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School of Communication News


  • Ruth Grossman at FACELab

    Emerson Series Asks, “What Are YOU Working On?”

    On Wednesday, March 2, 12:00–1:00 pm, in Room 208 in the Ansin Building, Ruth Grossman, associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, will present her research on adults’ perceptions of teens with autism in “What Are YOU Looking At?” Co-organizer Mary Eberhardinger, a lecturer in the Communication Studies Department, said the talks look to “build a stronger research culture” at Emerson, which, unlike larger research institutions, doesn’t have many internal outlets for faculty and graduate students to present their work.

  • Communications conference in Bangkok

    Student, Faculty Present Communications Research in Bangkok

    Alexandra Howard ’17, a Political Communication major, and Communication Studies faculty Vincent Raynauld represented Emerson College at the Cross-Cultural Communication Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on January 28 and 29. The conference, organized by Emerson and other global universities, featured research on topics including corporate communication, marketing communication, and political communication.

  • Art Teitelbaum

    Scholarship Honors a Friendship with Opportunity

    Ed Ansin described his friend, Art Teitelbaum, as above all, “dedicated” – to fighting discrimination, to protecting people’s rights, and to spreading the message of tolerance and equality. So when Teitelbaum passed away last November at the age of 77, Ansin wanted to help pass along that dedication to a whole new generation of Emerson students. The Art Teitelbaum ’60 Memorial Scholarship will recognize two undergraduate students annually who are from Massachusetts with a major in Journalism and demonstrated financial need. Each student will be awarded a $5,000 grant, starting in fall 2016.

  • Communication Studies faculty watch debate

    Communication Studies Ranked in Top Five Nationally

    College Factual, a website that compiles higher education rankings in a variety of categories, named Emerson College fifth in the nation for Communication Studies, the second field of study at Emerson to be ranked at the top of the pack by the company.

  • App workshop

    There’s an App for That at Emerson

    Hamad Al Badi, a Marketing Communications major and an Emerson Experience in Entrepreneurship (E3) minor, is one of 56 students who attended a workshop in the Bordy Theater on February 16 and 17 that taught them how they can develop their ideas into usable applications without knowing any coding or coders. The workshop was organized by E3 Director Lu Ann Reeb, who, in the last couple of years, has seen her entrepreneurship students become more and more interested in building apps.

  • Ted Cruz in Iowa

    Emerson beats other Iowa pollsters

    The Emerson College Polling Society had billionaire Donald Trump edging out Texas Sen. Ted Cruz by just one point, 27% to 26%, with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio a respectable third at 22%. Actual results had Cruz beating Trump, 28% to 24%, with Rubio in a close third at 23%. The majority of Iowa polls predicted Trump winning handily.

  • Hillary Clinton at a rally in Iowa

    Q&A: An Emersonian in Iowa

    Emerson College Journalism major Katie Burns ’18 traveled to Iowa last weekend to attend the caucuses and the political events leading up to it. She went with a group of students on a trip organized by Associate Professor Gregory Payne in the Communication Studies Department. Emerson College Today asked Burns about her experiences. Responses were edited.

  • Brenda Wrigley

    Wrigley works to advance diversity in PR

    Brenda Wrigley, chair of the Marketing Communication Department, has been named to the Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee of the Plank Center Board. The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations, based at the University of Alabama, has a mission “to help develop and recognize outstanding diverse public relations leaders, role models, and mentors to advance ethical public relations in an evolving, global society,” according to its webpage.