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The Department of Communication is a national leader in the study of communication as a social science, ranked among the top five in a recent poll by the National Research Council. Our faculty and students are dedicated to understanding the role and enhancing the effectiveness of communication processes, systems, and infrastructure in society. We explore communication in its many forms and contexts as a fundamentally social phenomenon. Our faculty members are recognized for developing and applying novel theoretical perspectives to the most pressing social and policy issues of the day.  

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Geri Gay has had a productive year!

Published: 
Jul 21, 2016
Geri Gay, along with the Information Science department, put out an astoundingly large body of work on sensing and circadian rhythms.
Matthews, M., Abdullah, S., Murnane, E. L., Voida, S., Choudhury, T., Gay, G., & Frank, E. Development and evaluation of a smartphone-based measure of social rhythms for bipolar disorder. Journal of Assessment.
Abdullah, S., Murnane, E. L., , Matthews, M., Kay, M., Kientz, J. A., Gay, G., Choudhury, T. (2016). Cognitive Rhythms: Unobtrusive and Continuous Sensing of Alertness Using a Mobile Phone. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp'16). ACM.
Murnane, E. L., , Matthews, M., Gay, G., Cosley, D. (2016). Playing with Your Data: Towards Personal Informatics Driven Games. In Adjunct Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp'16). ACM.
Murnane, E. L., , Abdullah, S., Matthews, M., Kay, M., Kientz, J. A., Choudhury, T., Gay, G., Cosley, D. (2016). Mobile Manifestations of Alertness: Connecting Biological Rhythms with Patterns of Smartphone App Use. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI'16). ACM.
Murnane, E. L., Matthews, M., & Gay, G. Opportunities for Technology in the Self-Management of Mental Health. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct (MobileHCI'16). ACM.
Murnane, E. L., Abdullah, S., Matthews, M., Choudhury, T., & Gay, G. (2015).Social (media) jet lag: How usage of social technology can modulate and reflect circadian rhythms. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp'15). ACM. pp 843-854. 

New article from Katherine McComas

Published: 
Jul 20, 2016
Katherine McComas and grad student Carrie Young are being published in the “Climate & Sustainability Communication” special issue of Mass Communication & Society on the role of media in scaling up sustainable development in Zambia.
Dean Boor's comments on the new home of the Department of Communication during the Official Dedication on April 8, 2016.