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College of Information and Communications

Conferences and Events

Faculty and students in the College of Information and Communications are actively engaged in a wide variety of activities related to research and creative scholarship.

Symposiums and Conferences


Recent Events

CIC Award-winning Research Lunch and Learn

This event featured award-winning research by our faculty and graduate students from across the College. This event was in-person and online. Presentations: 

  1. Vanessa Kitzie, Travis Wagner, & Nick Vera - Using the World Café Methodology to Support Community-centric Research and Practice in Library and Information Science
  2. Christina Myers & Linwan Wu - Music of Generations: Expressions of the Black Experience from Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter
  3. Anli Xiao & Holly Overton  - Always Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide: Analyzing Moral Conviction, Perceived Motives, & Organization-Public Relationships in Corporate Social Advocacy Efforts
  4. Jenna Spiering & Kate Lechtenberg  - Rethinking Curation of School Libraries and School Library Education: Critical, Conceptual, Collaborative
  5. Kirstin Pellizzaro  - Reporting from My Home: Location Effect on the Para-Social Phenomenon and the News Broadcast Industry
  6. Brett Robertson  - Developing Resilience through Communication and Community: Natural Disaster Preparedness in Retirement Communities

2021 Communication Technology Update

Dr. Augie Grant , drawing from the 2021 Technology Futures Conference in Austin, explored the  latest developments in communication technologies from 5G and AI to streaming video and eHealth in this one-hour session. The session addresses pandemic and post-pandemic impacts on the major technologies.  

Cyber-Social Threats: Is AI ready to counter them?   

In this event between the CIC and USC’s AI Institute, Dr. Amit Sheth and his team discussed research that seeks to counter the consequences of the misuse of technology. They also reviewed analysis of social media data on addiction, mental health, and other public health challenges.

CIC Internal Grant Virtual Panel  

Multiple faculty from across the College received funding to conduct research on various topics. Topics include the following: 1) The Mosaic of Communication Science: An Analysis of 20 years of Academic Publications; 2) Emotionality in Staff News Photography Versus Stock Photography; 3) Social Conversation on the FDA’s Modified Risk Tobacco Products Authorization of IQOS and Young Adults’ Interest and Trial Intent of IQOS During the Pandemic; and 4) Detecting and Characterizing Health Posts of Malicious Actors on Twitter.

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