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Dr. Todd Receives Research Award

November 24th, 2014 by Anne Marie

Dr. Anne Marie Todd received the Christine L. Oravec Research Award from the Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association. Presented at this year’s NCA conference, the award honors her book, Communicating Environmental Patriotism: A Rhetorical History of the American Environmental Movement (Routledge, 2013). You can read more about the book here.

Dr. Spangler receives Quarterback Club Award

November 17th, 2014 by Anne Marie

Dr. Spangler received an Outstanding Faculty Award from the Academic Affairs Division of SJSU’s Quarterback Club.  He was honored on the field Saturday, November 17 at the SJSU/Hawaii football game.

Congratulations Dr. Spangler!

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Dr. Spangler Speaking at Irish Literary and Historical Society

November 10th, 2014 by Anne Marie

Dr. Matthew Spangler will speak on the topic ”Staging Intercultural Ireland: New Plays and Practitioner Perspectives.” This talk will be based on Spangler’s new book, a collection of plays, interviews, and scholarly essays, titled Staging Intercultural Ireland: New Plays and Practitioner Perspectives (co-edited with Dr. Charlotte McIvor of NUI Galway; published by Cork University Press).

Dr. Spangler will talk about the impact of the Celtic Tiger era in Ireland (1995-2007) on recent Irish theatre. These 12 years  saw a dramatic increase in the number of transnational migrants entering the country and Irish theatre has responded in a dramatic way to the presence of Ireland’s new immigrant communities.

The talk is November 23, at the UICC  St Francis Room at 4:30pm.

For more information, see http://www.ilhssf.org/

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COMM Department Mourns Loss of Professor Doyle

September 22nd, 2014 by Anne Marie

By Monica Peck

(San Jose, Calif.) — On Friday, September 12th, COMM Center faculty joined members of the Communication Studies Department and the Doyle family in the Spartan Memorial Chapel to mourn the loss of our dear colleague, Professor Shannon Doyle.

Professor Doyle was twice an alumna (B.A. & M.A.) of the Communication Studies department, a dedicated teacher, and an enthusiastic member of the COMM Center faculty, where she helped mentor upper-division COMM Center Coaches and all students enrolled in COMM 80 workshops. Her cheerful demeanor and easy smile will long be remembered as will her many contributions to the COMM Center and the Communication Studies Department.

Communication Studies Department Chair Dr. Deanna Fassett announced that the department will honor her memory by naming the study abroad scholarships after her. Professor Doyle was an avid world traveler, as well as a poet and scholar.

(Originally posted on the Communication Studies Center blog.) 

Shannon Doyle

Professor Doyle was an avid world traveler.

Dr. Spangler Publishes New Book

September 12th, 2014 by Anne Marie

Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Spangler on the publication of his book Staging Intercultural Ireland: New Plays and Practitioner Perspectives (co-edited with Charlotte McIvor of NUI Galway; published by Cork University Press).

The book will have a launch event at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on September 24 at 6:00 pm.  The book is a collection of plays, essays, and interviews with theatre and performance artists working at the intersection of inward migration and interculturalism in Ireland.

http://www.amazon.com/Staging-Intercultural-Ireland-Practitioner-Perspectives/dp/178205104X

 

From the publisher:

The Celtic Tiger era witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of transnational migrants entering Ireland. By the 2011 Census, 17% of the population was born outside Ireland and much of what had been assumed about Irish identity–and theatre–could no longer hold. This groundbreaking anthology brings together six interviews and eight plays by migrant and Irish-born theatre artists who probe the impact of inward-migration and interculturalism in post-1990s Ireland. The interviews and plays collected here, all available in print for the first time, model a range of devising strategies, dramaturgical frameworks, and literary forms. To date, the work documented here has been produced at a wide range of venues from the Abbey Theatre and New York’s La MaMa Experimental Theatre to mid-sized theatre companies, community centers, street theatres, and even refugee accommodation centers throughout Ireland. This book represents established as well as emerging theatre artists and includes work by Donal O’Kelly, Bisi Adigun, Charlie O’Neill, Rosaleen McDonagh, Paul Meade, Nicola McCartney, Ursula Rani Sarma, and Mirjana Rendulic. Additionally, there are interviews with Bairbre Ní Chaoimh, Anna Wolf, Kasia Lech, John Currivan, Alicja Ayres, José Miguel Jimenéz, Declan Gorman, Declan Mallon, and John Scott. Staging Intercultural Irelandoffers a snapshot of Ireland’s long-term intercultural process in its early stages and contributes to transnational migration studies and intercultural theatre research in a global context.

 

Kudos to Dr. Spangler!

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