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Assistant Professor Neil Lewis, Jr., received the International Communication Association’s Early Career Scholar Award. The award honors a scholar no more than seven years past receipt of the Ph.D. for a body of work that has contributed to knowledge of the field of communication and shows promise for continued development.


Figure 1: Pictured is the slide accompanying the award presentation.


Senior Lecturer Michelle LaVigne received a $2750 Central New York Humanities Corridor Grant for a CNY graduate student writing group. She will serve as Co-Principal Investigator with Alicia Hatcher (Assistant Professor of African American Rhetorics & Literacies, Syracuse University). Graduate students from Syracuse University and Cornell University will gather for a weekend writing retreat in fall 2023. Students will participate in goal setting, writing sessions, and share writing challenges and strategies.

Assistant Professor Andrea Stevenson Won is Principal Investigator, with co-PIs Shiri Azenkot (Cornell Tech) and Silvia Ferrari (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), on a second grant funded by the Office of Naval Research. The $1,340,213 grant, entitled “Close-Range Collaboration in Diver-Agent Teams Using Diver Nonverbal Behavior and Physiological Signals,” will fund the collaborators in identifying human divers in a variety of conditions and assessing their states of mind to identify deviations from their original behaviors in order to inform underwater autonomous vehicle behavior.

Invited Lectures

Associate Professor Brooke Duffy was the invited keynote speaker for the International Communication Associate’s Creators4Change pre-conference. Her talk, entitled “Creators, Platforms, and the New Politics for Visibility,” addressed her latest research on the fraught nature of visibility in the creator economy.

In the Media

Professor Katherine Sender was interviewed by Ayesha Rascoe of NPR’s “Weekend Edition Sunday.” The discussed the issue of companies pulling back from Pride campaigns due to backlash and threats to employees.


Senior Lecturer Lauren Chambliss, June 2023, “Pain,” The Sun Magazine. The article is a creative nonfiction exploration of pain for the “Reader’s Write” section.


Communication student Soojin Kim was honored as a Cornell Merrill Presidential Scholar. The program honors Cornell’s most outstanding graduating seniors; awardees are among the top 1% of their class. Merrill Scholars are asked to recognize a university and high school teacher as their most influential mentor. Soojin chose Senior Lecturer Lauren Chambliss and Ithaca High School teacher Joseph Exantus.

Figure 2: Left to right are Lauren Chambliss, President Martha Pollack, Soojin Kim, and Joseph Exantus.

Assistant Professor Neil Lewis, Jr., participated in a panel at the request of the Nobel Prize Summit committee, in collaboration with the Stockholm Resilience Centre. The panel addressed the present and evolving challenges of combatting misinformation and/or promoting sustained pro-health, pro-environmental, and generally pro-social behaviors.


Figure 3: Neil delivered the lecture "Combatting Health and Climate Mis/Disinformation."

Cornell at the International Communication Association annual conference! More than 50 faculty members, grad students, and alum showed up to the 2023 Thirsty Bear, aka, the Cornell reception. The event took place in the ICA conference hotel garden in Toronto.

Figure 4: Cornell COMMunity members (current and former) enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres on a gorgeous May day in Toronto.

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