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Workshop in Paris

Workshop in Paris

Faculty co-organizes brainstorming workshop on Digital Transformations in Paris

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PhD Student Awarded Scholarship for Oxford Summer School

PhD Student Awarded Scholarship for Oxford Summer School

Graduate Student Awarded Scholarship to attend Oxford’s Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme

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Video Games a Viable Treatment for Depression

Video Games a Viable Treatment for Depression

Video games and mobile applications are increasingly touted as an effective treatment for depression. A new UC Davis study by Subuhi Khan and Jorge Peña carries it a step further, though, finding that when the video game users were messaged reminders, they played the game more often and in some cases increased the time spent playing.

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Interview BBC MUNDO: Big Data

Interview BBC MUNDO: Big Data

Entrevista en Espanol/Portuguese: "La democracia no está preparada para la era digital y está siendo destruida"

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Entrevista THE CLINIC Chile

Entrevista THE CLINIC Chile

The Clinic is Chile's satirical/investigative newspaper. The extensive 5 page interview with Prof. Hilbert (en espanol) is about the role of Big Data in society.

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Interdisciplinary hiring of 10+ new computational science faculty across UC Davis

Interdisciplinary hiring of 10+ new computational science faculty across UC Davis

UC Davis is dramatically expanding in the field of computational science, especially in the interrelated areas of data science, model building, network science, and computational neuroscience. 10+ new faculty hires have been approved across a range of departments and centers over a 3-year period, including communication, computer science, ecology, physics, psychology, statistics, mathematics, and neuroscience.

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New faculty member Prof. Zhang starts $400k grant

New faculty member Prof. Zhang starts $400k grant

The grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pioneer Portfolio uses network science to improve physicians' decisions

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Are Men Better Gamers Than Women?

Are Men Better Gamers Than Women?

Study debunks the gender performance gap in two massively multiplayer online games.

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Graduate Student Selected for Honors Seminar

Graduate Student Selected for Honors Seminar

Third year Ph.D. candidate Cassandra Alexopoulos has been accepted into the 2016 National Communication Association Doctoral Honors Seminar to be hosted July 21-24 by the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

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India Media 'Atwitter' Over UC Davis Study on How Tweets Shaped Country's 2014 Election

India Media 'Atwitter' Over UC Davis Study on How Tweets Shaped Country's 2014 Election

A recent Department of Communication study on Twitter's role in world's largest election has captured the attention of newspapers and radio talk shows across India.

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Conference Spotlights Student Research

Conference Spotlights Student Research

Four undergraduate students from the Department of Communication—Sarah Coon, Daniel Haddad, Matthew Laurie, and Sarah Pollock—showcased their research at the 27th Annual Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Conference held April 8–9.

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New Lecturer Looks at Interpersonal Communication - Face to Face and in Social Media

New Lecturer Looks at Interpersonal Communication - Face to Face and in Social Media

Students will see a new face around the Department of Communication this fall. Dr. Steven Brunner, an instructor at the University of Arizona, will join us as a lecturer.

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Grad Student Will Spend Summer at Facebook

Grad Student Will Spend Summer at Facebook

Grace Benefield, a third-year doctoral candidate, was recently selected for a User Experience (UX) Research internship at Facebook this summer.

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Instructor Jeanette Ruiz to Join Academic Senate Faculty

Instructor Jeanette Ruiz to Join Academic Senate Faculty

Jeanette B. Ruiz, who earned her Ph.D. in 2015 from the Department of Communication, is moving from a temporary lecturer role to Academic Senate faculty member.

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Expert in Online Health Communication to Join Faculty

Expert in Online Health Communication to Join Faculty

Heather J. Hether, who is currently on the faculty at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, will join the Department of Communication’s Academic Senate faculty this fall.

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Prof. Hilbert opening United Nations Science & Tech. Panel

Prof. Hilbert opening United Nations Science & Tech. Panel

UN' Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) 2015-2016 Inter-sessional Panel will address "Foresight for Digital Development"

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Children and Media Expert Drew Cingel to Join the Communication Faculty!

Children and Media Expert Drew Cingel to Join the Communication Faculty!

Drew Cingel brings unique expertise to our media research faculty.

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Health Communication and Technology Expert Jingwen Zhang to Join the Communication Faculty!

Health Communication and Technology Expert Jingwen Zhang to Join the Communication Faculty!

Jingwen Zhang brings expertise in health communication and technology to our program.

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Information Visualization Award for Digital Divide interactive

Information Visualization Award for Digital Divide interactive

An interactive information visualization based on our data was shortlisted for the award from "Information is Beautiful"

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Statistical Methodology in the Social Sciences

Prof. Shen presents about gender dynamics in virtual worlds

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Study abroad in London info session

Study abroad in London info session

Friday, November 6, nooon, in Study Abroad office, 207 Third Street,

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Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide

Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide

Researchers, Policymakers, and Practitioners convene in Phoenix Oct 21-22

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Turning Big Data into Big Knowledge

Turning Big Data into Big Knowledge

The major challenge of big data for social scientists today is in figuring out how to turn this wealth of information into knowledge, according to Martin Hilbert, an assistant professor of communication at UC Davis. Hilbert studies information technology, big data and what it means for human societies.

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Language shapes perception

Language shapes perception

Recent study shows the importance of agency in health statements

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Understanding Health Information Seeking

Understanding Health Information Seeking

UCD study suggests that the impact of people's perceptions of risk on their health information-seeking decisions may be overstated.

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Featured publication: Bones, body parts, and sex appeal

Featured publication: Bones, body parts, and sex appeal

Publication in Body Image, Vol.14, June 2015, Pages 54–61

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Congratulations to graduation of our 1st PhDs!

Congratulations to graduation of our 1st PhDs!

First 3 students have their PhDs from the Dpt of Communication at UC Davis!

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