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PhD student earns large grant for dissertation work

Melissa Meade, a PhD candidate in the Media and Communication Program at Temple University, has received a $20,000 grant for fieldwork from The Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research in New York City. The grant marks one of the largest external awards to a School of Media and Communication graduate student.

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M&C Student Mike Plugh Receives MEA Award

Congratulations to M&C student Mike Plugh, whose paper, “The Global Village: Globalization and Media Ecology,” received the 2014 Linda Elson Scholar Award for Top Student Paper at the Fifteenth Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association, which was held June 19-22, 2014 at Ryerson University in Toronto. Mike originally wrote the paper for M&C’s Globalization course taught by Professor Fabienne Darling-Wolf.

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M&C Student Chiaoning Su Publishes Article

Congratulations to M&C student Chiaoning Su on the publication of her article, “From Perpetual Foreigner to National Hero: A Narrative Analysis of US and Taiwanese News Coverage of Linsanity,” in the Asian Journal of Communication (volume 24, issue 5). You can find the online version here.

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Prof. Kaibin Xu and M&C Student Jinjie Yang Publish Article

Congratulations to M&C student Jinjie Yang and Professor Kaibin Xu, whose article, “The Rejection of Science Frames in the News Coverage of the Golden Rice Experiment in Hunan, China,” has been accepted for publication and will appear in the next issue of Health, Risk & Society (Volume 16, Issue 4).

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M&C Student Chad Sims Passes Preliminary Examinations

Congratulations to M&C student Chad Sims, who has completed and passed his preliminary examinations. The members of Chad’s examination committee were: Nora Alter, Ph.D. (Chair; Examination topic: Communication Theory), Roderick Coover, Ph.D. (Examination topic: Communication Research Methods), Chris Cagle, Ph.D. (Examination topic: Film Studies).

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M&C Student Yuanxin Wang Passes Preliminary Examinations

Congratulations to M&C student Yuanxin Wang, who has completed and passed her preliminary examinations. The members of Yuanxin’s examination committee were: Deborah Cai, Ph.D. (Chair; Examination topic:Communication Theory), Matthew Lombard, Ph.D. (Examination topic: Communication Research Methods), Kaibin Xu, Ph.D. (Examination topic: Organizational Communication).

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M&C Student Eloise Murphy Passes Preliminary Examinations

Congratulations to M&C student Eloise Murphy, who has completed and passed her preliminary examinations. The members of Eloise’s examination committee were: Brooke Duffy, Ph.D. (Chair; Examination topic: Communication Research Methods), Kaibin Xu, Ph.D. (Examination topic: Communication Theory), Heath Davis, Ph.D. (Department of Political Science; examination topic: Gender and Politics).

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M&C Student Ju Oak Kim Defends Dissertation Proposal

Congratulations to M&C student Ju Oak Kim, who previously passed her preliminary examinations and on April 28, 2014 successfully defended her dissertation proposal. The title of the dissertation is “Reprocessing Asian Values: Television, Popular Music, and Cultural Globalization in Korea.” The members of her dissertation advisory committee are Fabienne Darling-Wolf (Chair), Nancy Morris, and Patrick Murphy.

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M&C Student Stephanie Palmieri Defends Dissertation Proposal

Congratulations to M&C student Stephanie Palmieri, who previously passed her preliminary examinations and on May 12, 2014 successfully defended her dissertation proposal. The title of the dissertation is “The Genre on Fire: Gender, Sexuality, and Sexual Violence in Vampire Academy , The Hunger Games Trilogy, and the Divergent Trilogy .” The members of her dissertation advisory committee are Jan Fernback (Chair), John E. Campbell, and Fabienne Darling-Wolf.

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M&C Student Michael Plugh Defends Dissertation Proposal

Congratulations to M&C student Michael Plugh, who previously passed his preliminary examinations and on May 14, 2014 successfully defended his dissertation proposal. The title of the dissertation is “Sporting the Mask of National Identity: The Role of Sports in the Performance of Japanese National Identity.” The members of his dissertation advisory committee are Fabienne Darling-Wolf (Chair), Nancy Morris, and John E. Campbell.

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