Communicate with Us! Alumni Poll

We are giving you the opportunity to offer advice to prospective and current Comm students by responding to our instant poll, "If I knew then what I know now...," where you can share what youwish you'd known when you became a Communication Studies major.

We'll write up the best of these responses and include them in the next newsletter at the end of the year.  Please email your stories to along with a short bio.  Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Tim Groeling quoted in the Los Angeles Times

Groeling, UCLA associate professor of communications studies, is quoted today in a Los Angeles Times article about new data from the U.S. Census Bureau showing a dramatic increase in text messaging by Americans.,0,2439930.story

Kerri Johnson and Martie Haselton in the News!!

The research of Professors Martie Haselton and Kerri Johnson was recently featured in two science documentaries:  The Science of Sex Appeal aired on the Discovery Channel and described the biological bases for interpersonal attractions; What's the Problem with Nudity? aired as part of the BBC's Horizon series and described social and biological processes related to the human body. 

Greg Bryant and Martie Haselton in the News!!

Department of Communication Studies faculty members Greg Bryant and Martie Haselton recently had their research on vocal cues of ovulation in women covered by many media outlets including Time magazine, who named their study as one of the top 50 medical stories of 2008. Their research was covered by many newspapers and web publishers nationally and internationally including the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian and The Telegraph in the UK, The Sydney Morning Herald, Science Magazine, Science Daily, and WebMD.

Tim Groeling in the News!!

Tim Groeling, Assistant Professor at UCLA's Department of Communication Studies, comments on the role and impact of celebrities in political campaigns.
See ABC segment here 

Francis Steen awarded the 2008 Brian P. Copenhaver Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology

Francis Steen, Assistant Professor in Communication Studies, was awarded one of three Copenhaver Awards for 2008.  The Faculty Committee on Educational Technology notes that Professor Steen and Otto Santa Ana, Associate Professor in Chicano/o Studies "are being honored for their work in the Digital Civic Learning Initiative.

Brett Noble, UCLA '08, Receives AFLSE Scholarship for 2008-09

The Alumni and Friends of the London School of Economics in the United States (AFLSE) is pleased to announce that it has awarded the AFLSE Scholarship for 2008-09 to Brett Noble

Brett Noble, UCLA '08, Receives AFLSE Scholarship for 2008-09

Kerri Johnson in the News!!

Kerri Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at UCLA.  In recent research, she examined how the body's shape and motion provide subtle cues to others sexual orientation, findings that provide a foundation to understand and prevent bias.  The work has been covered by news organizations including NewsWeek Russia, Science Daily, and PhysOrg.

Kerri Johnson in the News!!