Department of Communication


The UIC Department of Communication is known for research on new technology, political communication, and diversity, culture and visual studies.

University of Illinois at Chicago Communication Conference 2006

2006 Program and Schedule

University of Illinois at Chicago Communication Conference
Date: March 10, 2006
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: University of Illinois at Chicago, CUPPA Hall, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago, IL

Description: The UICC Conference is designed to bring together communications students in an academic forum where they can showcase their research and interact with colleagues and faculty from similar programs.

Sponsors: UIC Communication Department, Kevin Barnhurst, Head
UIUC Institute of Communications Research, Bruce Williams, Director

Keynote Speaker
Conference Committee
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Coffee and pastries

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Welcome – Bruce Williams, UIUC ICR Director and Steve Jones, UIC Communication Department

9:45 - 11 a.m.
Panel I - Social and Cultural Uses of Technology

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Panel II - Consumer Culture and Representations

12:30 - 2 p.m. Lunch & Keynote Speaker - Ellen Wartella “Special Audience, Special Concerns: Children and the Media.” 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. Panel III - The Internet and the Public
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Panel IV - Cultural Representations 5:15 - 6:30 p.m
Happy Hour at Jak’s Tap, 901 W. Jackson Blvd.

Jak’s Tap is Chicago’s premier multi-tap restaurant and bar featuring 40 draught beers, great food, award winning ribs and friendly neighborhood atmosphere.

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Virtuality Reality Exhibition “Unfolding Space”
by Julieta Aguilera and Andy Johnson at UIC’s Electronic Visualization Laboratory, 842 W.Taylor St. For more information, visit the web page.
Keynote Speaker
Ellen Wartella

Ellen Wartella joined the University of California at Riverside on July 1, 2004 as the executive vice chancellor and provost after serving as Dean of the College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin. She also is a distinguished professor of psychology at UCR. As the executive vice chancellor and provost, Professor Wartella serves as acting chancellor in the chancellor’s absence. She works closely with the chancellor in the formulation of the campus vision and implementation of academic and administrative policies and with the deans in recruitment and retention of faculty. She manages the daily operations of the campus and is principal liaison to the Academic Senate. Professor Wartella is a leading scholar of the role of media in children’s development. She was a coprincipal Investigator on the National TV Violence Study (1995-1998) and is currently co-principal investigator of the Children’s Digital Media Center project funded by the National Science Foundation (2001-2006). She earned her PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota in 1977 and completed her postdoctoral research in development psychology in 1981 at the University of Kansas. She was a research professor at the Institute of Communications Research.

Conference Committee 2006

The committee would like to thank Mamie Gray and Dace Kezbers from the UIC Communication Department and Bonnie Howard from the ICR for all their help with the conference.

A very special thank you to the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, especially Marcin Hiolski, for giving us space and support.

A very special thanks to UIC Professor Steve Jones and ICR Director Bruce Williams, who once again encouraged the idea and generously provided funding.

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