Comm Alum Returns to UMass as New Head Baseball Coach

Matt Reynolds '05

A new face will lead the UMass baseball program. But he won't be an unfamiliar one.

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Comm Professor Wins Book Award

Comm Associate Professor

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Guy-Marius Kpodjedo

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Affective Economy of Media Solidarities

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
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Mon, 03/25/2019 - 12:15
Visiting Scholar Kaarina Nikunen, who will present her work on media solidarities.

The Torch and the Hearth: The Pyropolitics of ‘Islamic State’

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 12:15pm
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Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:15
Marwan M. Kraidy is the Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics and Culture and Founding Director of the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, at the University of Pennsylvania.

World renowned scholar is the new chair of the Department of Communication


Professor Sut Jhally, award-winning teacher, and author, will lead the Department of Communication.

Sut Jhally, Ph.D.

Networked Intelligence – crowdsourcing food rescue

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 1:00pm
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Thu, 02/07/2019 - 13:00
Daisy Tam, Ph.D., will be presenting current research which investigates the potential of a networked approach to crowdsourcing food rescue in urban environments. Like many cosmopolitan cities, Hong Kong’s urban food system is unsustainable – it spends 4.4% of its GDP to import over 90% of the food it consumes and disposes 3648 tonnes of it a day into landfills, while 1.3 million people face food insecurity.

The Iran Agenda Today: The Real Story Inside Iran and What's Wrong with US Policy

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 7:00pm
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Tue, 12/04/2018 - 19:00
Reese Erlich is a best-selling book author and freelance journalist who writes for media outlets including CBS Radio, and Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Erlich has won numerous journalism awards including a Peabody Award.

Comm Alums Share Lessons Learned with Current Students

UMass Alumni joined current Department of Communication students in the ILC Hub for the annual Ca


A Postcolonial Genealogy of Facebook's

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Fri, 12/07/2018 - 14:30
In 2013, Mark Zuckerberg launched the initiative aimed at connecting “the next 5 billion”. While initially presented as a techno-humanitarian and development initiative, several commentators denounced the project as a commercial strategy seeking to expand Facebook’s reach in emerging markets. In this talk, Dr. Nothias outlines a critical genealogy of Facebook’s connecting mission at the intersection of postcolonial theory, media globalization, and development studies. With a focus on the African contexts, he discusses how the processes of experimentation and extraction appear central to, just like they were to colonialism.

Automating Austerity - Digital Diversion in Unequal America

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 12:00pm
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Thu, 11/08/2018 - 12:00
In Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally cut off as she lays dying to a family in Pennsylvania in daily fear of losing their daughter because they fit a certain statical profile.

Comm Fundraiser to Benefit Study Abroad Scholarships

Casey Lyons

This semester, Comm Senior Casey Lyons is studying abroad in Lisbon, Portugal.


Workshop with Disability Services

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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Wed, 10/31/2018 - 14:30
Please join the Community, Climate & Social Justice (CCSJ) committee and the Disability Office in a department workshop on how to better serve and accommodate students with disabilities. Speakers will be AnnMarie Duchon and Benjamin Ostiguy from UMass Disability Services.


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