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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Making Things Together: Expressive Culture as Research Practice

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Event Date: 
Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:30 to 18:30
Lisa Henderson, associate professor of Communication, will present.

Knead a break from the Winter?

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event Date: 
Wed, 02/14/2018 - 17:00 to 19:00
Take a break from the cold, and attend the next Breadhouse.

Social Science Matters: Fatal Invention - Re-creating Race in the Genomic Era

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 4:30pm
Event Date: 
Thu, 02/22/2018 - 16:30
Dr. Dorothy Roberts to present. The mapping of the human genome in 2003 confirmed that race is not written in our genes. As Dorothy Roberts explains, race is a social category that was invented to support an unjust political hierarchy. Yet we are witnessing the re-creation of race in biological terms using cutting-edge genomic science and biotechnologies, such as race-specific medicines and ancestry tests, that incorporate false assumptions of racial difference at the genetic level.

Color Talk in LouWEEZYana by VaNatta Ford, Ph.D.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Event Date: 
Wed, 02/28/2018 - 12:00 to 13:00
Dr. Ford presents: Color Talk in LouWEEZYana: Lil Wayne, Colorism, and Black Men’s Perspectives in New Orleans

Beyond 'Grace' & Aziz Ansari

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:00pm
Event Date: 
Tue, 02/13/2018 - 16:00
Film Screening Flirting with Danger: Power and Choice in Heterosexual Relationships (featuring Comm Department's Lynn Phillips)

Comm Alums Receive Cornerstone Author Award


Bill Yousman '04, Ph.D., and Lori Bindig, '09, Ph.D. are the new editors of Gender, Race, and Class in Media: A Critical Reader, 5th edition.

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Global Communications Networks

Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event Date: 
Thu, 02/01/2018 - 16:00 to 17:00
Richard R. John is a professor of history and communications at Columbia University, where he teaches courses in the history of communications, networks, and the history of capitalism.

Lecture: 'Refugee Selfies and the Ethics of the Face'

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:00pm
Event Date: 
Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:00
Prof Lilie Chouliaraki lectures on the politics and ethics of refugee selfies and their circulation in social media and the news in the wake of the European ‘refugee crisis’. Lilie Chouliaraki is Professor of Media and Communication at the London School of Economics and author of The Ironic Spectator, winner of the ICA Outstanding Book Award in 2015. This event is part of the Mediating Care and Justice Seminar Series, awarded an SBS Conference Grant, and led by Jonathan Corpus Ong, Martha Fuentes-Bautista and Rodrigo Zamith.

Film Screening: More than a Word

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 12:30pm
Event Date: 
Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:30
The Comm Community Climate and Social Justice Committee presents a film screening, More than a Word. The film by John and Kenn Little, in partnership with Media Education Foundation, is about Native American-based sports mascots and the Washington Redskins.

Comm Professor Shares His Love for Film


Comm professor leads the Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival as it enters its 25th year.

(Photo credit: Matthew Medeiros)

Shawn Shimpach, Ph.D.

Comm Professor Shares His Love for Film

Shawn Shimpach, Ph.D.

A Comm professor will be at the helm of the



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