Communication Studies

Department of Communication Studies News

The latest faculty, staff, and student news for the Department of Communication Studies. For College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

  • Global Communication

    Expert in global communication advises Emersonians

    Joachim Kuss, director of communications for Zeiss Vision Care, is visiting Emerson for a week and will be an invited lecturer in several graduate and undergraduate classes in Communication Studies and Marketing.

  • GlobCom in United Arab Emirates

    Comm Studies Students Pitch Campaigns in Abu Dhabi

    Students from the Emerson College Communication Studies Department collaborated with fellow students from around the world to come up with a campaign to save marine mammals during the Global Communications Project in the United Arab Emirates last weekend.

  • Race to 45 webpage

    Grants Get Communication Departments Innovating -- Fast

    The Emerson College School of Communication offered an alternative to its faculty for the first time this year with Instant Innovation Grants, which expedited six projects.

  • Al Gosaibi lecture

    Brigham Surgeon Discusses Health Diplomacy in Final Al Gosaibi Lecture

    Dr. E. J. Caterson, a surgeon and global health diplomacy advocate, gave the third and final talk in the 2016 Husam Al Gosaibi Political Communication and Public Diplomacy Lecture Series on “Bridging Cultures Through Health Diplomacy and Medicine” to a full house in the Beard Room on May 9.

  • Thomas Grace

    Kent State Shooting Survivor Speaks at Emerson College

    Thomas Grace, author of Kent State: Death and Dissent in the Long Sixties, was in Emerson’s Beard Room to discuss and sign copies of his new book. As Grace writes in the book: “I arrived in the fall of 1968 on the campus of Kent State University hoping to study history, not to be a part of it.”

  • Robynn Singer-Baefsky

    Student Aces Class by Predicting NY Primary Results

    On Sunday, April 17, with the focus on who would win Monday’s Boston Marathon, Robynn Singer-Baefsky, a sophomore Political Communication student at Emerson College, was crunching the numbers on who would be victorious in another high-profile  competition—Tuesday’s New York presidential primary.

  • Owen Eagan

    IB Times Highlights Eagan Study on Box Office Takes and Reviews

    The IB Times published a study done by Emerson College Executive-in-Residence Owen Eagan that showed that despite the industry focus on opening weekends, films that do better at the box office in the fourth week of release are better received by audiences and critics than films that have giant releases.

  • Ignite the Night

    Ballroom as Classroom: Nonprofit Fundraising Class Runs Benefit for Burn Survivors

    Every aspect of Ignite the Night -- A Celebration Benefiting Burn Thrivers Worldwide is being planned and executed by Edelstein’s class, part of Emerson’s new Nonprofit Communication Management minor. Students chose their own roles in the campaign—public relations, outside sponsorship, entertainment, facility, food—and wrote their own job descriptions, senior scholar-in-residence Cathy Edelstein said.