An Honors Thesis Performance will take place in Bingham 203 on January 30th (7 p.m.) and January 31st (4 p.m.).  Admission is free.   TO STRIKE ROOTS, directed by Comm Studies major Renu Gharpure Inspired by Jhumpa Lahiri’s short stories about the Indian immigrant, this […]...
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              Communication Studies Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Tony Perucci, was interviewed in May 2014 by Andrew Barbero.  This interview was published in the January 2015 issue of the journal Peace & Change.   Excerpt: “On May 2, 2014, I (Barbero) conducted a wide-ranging interview with Tony Perucci, […]...
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            You are invited to attend an informational meeting about the Minor in Writing for the Screen and Stage (WSS)   Thursday, January 22nd, 6PM, Bingham, Rm. 203   Application dates are FEBRUARY 1st – MARCH 1st, 2015   This program offers students an opportunity to study at UNC with […]...
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  Freight: The Five Incarnations Of Abel Green (by Howard Craft, featuring Alphonse Nicholson)   Swain Hall UNC Campus 101 E. Cameron Ave. Chapel Hill, NC 27514  For ticket information, visit the Piedmont Performance Factory Website       This full-length play tells the story of Abel Green, an African American male who exists in […]...
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Edward Rankus‘ latest video Thorns vs. Roses is now being distributed by the Video Data Bank.                   Thorns vs. Roses (A video by Edward Rankus 13.5 minutes 2014) A collage piece. Oppositions of agony & ecstasy are explored. Morticia trims yet another rose stem, while Bugs Bunny […]...
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                Professor Sarah Sharma’s In the Meantime: Temporality and Cultural Politics has been awarded BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Critical and Cultural Studies Division of the National Communication Association (NCA). To learn more about In the Meantime, check out Tim Ballingall’s review. For more about the National […]...
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Professor Michael Waltman continues his exploration of hate speech in his new book Hate on the Right: Right-Wing Political Groups and Hate Speech (Peter Lang Publishers)                 This book examines the ways that hatred comes alive in language and discourse. It asks whether much of the discourse on […]...
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Professor Francesca Talenti’s show  The Uncanny Valley  headed north to play in Brooklyn this October — check out the reviews !                   The Uncanny Valley is technically impressive and intellectually haunting, forcing the audience to face the growing role of technology in our world. – Sarah Lucie, […]...
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Through teaching, research and service, the Department of Communication Studies: addresses the many ways communication functions to create, sustain, and transform personal life, social relations, political institutions, economic organizations, and cultural and aesthetic conventions in society; promotes competencies required for various modes of mediated and non-mediated communication; and develops skills for analyzing, interpreting and critiquing communication
problems and questions.

The Department of Communication Studies includes 25 faculty, 50 graduate students and over 750 undergraduate majors. The Department and personnel are recognized for significant contributions to the profession and to the University, state, and nation.

The Department of Communication Studies supports the University’s core values encouraging diversity and equal educational and employment opportunities throughout the University community. These values are articulated in the University’s non-discrimination policy and by the office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.