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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

This January, 11 Communication students traveled to Los Angeles to visit alumni in various communication companies. The students were part of the LACOMM seminar, which included on-campus meetings where students researched 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 receptions at Marix and the Hillcrest Country Club, and the alumni who funded our trip. Our students visited Warner Brothers, Access Hollywood at Universal Studios, NBCUniversal, Century City, TNT and TBS, and Premiere Playa Vista. Check out the group below on the set of Access Hollywood!















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2 Job Postings

Jul 11, 2018

Two positions in the Department of Communication
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Cornell University

Geri Gay Professorship in Communication

Open-Rank Tenure-Track Position in Communication and Technology
The Department of Communication at Cornell University invites applications for two 9-month, tenure-track positions focusing on communication technologies and digital media: (1) the inaugural Geri Gay Professor of Communication at the Associate or Full Professor rank; and (2) an open-rank position to further build and strengthen our communication and technology area.
To view the full posting and to apply, please visit Academic Jobs Online:
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Brooke Duffy wins Affinito-Stewart research grant

Dec 7, 2018

Brooke Duffy won a 2018-2019 Affinito-Stewart research grant for her project "Invisible Labor in the Social Media Economy: Gender and Social Inequalities in an Emergent Workforce.” The program, administered by the President’s Council of Cornell Women, was established in 1990 to help the university increase the number of women in tenured faculty positions. Read more

Jon Schuldt's article featured in Proceedings of the National Academies of Science

Dec 5, 2018

Jon Schuldt’s recent work (funded by an Atkinson Center/Environmental Defense Fund partnership grant), on the extent to which people of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups systematically underestimate the environmental concerns of minority and low-income Americans, is featured on the cover of the most recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science. This work has already received a significant amount of favorable attention in the form of two different commentaries on the findings. Read more

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