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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."

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.

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.

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.

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. "I love working with students, making sure they have the information and support they need," she said. Please click here for a downloadable photo of our beloved April.