Comm Alum Returns to UMass as New Head Baseball Coach

Matt Reynolds '05

A new face will lead the UMass baseball program. But he won't be an unfamiliar one.

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Comm Professor Wins Book Award

Comm Associate Professor

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Comm Students and Faculty Gain First-Hand Global Experience during Study Abroad

Oxford University

In any given semester, students might have the option to take COMM 338, Children, Teens, and Medi

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Comm Dept Celebrates the Start of the Fall 2018 Semester

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Comm Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students, and Peer Advisors, ready for the fall 2018 semester.

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Civic Engagement in Diverse Latinx Communities: Learning from Social Justice Partnerships in Action

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
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Fri, 09/21/2018 - 09:00 to 16:00
Join us for a day of presentations and dialogue between local community leaders/partners, faculty, staff, and students who are developing social justice approaches to university-community partnerships within Latinx communities in Western Massachusetts. Community members will be co-presenting with their academic collaborators, and each panel will highlight the importance of developing collaborative pedagogies that recognize Latinx communities as specific sites of creative and dynamic civic engagement.

Comm Grad Welcome Picnic

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
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Sun, 09/30/2018 - 12:00 to 15:00
Communication Annual Welcome Back Fall Picnic. We're welcoming our new graduate students. This year we will be at the Mill River Recreation Area Pavilion in North Amherst. Mill River Recreation Area is on the PVTA bus line so it’s easy to get to. There will be lots of fun activities for children and adults.

Department Chair Takes on a New Role

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Mari Castañeda, chair and professor of Communication, is the new Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion for SBS.

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Alumni Networking Night

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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Thu, 11/01/2018 - 17:30 to 19:30
Our alumni are friendly, successful, and eager to help Communication students! Meet face-to-face with Comm alums at various stages of their careers as they return to campus to meet with current Comm students and offer career advice and support. This is a major career networking opportunity for Communication undergrads. Open to all Communication majors; no registration required. Appetizers and beverages will be served.

Comm Welcomes Two New Faculty

Seyram Avle and Devon Greyson

The Department of Communication is pleased to expand its academic reach into the study of the fie

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Comm Welcomes Two New Faculty

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New faculty bring diverse research and expertise to the Department of Communication.

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ILC building, welcome to fall 2018

Marianne Neal-Joyce

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Marianne
Last Name: 
Neal-Joyce
Position 1: 
Advisor
Phone Number: 
413 545-7770

Seyram Avle

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First Name: 
Seyram
Last Name: 
Avle
Position 1: 
Assistant Professor
Office Location: 
N358 Integrative Learning Center
Phone Number: 
413 545-6345
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Courses Taught: 

Undergraduate:

Global Media Flows

Digital Labor & Technology Work

Education: 

PhD University of Michigan

BA Brandeis University

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I study the situated practices and discourses of digital technology cultures and innovation in the global south. I’m particularly interested in the ways that digital technologies are designed, produced, and distributed transnationally in and across the global south and through collaborations with the global north. My most recent project, funded by the NSF, examines tech entrepreneurial cultures and innovation between China, Ghana, and Silicon Valley. My other line of research examines the uptake of tools like WhatsApp, Twitter, and Instagram by diverse actors in the global south, from radio producers to maker entrepreneurs, and what role they play in the everyday.  

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My website www.seyramavle.com has an updated list of my publications. 

Faculty Opening: Assistant Professor, Urban Futures & Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a communication

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Thera Alley

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Thera Alley
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Thera
Last Name: 
Alley
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Audio-Visual Equipment Technician
Office Location: 
S453 Integrative Learning Center

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