Wednesday, September 4th marks the start of the fall semester and we are excited to welcome students back to Hiram Smith Hall. The faculty and staff at the Department of Life Sciences Communication are looking forward to meeting new and returning undergraduate and graduate students as they begin their classes.
This semester, it is LSC’s pleasure to welcome a new faculty member to our department. Kaiping Chen is our newest assistant professor of Computational Communication. Chen joins us after receiving her Ph.D. in Communication from Stanford University. Her research employs data science to examine how digital media and technologies affect political accountability to public well-being, and how deliberative designs can improve public discourse on controversial and emerging technologies. Chen will be teaching LSC 250: Research Methods in Communication Industry during the spring semester and focusing on research during the fall.
We have many exciting classes and projects going on this fall in LSC and we hope to see students from across the department involved.
With courses on social media, risk communication, public opinion, radio broadcast, and much more, the versatility of LSC curriculum allows students to craft their education. This and every semester, students will learn both the theoretical foundations and tools of the trade that will prepare them for success in a variety of communication careers. And outside the classroom, LSC and UW-Madison offer many avenues for students to get involved, including research, volunteering, student organizations, and other community outreach events.
We wish all students the best of luck this semester. Many opportunities are in store for the LSC community this semester, and we encourage everyone to get involved.