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Who We Are

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.  

Alumni/Undergraduate Student Connections

In January, Christopher Byrne led ten Comm students to Silicon Valley to visit alumni in various tech companies. In preparation for the trip, students took part in Christopher's SILICOMM seminar, where they researched the participating alumni and companies. Students visited Stanford University’s VR Lab, ShareThis, Mozilla, Google, Facebook, Apple, and Intel. Personnel from each company offered valuable insights into their workdays, providing students an inside understanding of their companies and industries. Thank you to the alumni who shared their time and those who funded the trip.

 

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Faculty in the News

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Jeff Niederdeppe wins Research and Extension Award

Sep 23, 2019

Jeff Niederdeppe received the 2019 CALS Research and Extension Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Science and Public Policy. The award “recognizes an individual who has demonstrated innovation and leadership by integrating science-based knowledge into public policy and management.” The award committee noted that Jeff’s work exemplifies the criteria with his focus on “health issues of critical national and global concern” and “strong public policy engagement.”

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Welcome, Danielle Eiseman, Visiting Lecturer

Jul 29, 2019

We are pleased to welcome Danielle Eiseman, who joined our department as a Visiting Lecturer. Danielle will be teaching Science Writing (3020), Risk Comm (4860), Comm and the Environment (3210) and Public Opinion and Social Processes (4200).

Dean Boor's comments on the new home of the Department of Communication during the Official Dedication on April 8, 2016.