News

At work in the Lab. Photo: Sasha Israel

November 2017: Our Social Media for Education project, TestDrive, was featured on the PRYDE Blog.

Fall 2017: We submitted three papers to CHI 2018, two to the new Technology, Mind, & Society conference, and more to ICA. We’re working with a fabulous group of research assistants to make it all happen. You can read more about our fall projects here.

Early Spring 2017: We welcomed postdoctoral associate Dominic Difranzo. We also had a paper accepted to CHI 2017 and a poster presentation accepted at ICWSM 2017.

January 2017: SML faculty and grad students will be presenting five (!) papers at the International Communication Association conference in San Diego, CA this May.

October 2016: SML Director Dr. Natalie Bazarova received the 2016 Rising Star Faculty Award from the CALS Alumni Association!  Congrats, Natalie!

Fall 2016: Grad students Sam Taylor and Franccesca Kazerooni are participating in the National Communication Association Pre-Conference on Bullying, where they will discuss their project on cyberbullying.  Yoon Choi will present her work on mental health and self-disclosure on Facebook at the NCA conference as well.

Summer 2016: A lot has changed after a year in our new space!  Grad student Pamara Chang has defended her dissertation and is starting as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Cincinnati this fall.  Yoon Choi has accepted a position as a lecturer at Ithaca College.

September 2015: We’re happily settled in to our new lab space!  We have a great team of undergraduate research assistants helping with this semester’s projects, which are going strong so far.  We’re also excited to announce that Natalie Bazarova has received a new Hatch grant to study parenting in the digital age, and how parenting practices can be changed to keep kids and teens safe online.

August 2015: Our new space on the 4th floor of Mann is (mostly) all set up and ready to welcome both new and returning lab members!  We’re sad that our friends Jeff Hancock, Megan French, and Dave Markowitz won’t be around to join us – they’ve moved on to Stanford University. We wish them the best!

Moving update: We’re moving into our new space on the 4th floor of Mann Library in the second week of August.  Check out the Comm Department’s Move to Mann Blog for more updates and pictures!  The new space will feature whiteboard walls and a glass-enclosed conference area, as well as the comfortable workspace we’re used to.

July 2015: July has been a big month for outreach activities!  Yoon Choi and Sam Taylor gave presentations on families’ and teens’ use of online media to local groups of outreach educators.  Yoon also co-presented an extended webinar on the digital lives of teens to a group of educators and youth-serving professionals. Well done, everyone!

June 2015: We’re happy to have a great group of undergraduate research assistants this summer!  We’ll be making progress on a number of different research studies with their help, not to mention having frequent Dairy Bar trips.

May 2015: It’s a big month for the SML! First, several students and faculty will be travelling to Puerto Rico to present their work at this year’s ICA conference.  We’re also excited to announce that three of our graduate students have received department awards this semester. Sam Taylor received a CALS Outstanding Teaching Assistant award, Dave Markowitz received a Glass Family Fellowship, and Pamara Chang received the Anson E. Rowe (advanced) Award.  Congrats, everyone!

February 2015: Prof. Natalie Bazarova was selected as a 2016 Cornell Institute for Social Science Faculty Fellow!  We’d also like to extend a warm welcome to our new cohort of research assistants for Spring 2015. It’s going to be a great semester!

January 2015: We’re excited to announce that several student and faculty papers were accepted to this year’s International Communication Association conference in Puerto Rico!

November 2014: SML faculty and students presented several research projects at the National Communication Association conference in Chicago this November.  Topics included communication on pro-Anorexia websites, privacy management strategies on Facebook and Twitter, and the intersection of media richness and expectancy violations theory.  Way to go, everyone!

Grant News: We’re happy to announce three new grants that will be funding new and exciting research this semester and beyond: a NSF CHS Medium grant for online disclosure and well-being, a Weill Cornell Medical Center pilot study grant for pain and social support, and a Cornell Institute for Social Sciences grant for college students’ use of Facebook.

More news coming soon!