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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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Y. Connie Yuan

Y. Connie Yuan recognized for excellent reviewer service

Feb 17, 2020

The journal, Communication Research, recognized Connie Yuan for her excellent service as a reviewer this past year. She was so prolific that she received an award and a plaque for her outstanding service. Yay, Connie!

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GradReports ranks Cornell Comm #2 among all US undergraduate Comm programs

Feb 13, 2020

GradReports ranked our undergraduate program number 2 in the nation! They base their rankings on 100,000+ college degree programs and starting salaries of more than 5 million graduates. Tuition, median salaries, and median debt data were reported by the U.S. Department of Education.

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