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DeJaegher Earns Recognition for Tinder-based Tool

Here’s an internship experience swiped right! Madison DeJaegher, a Communication Studies student set to graduate this year, got a write-up in publications including AdAge for her work this summer in Cincinnati where she helped design a Tinder-based recruiting tool!   Madison credits her Communication and Mass Media course with helping her learn about team management and says talking with... DeJaegher Earns Recognition for Tinder-based Tool Read more >>

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 '... USC Annenberg Q&A Explores Grano's Sport and Religion Book 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: http://journals.... Feel the News: Plotnick Publication Studies Haptics 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.    Dr. Quinlan is the second of three producers on the documentary, with Lynn Harter and Evan Shaw.... Quinlan Nominated for Regional Emmy Read more >>

Grano's Book Could Lead New Scholarship

In his new book, Dr. Dan Grano examines the (un)holy relationship of sports and religion.   As per the book description for, The Eternal Present of Sport: Rethinking Sport and Religion (Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2017), Dr. Grano "rethinks the sport-religion relationship by positioning sport as a source of theological trouble. Focusing on bodies, time, movement, and memory,... Grano's Book Could Lead New Scholarship Read more >>