December 1, 2011
Undergraduate students to present results of research
Six undergraduate students from the Department of Communication Studies will present the results of their research at two colloquium presentations on Wednesday, December 7th.
Stephanie Gruner will present her research entitled "Male vs. Female Emotional Expression in Text Messaging" during a colloquium at 6:30 p.m. in Coleman Hall Room 1255. Gruner's study focused on gender differences in emotional expression in text messaging and sought to discover whether men or women use more emotionally expressive tools and words in texts and whether the gender of the person receiving the message affects a person’s emotional expression when creating text messages. The research supported the hypothesis that gender differences in emotional expression in face-to-face communication are also present in computer-mediated communication.
Five other Communication Studies students will present research from their Study Abroad trip during another colloquium at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7th in Coleman Hall 1255.
Nathan Eckhouse, Brooke Hurley, Nathan Luber, Sean McElhenny, and Sara Morrissey will present the results of their research that was conducted during their Study Abroad trip to Australia and New Zealand during the Summer of 2011.
Both colloquium presentations are open to the public free of charge.