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Lynn Comella, Ph.D., '04 Alum Returns to Share Research on the Business of Pleasure
Apr 9, 2018

Lynn Comella, Ph.D., associate professor of gender and sexuality studies in the Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender, and Ethnic studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, visited the Department of Communication this semester to deliver a talk titled “Sex Toys & Social Entrepreneurship: The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Sex-Positive Capitalism & Cultural Production.” Comella, who graduated from the PhD program in 2004, has done extensive research that stretches across the field of sociology.

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Alena Vasilyeva Professor will improve teaching methods through Lilly Fellowship
Apr 5, 2018

Alena Vasilyeva, assistant professor of Communication, has been selected as one of the 2018-19 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence at the University of Massachusetts.

The Lilly Fellowship is a competitive program that enables promising junior faculty to cultivate teaching excellence in a special yearlong collaboration, and is awarded through the Institute for Teaching Excellence and Faculty Development (TEFD). 

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Chris Gardner '89 Comm Graduate's Career Path and Impact on SBS Students
Mar 22, 2018

As a communication major, Chris Gardner ’89, wasn’t entirely sure what direction he wanted to go with his degree. At the time of his graduation he was confronted by an economy that was weakened by the previous year’s historic Black Friday stock market crash, the national debt had reached an all-time high of 3.7 trillion, and economic growth was slowing down.

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7th Annual Comm Student Showcase
Mar 5, 2018

The 7th annual Communication Student Showcase and Awards. By submitting your work, you will have a chance to be recognized by faculty, peers, and alums. The ceremony will be held Tuesday, April 17 in the ILC Comm Hub at 5 PM. We will celebrate Comm majors' many forms of achievement and expression. Categories include Audio-Visual, Civic Engagement/Community-based Work, Original Research, Speech and Performance, and Writing. 

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