Communications researchers showcasing work at international conference

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State will once again have a strong presence at the International Communication Association (ICA) annual conference. Work by a number of faculty members and graduate students from the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications will be presented or recognized at the five-day conference in San Diego.

More than 20 Penn Staters will present innovative work on numerous topics affecting the communications industry, including social media issues, global communications, privacy, corporate social responsibility and much more. Ten faculty members and 14 graduate students will be participating in presentations, panel discussions and workshops over the course of the event, scheduled May 25-29. 

A part of the preconference activities includes a workshop focusing on digital inequalities and discrimination related to big data and big-data analytics. The workshop is sponsored by Penn State’s Institute of Information Policy and the Pacific Information and Communication Technology for Development Collaborative of the University of Hawaii.

The ICA is an academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching and application of all aspects of communication. The Bellisario College has been well represented and active in the organization for years.

ICA was founded more than 50 years ago as a small association of U.S. researchers and is now an international association with more than 4,500 members from 80 countries. It aims to advance the scholarly study of human communication by encouraging and facilitating excellence in academic research worldwide. Since 2003, ICA has been officially associated with the United Nations as a non-governmental association. This year’s conference marks the 67th installment of the event.

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Last Updated May 24, 2017