News

Apr 14, 2016

Prof. Claudio Moreira has won a Distinguished Teaching Award, the university's highest honor for pedagogical excellence and the only student-initiated recognition of extraordinary teaching. He is one of only four faculty from across campus to receive this prestigious annual award. Please click here for the university's announcement and here for more information about our department's latest recipient of the DTA.

Apr 12, 2016

The Communication Student Showcase & Awards ceremony recently took place in the Communication Hub, with students winning awards in such categories as Civic Engagement/Community Service, Research, Writing, Audio-Visual, and Speech/Performance. For a complete list of winners, the winning entries, and photos of the event, please click here.

Apr 2, 2016

The Department of Communication has announced a week-long summer program for high school students interested in honing their media literacy and production skills. The program titled "Create/Critique," will be taught by Prof. Allison Butler and will take full advantage of the department's state-of-the-art production facilities in the Integrative Learning Center. 

Mar 3, 2016

Paula Gardner, who earned a PhD in Communication from UMass Amherst in 2001, has been chosen as President Elect Select of the International Communication Association. She is currently Associate Professor and Asper Chair in Communications at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Her research interests include feminist media studies, digital culture, and affective and biometric technological practices. Click here for the announcement of her ICA presidency election.

Feb 26, 2016

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences recently highlighted Communication major Dianna Bronchuk and her participation in the college's Academic Leadership Fellows Program and many other programs at UMass Amherst. Read more about her by clicking here.

Feb 9, 2016

Submissions are now being accepted for the Department of Communication's 5th Annual Student Showcase & Awards event, to be held on Wed., April 6. Comm majors are invited to submit their creative/academic work in any of the following five categories: Audio-Visual, Civic Engagement/Community Service, Speech/Rhetoric/ Performance, Writing, and Research. The deadline for all submissions is Tues., March 1, and works in progress are welcome.

Jan 14, 2016

Thanks to a generous gift provided by alumna Elaine Nord, Communication majors planning to do mass media-related internships during the summer may now apply for funding through the Elaine E. Nord Internship Fund for Creative Communications. Nord, who graduated from UMass Amherst in 1981 with a degree in what was then called Communication Studies, established the competitive fund to help one Comm student per year to cover some of his/her expenses associated with an internship.

Jan 13, 2016

Prof. Kevin Anderson and Comm alumnus Alex Kamb ’15 are collaborating on a feature-length film, titled Running Embers. Working with a cast and crew consisting mainly of UMass Amherst students, Kevin and Alex recently produced a “Proof of Concept” trailer for Running Embers. To learn more about their film, please click here.

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