April Tidlund, the Communication Department's undergraduate program secretary and scheduling officer, has retired after almost 50 years of service to UMass Amherst. She has enriched the lives of her many colleagues during those years, and she has always gone the extra mile for the countless students who have sought her help. Please click here for a downloadable photo of our beloved April.
Nov 6, 2014
The Communication Department has issued a statement condemning recent expressions of racism and hate on the UMass Amherst campus. To download a copy of the statement, please click here.
Sep 16, 2014
The Communication Department seeks applicants for a faculty opening in Performance Studies and Rhetoric, to begin Fall 2015. Application deadline is November 14, 2014. For more information, please click here.
Sep 14, 2014
The Communication Department invites all Comm alums to celebrate with us in our wonderful new home, the Integrative Learning Center. The Alumni Celebration will take place on Saturday, October 25, at 12:30 to 4 p.m. with dinner to follow at 6 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the department's new space, participate in a variety of events, and catch up with former classmates and professors.
Sep 14, 2014
Prof. Briankle Chang and doctoral candidate Zach McDowell announce the publication of the latest issue of communication + 1, an open-source journal for which they serve as editor-in-chief and managing editor, respectively. The theme of the guest-edited issue is "Afterlives of Systems."
Sep 4, 2014
Prof. Leda Cooks has been selected to receive the 2014 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. The Ehrlich Award is given annually to recognize one senior faculty member in the nation for exemplary leadership in advancing students’ civic learning, supporting community engagement, and contributing to the public good. For more information, click here.
Jun 30, 2014
The Communication Department has said goodbye to Machmer Hall and South College and has moved to the brand-new Integrative Learning Center (ILC). Located due north of the campus pond, the ILC is a state-of-the-art academic building and now houses the Communication, Journalism, and Linguistics Departments and the Interdepartmental Film Studies Program. Check out COMM alumna Elaine Nord's clickable photos of our new home!
May 4, 2014
See the full list of our award-winning undergraduates for 2014!
Communication majors received a range of prestigious awards from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences in 2014: