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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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ICA20 Research Showcase

ICA20 Research Showcase

Researchers in the Department of Communication will present 42 unique research studies at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association. Three of these studies won Top Paper awards.

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Graduate Program STEM Classification:  Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Graduate Program STEM Classification: Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

The Department of Communication Graduate Program is Classified as a STEM Program

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Prof. Huskey & Colleagues Win CMM Article of the Year Award

Prof. Huskey & Colleagues Win CMM Article of the Year Award

The article was published in the 2018 Special Issue on Computational Methods for Communication Science.

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C^2 lab with 6 contributions at IC2S2

C^2 lab with 6 contributions at IC2S2

Our Computational Communication Research lab presented 3 papers and 3 posters at the 5th International Conference on Computational Social Science, in Amsterdam

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Org-scale analytics: Today's startups build societies. Do it right.

Org-scale analytics: Today's startups build societies. Do it right.

New opinion piece by Prof. Seth Frey and colleagues in top Medium.com publication "Towards Data Science"

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Robert Bell retires after 32 successful years at UC Davis

Robert Bell retires after 32 successful years at UC Davis

With Robert’s retirement, the Department is losing its most long-standing faculty and a leader in the field of health communication, in the growth and development of the Communication Department at Davis, and in building a collaborative, collegial environment in which to work.

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Data Science for the United Nations: 5 students in Chile

Data Science for the United Nations: 5 students in Chile

Prof. Hilbert and a team of five UC Davis students are developing a big data online observatory for the UN Secretariat in Latin America and the Caribbean. The project explores how public online data can be used to inform international development policies. Three students spent three months in Chile, while two others continue to stay there for even longer, and one new student will be joining the team.

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25 papers accepted at ICA

25 papers accepted at ICA

69th Annual International Communication Association Conference

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Over a dozen interviews about AI, big data & digital communication

Over a dozen interviews about AI, big data & digital communication

During a recent visit to Chile, Prof. Hilbert gave a series of extensive interviews and key-note speeches about current transformations of the digital communication landscape, including the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data and social media, and the increasing power of Computational Social Science.

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Facebook Integrity Foundational Research Award

Facebook Integrity Foundational Research Award

Prof. Wojcieszak has won a Facebook Research Award for her proposal “How to Attenuate Selective Exposure and Affective Polarization”

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PhD UX Researcher at Facebook

PhD UX Researcher at Facebook

Jade (Jieyu) Ding, third-year Ph.D student, off to a 12-week paid internship at Menlo Park

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Can video games can tell us about fundamental cultural differences?

World of Warcraft study analyzes social contracts about resource distribution

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Children and media

Children and media

New studies look into questions related to how children learn new vocabulary and old stigmatization from media

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In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Chuck Berger

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Chuck Berger

It is with sorrow that we report the passing of Professor Emeritus and former Communication Department Chair Charles Berger.

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Six PhD students off to new adventures

Six PhD students off to new adventures

The 2018 cohort of PhD students is starting new positions at top universities and in Silicon Valley

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Journalism of Excellence Award 2018

Journalism of Excellence Award 2018

The Chilean Journalism of Excellence Award was awarded for an interview with Prof. Hilbert

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PhD Student Jieyu Ding Awarded Fellowship for the STRIDE Data Incubator Summer Training Program

PhD Student Jieyu Ding Awarded Fellowship for the STRIDE Data Incubator Summer Training Program

"Who are retweeting vaccine misinformation on Twitter? Dissemination of vaccine misinformation on Twitter"

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JCMC publication on Self-Presentation on Facebook

JCMC publication on Self-Presentation on Facebook

One Size Fits All: Context Collapse, Self-Presentation Strategies and Language Styles on Facebook

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Cyber Support: Bo Feng

Cyber Support: Bo Feng

How do people respond to advice? How do their responses vary when that advice comes from cyberspace? Associate Professor of Communication Bo Feng explores what factors improve the effectiveness of supportive cyber-messaging.

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CITRIS 'Tech for Social Good' Project Funding

CITRIS 'Tech for Social Good' Project Funding

"Abrázame" will be a mobile app for users to securely share domestic abuse stories

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Joe Walther's 2018 G. P. Mohrmann Memorial Lecture

Joe Walther's 2018 G. P. Mohrmann Memorial Lecture

The Department of Communication is honored to host Dr. Joe Walther's Mohrmann Memorial Lecture entitled 'Unconscious influence: How social media interactions lead to accidental inferences about the self and others.' Dr. Walther's talk is on Friday, April 20 2018 11am-12:30pm at the International Center, Room 1310, multipurpose room.

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CITRIS 'Tech for Social Good' Undergraduate Project Funding

CITRIS 'Tech for Social Good' Undergraduate Project Funding

Congratulations to Ke "Maddie" Huang, Kimmiko James, Jeffrey Warner, Alejandra Amparo, Sagar Gupta, and Jorge Peña for receiving funding for their Tech for Social Good proposal. Using CITRIS and the Banatao Institute Tech for Social Good Program funding, the team will develop "Abrázame," a mobile app for users to securely share domestic abuse stories and receive social support. The app will be available in different languages, including Spanish, English, Standard Chinese, and Hindi.

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UCD weighs in with over 20 interviews on digital development in Latin America

UCD weighs in with over 20 interviews on digital development in Latin America

Throughout 2017, Prof. Hilbert gave a series of extensive interviews and key-note speeches about digital development in Latin America, covering topics from the risk big data poses to democracy, to the opportunities offered by Artificial Intelligence for developing countries.

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MoU with leading South Korean University

MoU with leading South Korean University

The UCD Department of Communication has officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the College of Communication, Yonsei University.

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19 presentations at NCA in Dallas

19 presentations at NCA in Dallas

Faculty and students from our Department give 19 different presentations at the NCA 103rd Annual Convention: Our Legacy, Our Relevance, Dallas, Nov 16-19, 2017

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Jeanette Ruiz featured in UC Davis First Generation Faculty Project

Jeanette Ruiz featured in UC Davis First Generation Faculty Project

The daughter of farmworkers, Ruiz became the first in her family to go college.

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