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Heading into the Home Stretch – Fall 2016

My name is Dr. Heather Hether and I am a faculty member in the Department of Communication at UC, Davis.

This term I’ve been teaching Health Communication (CMN 161) — and it’s been a wonderful course. Even though the course is taught in the evenings, my students show up, ready to engage. We’ve had a productive term discussing the major areas of health communication, including doctor-patient communication, health campaigns, media advocacy, health disparities, social marketing, crisis and risk communication, and more.

I’ve also been busy writing, working on a chapter for an upcoming digital pedagogy textbook — a topic I’m passionate about, and also writing a case study on a media advocacy campaign. More details to follow.

This term I also attended two conferences: the Public Relations Society of America conference in Indianapolis, as well as the National Communication Association conference in Philadelphia. At both conferences, I was able to share my work with colleagues and exchange ideas related to both research and teaching. They were great trips — although both were too quick!

I wish you all the best as we push toward the end of the term!

 

Survey Participation Requested

As a favor to an undergraduate student, I am posting a link to a survey that she is conducting regarding political debates. Please click on the link below and complete the survey so that she can proceed with her research.

Student survey research

Meanwhile, brace yourself for an exciting day tomorrow!