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Jeff Bennett Named Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellow

Jan. 30, 2019—Congratulations to Professor Jeff Bennett, who has been named to the first cohort of the Chancellor’s Public Voices Fellowship, a semester-long program designed to expand Vanderbilt’s global reach by amplifying the impact of faculty academic research. Starting July 1, Bennett and two other fellows will work with the Division of Communications to develop a highly...

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Meet, Greet, & Eat with CMST Alums

Jan. 23, 2019—Join us Tuesday, February 19, 11:30–1:30, for lunch and discussion with former CMST students Matt Harper and Tierra Johnson. Hear about their experiences moving from communication studies at Vanderbilt to careers in business and television. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Stephanie Covington <stephanie.a.covington@vanderbilt.edu> by February 14. When: Tuesday, February 19, 11:30–1:30 (drop by...

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Documentary Film Screening: Stop the Presses

Jan. 18, 2019—On February 11 at 6pm in the Freedom Forum, the Department of Communication Studies will screen the documentary Stop the Presses (Deborah Kerr, 2018), which tells the story of the shuttering of a family-owned newspaper in Florida and addresses many pressing issues about the state of the press in the U.S. Following the screening, we...

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Librarian Office Hours in CMST

Jan. 17, 2019—Need help with researching your paper? Need help crafting the evidence for your speech? Need help finding a good book, journal, or database for your upcoming project? Stop by Librarian Office Hours in CMST! Every Thursday from 12:00–1:00, Frank Lester, the subject-matter librarian for CMST, will be in the CMST conference room (220 Edgehill). He’s here...

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Fall 2018 Houston Contest Winners

Nov. 28, 2018—The Fall 2018 Frank K. Houston Public Speaking Contest took place on Tuesday, November 27. Thanks to all the students who participated, and congratulations to this semester’s winners: Yolanda Ye (1st place) Douglas Finnegan (2nd place) Tim Rice (3rd place) Videos of their speeches and of all the speeches at this semester’s contest can be found...

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Professor King Named Editor of Women’s Studies in Communication

Nov. 13, 2018—Congratulations to Professor Claire King, who has recently been named editor-elect of Women’s Studies in Communication. Professor King will begin accepting manuscripts in January 2019. Women’s Studies in Communication provides a feminist forum for diverse research, reviews, and commentary addressing the relationships between communication and gender. WSIC invites contributions that advance our understanding of the intersections...

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NCA Recognizes the Department of Communication Studies

Nov. 12, 2018—The National Communication Association (NCA) recently recognized Vanderbilt’s Department of Communication Studies with a Presidential Citation for Service. The recognition comes for hosting the 2018 Doctoral Honors Seminar. The seminar, which took place July 23–26, 2018, on Vanderbilt’s campus, brought together promising doctoral students and distinguished faculty members from across the discipline and around the nation...

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Bohyeong Kim Wins 2018 Cultural Studies and Stuart Hall Foundation Award for Early Career Researchers

Nov. 1, 2018—Professor Bohyeong Kim has won the 2018 Cultural Studies and Stuart Hall Foundation Award for Early Career Researchers. The award comes in recognition of her 2017 article in Cultural Studies entitled, ”Think Rich, Feel Hurt: The Critique of Capitalism and the Production of Affect in the Making of Financial Subjects in South Korea.” The award selection committee had...

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Professor Travers Named Immersion Coordinator

Oct. 26, 2018—Congratulations to Professor Courtney Travers, Senior Lecturer of Communication Studies, who has been named one of sixteen Immersion coordinators for the College of Arts & Science. The inaugural class of Immersion coordinators will represent college faculty across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Each coordinator has been selected because of his or her knowledge, energy, and...

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