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SMC faculty, students to present at ICA conference

Eleven faculty and students from the Temple University School of Media and Communication will present at the International Communication Association conference in London June 17-21.  They are:

SMC faculty:

Deb Cai, “Culture and Intercultural Experience as Predictors of Decision-Making Styles”

Jan Fernback, “Copyright and Digital Piracy”

Matthew Lombard, “Diverse Perspectives on Presence and Telepresence: An Introduction”

Patrick Murphy, “Media and the Politics of the Earth”

Donnalyn Pompper, “Outnumbered Yet Still on Top, but for How Long? Theorizing about men working in the feminized field of public relations in the U.S.” (Winner, best paper in the

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Papers sought for annual SMC Graduate Student Research Forum

The Media and Communication Program announces the 15th annual School of Media and Communication Graduate Student Research Forum. It is a competitive research forum open to ALL graduate students in any SMC program.

WHEN: Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE: TBA
Followed by a free luncheon for participants at TBA.

SMC graduate students are encouraged to submit a paper of their completed or in-progress scholarly work. Examples may include:

  • papers involving original research or critical literature reviews that were written for a class
  • research proposals
  • completed research papers not yet presented at a conference

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Presence: When media mimics real life

Academics from around the world converged in Philadelphia in October to further examine how media can mimic real-life interactions.

Temple University was the site of Presence Live 2012, an annual conference hosted by the International Society for Presence Research (ISPR).

“Presence, short for telepresence, happens when people use technology and overlook at least part of its role in the experience, as when a telepresence conferencing system makes us feel as if we’re face-to-face,” explains Temple School of Media and Communication Associate Professor Matthew Lombard, president of ISPR.

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MMC faculty announced

The Mass Media and Communication Program’s faculty for the 2012-13 has been announced. MMC is the School of Media and Communication’s PhD program.

They are:

Undrahbuyan Baasanjav, Assistant Professor, MSP
Deborah Cai, Professor, STRC
John Edward Campbell, Assistant Professor, MSP
Fabienne Darling-Wolf, Associate Professor, JOUR
Brooke E. Duffy, Assistant Professor, ADV
Jan Fernback, Associate Professor, MSP
Susan Jacobson, Assistant Professor, JOUR
Tom Jacobson, Professor, MSP
Carolyn Kitch, Professor, JOUR
Matthew Lombard, Associate Professor, MSP
Michael Maynard, Associate Professor, ADV
Andrew Mendelson, Associate Professor, JOUR
Nancy Morris, Professor, MSP
Patrick Murphy, Associate Professor, MSP
Priscilla Murphy, Professor, JOUR
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MMC announces program director change

Professor Matthew Lombard has been elected to a two-year term as director of the Mass Media & Communication (MMC) program. The MMC community owes a great debt of thanks to Professor Carolyn Kitch, who has served the program so well in that role for the last five years, and is now director of SCT’s Study Away programs.

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Mass Media & Communication program faculty grows for 2010-2011

MMC will have a record 23 faculty members for the 2010-2011 academic year. They are:

Nora Alter (FMA)
Undrahbuyan Baasanjav (BTMM)
Chris Cagle (FMA)
Deborah Cai (STR)
John Edward Campbell (BTMM)
Roderick Coover (FMA)
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Dianne Garyantes, MMC ‘10, wins Marilyn A. Lashner Award

Dianne Garyantes, MMC ‘10, has been selected by the program’s faculty as this year’s winner of the Marilyn A. Lashner Award in Mass Media and Communication for excellence in doctoral studies. The award, made possible by the generous donation of Marilyn … Read more »

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