Oxford University Comm Students and Faculty Gain First-Hand Global Experience during Study Abroad
Sep 21, 2018

In any given semester, students might have the option to take COMM 338, Children, Teens, and Media, a course that explores the role of media (television, Internet, video games, film, etc.) in shaping the lives of children and teens. This past summer the opportunity came with a chance to examine those ideas in not just the United States, but also the United Kingdom, and other locations around the globe. The students who took the course this past summer with faculty members Erica Scharrer and Lynn Phillips, did so as part of a study abroad program at Trinity College, Oxford, in England.

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Mari Castaneda, Ph.D. Comm Department Chair Appointed SBS Associate Dean
Aug 24, 2018

Department of Communication Professor and Chair Mari Castañeda, appointed SBS Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion. The position includes oversight of efforts to internationalize the student and faculty experience. Castañeda will continue to serve as chair of the department through the end of the fall semester.

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Seyram Avle and Devon Greyson Comm Welcomes Two New Faculty
Aug 22, 2018

The Department of Communication is pleased to expand its academic reach into the study of the field with two new dynamic faculty, who will bring diverse research and expertise to our curriculum. Seyram Avle studies digital technology cultures and innovation in the global south; and Devon Greyson investigates information and its relation to health and social equity.


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Faculty Opening: Assistant Professor, Urban Futures & Communication
Aug 6, 2018

The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst seeks a communication scholar whose research and teaching focus on urban communication, environmental communication, and/or civics and governance in 'smart cities'. We seek theoretical and methodological innovation in researching the constitutive role of communication and information infrastructures in people's experience of the built environment.

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