Calendar of Events
- Apr 15
Communication Studies Colloquium Series
- May 15
Department of Communication Studies Undergraduate Recognition Ceremony
Faculty Advising for Summer and Fall 2015
(March 23 – April 9)
More info (PDF)
- February 12, 2015Research defines more behaviors that reveal romantic attraction
- January 30, 2015Debate team kicks off successful spring semester
Communication Studies Department Awarded Inaugural Chancellor's Doctoral Fellowship!
If you see Dr. Hall around campus be sure to congratulate him! Jeff's research entitled "Mediated Social Interaction and Well Being" was recently funded by the University's General Research Fund (GRF). We can't to see what he discovers with his results! Congrats!
Let's talk weight, seriously. Christie Befort changes obesity conversation. http://t.co/rrFjFtHbYT #KUcommunities http://t.co/tPifpXsPvy
David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he leads KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, is important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.”
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