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  School of Communication and Information 2021-2023 About the School Academic and Research Units Centers, Labs, and Clusters  

Centers, Labs, and Clusters

Center for Communication and Health Issues

The Center for Communication and Health Issues (CHI) is a consortium of educators, counselors, and students with a mission to conduct research on communication and health issues affecting college students and to design, implement, and evaluate campus and community-based education, intervention, and prevention programs.

Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries

The Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) is dedicated to research, scholarship, education, and consultancy for school library professionals. It focuses on how learning in an information-age school is enabled and demonstrated by school library programs, and how inquiry-based learning and teaching processes can contribute to educational success and workplace readiness for learners. CISSL's Director is Professor Carol Kuhlthau and Professor Ross Todd is the Director of Research.

Health and Wellness Cluster

The Health and Wellness Cluster brings together faculty across the school whose research, teaching, and service focus centrally on closing disparities and improving health and wellness outcomes for individuals, groups, and communities in the United States and globally. Our work examines the evolving role that communication, information, and media play in facilitating personal and public health via a range of processes and mechanisms--health education and health literacy, risk communication, persuasion and social influence, social support, capacity-building, and informatics--and across a wide range of health challenges, including drug and alcohol addiction, cancer, HIV/AIDS, obesity, Alzheimer's disease, mental health, and wellness more generally. We work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and practitioners across disciplines and professional practices to produce effective and sustainable solutions to these and other challenges, and we are equally committed to the education of our students and to the betterment of our communities.    

HCI Lab for Health and Sustainability

HCI Lab for Health and Sustainability is an interdisciplinary research lab that studies human behaviors, creates new computing technologies, and evaluates the use of new systems in real-world settings to improve the quality of everyday life.

InfoSeeking Lab

The InfoSeeking Lab includes faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates who focus on information seeking/retrieval behavior; promote research and engage in sharing and discussing research ideas; and explore collaborative research opportunities. Research projects relating to information seeking/retrieval/behavior and social media have related to collaborative information seeking, social Q&A, human-computer interaction (HCI), search strategies, and browsing behaviors.

Laboratory for the Study of Applied Language Technology and Society (SALTS)

The Laboratory for the Study of Applied Language Technology and Society (SALTS) brings together researchers interested in the development of next-generation natural language processing technology and methodology and the design and implementation of applied language technologies for investigating and supporting communication, information, and media processes across cultural, social, and geographic boundaries.

Media, Inequality, and Change Center (MIC)

The Media, Inequality, and Change Center (MIC) is a collaboration between Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information and the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School. The center explores the intersections between media, democracy, technology, policy, and social justice. MIC produces engaged research and analysis while collaborating with community leaders to help support activist initiatives and policy interventions. The center's objective is to develop a local-to-national strategy that focuses on communication issues important to local communities and social movements in the region, while also addressing how these local issues intersect with national and international policy challenges.

NetSCI Lab

The NetSCI Lab is dedicated to producing cutting edge network research, advancing theories of social networks, methods for network analysis, and the practical application of network research.

Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership (OL)

The Rutgers Center for Organizational Leadership (OL) is a universitywide center at Rutgers University that provides programs and consultation in the areas of organizational advancement and academic and administrative leadership development. OL offers a wide array of programs and services to help administrators, faculty, staff, and graduate and medical students enhance their leadership and organizational knowledge and competencies. Formed in 1993, OL serves as a national leader in the areas of organizational quality and self-assessment, leadership development, and communication improvement in higher education.

Rutgers University Conversation Analysis Lab (RUCAL)

The Rutgers University Conversation Analysis Lab (RUCAL) brings together scholars with an interest in understanding the workings of social interaction across a wide variety of social settings and contexts. RUCAL faculty and students examine everyday communicative activities as they are captured in field recordings of naturally occurring interactions and study talk-in-interaction in both social and institutional settings.

SC&I Youth Cluster

SC&I Youth Cluster is a community of scholars from the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University who explore the role of communication, media, information, and technology in the lives of young people and the people and institutions that surround them. Our mission is two-fold: 1) to provide opportunities within the school for support, synergy, and collaboration; 2) to advance knowledge within the field by identifying cutting-edge issues, and bringing to bear our collective skills to address these issues.

Social Media and Society Cluster 

The Social Media and Society Cluster is a transdisciplinary unit within Rutgers School of Communication and Information that supports research extending across the boundaries of the i-School, communication, and media studies programs within the school.

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