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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.

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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.

Prof Bill Schneider: And you thought Washington was gridlocked before Comey’s letter. Just wait.

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News of another FBI review of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's emails may not change the outcome of the election. But it could poison a Clinton presidency.

At this stage of the campaign, most voters have made up their minds. More than 12 million early and absentee votes had already been cast when the new investigation was revealed. 

A Consciousness-Changing Moment, by Professor Bill Schneider

Can anything good come out of this appalling presidential campaign? Actually, yes. It’s already happening. We are witnessing a rare consciousness-changing moment in public life. Men and women have suddenly become conscious of the shocking reality of sexual assault.

Consciousness-changing moments are the events journalists live for, when a vivid experience transforms public awareness virtually overnight. I have witnessed several in my career.

Professor Greg Bryant in the news! NY Times: The Fake Laugh

Eavesdrop on any conversation or pay close attention to your own and you’ll hear laughter. From explosive bursts to muffled snorts, some form of laughter punctuates almost all verbal communication. Electronic communication, too, LOL.

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