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Exploring The Relationship Between Facebook, Face-To-Face And Intercultural Communication, Rebecca Schaefer Dec 2011

Exploring The Relationship Between Facebook, Face-To-Face And Intercultural Communication, Rebecca Schaefer

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

My Capstone Experience/Thesis project seeks to explore and examine the effects of Facebook on communication between American and international students. The use of social media as a means to communicate with others is increasing at an amazing rate. Facebook has become my generation’s favorite way to communicate with friends and family and “to Facebook” has unofficially become a verb that many college students will use. While social media, such as Facebook and Linked-In, may encourage American college students to communicate with international students beyond the classroom and campus, it seems that Facebook is on the way to becoming ...


Experiential Interior Design: Branding Entertainment And Nightlife For The Postmodern Young Urban Professional, Niccole S. Skomal Dec 2011

Experiential Interior Design: Branding Entertainment And Nightlife For The Postmodern Young Urban Professional, Niccole S. Skomal

Theses from the Architecture Program

Past study on Interior Design has been primarily looked at through the lenses of aesthetics and functionality. Only recently have scholars begun to see the influence marketing, in the form of branding, can have on the Interior Design process in targeting specific lifestyle groups. The purpose of this research is to understand the fabric of the postmodern Young Urban Professional lifestyle as a marketing tool for branding and designing services in the form of entertainment and nightlife. With an increasing lack of community and social connectedness in today’s postmodern society, Young Urban Professionals tend to consume entertainment and nightlife ...


Improving Flavor Of Slo: Volunteer Engagement, Motivation, And Goal Setting In Event Planning, Kendall Ann Young Dec 2011

Improving Flavor Of Slo: Volunteer Engagement, Motivation, And Goal Setting In Event Planning, Kendall Ann Young

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Workplace Harassment: The Social Costs Of Bullying, Andra Gumbus, Bridget M. Lyons Dec 2011

Workplace Harassment: The Social Costs Of Bullying, Andra Gumbus, Bridget M. Lyons

WCBT Faculty Publications

Most research on workplace bullying uses survey results to understand working conditions, target and bully characteristics, and results of bullying situations. This study uses content analysis to determine themes emerging from a writing assignment that asks students to respond to questions about workplace bullying. The intent of the research is to enable bullying targets to better understand the situation, to help managers to learn how to mitigate possible bullying situations, and to assist witnesses to better react to workplace incidents.


Wiki Leaks Revelations In Global Context—The War Between ‘Right To Publish’ And ‘Ethical Code Of Conduct, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr Nov 2011

Wiki Leaks Revelations In Global Context—The War Between ‘Right To Publish’ And ‘Ethical Code Of Conduct, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr

Ratnesh Dwivedi

WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organisation that publishes submissions of private, secret, and classified media from anonymous news sources, news leaks, and whistleblowers. Its website, launched in 2006 under The Sunshine Press organisation claimed a database of more than 1.2 million documents within a year of its launch. WikiLeaks describes its founders as a mix of Chinese dissidents, journalists, mathematicians, and start-up company technologists from the United States, Taiwan, Europe, Australia, and South Africa. Julian Assange, an Australian Internet activist, is generally described as its director. The site was originally launched as a user-editable wiki, but has progressively moved ...


A Critical Study Of Organizational Communication And Organizational Communication Theories- A Historical Perspective, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr Nov 2011

A Critical Study Of Organizational Communication And Organizational Communication Theories- A Historical Perspective, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr

Ratnesh Dwivedi

Organizational Communication is the study that looks at human communication within and outside the organization. Conrad and Poole (1998) break the definition of organizational communication in parts, by first defining communication and then analyses the organization. These researchers define communication as “a process through which people, acting together, create, sustain, and manage meanings through the use of verbal and nonverbal signs and symbols within a particular context” (Conrad and Poole, 1998, p. 5). In the context of this book, Kenyans and their leaders are communicating their views and final decision through the ballot box to elect their third president, during ...


New Media Voices In The Communication Center: Engaging Voice And Multimodality In Eportfolios, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter Nov 2011

New Media Voices In The Communication Center: Engaging Voice And Multimodality In Eportfolios, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter

Shawn Apostel

No abstract provided.


Public Accountability And Media : Its Success And Failure In Performing The Role As A Force For Public Accountability, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr Nov 2011

Public Accountability And Media : Its Success And Failure In Performing The Role As A Force For Public Accountability, Ratnesh Dwivedi Mr

Ratnesh Dwivedi

Media accountability is a phrase that refers to the general (especially western) belief that mass media has to be accountable in the public’s interest - that is, they are expected to behave in certain ways that contribute to the public good. The concept is not clearly defined, and often collides with commercial interests of media owners; legal issues, such as the constitutional right to the freedom of the press in the U.S.; and governmental concerns about public security and order. Several international organizations, like International Freedom of Expression Exchange, Freedom House, International Press Institute, World Press Freedom Committee and ...


Advanced Meeting Facilitation Techniques, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore Nov 2011

Advanced Meeting Facilitation Techniques, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore

Carol A. Watson

As many librarians learned in last year's AALL presentation on facilitation, a well-facilitated meeting can transform a regular work session into an extraordinarily productive event. Participants learned that a well-crafted agenda, thoughtful ground rules, optimal meeting space, and detailed minutes can all set the stage for a successful meeting. However, meetings can still go awry. A poorly facilitated meeting can make everyone dread meetings even if the meeting has been well-planned. Managing or facilitating behaviors is the final essential ingredient for success. Have you ever been in a meeting that is monopolized by one individual? Or someone offers a ...


Using Pecha Kucha To Enhance Your Presentations, Wendy Moore, Carol A. Watson Nov 2011

Using Pecha Kucha To Enhance Your Presentations, Wendy Moore, Carol A. Watson

Carol A. Watson

Pecha Kucha is a simple presentation format where you show twenty images each for twenty seconds. The short time keeps the information flowing and engages the audience more effectively than a text-laden typical PowerPoint presentation.


Facilitation : The Secret To Successful Meetings, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore Nov 2011

Facilitation : The Secret To Successful Meetings, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore

Carol A. Watson

Successful meetings are the result of careful planning and facilitation, not luck. Watson and Moore share proven techniques practiced at the University of Georgia School of Law Library to enhance meeting effectiveness.


Applied Visual Rhetoric: Pairing Student Eportfolios With Peer Reviews To Foster Critical Examination And Production Of Multimodal Texts, Shawn Apostel Nov 2011

Applied Visual Rhetoric: Pairing Student Eportfolios With Peer Reviews To Foster Critical Examination And Production Of Multimodal Texts, Shawn Apostel

Shawn Apostel

No abstract provided.


Media Pranks: A Three-Act Essay, Kembrew Mcleod Oct 2011

Media Pranks: A Three-Act Essay, Kembrew Mcleod

Department of Communication Studies Publications

No abstract provided.


Establishing A Gifted & Talented Center Within The Uri Honors Program, Joseph A. Santiago Oct 2011

Establishing A Gifted & Talented Center Within The Uri Honors Program, Joseph A. Santiago

Student Affairs Digital Community Development

Objective: To establish a Gifted and Talented Program that is linked with the Honors Department at URI to attract, support, and challenge individuals on the Kingston Campus. This program would work as Living Learning Community with students who elect to be live on campus together and give an opportunity for students living off campus to work collaboratively in a creative and supportive environment beyond the classroom. The targeted population for this program would be those individuals coming in from high schools and/or from other University programs.


Re-Imagining The Digitalcommons Collections At The University Of Rhode Island: Innovative Approaches Using Technology To Advance The Student Experience, Joseph A. Santiago Oct 2011

Re-Imagining The Digitalcommons Collections At The University Of Rhode Island: Innovative Approaches Using Technology To Advance The Student Experience, Joseph A. Santiago

Student Affairs Digital Community Development

Proposal Application for 2012 Innovative Approaches Using Technology to Advance the Student Experience. This proposal outlines a plan to utilize the DigitalCommons Collection as a unifying platform that can be the vehicle for community scholarship, creativity, and outreach. This article communicates a strategy to connect the URI community through multiple points of access and create a blended environment in which all people may share and learn from each other.

A rough draft of the proposal has been included demonstrating a slightly different interface and the beginnings of the writing process.


Leading A Multi-Generational Workforce: Understanding Generational Differences For Effective Communication, Barbara J. Smyrl Oct 2011

Leading A Multi-Generational Workforce: Understanding Generational Differences For Effective Communication, Barbara J. Smyrl

College of Professional Studies Professional Projects

Today’s workforce consists of individuals from four generations each bringing different perspectives and values to the workplace. The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the generational differences to gain an understanding which may help managers communicate effectively with each generational cohort. This study uses the narrative research method. Following a review of the literature on the subject of multi-generational work teams, the study tells the story of four individuals, one person from each of the four generational cohorts. Each of the individuals has experienced the phenomenon of working on a multi-generational work team. The stories shared reveal ...


'You're Lying To Jesus!': Humor And Play In A Discussion About Homelessness, L. David Ritchie Oct 2011

'You're Lying To Jesus!': Humor And Play In A Discussion About Homelessness, L. David Ritchie

Communication Faculty Publications and Presentations

This study applies recent theories about humor to a sample of talk among a group of young adults about the issues and problems associated with homelessness. In this conversation, participants demonstrate a pattern of joking and language play that expresses a complex and ambivalent set of attitudes and feelings toward homelessness and toward the homeless as both outcasts and refugees from conventional society. Humor is used both to express complex responses to homelessness and as a tool for managing the tone and direction of the conversation. The results demonstrate how the identification of patterns of joking and wordplay can provide ...


Competition And Interpersonal Conflict In Same-Sex Platonic Friendships, Ewa Urban Sep 2011

Competition And Interpersonal Conflict In Same-Sex Platonic Friendships, Ewa Urban

The Hilltop Review

This research explores the connection between competition and distributive and integrative conflict messages in same-sex platonic friendships. The study is a partial replication of Messman and Mikesell’s (2000) examination of competition and interpersonal conflict in dating relationships. The competitive behaviors of same-sex friends examined here are compared with those of dating couples as explored by Messman and Mikesell. Findings of the current research indicate that increased competition between same-sex friends is linked to a rise in distributive conflict tactics as well as to a reduction in integrative messages, which is consistent with Messman and Mikesell’s results. The current ...


Integrating Research And Communication: Collaboration To Support Critical Thinking, Shawn Apostel, Terri Nowak, Russell Carpenter, Leslie Valley, Trenia Napier Sep 2011

Integrating Research And Communication: Collaboration To Support Critical Thinking, Shawn Apostel, Terri Nowak, Russell Carpenter, Leslie Valley, Trenia Napier

Russell Carpenter

No abstract provided.


New Media Voices In The Communication Center: Engaging Voice And Multimodality In Eportfolios, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter Sep 2011

New Media Voices In The Communication Center: Engaging Voice And Multimodality In Eportfolios, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter

Russell Carpenter

No abstract provided.


Stepping Up, Stepping Out: New Directions In The Development Of An Integrated Space, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter Sep 2011

Stepping Up, Stepping Out: New Directions In The Development Of An Integrated Space, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter

Russell Carpenter

No abstract provided.


Communication Center Ethos: Remediating Space, Encouraging Collaboration, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter Sep 2011

Communication Center Ethos: Remediating Space, Encouraging Collaboration, Shawn Apostel, Russell Carpenter

Russell Carpenter

The role of ethos in the communication process as discussed by Michael Hyde in The Ethos of Rhetoric suggests we reexamine the role of space in the Communication Center. Such a space should be created to facilitate and nurture the speech-composing and practicing process through feedback from individuals or groups while also allowing students to move from public to private places. Our chapter will address this use of space by utilizing research conducted in the groundbreaking Noel Studio for Academic Creativity. Our research uses control and experimental groups from communication classes to investigate the relationship between space and oral communication


Meta-Communication For Reflective Online Conversations: Models For Distance Education, Ugur -. Demiray, Gulsun -. Kurubacak, T. Volkan Yuzer Sep 2011

Meta-Communication For Reflective Online Conversations: Models For Distance Education, Ugur -. Demiray, Gulsun -. Kurubacak, T. Volkan Yuzer

Ugur Demiray

One of the ways in which distance education is capable of reaching online learners is the basis and method of meta-communication. Therefore, it is important to understand how to design reflective online conversations and how to implement a diverse milieu for prospective online learners so that they are able to transfer their information, knowledge, and learning from theoretical forms to real life experiences.

Meta-Communication for Reflective Online Conversations: Models for Distance Educations discusses the potential of meta-communication models for building and managing reflective online conversations among distance learners. This book unites models for meta-communication, distance education, and reflective online conversations ...


Conversation Strategies: Preparing Learners For Real-World Interaction, Angela Richardson Aug 2011

Conversation Strategies: Preparing Learners For Real-World Interaction, Angela Richardson

Sandanona

Workshop/Demonstration

Conversation strategies play an important role in successful communication and socialization, yet they are not often explicitly taught in language classrooms. In this workshop/demonstration we will explore how to use conversation strategies as a means for building both confidence and fluency, while also preparing students for real-world interactions.


The Effects Of Prior Knowledge And Stealing Thunder On Interpersonal Social Attraction, Kathrine Amanda Williams Aug 2011

The Effects Of Prior Knowledge And Stealing Thunder On Interpersonal Social Attraction, Kathrine Amanda Williams

Masters Theses

This study first examines the effectiveness of stealing thunder in increasing the target’s liking for the discloser. The study further inspects liking relative to the amount of information known about the discloser prior to their initial interaction. Additionally, the target’s perception of the negativity of the information revealed is observed. 120 subjects participated in an experiment during which they were either exposed to the negative information via the confederate or the experimenter or were not exposed at all. Results, although interesting, were largely inconsistent with the hypotheses. This could have been due to several factors namely, poor experimental ...


Advanced Meeting Facilitation Techniques, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore Jul 2011

Advanced Meeting Facilitation Techniques, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore

Presentations

As many librarians learned in last year's AALL presentation on facilitation, a well-facilitated meeting can transform a regular work session into an extraordinarily productive event. Participants learned that a well-crafted agenda, thoughtful ground rules, optimal meeting space, and detailed minutes can all set the stage for a successful meeting.

However, meetings can still go awry. A poorly facilitated meeting can make everyone dread meetings even if the meeting has been well-planned. Managing or facilitating behaviors is the final essential ingredient for success. Have you ever been in a meeting that is monopolized by one individual? Or someone offers a ...


A Qualitative Study Examining Tensions In Interdoctor Telephone Consultations, Anupma Wadhwa, Lorelei Lingard Jun 2011

A Qualitative Study Examining Tensions In Interdoctor Telephone Consultations, Anupma Wadhwa, Lorelei Lingard

Lorelei Lingard

OBJECTIVE: Communication skills have gained increasing attention in medical education. Much of the existing literature and medical curricula addresses issues of doctor-patient communication. The critical importance of communication between health professionals, however, is now coming under the spotlight. The interdoctor telephone consultation is a common health care setting in which health professional communication skills are exercised. Breakdowns in this communication commonly occur and, surprisingly, this skill is not formally addressed in medical training. This study sought to clarify the communication issues that can occur during interdoctor telephone consultations in order to inform future educational initiatives in this domain. METHODS: Data ...


Towards Safer Interprofessional Communication: Constructing A Model Of "Utility" From Preoperative Team Briefings, Lorelei Lingard, Sarah Whyte, Sherry Espin, G. Baker, Beverley Orser, Diane Doran Jun 2011

Towards Safer Interprofessional Communication: Constructing A Model Of "Utility" From Preoperative Team Briefings, Lorelei Lingard, Sarah Whyte, Sherry Espin, G. Baker, Beverley Orser, Diane Doran

Lorelei Lingard

"Improved team communication" is broadly advocated in the discourse on safety but rarely supported by a precise understanding of the relationship between specific communication practices and concrete improvements in collaborative work processes. We sought to improve such understanding by analyzing the discourse arising from structured preoperative team briefings among surgeons, nurses, and anesthesiologists prior to general surgery procedures. Analysis of observers' fieldnotes from 302 briefings yielded a two-part model of communicative "utility", defined as the visible impact of communication on team awareness and behavior. "Informational utility" occurred when team awareness or knowledge was improved by provision of new information, explicit ...


Surgeons Managing Conflict: A Framework For Understanding The Challenge, David Rogers, Lorelei Lingard Jun 2011

Surgeons Managing Conflict: A Framework For Understanding The Challenge, David Rogers, Lorelei Lingard

Lorelei Lingard

No abstract provided.


A Theory-Based Instrument To Evaluate Team Communication In The Operating Room: Balancing Measurement Authenticity And Reliability, Lorelei Lingard, Glenn Regehr, Sherry Espin, Sarah Whyte Jun 2011

A Theory-Based Instrument To Evaluate Team Communication In The Operating Room: Balancing Measurement Authenticity And Reliability, Lorelei Lingard, Glenn Regehr, Sherry Espin, Sarah Whyte

Lorelei Lingard

BACKGROUND: Breakdown in communication among members of the healthcare team threatens the effective delivery of health services, and raises the risk of errors and adverse events. AIM: To describe the process of developing an authentic, theory-based evaluation instrument that measures communication among members of the operating room team by documenting communication failures. METHODS: 25 procedures were viewed by 3 observers observing in pairs, and records of events on each communication failure observed were independently completed by each observer. Each record included the type and outcome of the failure (both selected from a checklist of options), as well as the time ...