project, "The Victim Paradox: How Portrayals of Suffering Affect Attitudes about Gay People and Gay Rights," will examine the impact of different media narratives on the attitudes of both heterosexual and gay Americans.

Nov 26, 2013

Prof. Seth Goldman recently contributed to a New York Times forum on racism in the age of Obama.  A link to Prof. Goldman's commentary may be found here.

Nov 6, 2013

Prof. Lynn Phillips recently took part in a week-long television news series that examined sexual assault on campus. The series, which ran on Al Jazeera America TV's news program, America Tonight, included an interview with Prof. Phillips. She also participated in a live panel discussion that focused on campus rape. The panel discussion may be accessed by clicking here and typing in the password "lynnphillips" (without the quotation marks).

Oct 24, 2013

Prof. Mari Castañeda was among the participants on a panel devoted to Colin Beavan's No Impact Man, this year's Common Read book. For more information about Beavan's visit, click here.

Oct 22, 2013

Communication alums Adam Polanger '05, Jeff Bielat '11, Elyse Landolfi '10, Jillian Eldredge '11, Steve Laddin '09, and Richie Carvill '11 are among the UMass Amherst graduates who recently formed an entertainment-industry networking group in the greater Los Angeles area. To learn more about this group and its activities, click here.

Oct 15, 2013

Prof. Donal Carbaugh will deliver the keynote address at a National Communication Association preconference that will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his groundbreaking book, Talking American: Cultural Discourses on Donahue. The day-long preconference will take place on Nov. 20 in Washington, DC. For more information, click here.

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