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News & Events

CIS 720 Seminar- Dr Rajib Subba about his “life after PhD”

Please join us on Monday, March 5th for a talk by our CIS Alum Rajib Subba. Rajib will talk about his “life after PhD” as a “pracademic” — a practitioner/academic. Rastavek, Carpe-Diem “Seize the Tweets” and Beyond This story will explore interplay between research and practices from a pracademic perspective. It’s a story about how […]

CIS 720 Seminar- Dr. Julien Gorbach on Media History

Please join us for a talk by Dr. Julien Gorbach on Monday, Feb 26 4:30 HL 3F “Media History: An Alternative Paradigm for Mass Comm Scholarship, With Examples From My Work.” “Mass communication graduate students are traditionally taught a social-science approach to scholarship. They learn theories, how to operationalize hypotheses with various quantitative methodologies, and […]

CIS 720 Seminar- Dr. Keola Donaghy on Indigenous Research Methods

Please join us on Monday, Feb 12, at 4:30 for a talk by Dr. Keola Donaghy on Indigenous Research Methods: Mele, Metaphor, and Memory: Exploring Hawaiian Conceptualizations Dr. Donahy will discuss the development of the “Ahupua‘a as Mele” metaphor as an example of a theoretical model based on a Hawaiian conceptualization that can be applied […]

       CIS Alumni Testimonials

  • Trisha Tsui-Chuan Lin, 2007 CIS Alumna

    Associate Professor, Department of Radio & Television, National Chengchi University, Taiwan “ CIS has equipped me with fundamental capabilities to cope with future challenge in teaching and research.”   In the digital age, the converging phenomena among media, computer technology, and telecommunication infrastructure shape societies significantly […]

  • Gregory Carlton, 2006 CIS Alumni

    Professor, Computer Information Systems Department, Cal Poly Pomona, California “CIS allowed me the freedom to develop my research in an area that did not fit within any single discipline.” The flexibility available to students of the multidisciplinary approach of the doctoral program in Communication and […]

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