Topic: Communication studies

Ibuprofen Relieves Women's Hurt Feelings, Not Men's

July 31, 2014

For years, researchers have known that physical pain relievers such as ibuprofen can also help ease emotional pain, but new research suggests that ibuprofen has contrasting effects on men and women: Men who take the drug report harsher feelings of rejection, and women report feeling better.

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TV Talk Shows Advocating for Disaster Relief Instead Provide Celebrity Therapy, Study Finds

Feb. 27, 2014

In the wake of a natural disaster or global crisis, TV talk shows often advocate for relief efforts by enlisting "celebrity humanitarians" to raise awareness. However, rather than focusing on the individuals affected by the disaster and surrounding social circumstances, TV talk shows tend to focus on the individual experiences of celebrities, in a sense providing on-air "therapy" sessions for the celebrities.

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Moody Foundation Invests $50 Million in UT Austin College of Communication

Oct. 21, 2013

The Moody Foundation has announced a $50 million commitment to establish the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin, resulting in the largest endowment for the study of communication of any public university in the nation.

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'Respect' Button is Better for Democracy Than 'Like' Button, Study Finds

Sept. 18, 2013

Replacing the ubiquitous social media "Like" button with a "Respect" button on news websites would be better for democracy, according to a new report from the Engaging News Project at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Belo Center for New Media Opens for Classes Aug. 29

Aug. 28, 2012

Located at the northeast corner of Dean Keeton and Guadalupe streets, the $54.8 million Belo Center provides interactive classrooms and meeting space for more than 4,200 students in the college and houses the adjacent KUT Public Media Studios. The Belo Center includes lecture halls, auditoriums, student offices and meeting rooms, as well as spaces for film screenings and conferences for all college departments.

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