Communication Week

  • Research Colloquium Series Fall 2016

    Oct2620162:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Max Mutchnick Campus Center
    The Multipurpose Room

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by School of Communication

    For more information please contact:
    Roxana Maiorescu
    (617) 824-3311


    Richard West,                                                                                                                                                                                                      Professor                                                                                                                                                                                                     Department of Communiation Studies      


    The School of Communication is hosting its second Research Colloquium Series for the Fall 2016 semester. Rich West, Professor, in the Department of Communication Studies, will be discussing his research journey studying the Gay and Lesbian Family population. His presentation will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and joys associated with investigating this family type. This will be a great opportunity to enhance our culture of scholarly discussion between students, faculty and staff.

    "Bringing Volume to an Invisible Voice": Studying Gay Fathers and Lesbian Mothers in Communication Research

    Gay Fathers and Lesbian Mothers (GF/LM) are among the most understudied family configurations in the country. Given the many judicial victories such as marriage equality, we would expect to have a bounty of research on this family type. Yet, aside from anecdotal studies with small sample sizes, social science scholars have not investigated GF/LM in a manner similar to other family types such as single parents and stepfamilies. Having studied this family type since 1995, Rich West will delineate his research journey and identify the various challenges and triumphs related to his investigations. He will also discuss his new project which addresses the relationship that GF/LM (and their children) have with school districts.


  • Memorial for Cindy Bartlett

    Oct2620165:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Little Building
    Beard Room

    Sponsored by School of Communication with Communication Sciences and Disorders

    For more information please contact:
    Estelle Ticktin

    Join us to celebrate, honor and remember our friend, teacher and colleague, Cindy Bartlett. In her 26 years at Emerson, Dr. Bartlett served as Graduate Program Director for 18 years, and she also served twice as Department Chair for the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She retired from Emerson in 2011 with the honor of Professor Emerita. As a recognized leader in her field, she also served as a delegate of the American Speech and Hearing Association to the Sino-American Conference on Brain Injury in Beijing, China. Dr. Bartlett served as an inspiration to hundreds of students throughout her career as she helped train a generation of speech language pathologists who have touched thousands of lives with their clinical work.

    ~ Space is limited - RSVP here ~

    We are honoring Cindy's memory and commitment to students through The Cindy Bartlett Memorial Fund, which will defray the cost of tuition for graduate students.

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  • Social Justice, Neutrality, and Balance with Special Guest: Jacey Fortin

    Nov1420165:45 pm - 8:00 pm

    216 Tremont
    Bordy Theater

    This event is not open to the public.

    Sponsored by School of Communication

    For more information please contact:
    Marsha Della-Giustina

    Don't miss this open lecture titled "Social Justice, Neutrality, and Balance" with guest speaker Jacey Fortin, a freelance journalist and 2016/17 International Women's Media Foundations' Elizabeth Nueffer Fellow. For the past few years, Fortin has covered human rights, politics, economic development, and media freedoms in the Horn of Africa. She has focused on conflict as well, reporting on the civil war in South Sudan, militancy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and violent unrest in Ethiopia. Her articles and photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Africa Report, Agence France-Presse, Al Jazeera and others.

    Professor of Cinema and Africana Studies in the Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies Claire Andrade-Watkins will provide welcoming remarks. A post-lecture discussion will be moderated by Distinguished Journalist-in-Residence Professor Carole Simpson.

    Doors open at 5:45pm | Pizza and sodas will be served at 6:00 pm | The lecture and discussion runs from 6:30–7:30pm, followed by a reception sponsored by School of Communication.

    This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the President, School of Communication, Communication Studies Department, Journalism Department, RTDNA, CPLA, ECPolling, and Career Services.


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