9 Dots at the White House!

In September, after a few dedicated years of idea development and grant writing, the National Science Foundation awarded us a three-year research grant with UCLA Department of Communication Studies and UC Berkeley to study how to build a strong debugging culture in our weekend and summer coding workshops. We are beyond grateful to have this opportunity and are ready to get going at the start of the new year!

"The Master Builder", by Professor Bill Schneider

HUFFINGTON POST - Donald Trump is a builder. The first thing he pledged to do in his election night victory speech was to ``begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation.’’

``We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals,’’ the President-elect promised. ``We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none.’’

Professor Tim Groeling in the News

UCLA Newsroom -

Going into Election Day, all the major polls and news organizations like FiveThirtyEight, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times predicted that Donald Trump would lose the presidential race by several percentage points to Hillary Clinton in the popular vote, and also, more importantly, lose the Electoral College.

Professor Greg Bryant in the News

Laughter Is the Best Medicine to Gauge Social Ties

The surprising amount we can learn from two people laughing together

Nov. 30, 2016 2:39 p.m.

CS Tenure Track Position

UCLA’s Department of Communication Studies invites nominations and applications for an open-rank position. Applicants should have high visibility and outstanding research in Mass Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Political Communication, Digital Media, related subject areas, or (ideally) work that combines these areas. Title, rank will be commensurate with credentials and experience. Salary will be competitive.

What Can I Do With a Communication Studies Degree?

In an increasingly globalized world, Communication majors are positioned for success in a variety of industries. What skills do Communication majors have in their tool belt upon graduation?

  • The ability to communicate effectively with others and work in a team
  • Fundamental concepts on presentation
  • Problem solving skills that is grounded in the ability to think critically and create novel solutions
  • Research and in-depth investigative skills

Industries Communication graduates excel in (but are not limited to):

Professor Bill Schneider (REUTERS) Americans don’t think Trump is qualified. Why they elected him anyway.

“Up the Establishment!” That was the message voters sent when they elected Donald Trump to be the next president of the United States. It was a message of anger and frustration – and defiance.

Employment

Employment Opportunities

Prof Bill Schneider (REUTERS) How Clinton could lose even as she wins

It's not enough to win the election. You also have to win the interpretation.

That's where your mandate comes from. What kind of mandate will Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton get if she wins? Much depends on her margin of victory. And her coattails.

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