News & Events

Congratulations to Dr. Christine Davis! The latest book from the professor and grad program director for the Department of Communication Studies came out December, “focused” on focus groups! Davis, C. S. (2016). Focus Groups: Applying Communication Theory through Design, Facilitation and Analysis.New York, NY: Routledge.

A grant may help Communication Studies faculty and students improve internship experiences across the state. Dr. Stephanie Norander, in her roles as Associate Professor Communication Studies and as Executive Director, Communication Across the Curriculum (CAC), has partnered with Carrie Silver, Program Manager of the University Professional Internship Program (UPIP) to win a grant from the […]

Congratulations to Jordan Boyd on his phenomenal 1st place wins in both Impromptu and Declamation speaking at the Collegiate Forensics Association’s recent tournament held at Randolph Macon College. From left to right: Jordan Boyd, Nick Perry, McKenna Jahns and Sangeetha Ramachandran

Congratulations to Dr. Basinger and Dr. Quinaln for their takeover of the Jounal of Health Communication. Both professors have articles featured in the latest issue. You can find details on their publications below. Brashers, D., Basinger, E. D., Rintamaki, L. S., Caughlin, J. P., & Para, M. F. (2017). Taking control: The efficacy and durability […]

Dr. Black and his co-author Dr. Harrison are recipients of the NCA Critical & Cultural Studies Division Outstanding Article of the Year Award. The full citation is: Jason Edward Black and Ray Harrison, “Southern Generationalism and the Rhetoric of the Drive-By Truckers,” Western Journal of Communication 79:3 (2016): 283-306. Congratulations to both Dr. Black and […]

At their first competition for the 2016-2017 year, two members of the Forensics Team have “pleaded the fifth” — fifth place, that is! Sangeetha Ramachandran received fifth place in Declamation and McKenna Jahns received fifth in Dramatic Interpretation. Congratulations to Tim Horne and the UNC Charlotte Forensics team for their outstanding weekend of competition. Congratulations […]

Dr. Jiang Joins Panel at Stanford Law School Center for Internet & Society Event Dr. Min Jiang will participate in the Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet & Society event “Law, Borders and Speech” on October 24-25, 2016. As an invited panelist, Dr. Jiang will give a presentation titled “Graft borders onto Cyberspace: Chinese Internet […]

Dr. Jiang Joins IEEE Panel at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Mexico At the invitation of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the world’s largest association of technical professionals, Dr. Min Jiang will participate in the 2016 IGF in Guadalajara, Mexico December 6-9, 2016. She will speak on the panel “Making Connection(s) for […]

Bethany Johnson, Research Affiliate for the Communication Studies department has received an acceptance to “Personal, Interpersonal, Biomedical, Textual: Vignettes on Infertility and Fertility Privilege” in Departures in Critical Qualitative Research. Bethany Johnson and Maggie Quinlan will be on Charlotte Talks on Monday, May 2nd talking about their co-authored work and her single authored work on […]

The Future of the News James Banhardt Student Activity Center, Salons AB UNCC Main Campus, April 25, 2016 – 7pm – 9:30pm Who will report the news, how will readers get it, and what will that mean for a rapidly diversifying America? Join featured speaker Tim Grieve, Head of News Strategies for Washington-based McClatchy and […]

Cheryl Spainhour’s Journalism and Poverty class has created a website to showcase the important work they are pursuing concerning poverty in North Carolina. Find out more by visiting A Study in Homelessness.

Death, Dying, and Beyond: Understanding Ourselves at the End One-Day Colloquium at UNC-Charlotte Center City Friday, April 22, 2016 “If there was no end to life, life would have no value. It is the ever-present danger of losing it which helps to bring home the value of life” (Popper, 1977, p. 148). Death gives life […]

Have you ever been intimadated while giving an oral presentation in a class? Do you need some pointers for organization? Delivery? Content? Research? Or just want some extra aid in polishing up your speeches in order to take them to the next level? UNC Charlotte is pleased to annouce the formation of a Speaking Resouce […]

Congratulations to Loril Gossett for the publication of her article, “Concealing Communities Within the Crowd: Hiding Organizational Identities and Brokering Member Identifications of the Yelp Elite Squad” in Management Communication Quarterly. The article was co-authored with David Askay, a graduate of UNC Charlotte’s Organizational Science doctoral program who now teaches in the Department of Communication […]