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.”
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Congratulations to M&C student Jaehyeon Jeong, who has completed and passed his preliminary examinations. The members of Jaehyeon’s examination committee were: Fabienne Darling-Wolf (Chair; Examination topic: Communication Theory), Brooke Duffy (Examination topic: Communication Research Methods), Patrick Murphy (Examination topic: Media and Identity).
Congratulations to M&C alum Michelle Amazeen, Assistant Professor of Advertising at Rider University, on the release of her New America Foundation report, “Making a Difference? A Critical Assessment of Fact-Checking in 2012.” More information and access to the report can be found here. Michelle will also serve as instructor for the NAF and Poynter News University webinar “Making the Case for Fact-Checking in Your Newsroom” on October 18; details are here.
Professor Hector Postigo will give an invited talk titled “Participatory observation, participatory culture and interventionist research: When should we strive to be more than observers in digital culture?” at a symposium at the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication on October 10, 2013. The details from the missing attachment in the previous announcement are here.
Congratulations to M&C student Maria Cipollone, who previously passed her preliminary examinations and on September 26, 2013 successfully defended her dissertation proposal. The title of the dissertation is “Motivation to Mine: An Analysis of the Motivation for Extended Video Game Play Among Preadolescents in a Physical Learning Environment.” The members of her dissertation advisory committee are Deborah Cai (Chair), Matthew Lombard, Adrienne Shaw and Catherine Schifter (College of Education).