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Fall 2020 information

August 6, 2020, 1:00 PM
UNC-Chapel Hill Provost Bob Blouin released his weekly Roadmap to Fall 2020 update. The Provost reminded students that they are required to agree to the COVID-19 Student Acknowledgment in order to participate in classes starting on Monday, August 10.

UNC at the virtual AEJMC 2020 conference

July 31, 2020, 12:24 PM
Ten graduate students, 11 faculty members and various alumni will represent the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media Aug. 6-9, 2020, at the 103rd annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, held in a virtual format. These scholars will participate in panel sessions and present authored or co-authored papers.

Recoding the Boys’ Club: The experiences and future of women in political technology

July 28, 2020, 10:14 AM
What is the workplace like for women at the intersection of politics and technology? A collaborative team of seven co-authors from UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media wielded rigorous social science standards in the quest to find out. Practitioners in the field and anyone interested in an inclusive workplace environment — or familiar with mansplaining, whisper networks, and layering, for that matter — will find their resulting book, “Recoding the Boys’ Club: The Experiences & Future of Women in Political Technology,” an eye-opening read. Alumna Jenni Ciesielski ’19, Haley Fernandez ’18, Kate Frauenfelder ’18, Brinley Lowe ’19 and Gabrielle Micchia ’19; Ph.D. candidate and Roy H. Park Fellow Kirsten Adams; and Associate Professor Daniel Kreiss authored the peer-reviewed book, a July Oxford University Press release. Royalties are being donated back to UNC Hussman.

UNC Hussman’s Allison Lazard featured in The Well

July 28, 2020, 8:11 AM
UNC Chapel Hill’s The Well has a story on UNC Hussman’s E. Reese Felts Jr. Distinguished Associate Professor Allison Lazard's work with the North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services to fight the coronavirus pandemic with health messaging.

UNC Hussman 2020 virtual yearbook

July 24, 2020, 1:54 PM
UNC Hussman's Spring 2020 graduates dealt with an unprecedented, remote semester, and will be celebrating their graduation in person at the University at a future date.

For students: Sign COVID-19 Notice and Student Acknowledgement

July 24, 2020, 12:28 PM
UNC-Chapel Hill is requiring all students to sign an acknowledgement to abide by the public health guidelines and the University’s COVID-19 Community Standards that govern the entire Carolina community, including University faculty and staff.

Investing in research, innovation and industry perspectives: UNC Hussman celebrates new faculty hires and promotions

July 16, 2020, 10:19 AM
By Grace Lamb-Atkinson

Leaving a legacy of research on gender-based violence, Anne Johnston retires

July 15, 2020, 5:10 PM
By Beth Hatcher
A self-described Army brat, Anne Johnston learned a lot of things moving around during her childhood.
Adaptation was one.
Asking questions was another — a personality trait that formed the foundation of a career that has examined not only why we ask questions but why we ask the ones we do.

After forging her own path in health communication, Joan Cates retires

July 15, 2020, 12:08 PM
By Beth Hatcher
Joan Cates was 59 when she got a Ph.D. in Mass Communication and an M.P.H. in Health Policy at UNC, adding to an already distinguished career that included three decades of front-line health communications and social redevelopment work.

UNC Hussman faculty members appointed to professorships

July 14, 2020, 2:07 PM
Six UNC Hussman faculty members were recently selected for prestigious professorships in the school. There are a total of 16 such professorships that have been established to enable to school to recruit and retain top faculty talent and honor distinguished alumni and former faculty.