News

Amir Moini '11
May 13, 2021

Approximately 100 students joined a Zoom Industry Speaker Webinar event with Amir Moini ’11 in April. Moini is the employer branding lead at Netflix and author of 22 Life Lessons, and took students behind the scenes at his place of employment, Netflix, and talked about what it’s like to work for the innovative streaming giant. Moini shared information about his role, which includes recruitment, social media management, creative video directing, photoshoots, and interfacing with the media.

Apr 27, 2021

Mari Castañeda, dean of the Commonwealth Honors College and professor of communications, and Dean of Students Evelyn Ashley are part of a group of leaders working with the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education on its equity agenda. “It is an honor to be part of this effort to reimagine the New Undergraduate Experience and to be in conversation with colleagues from across the state about racial equity in higher education,” Castañeda said.

Safiya U. Noble
Apr 10, 2021

Best-selling author and associate professor at UCLA, Safiya U. Noble, Ph.D., gave a virtual talk titled “New Paradigms of Justice: How Knowledge Curators Can Respond to the Information Crisis." Approximately 185 faculty, staff, students, and alums tuned in for the talk in April, when Noble argued that data discrimination is a real social problem that demands new paradigms of justice in the technology sector.

Mar 29, 2021

We, the members of the Department of Communication community, express our solidarity with the members of the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities in our department, at our university, and in the wider world, and we join those speaking out against anti-Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander racism. We are devastated by the abhorrent acts of violence against AAPI women and others in the recent events in Georgia.

Jan 8, 2021

Department of communication faculty were well represented at the recent National Communication Association (NCA) Virtual Conference in November 2020. The focus of the conference was on “Communication at the Crossroads.”

The NCA advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry.

Nov 16, 2020

In response to acts of racism and related violence in the nation, the Department of Communication is denouncing acts of racial violence, anti-Blackness, and institutional racism. In a statement, the department stands with protestors worldwide fighting white supremacy and calling for the change needed to fully recognize that Black Lives Matter, and to recognize, appreciate, value, and celebrate the contributions of Black scholars, artists, and community members. Read the complete statement online.

Nov 6, 2020

UMass Alumni virtually joined Communication students and faculty for the annual Alumni Career Event. Attendees had the opportunity to listen and talk to alums from different career stages and industries about their experiences while at UMass and to hear about their lives after graduation.

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