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Does “Rate My Professors” Help or Hurt Learning?

RateMyProfessors.com is the largest online source for student-generated ratings of college and university professors. Millions of students have evaluated professors on the site, which claims that more than 4 million students use it each month to...
28-Jul-2015 10:05 AM EDT

New Study Explores Bystander Intervention in Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is drawing increasing attention, with online activity soaring and a larger number of bullying cases resulting in tragedy. “Bystander Intervention in Cyberbullying,” a new study published in the National Communication...
24-Jun-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Texting and Tweeting in the Classroom: How Do They Impact Student Learning?

Mobile devices are ubiquitous—including in the college classroom. Instructors across disciplines now compete with a host of electronic stimuli for students’ attention. But to what extent is messaging interfering with student learning? Can...
4-Jun-2015 12:00 PM EDT

Centers for Disease Control Uses ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ to Inspire Disaster Preparedness

In today’s pop culture, it is hard to beat the current zombie upsurge; from TV drama like “The Walking Dead” to movies such as “Resident Evil,” the devilish figures have invaded public consciousness. They are apparently popular in public...
13-May-2015 1:05 PM EDT

National Communication Association Establishes Distinguished Scholarship Award for Africana Communication in Honor of Association’s Past President Orlando Taylor

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The National Communication Association (NCA) announces the establishment of the Orlando L. Taylor Distinguished Scholarship Award in Africana Communication, named for the association’s 85th president, and the first African American to serve in...
12-Mar-2015 10:30 AM EDT

Celebrating the Centennial of Quarterly Journal of Speech

2015 marks the centennial of the National Communication Association’s Quarterly Journal of Speech (QJS). During the course of its 100-year history, QJS has been at the forefront of Communication studies, pushing boundaries, provoking comment, and...
24-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

Depression: A Barrier to Communication for Couples?

A massive 6.7 percent of the U.S. population suffers from depressive disorders each year. Along with causing pessimism, irritability, and exhaustion, depression also affects people’s communication and their ability to maintain relationships....
13-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Bridging the Gap: Using Dialogues on Race to Bring a Community Together

In the current climate of increasingly strained race relations in cities across the United States, how can communities engage in productive rather than destructive struggle to become more thriving and diverse places? A recent article in the Journal...
15-Dec-2014 12:00 PM EST

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How Do Communication, Race, and Class Affect Police-Citizen Relations in 2015?

Unrest in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray has sparked national conversations about joblessness, race, and police violence that have been simmering for years. Gray’s death is just one of several recent and highly publicized deaths...
14-May-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Digital Divide Resources and Experts Now Available from the National Communication Association

Not long after the World Wide Web gained acceptance by the general public in the early 1990s, scholars, policy makers, and others detected significant discrepancies in use among different groups of people. Dubbed the “digital divide,” the gaps...
9-Oct-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Why Is Societal Privilege Such a Flashpoint in Race Relations?

Time magazine’s online publication of a Princeton freshman’s article explaining why he’ll never apologize for his white male privilege, and the subsequent response by a classmate, are adding to the national conversation about race relations.
7-May-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Experts Available for Comment on White Male Privilege

7-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Can Studying Vladimir Putin’s Body Language Lead to Behavioral Predictions?

Recent revelations that the U.S. government has been studying the body language of Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders for years are leading Americans to wonder:
12-Mar-2014 9:25 AM EDT

Communication Expert Uses Framework of Digital Promiscuity to Critique Facebook Techniques

3-Feb-2014 9:40 AM EST

Predictions and Reactions: President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address

On the heels of a tumultuous start to his second term in office, how will President Barack Obama move beyond a year of budget battles, a government shutdown, growing distrust in the NSA, and the complicated rollout of the Affordable Care Act? With...
23-Jan-2014 8:00 AM EST

Communicating Well to Avoid Family Stress During the Holidays

The holiday season is here and families are gathering to spend quality time together. Families are often diverse and can include in-laws, step-relatives, relatives who are of a different ethnicity or religion, and unresolved sibling tensions. Trying...
16-Dec-2013 8:00 AM EST

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