Top Communication Journal Publishes Study on Use of Body-Worn Cameras’ Impact on Racial Bias

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This article was written by Jessie Colegrove and Savannah Tindall, School of Communication students and Director’s Ambassadors 2021 is starting on a positive note for Rachel Bailey, Assistant Professor and Director of Doctoral Studies for the School of Communication. On February 15, the Journal of Communication, the world’s leading academic journal in the field of Communication, published …


Study on Community Resilience to Disaster Awarded NSF CIVIC Grant

Florida State University College of Communication and Information (CCI) Associate Dean for Research and School of Information Professor Marcia A. Mardis is leading a cross-campus team of researchers in a new National Science Foundation Civic Innovation Challenge (NSF CIVIC) project titled “Rural Resiliency Hubs: A Planning Approach to Addressing the Resiliency Divide.” The project began in January …


FSU to Host Seventh Annual South Asian Media & Cultural Studies Conference

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Florida State University will host its seventh annual South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference (SAMCS) virtually Feb. 4-6. The annual SAMCS conference is an alliance of scholars, academicians and practitioners dedicated to fostering greater understanding of the South Asia region’s issues and global importance. This year’s theme, “South Asia: Beyond Borders,” is focused on sharing the …


CCI Faculty Partner with the College of Social Work

Faculty members from FSU’s School of Information (iSchool) and School of Communication Science and Disorder (SCSD) have partnered with the College of Social Work (CSW) to examine information and communication technology (ICT) use among rural child welfare workers. Christopher Constantino, assistant professor in SCSD, and iSchool professors Melissa Gross and Don Latham, collaborated Karen Randolph, …


Marcia Mardis Appointed Director of FSU Information Institute

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Dr. Marcia A. Mardis, Professor in FSU School of Information and Associate Dean for Research at the College of Communication and Information, will also serve as Director of the Information Institute, effective immediately. “Dr. Mardis has played a central role at the Information Institute since her arrival at FSU, leading projects in rural broadband expansion, …


iSchool Associate Professor Edits a Journal Issue

Dr. Zhe He, an Associate Professor at the FSU School of Information (iSchool), edited a special issue of the BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making titled, “Selected articles from the Fourth International Workshop on Semantics-Powered Data Mining and Analytics (SEPDA 2019).” The SEPDA Workshop was established as a “key venue of disseminating research on health …