Scholars at the School of Communication and Information take an interdisciplinary approach to research that spans the fields of information science, library studies, communication, journalism and media studies.
SC&I Faculty Collaborate with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ to Design a Novel Patient Support System
Mark Aakhus, Sunyoung Kim, and Lisa Mikesell are collaborating with the Hematologic Malignancies Program at RCINJ to help design a patient support system to help physicians communicate with cancer patients about the risks involved in using Bone Marrow Transplant as an alternative to chemotherapy.
How Do Children React to Frightening Television Content? Dafna Lemish’s New Book Explores their Fears and Thrills
Associate Dean and Professor Dafna Lemish has recently published with colleagues “Fear in Front of The Screen.” Based on two research studies, the book focuses on the impact scary television content can have on children’s fears, nightmares, and development.
Itzhak Yanovitzky Receives Grant for Research Aimed at Increasing Access to Depression Screening and Treatment for Adolescents
The grant, from the William T. Grant Foundation, will support Yanovitzky’s collaborative project intended to stimulate greater engagement of policymakers in New Jersey and beyond with research that can support sound policies that will increase access to depression screening for all adolescents and connect them with adequate treatment as necessary.
The two-day symposium held in Philadelphia's City Hall on March 25 and 26 addressed what the platform economy is, and what that means for workers; the drawbacks and possibilities technology offers workers; the work of the International Labour Organization, run by the United Nations; policy interventions and more.
Charles Senteio Awarded Honorable Mention for the APHA Betty J. Cleckley Minority Issues Research Award
The American Public Health Association (APHA) Aging in Public Health section has awarded Honorable Mention for the Betty J. Cleckley Minority Issues Research Award to a paper co-authored by Charles Senteio, Assistant Professor of Library and Information science.
Available for purchase on both Wiley and Amazon, Lewis uses real-world cases to illustrate the theoretical perspective and highlight the dynamics surfaced in her and others’ research.
Having founded the journal and served as an editor since 2004, SC&I’s Associate Dean for Programs Dafna Lemish is stepping down. SC&I’s Faculty members Amy Jordan and Vikki Katz will now serve as co-editors.
Marie Radford's new book tackles the fundamentals of the reference interview, from why it’s important in the first place to methods for setting the stage for a successful interview and techniques for finding out what the library user really wants to know. Radford is a professor of library and information science at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information (SC&I).
With a grant from the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, the Media, Inequality and Change Center (MIC), The Media Mobilizing Project (MMP), and the Philadelphia Inquirer Opinion Section are partnering to create the Community Journalist Exchange: Building Bridges.
Associate Professor of Library and Information Science Chirag Shah has received a $100,000 grant from Amazon to pursue research on his project “Addressing Cold Start Problem in Personalization and Recommendation Using Proactive Information Retrieval.”