Meetings and Colloquia

Spring 2021 Ph.D. Program Colloquia (Wednesday, 1-2:30 p.m., Zoom)

January 20: Finding and Applying for External Funding, Grants, and Fellowships. Teresa Delcorso-Ellmann, Craig Winston, Diana Floegel 

February 3: Preparing for Successful Qualifying Exams. Allyson Bontempo, Melanie Kwestel, Alyvia Walters, Kevin Wang

February 17: Revising and Resubmitting for Publication: Addressing and Responding to Reviewer Feedback. Emil Lawrence, other TBA

March 5: Friday: Recruitment Day Colloquium

March 31: Dissertation Presentations

April 14: Weaponized Words: The Strategic Role of Persuasion in Violent Radicalization and Counter-Radicalization. Kurt Braddock, American University

April 28 Research Practicum Presentations

Fall 2020 Ph.D. Program Colloquia (Wednesday, 1-2:30 p.m., Zoom)

September 9: Dissertation Presentations: Sarah-Rose Marcus, Jonathan Pulliza.

September 23: Dissertation Presentations: Zhe Li,F redrika Thelandersson. 

October 7: Guest Speaker: Danna Young (organized by Lauren Feldman co-sponsor with Eagleton)

October 21 Dissertation Presentation: Connie Pascal. 

November 4: Developing a Professional Website and Social Media Presence with Tawfiq Ammari, Mary Chayko, Marie Radford.

November 11: NCA Student Practice Presentation.

December 2: TBD.

December 16: Dissertation Presentation. 

Spring 2020 Ph.D. Program Colloquia (Wednesday, 1-2:30 p.m. room 323) 

January 22: The Global Trust Deficit: Can Communication Scholars Play a Role in Addressing it with Terry Flew, QUT, Brisbane.

January 29: Setting Professional Goals and Making an Individual Plan for Ph.D. Students with Jen Theiss.

February 5: Trends and the Business of Forecasting the Future with Devon Powers, Temple University.

February 12: Are You Your Friends' Friend? Poor Perception of Friendship Ties Limits to the Ability to Promote Behavioral Change. Erez Shmueli, Tel Aviv University.

February 19: Ralph Gigliotti, Rutgers University Ralph Gigliotti, Rutgers University.

February 26: Dissertation Presentations with Sarah Rose Marcus, Eun Youp Rha.

March 4: Mentoring and Advisor Relationships.

March 6: Recruitment Day Special Colloquium.

March 11: Children and Media: How Public Policy and Programming are Influenced by Research (room 222) Ellen Wartella, Northwestern University.


*Ph.D. Colloquiums are canceled for the rest of the spring 2020 semester.*

March 25: Dissertation Presentations Connie Pascal, Jiqun Liu.

April 1: Dissertation Presentations James Hodges.

April 8: Elinor Carmi, University of Liverpool Elinor Carmi, University of Liverpool.

April 15: How to Write a Journal Review.

April 22: Practicum Presentations.

April 29: No Colloquium

Fall 2019-Ph.D. Program Colloquia (Wednesday, 1-2:30 p.m., room 323)

September 11: Dissertation Presentations. Eun Jung Baik, Katie Kang

September 18: Dissertation Presentation & Proposal Presentation with Teis Kristensen and Isha Ghosh

September 25: Dissertation Presentation & Proposal Presentation with Qun Wang and James Hodges

October 2:  No Colloquia

October 9: Meghan Moran, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. "Using communication theory to understand tobacco marketing and prevention messages."

October 16: Sabbatical Presentations. Marija Dalbello, Jenny Mandelbaum, Itzhak Yanovitzky

October 23: Post-Truth, Fake News and Democracy: A Critical Examination. Johan Farkas, Ph.D. Fellow Malmo University, Sweden

October 30: No Colloquium (Practice job talk by Sarah Rose Marcus for those who can attend)

November 6: NCA Practice Presentations-- Allyson Bontempo, Hannah Jones, Xizi Ru, and Deb Yoon

November 13: Tips and Advice for Qualifying Exams - Bill Bejarano, Diana Floegel, Omar Hammad, Christoph Mergerson

November 20: No Colloquia

November 27: No Colloquia 

December 4:  Garrett Broad, Assistant Professor, Communication & Media Studies, Fordham University

December 11: Dissertation Presentations

December 18: Dissertation Presentations (if needed) 

Spring 2019-Ph.D. Program Colloquia (Wednesday, 1-2:30 p.m., room 323)

Videos of the colloquia can be accessed on our PhD program YouTube channel.

January 23:  Practice Job Talk with Fanny Ramirez.

January 30: Understanding and Negotiating an Academic Job Offer with Karen Novick.

February 6: Google News:History, Evolution, and Influence 2002-2018 with Qun Wang.

February 13: Perspectives on Academic Publishing from the Editor of the Journal of Communication with Lance Holbert.

February 20: Thoughts on Managing the Advisor/Advisee Relationship with Marie Radford and Jen Theiss.

February 27: The History of Fox Populism: How Rupert Murdoch, Rogers Ailes and Bill O'Reilly Remade Television News with Reece Peck, CUNY-Staten Island.

March 6: I got an R&R! Now what?: Approaches to Revising your Work for Publication with Susan Keith, Amy Jordan, and Rebecca Reynolds.

March 13: Dissertation Presentations. Nicole Gesualdo, Nadia Riley

March 20: Spring Break-No colloquium.

March 27: Talk by David Hesmondhalgh.

March 29: Recruitment Day Panel-TBD

April 3: Dissertation Presentations

April 10: Dissertation Presentations. Weixu Lu, Andrew Salvati

April 17: TBD

April 24: Practicum Presentations

May 1: No colloquium

Fall 2018-Ph.D. Program Colloquia (Wednesday, 1-2:30 p.m., room 323)

September 7: Dissertation Presentation with Ziad Matni. Link to presentation.

September 12: Sabbatical Research Presentations and Roundtable with Galina Bolden, Regina Marchi, Marie Radford, Vivek Singh.  Link to presentation.

September 19: The Moral Machine Experiment: 40 Million Decisions and the Path to Universal Machine Ethics with Edmond Awad. Link to presentation.

September 26: Dissertation Proposal Presentations with Fredrika Thelandersson and Hyunsook Youn. Link to presentation.

October 3: A Discursive Take on Donald J. Trump: Identity Work, Mafia Talk, and Post-truth Leadership. Link to the presentation.

October 10: Scholarly Identity on the Virtual Stage: Research, Issues, and Strategies with Mary Chayko, Diana Floegel, Marie Radford. 

October 17: No Colloquium

October 24: Finding and Winning Grants with Elizabeth Ciccone, Jan Hempel, Cecilia Gal. Link to presentation.

October 31: Summer Research and Policy Work at COMPASS with Danyel Ferrari, Christoph Mergerson. Link to presentation.

November 7: No Colloquium

November 14: No Colloquium

November 21: No Colloquium

November 28: Dissertation Proposal Presentations with Eun Rha, Songhee Park, and Amana Kaskazi

December 5: Research at PBS Kids: Informing and Assessing Educational Media Content for Children, Families, and Communities

December 12: Dissertation Presentation with Miraida Morales

December 19: Dissertation Presentations with Christine Goldthwaite, Wei Shi, and Jing Wang

Spring 2018-Ph.D. Program Colloquia (Wednesday, 1-2:30 p.m., Room 323)

January 17: No colloquium

January 24: Panel on Being a Public Scholar and Non-Academic Research Products by Chenjerai Kumanyika, David Greenberg, and Itzhak Yanovitzky. Link to the presentation

January 31: Health and Wellness Research Panel with Kathryn Greene, Amy Jordan, Charles Senteio, and Amy Henderson Riley from American University.  Link to the presentation. 

February 7: Workshop on Seeking and Winning Grants with Chirag Shah.  Link to presentation.

February 14: No colloquium

February 21: Social Media Research Panel by Katya Ognyanova, Chenjerai Kumanyika, Kaitlin Costello, and Rebecca Reynolds.  Link to presentation.

February 28: Preparing for Quals with Amana Kaskazi, Matt Reichel, Yiwei Wang, David Winters.  Link to presentation.

March 7: No colloquium

March 14: Spring Break-No colloquium

March 23: FRIDAY: Children & Media Panel-Recruitment Day by Amy Jordan, Jeff Lane, Dafna Lemish, and Rebecca Reynolds.  Link to presentation. 

March 28: Dissertation Presentation: Joy Cox. Link to presentation.

April 4: Dissertation Presentations: No Colloquium 

April 10: Dissertation Presentations: Sarah Barriage, Charlie File, Xiaofeng Li.

April 11: Dissertation Presentations: Ian Dunham, Debanjan Ghosh, Sean Leavey. Link to presentation.

April 18: No colloquium 

April 25: Practicum Poster Session

May 4: Honors Day

May 9: Dissertation Presentation: Jack Harris

Fall  2017-School of Communication and Information Ph.D. Program Meetings

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - Ph.D. Faculty Meeting - 11:30 - 12:30 p.m., Room 323

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 - Ph.D. Faculty Meeting - 11:30 - 12:30 p.m., Room 323

Wednesday, February 28th, 2017 - Ph.D. Faculty Meeting - 11:30 - 12:30 p.m., Room 323

Wednesday, April 25th, 2017 - Ph.D. Faculty Meeting - 11:30 - 12:30 p.m., Room 323

Fall 2017-Ph.D. Program Colloquia

Presentations of dissertation proposals and public presentations of completed dissertations are scheduled on select Friday afternoons starting at 1:30 p.m. in Room 323, followed by a DSA-sponsored social, unless otherwise noted. Students needing to schedule presentations of proposals or public presentation of finished dissertations should contact Jennifer Theiss. 

Fall 2017

September 8: No colloquium this week.

September 15: Welcome from Dean Potter, Dissertation Presentation by Yuan Yuan, Proposal Presentation by Joy Cox. Link to presentation.  

September 22: Dissertation Presentation by Stefanie Gomez, Allie Kosterich  Link to presentation

September 29: Dissertation Presentation by Amanda Carpenter, Dongho Choi. Link to presentation.

October 6: Summer Research Reports by Christoph Mergerson, Songhee Park, Jing Wang, and Kaicheng Zhan. LInk to the presentation

October 13: Research, Ethics, and Academic Integrity by Lily Todorinova and Chirag Shah. Link to presentation.

October 20: DSA ASIST Practice Presentations by William Bejarano, Manasa Rath. Eun Rha, Shawon Sarkar, and Yiwei Wang.

October 27: No Colloquium.

November 3: Proposal Presentation by Christine Goldthwaite and Cheryl Klimaszewski. Link to presentation.

November 10: No colloquium this week. 

November 17: No colloquium this week. 

November 24: No colloquium this week.

December 1:  Academic Publishing Workshop with Dafna Lemish and Regina Marchi. Link to presentation.

December 8:  Dissertation Presentation by Soe Yoon Choi and Connie Pascal.

December 15: Dissertation Presentation by Nik Ahmad Rozaidi.

December 22: No colloquium this week. 

There will be special Ph.D. program-sponsored or co-sponsored guest lectures, events, and symposia throughout the year.  Information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Other Important Events

Students and faculty are also encouraged to scan the School Calendar. the SGS Calendar of Events, and the Rutgers main events page for announcements of symposia, lectures and speakers coming to campus this fall.