Bushman Receives Kurt Lewin Award from SPSSI

November 7, 2016
Brad Bushman

School of Communication Professor Brad Bushman recently received the Kurt Lewin Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). 

The award is presented annually for "outstanding contributions to the development and integration of psychological research and social action." The award is named after the late Kurt Lewin, a pioneer in the science of group dynamics and a founder of SPSSI. 

Alumnus Jeffrey Logan Receives Ralph Davenport Mershon Award

November 5, 2016
Jeff Logan with Alumni Association Award

School of Communication alumnus and former Ohio State football player, Jeffrey Logan was recently honored by the Alumni Association and awarded the Ralph Davenport Mershon Award. This award is presented to an alumnus who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and service to The Ohio State University.

“I was shocked,” Logan said. “I’m always blown away when I read about some of the [recipients] and some of their accomplishments, so to be included in this was a little humbling.”

PRSSA Wins Star Chapter Award at National Conference

November 3, 2016
PRSSA Star Chapter Award

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) of The Ohio State University won a Star Chapter Award when the group traveled to Indianapolis recently for the PRSSA National Conference. The Star Chapter Award is a distinction that chapters of any size can earn by meeting specific chapter and professional development goals.

Joyce Wang Earns New Role with Ohio State

September 29, 2016
Joyce Wang

Joyce Wang was recently appointed the faculty member in residence for the Translational Data Analytics effort at Ohio State. She will continue to be an active faculty member in the School of Communication, but this position will allow her to take on additional responsibilities at the university. 

Ohio State Researchers Claim ComSHER Article of the Year Award

July 25, 2016
Erik Nisbet

Erik Nisbet and co-authors Kelly Garrett and doctoral candidate Kathryn Cooper received the ComSHER Article of the Year Award for their article "The Partisan Brain: How Dissonant Science Messages Lead Conservatives and Liberals to (Dis)Trust Science.” The award, presented by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, is given to the year’s best science, health, environment and/or risk communication article.