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More than History and Dates: Black Civil War Re-enactors Re-enact Freedom

When: Monday, March 2, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where: Central Library / Special Events - 9th Floor 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101 Description: Communication Ph.D alumna, Professor Patricia Davis of Georgia State University, discusses the little known world of African American Civil War re-enactors. Black re-enactors were unheard of 50 years ago during the Civil War centennial. But the story of the re-enactors has emerged in the past 20 years thanks to new scholarship on Black Civil War troops, the 1989 movie “Glory” which tells the story of the all black 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, and Ken Burns’ PBS documentary on the Civil War.

Mike Cole awarded by American Psychological Association

Mike Cole was awarded the 2014 American Psychological Association, Division 7: Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contribution to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society. This award recognizes an individual who over a lifetime career has contributed to the science of developmental psychology and who has also worked to apply developmental psychology to society.

Collaboration with Keith Pezzoli

The Communication Department would like to welcome its newest faculty member, Keith Pezzoli. Keith will serve as Director of the Urban Studies and Planning Program at UC San Diego, and will be working closely with the Communication Department to incorporate the program within our curricular framework. Off campus, Pezzoli directs The Global Action Research Center (The Global ARC), a not-for-profit organization that promotes just and sustainable bioregionalism. Pezzoli's work integrates science, green business, art and multimedia communications for healthy communities through progressive social networking regionally and globally. It's an exciting time ahead!


Congratulations to James Perez , Ph.D. in Communication and Ethnic Studies, who has accepted a professorship in the department of Mass Communication at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas.

Fernando Dominguez Rubio was awarded the SAGE Prize for Innovation and Excellence for his 2013 article “Materials in the Field: Object-Trajectories and Object-Positions in the Field of Contemporary Art,” published in Cultural Sociology. The prize is given annually by the British Sociological Association and SAGE Publishers.

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