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Seeking Global Strategic Partners: Travels to Uganda
NC State seeks out strategic partners around the globe. That quest took Dean Jeff Braden to Uganda recently, where he led a university delegation to explore the potential for partnerships between Makarere University, the Kingdom of Buganda, The Aids Support Organization (TASO), and the Maamma Watali Project. [...]
Alums Get in the Game (Shows)
Our alumni get in the game. Literally, in some cases. Tensie Taylor ('09 Communication) appears on Wheel of Fortune this week; Josh Hager pulled in prize money as a contestant on Jeopardy last week. [...]
Alums Create "Harbinger"
NC State alumni Kieran Moreira (Film Studies) and Andrew Martin (Textile Engineering) bring their new independent film to the Hunt Library. HARBINGER is a live-action, fantasy-drama, seen through a child's perspective that showcases Raleigh and North Carolina as a premier filmmaking location. [...]
Conducting Defining Research: A Defining Experience for Undergrads
Creating new knowledge. It's one of the big benefits of studying at a research-intensive university like NC State. And conducting important research is not reserved for faculty and graduate students; we encourage undergrads to conduct research, too. [...]


The Department of Communication is one of the largest departments at NC State, with nearly 700 undergraduate majors and about 70 full- or part-time graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.). The undergraduate curriculum offers three programs toward a degree: Interpersonal, Organizational and Rhetoric Communication, Communication Media, and Public Relations. We have two graduate programs—a Master's of Science in Communication and an interdisciplinary (with the English department) PhD program in "Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media."

We place a solid grounding in communication theory at the core of everything we teach. Award winning faculty members collaborate on research and teaching, often across the program areas. Our professional interdependence reflects our departmental culture, which is characterized by mutual respect, friendliness and dedication to advancing the teaching, research and service missions of the university.

Dr. Adriana de Souza e Silva makes digital appearance
at the University of Belgium's "Ludic City 3" event in Brussels, gives pre-event interview

Watch a video interview with Department of Communication's Dr. Silva and event organizer / research Lizzy Bleumers discussing this year's topic: Design and Culture. The interview was conducted in mid-November, in preparation for the December 2, 2014, event.

This year marks the third year for the Ludic City lecture series that explored the design of public, mobile, and pervasive game-play as an expression of everyday and urban culture. Dr. Silva was one of five presenters to share their perspective with the audience via the Web, discussing design experiences that ranged from concept development to prototyping and play-testing, and eventually realizing the final actual playful experience.

Dr. Adriana de Souza e Sliva is an associate professor at NCSU, and the author of several books including Digital Cityscapes: Merging Digital and Urban Playspaces (Peter Lang; 2009) with Dr. Daniel M. Sutko (both serving as editors of the publication). She is the director of NCSU's Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media doctoral program