Research News

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.

The ASPEN Project Welcomes Calandra Lindstadt, Ph.D.

Lindstadt has joined ASPEN as a postdoctoral associate, and she will assist the project in its aim to ensure New Jersey policymakers’ decisions are informed by relevant research, in order to ultimately implement universal adolescent mental health screening in New Jersey public schools.

Inclusion and Exclusion are Organized Through Communication Practices

In “Organizing Inclusion,” a new book edited by Professor Marya Doerfel and former SC&I faculty member Jennifer Gibbs, the authors “challenge all of us to rethink our own role in perpetuating racist systems and how we can change that with both individual-level and structural changes.”

The ABCDs of Remote Learning

“It’s all about the ABCDs of remote learning: Assistance, Broadband Connectivity, and Devices,” said Katz, who conducts research with children growing up in low-income, working class and immigrant families and how they learn about and with new technology. “Students need all of those bases covered for distance learning to work.”

SC&I Research Team Collaborates with CINJ to Develop a New Patient Portal

A SC&I research team led by Assistant Professor Sunyoung Kim is working with the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey to develop a patient portal for leukemia patients. The system will enable clinicians to communicate treatment scenarios and outcomes to their patients in a less stressful way, and it will enable patients to investigate information about their illness autonomously.

When Under Stress, University Students Post More Private Information to Facebook

The more stress college students experience, the more likely they are to share private, intimate details about their lives on Facebook. In new research by Assistant Professor J. Sophia Fu and her co-author Renwen Zhang of Northwestern University, they explore this behavior, and contend that technology companies need to play a greater role in preventing it.