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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.  

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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Job Posting: Postdoctoral Associate in the Social Media Lab

May 6, 2020

The Cornell Social Media Lab http://socialmedialab.cornell.edu/ in the Department of Communication at Cornell University is seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Associate to participate in inter-university research at the intersection of instructional design, human-computer interaction, and educational technology. The postdoc will work on the development of technologies and content for educational interventions as a part of the Social Media TestDrive project https://socialmediatestdrive.org/, an interactive digital citizenship education tool developed in collaboration with Common Sense Education https://www.commonsense.org/education/. As we seek to expand the Social Media TestDrive program to new populations, such as youth from low-income households and older adults, we are especially interested in someone who has interest and experience designing inclusive technologies and educational interventions for diverse populations of learners. This position is a 1-year, full-time academic position beginning August 1, 2020 and renewable for a 2nd year contingent on available work, funding and performance. The Postdoctoral Associate will be part of an interdisciplinary project team of researchers and students in the Cornell Social Media Lab, the Cornell Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Information Science, Lehigh University College of Engineering and Applied Science, and external partners (e.g., Common Sense Education, New York State 4-H) who are working to advance social media literacy and digital education among youth. The ideal candidate will be proactive, resourceful, highly engaged, and passionate about digital learning and social media literacy. The Postdoctoral Associate will be based in the Cornell Social Media Lab and will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and a collaborative community of scholars interested in social behaviors and information and communication technologies. 

All components of the application must be submitted through AJO.



 

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Bruce Lewenstein receives SUNY award

Apr 29, 2020

Bruce Lewenstein received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service.

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