SJMC Weekly Announcements


Jianing Li accepts job at University of South Florida

From Mike Wagner: Congratulations to Jianing Li, who has just accepted a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of South Florida that will begin in the fall of 2022.

The department unanimously selected Jianing and went on and on about her outstanding research productivity, her careful and justice-oriented multi-methodological approach, her ability to collaborate across methodological and epistemological perspectives, her mentoring and teaching acumen and the outstanding person she is. It is very gratifying to know that her new colleagues see her so clearly and fully. We will miss her, of course, but there still is her dissertation to complete  And, of course, Jianing will still be an integral part of research in CCCR, CAMER, and other structures of collaboration for years to come!
Please feel free to congratulate Jianing directly on her exciting achievement. A grateful acknowledgement as well to all of Jianing’s wonderful and dedicated committee members– Sijia, Dhavan, Chris, Mike Xenos, and Kathy Cramer.

It is a privilege for me to be Jianing’s advisor and I am so delighted to share this good news.

Tomoko Okada successfully defends dissertation

Tomoko Okada successfully defended her dissertation titled, "Exploring Rural-Urban Divides in Science: How Will Residential Pattern Affect Attitudes and Framing about Science and Scientists?" Congratulations Tomoko!

Matt Minich passes prelim exams

Congratulations to PhD student Matt Minich on successfully completing his preliminary exams!

Lew Friedland featured on CNN

Professor Emeritus Lew Friedland spoke to CNN for a video package titled "Democracy in Peril: The Fact-Free Universe of Right-Wing Broadcasts". Watch the clip.

Two SJMC students receive scholarships from Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

Congratulations to Kim Leadholm and Gaby Vinick on receiving scholarships from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. Kim received the David L. Nelson scholarship and Gaby received the Morgan Murphy Media scholarship. The recipients will be recognized at WBA's Student Seminar on March 5.

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