Spring 2011 News
Maymester in China and Washington
Faculty led programs in Washington DC and Shanghai China highlight the Maymester term this summer.
Twenty-three Com, Engineering and Krannert students led by Stacey Connaughton and Howard Sypher will visit companies, learn Mandarin and take Kung Fu together in a class focusing on "Communication in Multi-national Organizations". The class is hosted by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and sponsored by Purdue's Confucius Institute.
Meanwhile on the US East Coast, Com Professor and former US Ambassador Carolyn Curiel will spend two weeks in Washington during Maymester meeting with key leaders and policy experts in what will be the first major effort of Purdue's new Lamb School to "Build a bridge to Washington". Classes will be hosted at the offices of C-SPAN.
Graduate program ranked highly in NRC study
The School of Communication was highly ranked across a number of areas in the recently released NRC study of doctoral education. The NRC data were collected five years ago and released in September 2010. See: http://cla.purdue.edu/news/uploads/CLA_Rankings_Article.pdf.
Kisselburgh and Sparks featured in research publication
COM alumnus and C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb appeals for openness
Com alumnus and C-SPAN CEO Brian Lamb has appealed to new House Speaker Boehner to relinquish control of US House of Representatives cameras. For details, see: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/01/c-span-house-tv-cameras-john-boehner.html
Hanasono receives 2011 Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award
Com Graduate Teaching Assistant Lisa Hanasono is the recipient of the 2011 Graduate School’s Excellence in Teaching Award. This is Purdue University’s highest award in recognition of graduate student teachers. Hanasono will be recognized at the Celebration of Graduate Student Teaching Excellence reception scheduled for Tuesday, April 26th, beginning at 5:30pm in the Shively Club of Ross Ade Stadium. The guest speaker will be Tim Sands, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
Robin Jensen comments on Earhart
The recent discoveries of South Pacific artifacts that might be linked to Amelia Earhart have brought Assistant Professor Robin Jensen and her research on Earhart back into the news. Recent Earhart stories including comments by Jensen can be found at: http://www.jconline.com/article/20101221/NEWS/12210330/New-clues-to-an-old-mystery
Alum named KU Associate Vice-Chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship
Recent Com grad alum (COM MA 2010) Julie Goonewardene has been appointed Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the U of Kansas in Lawrence. For complete story see: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2011/jan/10/ku-hires-julie-goonewardene-purdue-research-founda/.
Dutta PI on $1.5million AHRQ Grant
Professor Mohan Dutta is Principal Investigator (Co-Investigators are Bart Collins from Communication/RCHE and Titilayo Okoror from Health and Kinesiology) on a research project funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the $1,499,427.00 project titled "Application and dissemination of a culture-centered approach to tailoring comparative effectiveness research summary guides (CERSGs)" is a culture-centered partnership between the Indiana Minority Health Coalition (IMHC) and Purdue University. See story at: http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/research/2010/100902DuttaHealth.html .
Communication undergrads receive Engineering College Award
Four students from Lorraine Kisselburgh’s COM 491 Communication, Emerging Technologies, and Service Learning course, received the William P. Corcoran Award from the College of Engineering in recognition of their work with EPICS teams during the Fall 2010 semester: a) Kyle Seeger and Kyla Bolton (seniors in Communication, and Consumer Sci Retailing), and other members of the Boiler Green Initiative-Ruwward Project were recognized for their "persistence in meeting the needs of a global community partner", and b) Jessica Legge and Courtney Reising (graduating seniors in Communication), and their teammates on the Database and Innovative Software for the Community-Home for Hope project were recognized for successful completion and delivery of the database.
Purdue and Tsinghua Communication programs collaborate
Howard Sypher is a Co-Investigator with ZHANG Zheng (PI) from Tsinghua University's School of Journalism and Communication for a project synthesizing current research in the Cultural Industries (television, publishing, advertising, etc.) in China. Title: "Research on the Discipline System of the study of Cultural Industries in China". Granting Agency: National Funds for Social Sciences (Key projects) 2010 (CNY 600,000).
Earlier this year Sypher and the program were awarded a $17,000 (USD) grant from Purdue’s International Programs Office to support development of partnership efforts between Tsinghua and Purdue’s communication programs. Professor Jeong-Nam Kim was also awarded ($2,800) a Purdue University Tsinghua University Strategic Partnership Program grant to support a project Global Climate Change in American and Chinese Minds: A Comparative Study of U.S. and Chinese Citizens’ Perception, Communication, and Action About Environmental Issues.
C-SPAN Video Library awarded Peabody
The C-SPAN Video Library has won a Peabody Award "for its contribution to history, scholarship and public life." A year ago this month, C-SPAN launched its online Video Library, a searchable, shareable, and free digital archives of all programs that have aired on the C-SPAN Networks since 1987. For more information contact: Robert Browning, C-SPAN Archivist, Associate Professor of Communication and Political Science.