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Registration opens soon for the September 2017 session of

Environmental Communication:
Research Into Practice

This course will help you to understand what's distinct about environmental communication and why it's not necessarily the same as other types of public interest or political communication. We'll consider the unique and difficult challenges of communicating well around environmental affairs and sustainability. We’ll explore why much environmental communication today is not as effective as it could be, and is all too often counter-productive. And we’ll give you the information and critical perspective you need to make better communication choices.

Two Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows

This is a broad call, but environmental communication scholars are certainly welcome to apply!

The Department of Languages, Philosophy & Communication Studies invites applications for two one-year non-renewable postdoctoral teaching fellows in Communication Studies.  Applications are welcome in all subfields of Communication Studies. Fellows may apply for departmental travel funds for presentations during the 2017-18 academic year. Utah State University is a Carnegie Research University located in a mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Visit or for more details.


Fellows will be responsible for teaching a three/three course load for the academic year, which will include both lower- and upper-division courses. Courses will be tied to areas such as, rhetoric, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, organizational communication, small group communication, and health communication. Serve in various departmental committees as needed.

Dept/College Highlights:

See for further information about department.

Minimum Qualifications:

Deadline approaching: CfP IAMCR Environment, Science and Risk Communication 2017 Cartagena

Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group Call for Papers

The Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group invites submissions of abstracts for papers and panels for the 2017 IAMCR conference to be held from 16-20 July in Cartagena, Colombia.

The deadline for submissions is midnight GMT on 9 February 2017.

The conference will be held under the general theme, ‘Transforming Culture, Politics & Communication: New media, new territories, new discourses’. The general conference theme is highly relevant to the Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group. We encourage the submission of papers that focus on how new actors stand up to challenge established social, political, economic, scientific and media actors on techno-environmental issues and thereby define ‘politics’ and ‘media’ as spaces of participation rather than representation. What does this imply for theories (and methodologies) on communication and democracy with regards to science and the environment?

However, papers from the full range of environment-science-risk-communication topics and perspectives will be welcomed and considered.

Key themes for the Cartagena sessions of the Working Group will include:

'Comedy for climate change' video competition

Inside the Greenhouse at The University of Colorado-Boulder, is
excited to announce its annual “COMEDY for Climate Change” Short Video
Competition (co-sponsored by The Center of the American West)

1st Place:  $400  ~  2nd Place:  $250  ~  3rd Place:  $100

Humor is a tool underutilized in the area of climate change; yet
comedy has the power to effectively connect people, information,
ideas, and new ways of thinking/acting.

In this call, we seek to harness the powers of climate comedy through
compelling, resonant and meaningful  VIDEOS – up to 3 minutes in
length – to meet people where they are, and open them up to new and
creative engagement.  We are especially interested in pieces that deal
with issues related to the American West.

The winning entry will receive a cash prize, and be shown during the
upcoming ‘Stand Up for Climate: An Experiment with Creative Climate
Comedy’ night on March 17 on the University of Colorado campus in
Boulder, Colorado.  The event will feature a range of comedic
approaches, including stand-up comedy, sketch and situational comedy,
and improve.

The primary audience will be University students along with members of
the community in Boulder, Colorado (no age restrictions will be in

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