Communication faculty member Melinda Villagran is the lead author of a recent study about how clinicians can overcome communication challenges in the delivery of bad news to patients. This research is also featured in her recently published book, Patient and Provider Interaction, and in the latest issue of the scholarly journal Communication Education.
In a recent study, communication faculty members Robert Lichter and Stephen Farnsworth found that President Obama receives more favorable coverage from foreign news outlets than in the U.S. The Washington Times highlighted the study on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
A new study finds that President Obama’s news coverage is more positive in Arab and European television newscasts than on US network news. His most positive coverage came from Al-Jazeera, the controversial international news network based in Qatar, while his most negative coverage came from the US-based Fox News Channel.
The fall 2010 semester may have started this week, but students have until Sept. 14 to add classes. College of Humanities and Social Sciences students have a variety of relevant and interesting options to choose from if they are looking for a last-minute course to plug into their fall schedule.
Nayantara Sheoran, a cultural studies PhD student, recently won a highly competitive Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation. The award will give her up to $15,000 for research in India.
Each year, departments and programs present awards to their outstanding students. The college is proud to announce the recipients of these awards for 2009-2010. Congratulations to all the department's students for their outstanding achievements.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to announce the speakers for this year’s convocation ceremonies.
Warren Brown, the founder and owner of successful bakery CakeLove and Love Café’, and poet and author Robert Pinsky are the speakers for this year’s convocation ceremonies.
In this Washington Post article about White House communication strategy, George Mason University professor Stephen Farnsworth says "A diffident Obama PR strategy in the first year gave the Republicans an opening they have exploited." Farnsworth added of White House officials, "They simply have to play offense to try to win back the public support that they enjoyed during the campaign."
Most Americans like the idea of conservation, but few practice it in their everyday lives. Mason's Ed Maibach along with researchers at Yale University conducted a national survey, which shows the discrepancy between attitudes and behaviors.