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On May 28, Chancellor Gary S. May wrote:

“The events of this week also cause me to believe even more strongly, if that’s possible, in building an inclusive environment that recognizes and respects people of all backgrounds and experiences. I remain committed to that and hope you will do what you can to eliminate racism, sexism, and other negative influences on our progression as a nation.”

We join Chancellor May in these efforts toward building diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment in the Department of Communication and at the University of California Davis. To learn more, including a list of resources are available for students in crisis, need of support, or who have experienced racism or bias, click here.

Important Covid-19 Information:

In light of the Covid-19 situation,  all UC Davis Spring 2020 course will move to virtual instruction.  As a result, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions until further notice.  At this time, the preferred method of contact for departmental staff members is e-mail; please visit our administrative staff contact page for further information.

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Richard Huskey

Richard Huskey

Wait, what!? You can study people's brains while they play video games?

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Magdalena Wojcieszak

Magdalena Wojcieszak

Having grown up in a communist Poland in a family of journalists, early in life Magdalena Wojcieszak (Voy-che-shack) – an Associate Professor at the Department of Communication–became acutely aware of the social and political importance of media and communication. Dr. Wojcieszak’s father would show her pages of the newspaper he worked for with entire lines missing (yes, propaganda and censorship!), and she remembers wondering what impact that missing sentence or paragraph could have on Polish citizens and the democratizing society.

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Drew Cingel

Drew Cingel

Drew Cingel walks into his lab, turns on the television, and settles into the couch. It’s time to watch cartoons. “Just another day at the office,” he says.

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Jingwen Zhang

Jingwen Zhang

Convergence of mobile and online technologies provides Jingwen Zhang with unprecedented opportunities to implement large-scale field experiments to study human behavior.

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Cuihua "Cindy" Shen

Cuihua "Cindy" Shen

Games that people play in the virtual world give Cuihua "Cindy" Shen a unique—and very big—window into human behavior.

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