Congratulations to NCA’s 2016 Advancing the Discipline Grant Awardees
Every year, the National Communication Association supports projects and events that advance the discipline of Communication. All funded activities align with the goals of NCA’s strategic plan and have widespread impact that reaches beyond a single department.
Read about this year’s funded projects below.
Rebecca Britt, South Dakota State University
Project Title: The Health Communication Mini-Conference at South Dakota State University
Support for the inaugural Health Communication Mini-Conference at South Dakota State University. The conference has been designed to provide an opportunity for students pursuing health communication research, and for faculty to support them through roundtables, poster sessions, and panels.
Catherine Chaput & Amy Pason, University of Nevada-Reno
Project Title: Symposium: Capitalism, Climate, and Public Discourse--The Limits and Possibilities of Rhetorical Intervention
Funding for a one-day symposium that responds to Naomi Klein’s new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, which offers fertile ground for many contemporary rhetorical conversations.
Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge, University of Colorado-Denver
Project Title: Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization: An International Conference
Support for an international conference about communication in and between China, the United States, and other key Asian stakeholders. This event has multiple sponsors and will be hosted in Beijing, China, June 17-19, 2016.
Nathan Stormer & Liliana Herakova, University of Maine
Project Title: Teaching Institute for Graduate Teaching Assistants in Communication Studies
Support for an institute that seeks to offer graduate teaching assistants the opportunity to network and connect across institutions and foster a culture of support and innovation in the teaching of Communication.
Peng Wang, Jade Olson, and Shawn J. Perry-Giles, University of Maryland
Project Title: Community Language Initiative
Support for the Community Language Initiative that connects communication scholarship, practice, and service for advanced students in interpreting and translation. The initiative will engage these students and program faculty in providing pro bono language services to charitable and/or community organizations as well as county and state agencies supporting underserved groups.
Megan Wood & Heather Woods, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Project Title: NCA Online Writing (NOW) Retreat
Support for the creation of a new space for collaboration and critique among rising scholars and intellectuals engaged in communication-oriented research, including the formation of a week-long, asynchronous, online workshop.