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
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
- Michele Aymold – UIC “Groupthink and Spiral of Silence Behavioral Theories: Understanding Decision Making Groups”
- Wesley Wasmundt – UIS “Faculty Attitudes Toward Educational Technology in ‘Smart’ Classrooms at UIS”
- Nathan Earixson and Jordan Stalker – UIC “The Oral Tradition of Business Culture”
- Mariana Martinez Goya – UIC “Human Emulation in Computer Agents”
- Sarah Millermaier – UIC “Liberty and Community: Canadian Multiculturalism Policy and Egocentric Networks”
- Andrew O Baoill – UIUC “Solidarity, Localism and Technology: The Impact of Podcasting on Community Radio”
- Victor Pickard – UIUC “Revisiting the Hutchins Commission Report at 60: Social Responsibility in a Time of Media Crisis”
- Sabryna Cornish – UIUC “The Framing of the Internet by Traditional Mass Media: A Metaphorical Analysis”
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
- John Anderson – UIUC “U.S. Radio Regulation’s Early Crisis of Confidence”
- Siddhartha Raja – UIUC “Regulation as Communicationon Sense: The Local and Global in Telecom Policy”
- Anahi Lazarte – UIC “Community Radio: Recreating Attachments and Signifying Political Commitments”
- Rochelle Arjmand – UIS “The Changing Face of Media: Exploring the Effect of Media Conglomeration on the Broadcast Industry”
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Panel IV - Cultural Representations
- Ellen Moore – UIUC “The Gospel of Tom (Hanks): Evangelical Churches’ Reaction to the Da Vinci Code”
- Camille Johnson-Yale – UIUC “‘So-Called’ Runaway Film Production: Countering Hollywood’s Outsourcing Narrative in the Canadian Press”
- Claudio Moreira – UIUC “My Bad English: A Letter to Norman Denzin”
- Catherine Coleman – UIUC “Vulnerability as a Site of Contestation”
5:15 - 6:30 p.m
Happy Hour at John Nerone and Ivy Glennon’s house, Urbana
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
- Sabryna Cornish UIUC/UIC
- Camille Johnson-Yale UIUC
- Ellen Moore UIUC
- Sarah Millermaier UIC
- Andrew O Baoill UIUC
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.