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.
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!
Carol Padden, a MacArthur award-winning scholar of sign languages and a longtime member of the university community at UC San Diego – first as a graduate student in Linguistics and then a faculty member in Communication – will begin her service as the new dean of social sciences on Oct. 1, 2014.
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.