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Assistant Professor Zhang Earns Prestigious APHA Award

Assistant Professor Zhang Earns Prestigious APHA Award

Dr. Jingwen Zhang received the 2021 Ayman El-Mohandes Young Professional Public Health Innovation Award from the American Public Health Association.

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Communication Faculty Receive 2 Facebook Research Awards

Communication Faculty Receive 2 Facebook Research Awards

Facebook recently awarded two grants to the Department of Communication researchers in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science to study misinformation and polarization on social media.

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Study by Stevens, Acic, and Taylor Investigates Reactions to News Articles About Sexual Assault

Study by Stevens, Acic, and Taylor Investigates Reactions to News Articles About Sexual Assault

Language in News Reports on Sexual Assaults Can Lead to Toxic Responses in Online Posts, Research Suggests

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Study by Stevens, Acic, & Rhea Investigates LGBTQ+ Mental Health During COVID-19 Pandemic

Study by Stevens, Acic, & Rhea Investigates LGBTQ+ Mental Health During COVID-19 Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, LGBTQ+ teens increased their reliance on anonymous discussion forums when discussing anxiety-provoking topics.

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Dr. Meng Chen Accepts Position at the Prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Dr. Meng Chen Accepts Position at the Prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Dr. Meng Chen, who earned her PhD from our department in 2018, has accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Communication Department at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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Study by Stevens, Oh, & Taylor Investigates COVID-19 Desensitization

Study by Stevens, Oh, & Taylor Investigates COVID-19 Desensitization

The level of anxiety in users’ tweets increased sharply in response to news article anxiety early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, but as the casualty count climbed, news articles seemingly lost their ability to elicit anxiety among readers.

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NCA21 Research Showcase

NCA21 Research Showcase

Researchers in the Department of Communication will present 21 unique research projects at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association. One of these projects won a Top Paper award. Several faculty and graduate students also serve in important leadership roles.

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Qingyi Han Named Outstanding Senior

Class of 2021 graduate Qingyi Han has been named Outstanding Senior by the Department of Communication

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ICA21 Research Showcase

ICA21 Research Showcase

Researchers in the Department of Communication will present 50 unique research studies at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association. One of these studies won a Top Paper award.

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Professors Zhang and Wojcieszak Discuss COVID-19 Misinformation on Fox40

Professors Zhang and Wojcieszak Discuss COVID-19 Misinformation on Fox40

Interview: UC Davis professors discuss combating COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

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Professor Wojcieszak Featured as a Panelist on Valley Public Radio

Professor Wojcieszak Featured as a Panelist on Valley Public Radio

Free Speech And The Rise Of Misinformation And Conspiracy Theories

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Huskey's Research Advances the Automated Annotation of Moral Language

Huskey's Research Advances the Automated Annotation of Moral Language

"One of the core efforts in our lab is to design better ways of understanding moral message content", said Huskey.

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Among BEST online courses of ALL TIMES

Among BEST online courses of ALL TIMES

Our UC-wide Computational Social Science Specialization made the top list

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Open-access Special issue on  "Information Theory for Human and Social Processes"

Open-access Special issue on "Information Theory for Human and Social Processes"

Ever since its earliest years, information theory has enjoyed both a promising and complicated relationship with the social sciences... time to take inventory

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NCA20 Research Showcase

NCA20 Research Showcase

Researchers in the Department of Communication will present 24 unique research studies at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association. Two of these studies won Top Paper awards.

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Now hiring funded graduate positions in the C^2 Lab

Now hiring funded graduate positions in the C^2 Lab

Funded graduate position in the computational social science of organizations and institutions, as applied to open source software projects.

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Statement in Support of Chancellor Gary S. May

Statement in Support of Chancellor Gary S. May

“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.”

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George Barnett Named Fellow of International Communication Association

George Barnett Named Fellow of International Communication Association

Emeritus Professor Barnett recognized for distinguished contributions to Communication

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Brittney Reed Named Outstanding Senior

Student Researcher and Scholar Receives Honor from Department of Communication

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