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Graduate Student Colloquium

The Communicology Department sponsored a spring colloquium on May 1 featuring communicology graduate students presenting their graduate theses. The topics of the theses ranged from avatar construction in video games to language grawlixes and seeking information about a romantic partner’s cross-sex friendships. The colloquium was well-attended by faculty members, family of the graduate students, and undergraduates. The event concluded with an award presentation for the outstanding graduate students. Communicology faculty …

Communication and Aging

Communicology faculty member, Dr. Jessica Gasiorek, with collaborators from Massey University and University of California, Santa Barbara, recently published an article in Human Communication Research, considered one of the flagship journals of the communication field, on profiles of successful aging. Drawing on their communicative ecology model of successful aging, Gasiorek and her colleagues found that people who are engaged with the process of aging experience what they call “successful aging,” whereas …

Body Image and Social Media Use

Communicology professors, Drs. Hye-ryeon Lee and Kate Lee, recently published an article in Journal of Health Communication comparing Koreans and Americans on their use of social media for information about body image and its relation to body satisfaction. The researchers found that generally for both Koreans and Americans, using social media for information about body image was related to feelings of dissatisfaction for their own body. They also found that …

Communicology Faculty Earn Top Paper Awards

Two faculty members in the Department of Communicology earned top paper awards at the Centennial Convention of the National Communication Association (NCA) in November. NCA’s Annual Convention is the premier national conference for communication scholarship. Dr. Jessica Gasiorek and her coauthors Craig Fowler and Howie Giles were awarded a top paper in the Communication and Aging Division for their work “Introducing the communicative ecology model of …

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