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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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Jon Schuldt and Connie Yuan publish op-ed in Washington Post

Jan 3, 2019

Jon Schuldt and Y. Connie Yuan published an op-ed in The Washington Post, titled "Despite what Trump says, most Americans want climate action — even if China doesn’t do its part." The piece reports on their recent nationally representative survey of the U.S. public, which finds that a strong majority of Americans–and even a slim majority of our Republican respondents–say the U.S. should act on climate change even if China doesn’t do its fair share. In fact, very few in our sample, and only 19% of Republicans, said the U.S. should act “only if China does its fair share." Read more

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

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