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 2007

2007 Program and Schedule

University of Illinois at Chicago Communication Conference
Date: March 2, 2007
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Levis Center, 919 W. Illinois St., Urbana, IL
Description: The UICC Conference is designed to bring together communications students from all three UI campuses in an academic forum where they can showcase their research and interact with colleagues and faculty.

Sponsors: UIC Communication Department, Kevin Barnhurst, Head
UIUC Institute of Communications Research, Pat Gill, Director

Keynote Speaker
Conference Committee


9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Coffee and pastries

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.
Welcome – Pat Gill, UIUC ICR Director and Kevin Barnhurst, Head, UIC Department of Communication

9:45 - 11 a.m.
Panel I - Business, Culture and Technology

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Panel II - Policy and Social Effects of the Media
12:30 - 2 p.m.
Lunch & Keynote Speaker - Susan Herring “Language, Culture, and Communication on the Internet” 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Panel III - Community and Regulation

3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Panel IV - Cultural Representations
5:15 - 6:30 p.m
Happy Hour

Happy Hour at John Nerone and Ivy Glennon’s house, Urbana
Keynote Speaker
Susan Herring
Susan Herring is a professor of Information Science and Linguistics at Indiana University, Bloomington, and editor of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. One of the first scholars to apply linguistic methods of analysis to communication on the Internet, she has analyzed gender styles, politeness, coherence, genre classification, multilingualism, and change over time in Internet language use. Her publications include Computer-Mediated Communication: Linguistic, Social and Cross-Cultural Perspectives (Benjamins, 1996), The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online (Oxford, 2007), and Computer-Mediated Conversation (Hampton Press, in p ress). She has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of California at Berkeley and taught at California State University, San Bernardino, and the University of Texas at Arlington before joining the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University in 2000.

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 thanks to UIC Professor Steve Jones and ICR Director Pat Gill, who once again encouraged the idea and generously provided funding, and to John Nerone and Ivy Glennon for hosting happy hour.

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