Michael Traugott conducts internal review of Gallup’s election polling methods. Read more at New York Times, Huffpost, UM News Service
Amanda Lotz talks to the New York Times on the return of Arrested Development
Ph.D. student Chris Cascio serves as lead author on chapter in Social Neuroscience and Public Health. This groundbreaking book is the first to bring together these two related, but previously distinct fields of inquiry.
Essential utilities like power, transport, and telecommunications are now being transformed with the introduction of information technology, yet the new complexity of these systems is difficult to explain, comprehend, and visualize. Associate Professor Christian Sandvig has received new research funding from the US National Science Foundation READ MORE »
The Department of Communication Studies is pleased to announce the arrival of Christian Sandvig as the newest member of our faculty. Professor Sandvig comes to us from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he taught classes within Communication, Media & Cinema Studies and Library & Information Science. He is a researcher specializing in communication technology and public policy. READ MORE »
The Department of Communication Studies is pleased to announce the arrival of Vanessa Gezari, our new Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism for the 2012-2013 academic year. Gezari is an independent journalist who writes mainly about conflict and culture in Afghanistan, South Asia, and West Africa. Though her work has often taken her to faraway places, her first post-college job was a summer internship at The Blade in Toledo, Ohio.
After covering local news, city government, and crime in Toledo and at the Chicago Tribune, she embarked on a risky adventure that some of her friends considered crazy. On September 10, 2001, she boarded a plane to New Delhi, India, where she planned to spend a few months traveling and freelancing. By the time she landed, the attacks of September 11 had drawn international attention to the region, and Gezari became a foreign correspondent overnight.
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While our students might opt to take a break over the summer, the faculty in the Department of Communication Studies stay hard at work. Take, for example, Associate Professor Scott Campbell who helped organize two pre-conferences for the 2012 International Communication Association (ICA) Conference in late May: New Media and Citizenship in Asia: Social Media, Politics, and Community-Building, along with Associate Professor Nojin Kwak, and the 2-day Mobile Communication, Community and Locative Media. READ MORE »
Associate Professor of Communication Studies Nojin Kwak has led the Nam Center for Korean Studies since 2009. Today, the Center is thriving with Kwak as director. The University Record recently reported that the Nam Center has received gifts and grants of nearly $2.9 million.
Among these grants is a 5-year, $900,000 grant from the Academy of Korean Studies. Kwak is the primary investigator on this grant which will fund research projects and international conferences on the role of new media in Korea and Asia. According to Kwak, the “endowment funds will be utilized to strengthen the center’s programming on Korean culture, including collaborative activities with the University of Michigan Museum of Art.”
For more details on the grants, view the article in the University Record.
During the week of February 27, 2012, Communication Studies faculty joined a group of close to 70 international media scholars at the University of the Witwatersrandin South Africa for a conference titled Beyond Normative Approaches: Everyday Media Culture in Africa. READ MORE »