Mar 6, 2015

Communication alum Kyung-wha Kang (MA '81, PhD '84) recently traveled to Cameroon and the Central African Republic in her role as United Nations Deputy Humanitarian Chief. Read more about her important work here.

Feb 6, 2015

Prof. Mari Castañeda has been appointed as the first Chancellor's Leadership Fellow and will develop and implement a "Preparing Future Faculty" program at UMass Amherst. Please click here for the full story.

Dec 29, 2014

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.