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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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Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide

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


The PPDD Conference is the only international academic conference in the world focused solely on the digital divide and the only conference that brings together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to strategize actions and catalyze solutions to this pressing societal concern.

Prof. Hilbert from our Department will address the Conference in a Keynote Luncheon on the state of the global digital divide. He will be joined by policy makers such as Gigi Sohn, co-founder of Public Knowledge and Counselor to the Chairman at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); and Douglas Kinkoph, Associate Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce.

The PPDD 2015 global gathering features presentations on research, policy, and practice from Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, and throughout Europe to Israel, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Nepal, and Peru to South Korea, Sri Lanka, and the U.S., and just about everywhere in between.