USC Annenberg Q&A Explores Grano's Sport and Religion Book
They had questions, he had answers -- and both are available online! Dr. Dan Grano, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, recently shared his thoughts about his new book, The Eternal Present of Sport: Rethinking Sport and Religion, with Religion Dispatches, a series from USC Annenberg. In the Q&A interview, Grano explains how some scholars see sport as "a form of '... Read more >>

Feel the News: Plotnick Publication Studies Haptics
Just in case you aren't feeling your first full day of classes, here's some touching news from Dr. Rachel Plotnick, Communication Studies Department Assistant Professor. Her article on haptic media, "Force, flatness and touch without feeling: Thinking historically about haptics and buttons," was published last week in New Media and Society:... Read more >>

Quinlan Nominated for Regional Emmy
Dr. Margaret Quinlan, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies, is nominated for a regional Emmy nomination for "The Acoustics of Care," her documentary on DooR to DooR, an organization that brings performing, literary and visual artists to inpatient and outpatient settings.    Read more >>

Annual Ezine arrives to spread good news
It's here! Hot off the virtual presses is the 2017 Communication Matters departmental ezine. Read great stories about current students, alums, faculty and all the other Department of Communication accomplishments this academic year. With Editor Cheryl Spainhour, Student Contributors Amanda Lea and Alex Richardson and Designer Leigh Ann Privette, there's great stuff on every page. Click and enjoy... Read more >>

Dr. Basinger Earns Trio of Accolades, Including Research Grant
Other people "tri" to get stuff done like Dr. Erin Basinger, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, but a trio of accomplishments should have Comm Studies fans applauding -- in triplicate.    Check this triad of triumph: A first author article in her first year as a professor: Basinger, E. (2017) Explicating the Appraisal Dimension of the Communal Coping Model. ... Read more >>