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Debating Disinformation

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Event Date: 
Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:00 to 17:30
Debating Disinformation: Social Media and Electoral Manipulation in Comparative Perspective. In this culminating event of the Mediating Care and Justice Seminar Series of UMass SBS, four speakers draw from global case studies in the US, Venezuela, and the Philippines to compare the diverse outcomes of disinformation and debate culturally appropriate interventions.

Panel: Fake News around the World

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Event Date: 
Fri, 04/06/2018 - 12:00 to 14:30

Panel: Engaged Scholarship in Communication at UMass Amherst

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Event Date: 
Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:00 to 17:30
What we have achieved and the road ahead...

Making Things Together: Expressive Culture as Research

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Event Date: 
Thu, 04/12/2018 - 15:30 to 17:30
Can we undertake communication and media scholarship in as broad a range of forms as the field studies? In films, on the internet, in photography, music, or computer games? This talk draws from in-depth interviews with distinguished practitioners of multi-modal research scholars, especially in studies of cultural production, who produce works other than articles and books. In the spirit of encouraging more multi-modal scholarship in our field, the talk will offer an illustrated inventory of current practices, along with a conversation about research and cultural value, expressive training and accountability to students, and the institutional investments that can support or hinder multi-modal work.

Comm graduate's career path and impact on SBS students

Chris Gardner '89

As a communication major, Chris Gardner ’89, wasn’t entirely sure what direction he wanted


#HashtagActivism: Networked Counterpublics in the Digital Age

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Event Date: 
Fri, 03/23/2018 - 13:30
The proliferation of social media has given rise to widespread study and speculation about the impact of digital technologies on politics, activism, and social change. Key among these debates is the role social media play in shaping the contemporary public sphere, and by proxy, our democracy. Maligned by some as “slacktivism,” I will argue social computing platforms such as Twitter create unique opportunities for traditionally excluded voices to challenge the terms of public debate.

7th Annual Comm Student Showcase

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 5:00pm
Event Date: 
Tue, 04/17/2018 - 17:00
The Department of Communication will host the Seventh Annual Communication Student Showcase and Awards to celebrate the many forms of achievement and expression in the major. All are welcome to attend.

7th Annual Comm Student Showcase

The 7th annual Communication Student Showcase and Awards.


Sex Toys and Social Entrepreneurship

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Event Date: 
Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:00 to 18:00
Join Communication alum and Vibrator Nation author Lynn Comella, Ph.D., ’04, as she draws from her recently published book about the history of feminist sex-toy stores to discuss the challenges that progressive retailers face as they attempt to balance profitability and social change in a rapidly expanding and increasingly competitive sexual marketplace.

Making Things Together: Expressive Culture as Research Practice

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Event Date: 
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:30 to 18:30
Lisa Henderson, associate professor of Communication, will present.


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