Research and Accomplishments

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  • Sara Nowlin presented “Harnessing Your Fear for Extraordinary Success” on November 8 at the Toastmasters District 53 Conference.
  • Jen Eden won a top paper award in the Interpersonal Division of the Western States Communication Association Conference for her paper entitled “Supportive Communication is Associated with Markers of Immunocompetence.”
  • Phil Scepanski presented his paper “Something in a Lighter Vein: Parody and Affective History Across Borders” at the National Cultures of Television Comedy Symposium in London on November 17th.
  • Kevin Lerner was a guest lecturer at Susquehanna University on November 9. His talk, titled “Recusing Themselves to Death: How the Era of Mass Media Objectivity Brought on the Fake News Crisis,” was part of Susquehanna’s yearlong series “Public Culture in an Age of Hyperinformation.”
  • Terri Garofalo was selected as the recipient of the Teaching with iLearn Innovation Award for her Digital Toolbox course. The award allows her to present her innovative use of iLearn at a technology conference.
  • Qihao Ji presented his paper “Exploring What Makes News Stories Inspirational and Why They Might Go Viral” at the NCA 103rd Annual Convention.
  • Adam Zaretsky presented, “BioTemporality Comes Out: Biological Time Travel” and chairing the “Performances of Disjunctive Temporalities” panel at SLSA 2017: Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts at Arizona State University. He has also been invited to present in Moscow, Russia at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. The show, Art Experiment: Laboratories of Earthly Survival will run January 2 - 8, 2018.
  • Qihao Ji's manuscript “What You Tweet Matters: Analyzing Live-Tweets in Relation to Program Enjoyment” was accepted by the Florida Communication Journal.
  • Jeff Bass obtained his certification to teach ProTools, the industry standard for audio mixing and editing.
  • Karen Schrier received additional publicity of her book, “Knowledge Games: How Playing Games Can Solve Problems, Create Insight, and Make Change” (2016, Johns Hopkins University Press) on Gamasutra. The book has also been featured in Times Higher Education, New Scientist magazine, eLearn Magazine, and Forbes.
  • Steven Petruccio learned that his Fabled Forest Mural at Orange Regional Medical Center was a major factor in ORMC being named the 2017 Most Beautiful Hospital in America by Soliant Health.
  • Dan McCormack has been listed as one of the top ten Worlds Best Figurative Photographers by Hollywood Alert. The jury was comprised of 25 art galleries and museums in the United States.
  • On September 21-23, Adam Zaretsky spoke for The Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Science (CPNAS) DASER in Washington D.C. and presented in Cambridge, MA at the MIT Media Lab: Global Community Bio Summit.
  • Qihao Ji co-authored the article “Entertaining Each Other? Modeling the Socially Shared Television Viewing Experience” featured in the newest issue of Human Communication Research.
  • The 2nd Edition of Lyn Lepre's new book, "Diversity in U.S. Mass Media", has been published by Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Jen Eden's publication, “The effects of Facebook relational maintenance on friendship quality: An investigation of the Facebook Relational Maintenance Measure” has been accepted to Communication Research Reports.
  • FM/AM (the Fashion Magazine at Marist) has been named as a finalist for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Gold Crown Awards, which will be awarded in March 2018.  Additionally, FM/AM has won several Gold Circle and Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) awards for both writing and design.