July 2022 - News Articles

Revised Edition of “Day of the Dead in the U.S.A” Explores the Role of the Media and Commercialization in the Celebration’s Growing Popularity

Published just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first secular celebrations of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in the United States, the new edition documents how the celebration has evolved since it was first observed in the US in the fall of 1972, paying particular attention to how Hollywood films, video games, YouTube and other forms of media have made the celebration even more popular over the past 12 years since the first edition of the book was published.

Recalling the Keynote he Delivered to Major League Baseball During the World Series, Mark Beal COM’89 Shares Tips for Successfully Delivering Presentations

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in Communication Mark Beal has spent over 30 years honing his craft, including his long career as a partner at the New York City-based public relations firm Taylor, his work as a SC&I faculty member, and as a recognized expert on Gen Z. Read how he prepares to make presentations, tips that are applicable “whether you are in a one-on-one job interview or delivering a speech to 500 attendees.”

Analysis of Nurse’s Notes to Provide Insights into Racial Inequality and Patient Outcomes in Brazilian Hospitals

By determining the association between nursing notes and patient deterioration and mortality, SC&I Associate Professor Charles Senteio and his research collaborators ultimately aim to inform clinical decision support systems to alert doctors and nurses to the clinical circumstances and decisions which are at risk of racial/ethnic bias, both in the U.S. and in Brazil.

Shravan Regret Iyer’s Research Proposal “Experiential Media and Climate Change” Awarded an Honorable Mention by IAMCR and IECA

The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in collaboration with the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA), has awarded the research proposal, “Experiential Media and Climate Change,” submitted by Ph.D. student Shravan Regret Iyer, with an Honorable Mention.