Adeline Nieto (Class of 2013) is a Culture and Communication Major who chose a semester abroad with an affiliate program in Spain. That choice greatly enhanced her cultural awareness and changed the way she views the world.
Rory Cooper, Class of 2012, will learn firsthand about the interrelationships between culture, communication, and the environment this fall. He is bound for Chile through an affiliated program in the School of International Training. Rory will complete a course called "Cultural Identity, Social Justice, and Community Development" while living among a small indigenous Mapuche community.
We are delighted to welcome Christopher House (Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pittsburgh) to the Department of Communication Studies. As one of three predoctoral diversity fellows in H&S, Mr. House will teach two exciting courses related to his dissertation research. The fall course is entitled "African American Rhetoric" and examines the rhetorical styles and...
Dr. Donathan Brown, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Humanities and Sciences, has been invited to speak at the Centre for the International Study of Literatures in English (CISLE) at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. The July talk will center on American political responses to immigration reform.
Congratulations to Dr. Danette Johnson, Professor of Communication Studies and Director of the Core Curriculum for the College. As first vice president of the Eastern Communication Association, Dr. Johnson planned and coordinated the annual meeting, held in Pittsburgh and drawing attendees from across the nation. ECA is one of the largest regional associations in the discipline.
The theme of this year's conference was "Confluence". Chosen for the state of the discipline, as well as the geography of the host city, the theme resulted in many fascinating papers and presentations. The conference also offered a number of short courses and interest group business meetings.
Coordinating and hosting the conference is especially impressive in light of Dr. Johnson's duties on campus this past year. Warmest congratulations, Danette, from your colleagues in Communication Studies, in H&S, and across the College.