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College of Information and Communications


College of Information and Communications

Sponsored Awards and Grants

The Carnegie Foundation has designated the University of South Carolina as an institution of very high research activity, its highest rating.   In keeping with the university’s commitment to cutting-edge research, College of Information and Communications faculty actively seek funding opportunities to support their research initiatives.  

2018 Awards

Sponsor: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Title: Examining Public Library Service to LGBTQ Communities for Health-related Information
PI: Dr. Vanessa Kitzie, assistant professor
School: Library and Information Science
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Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
Title: Evolution in Digital Discourse: Toward a Computational Tool for Identifying Patterns of Language Change in Social Media
PI: Dr. S. Mo Jang, assistant professor
School: Journalism and Mass Communications


Sponsor: Library of Congress
Title
: Teaching with Primary Sources
PI: Dr. Karen Gavigan, professor
School: Library and Information Science

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Sponsors: Jacqueline M. Albers Guest Scholar in Children’s Literature Fellowship and the Southeastern Conference Visiting Faculty Travel Grant
Title
: Visualizing Change through Multicultural and Social Justice Graphic Novels in the U.S. and Australia.
PI: Dr. Karen Gavigan, professor
School: Library and Information Science


Sponsor: The Pennsylvania State University  - Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication
Title: Understanding Native Communication of Corporate Social Responsibility 
Co-PIs: Dr. Linwan Wu, assistant professor and Dr. Holly Overton, assistant professor
School: Journalism and Mass Communications


Sponsor: The Pennsylvania State University  - Arthur W. Page Center for Integrity in Public Communication
TitleMoment of Truth: Understanding Corporate Rumors and the Psychology of Rumor Spread on Environmental Issues via Social Media
PI: Dr. Holly Overton, assistant professor
School: Journalism and Mass Communications


Sponsor: Institute of Museum and Library Services
Title: META 2: Furthering Our Understanding of the Economic Value of Public Library Services
Lead PI: Dr. Jennifer Arns, associate professor; Co-PI: Dr. Clayton Copeland, instructor
School: Library and Information Science


Sponsor: CDC
Title: USC PRC Center and Core Research Project: National Implementation Study of the Faith, Activity, and Nutrition (FAN) Program
Co PI: Dr. Brooke McKeever, associate professor
School: Journalism and Mass Communications


Sponsor: The Arthur W. Page Center at the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications at Penn State University
Title: The Effects of Self-Construal on Green CSR Perspectives in the U.S. and India: The Moderating Roles of Environmental Consciousness
Lead PI: Nandini Bhalla, doctoral candidate
School: Journalism and Mass Communications


Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Title: IGE:  Program for Explicit Prep of Engineering Research 
Lead PIDr. Darin Freeburg, assistant professor
School: Library and Information Science

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Sponsor: USC Office of the Vice President for Research
Title: Knowledge Discovery in Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Experiences
Lead PI: Dr. Amir Karami, assistant professor
School: Library and Information Science


SponsorCenter for Teaching Excellence
Title: Innovating and integrating two courses: Photovisual Communication III and Graphics for Visual Communication
Co PIs: Dr. Sabrina Habib, assistant professor, and Dr. Tara Mortensen, assistant professor
School: Journalism and Mass Communications


SponsorCenter for Teaching Excellence
Title: Global Health Initiative Course Development Grant for a new course: Communicating, Science, Health & the Environment
Lead PI: Dr. Brooke McKeever, associate professor
School: Journalism and Mass Communications