The COJO Department hosted the 27th Visual Communication conference in June at Steamboat Springs, Colo., and several faculty members gave presentations.
Eric Wiltse presented “Images of Special Olympics: Do News Photographs Contribute to Handicapism and Negative Stereotypes of Athletes with Disabilities?” Michael Brown presented “Ideological Rupture and the Social World of Newspaper Comic Strips.” Tracey Owens Patton discussed “WWII’s Forbidden Love: Visual Narratives of a Government’s Racist Caste of Rejection.” Conrad Smith discussed “What Peak did John Fremont Clib in 1842? A Visual Analysis.”
George Gladney is lead author of article in latest issue of Newspaper Research Journal. The title is "Reasons for Veiled Sources Spike After 2004 Scandals." It's in spring 2013 issue, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 36-52. Co-authors are Ivor Shapiro, who is chair of the School of Journalism at Ryerson University, Toronto, and Regan Ray, who at the time of collaboration was a research assistant at Ryerson.
Sandy Hsu has two papers accepted for publication. "Open and positive attitudes toward teaching" will be published in New directions in Teaching and Learning Journal, and "Opposite ends of the same stick? Multi-method test of the dimensionality of individualism and collectivism" will be published in Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. She and former graduate student Joyce Huang presented the paper "Are international students quiet in class? The influence of teacher Confirmation and classroom connectedness on classroom apprehension and willingness to talk in class among International Students" at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association in London.
Li Li had her innovative course proposal accepted for Winter Break 2014 and will take a group of students to Beijing as part of her Cross Cultural Communication class.
Tracey Patton won a PIE Award (Promoting Intellectual Engagement in the Freshman Year).
Cindy Price was named a Top 10 Teacher in the College of Arts and Sciences and sat on stage at spring commencement.