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Register now for the September 2018 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.

Chair Richard Doherty on Life Simplified Radio

Hi All,

I had the opportunity to be on the radio and talk a little about the IECA and our new local symposium initiative. I also spoke about the new weekly environmental radio show Ecotones that I am hosting on WMPG 90.9.

Here is the URL for the interview -  archive-player

The archive only last 6 weeks and the show was on March 15th, so take a listen now!

Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine's (ARSTM) Article of the Year Award

The Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine's (ARSTM) Article of the Year Award recognizes the most outstanding article on the rhetoric of science, technology, and medicine published the preceding calendar year.

Criteria for selection are as follows:

1. How well the article extends and/or enacts practical and theoretical knowledge related to the rhetoric of science, technology, and medicine

2. The article’s potential for cross-disciplinary fertilization and/or public engagement

3. The article’s potential for teaching future generations of rhetoric of science, technology, and medicine scholars

4. The overall quality of writing and thinking.

Nominations should be sent by someone well acquainted with the nominee’s work. Self-nominations are encouraged. The nomination must include 1) a cover letter recommending the article for the award (limited to two pages and providing a detailed rationale for the nomination) and 2) the article being nominated. Note: Lead authors who have won previously cannot be nominated again within 5 years.

IECA member and editor of the IECA's journal, Environmental Communication, Matthew Nisbet has completed editing on The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication. The comprehensive three volume work will go on sale next week through Amazon. Individual articles are available online through the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. Nisbet is Professor of Communication Studies and Affiliate Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University.

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