September 2020 - News Articles

New Initiative Aims to Position Rutgers as a Leader in Science Communication

The Initiative is designed to support anyone involved or interested in science communication research, teaching, outreach, professional practice, and training, and aims to create a network across the university to promote science communication pedagogy and develop Rutgers into a global leader in science communication.

Ph.D. Student Luxuan Wang Awarded NCA’s Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award

Selecting Wang as the recipient of this prestigious award, The National Communication Association wrote, “Given the current political and racial tensions in our country, the selection committee found this paper timely and useful as it has heuristic value for the role that social media platforms play in the political arena among racial backgrounds.”

Expressing Negative Emotions May Benefit Gynecological Cancer Patients, According to New SC&I Research

SC&I Ph.D. student Allyson Bontempo and her co-authors conducted research showing it’s vital for gynecologic cancer patients to feel free to talk about their negative emotions if they want to. Bontempo said, “If they can’t, or even perceive that they can’t, they are going to be bottling up all of their feelings, which isn’t healthy.

SC&I’s Master of Communication and Media Program Reaches Milestones

The Master of Communication and Media (MCM) program, based at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information (SC&I) in New Brunswick, New Jersey, reached new milestones in 2020, despite the challenging conditions facing academia. Through active recruitment, positive word of mouth, and a concentrated effort by the program and the marketing and communications and the student services teams, enrollment figures are at an 15-year high: MCM has 217 active students enrolled for the fall 2020 semester.

SC&I Student Support for Fall 2020

Welcome back! To further promote community wellness, courses within the School of Communication and Information will be offered remotely for the Fall 2020 semester. As a result, the SC&I Office of Student Services will continue to operate remotely through the Fall 2020 semester as well. Be assured that we remain committed to providing outstanding academic, personal, and career support to all our students.