Award-Winning Faculty & Students

Scott Schiller (NBCUniversal) with students at COMMConnect

COMMConnect Student Presentations

One COMMunity

COMM Holiday Gathering in the Hub

Deena Kemp talks about her second year project

Faces of Communication installation


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

Earlier this fall, twelve Communication students traveled to NYC to visit alumni with alumni in various communication companies. The students were part of the NYCOMM Seminar which included on-campus meetings where students researched about the companies and alumni they would meet on the trip. Each company offered wonderful insight into their daily lives and allowed our students to develop a better understanding of their companies and their industries. Thank you to all of the alumni who shared their time, those who joined us for a reception at the Cornell Club and also to the alumni who funded our trip. This year our students were able to visit Nintendo, SocialCode, NBCUniversal, M Booth and the Unite Nations. Please take a minute and let our students tell you more about their trip!

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Lee Humphreys in PeriodiCALS

Lee Humphreys is featured in the new issue of PeriodiCALS. She's in the article "Sky's the Limit" under the title "Get Connected." The feature discusses her research into the relationship internet access and equality. Read more
Dean Boor's comments on the new home of the Department of Communication during the Official Dedication on April 8, 2016.