Congratulations to M&C student Elizaveta Provorova, who has completed and passed her preliminary examinations. The members of Elizaveta’s examination committee were Fabienne Darling-Wolf, Ph.D. (Chair; Examination topic: Communication Theory), Brooke Duffy, Ph.D. (Communication Research Methods), and Adrienne Shaw, Ph.D. (Politics of Representation).
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Professor Hector Postigo will speak as part of the Plenary Panel for the Choices and Challenges Forum on Intellectual Property in the Digital Age hosted at Virginia Tech on February 27, 2014. He will discuss copyright law, cultural production and digital technology with Karin Temple Claggett, Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Policy and International Affairs; Paul Brigner, Regional Director of the North American Bureau at the Internet Society; Adrian Johns, Allan Grant Maclear Professor of History at the University of Chicago; and Elizabeth Stark, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at StartX at Stanford University. More information about the event can be found here. Please forward this to those you feel may find attending or following the Forum outcomes useful.
Congratulations to M&C student Sam Srauy and his spouse Amanda Browning, who are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Madeline Rose. Madeline was born on Wednesday February 5 at 10 am. Sam reports that “she is 6 lbs 14 oz and 20 inches of cuteness and that Mom and baby are doing well — exhausted, but well.”
Congratulations to M&C student Angela M. Cirucci, who previously passed her preliminary examinations and on January 27, 2014 successfully defended her dissertation proposal. The title of the dissertation is “The Structured Self: Authenticity, Agency, & Anonymity in Social Networking Sites” The members of her dissertation advisory committee are Brooke E. Duffy (Chair), Matthew Lombard, Hector Postigo, and Pablo Vila (Department of Sociology).
Congratulations to Professor John Campbell, whose paper titled “Whistle While You Work: The Immaterial Labor of Disney Fans” has been accepted for presentation at the 2014 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) May 22-26 in Seattle.
M&C student Maria Cipollone discusses her research and related topics on Episode 20 of the Minecraft Minechat podcast. Here’s a description:
“Do popular video games like Minecraft help people learn? What happens when video game fun becomes mandatory? And can video games realistically exist and remain a part of the structured learning experience?
Congratulations to M&C student Jennifer Midberry, who has had two papers accepted for presentation at the 2014 conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) May 22-26 in Seattle. The papers are “Graphic News Images and Audience Reactions: Empathy, Distress and Prosocial Behavior” and “The Only Image I Ever See: Media Consumers’ Perceptions of Iraqis, Muslims, Arabs and Middle Easterners.”
Congratulations to Professor Matthew Lombard and M&C alum Matthew Jones, Chair of the Department of Communication at County College of Morris, whose article “Telepresence and Sexuality: A Review and a Call to Scholars,” has been published in Human Technology: An Interdisciplinary Journal on Humans in ICT Environments. The article is available here.
An audio interview with Professor Hector Postigo about his book The Digital Rights Movement: The Role of Technology in Subverting Digital Copyright, is available on Human Sciences, a Temple Libraries’ blog. The interview is just over an hour long and can be found online here.
Congratulations to M&C alum Leanne Chang, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communications & New Media at National University of Singapore, and Professor Thomas Jacobson, on the publication of their article (with third author Weiyu Zhang) titled, “A Communicative Action Approach to Evaluating Citizen Support for A Government’s Smoking Policies.” The article appears in the current issue of the Journal of Communication (volume 63, number 6). Details are here.