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Colloquium Series - Fall 2016 Schedule

Time: 1:30pm in 102 Mann (unless otherwise noted)

September 2016

  • September 19th: Second Year Projects Poster Session to be held in The Hub

October 2016

  • October 17th: Dr. Dominique Brossard (co-sponsored with the Department of Science and Technology Studies)

November 2016

  • November 7th: Dr. Anita Woolley (co-sponsored with the Department of Information Science)
  • November 21st: Dr. Nicole Ellison

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Mike Shapiro and Viven Zhou publish paper with the journal Appetite

Oct 24, 2016
Vivien Zhou Shuo, Mike Shapiro and Brian Wansink have a new paper in press with the journal Appetite, entitled "The Audience Eats More if a Movie Character Keeps Eating: An Unconscious Mechanism for Media Influence on Eating Behaviors. For their research, they took a scene from Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and showed participants either a version in which the characters are continuing to eat and one in which the characters finish eating. Participants ate more if they saw the characters continue to eat but were more likely to eat sweet food if participants saw the characters finish eating. So viewers unconsciously adopt the character’s goal (keep eating) or a logically subsequent goal (done eating have dessert).

New article from Katherine McComas and Carrie Young

Oct 17, 2016
Grad student Carrie Young and Prof. Katherine McComas recently published an article with Mass Communication & Society: “The Role of Media in Scaling Up Sustainable Development in Zambia.” Editor Donnalyn Pompper noted that “…only one of the articles in this special issue (Young & McComas) explores sustainability issues south of the equator. More research on climate and sustainability communication as it affects the Global South is sorely needed. Complex problems and opportunities associated with globalization and power inequalities require interdisciplinary, creative approaches. Let’s keep rolling.” Read more

Brooke Duffy in Berlin

Oct 10, 2016
Brooke Duffy recently participated in the Association of Internet Researchers conference in Berlin, Germany. While there, she presented two research papers: “Cultural Work in the Social Media Age: Lessons from the Insta-Glam" (with Elizabeth Wissinger) and “Production Politics: Gender, Feminism, and Social Media Labor” (with Urszula Pruchniewska). In addition, she was an invited panelist on a roundtable on “Technically Unequal: Representational Issues in Technology Scholarship and Journalism.”