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Burcu Baykurt
Aug 19, 2019

Burcu Baykurt, Ph.D., assistant professor of urban futures and communication, joins the UMass Department Communication in fall 2019. Baykurt’s work focuses on infrastructures, governance and inequalities. Her current book project is an ethnographic account of test-bed urbanism, in which residents and public officials partner with technology companies to build the “smart city” in urban centers long plagued by divides.

Aug 15, 2019
The Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst invites applications for an Advisor.
 
Jul 30, 2019

For the first time in the organization’s history, the 2019 Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS) Summer Institute was held on the East Coast. The Integrative Learning Center at UMass Amherst opened its doors to the group dedicated to advancing Chicana/Latinx and Native American women students, academics, and activists.

May 2, 2019

Jaclyn Nicholson is a Commonwealth Honors College student from Gardner who received dual degrees in marketing and communication in 2019, along with a certificate in media literacy.

Nicholson is among a total of ten members of the graduating class who will be honored as 21st Century Leaders at Undergraduate Commencement.

Devon Greyson
Mar 6, 2019

Devon Greyson, assistant professor of health communication, has been named a Center for Research on Families (CRF) Research Scholar for 2019-20. Greyson's research project focuses on understanding cannabis use decisions in pregnancy and lactation using a longitudinal, qualitative approach.

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Marty Norden
Feb 28, 2019

Professor Marty Norden has just published an anthology on Lois Weber, one of the film world's first great screenwriter-directors. The book contains more than 60 primary documents, including interviews with Weber, newspaper articles that she wrote and the text of a speech she gave.

Sut Jhally, Ph.D.
Jan 17, 2019

Professor Sut Jhally is the new chair of the UMass Amherst Department of Communication. Jhally is the founder of Media Education Foundation and an award-winning teacher, and author of numerous books and articles on media.

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