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More than sticks and stones

More than sticks and stones

The 2017 Conference on Character Assassination in Theory and Practice welcomed U.S. and international researchers who represented nearly 30 colleges and universities, as well as practitioners in crisis management, journalism, and public relations.

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Toxic Talk

Toxic Talk

The Department of Communication launched a new and timely research lab in fall 2016. The Character Assassination and Reputation Politics (CARP) Research Lab is led by an interdisciplinary research team of scholars particularly interested in the deliberate destruction of an individual’s reputation or credibility through character attacks. More importantly, the team is examining how to combat these attacks in an ever-changing media landscape.

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Celebrating success

Celebrating success

The mood in EagleBank Arena was lively on May 18 and 19, as the College of Humanities and Social Sciences held its degree celebration ceremonies. Congratulations again to all of our graduates! We are pleased to welcome you to an impressive community of alumni, made only stronger by the class of 2017.

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Lichter comments on late-night abundance of anti-Trump humor

Lichter comments on late-night abundance of anti-Trump humor

In an article on the Associated Press website, Robert Lichter, faculty member in the Department of Communication and director of Mason's Center for Media and Public Affairs, links the level of presidential-related late-night humor to the "polarization of politics" in the United States.

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