See the calendar on the right for upcoming meeting times and topics. (Click on dates in bold to see what's happening.)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Guest blogging for Discovery Tech

A few months ago I received a note from a producer for Discovery Tech, a web site run by the Discovery Channel. She's start a guest blog, and wants to give student researchers an opportunity to tell the world about their work, what it's like being a student in this area, and so forth. She said she was open to single posts, or a regular series. You can see the blog here: If you're interested, let me know and I'll see if she's still looking for people. -Kelly

New Faculty Member Hired

We are very excited that Brandon Van Der Heide will join the School of Communication in fall 2009 as a new Assistant Professor in the field of communication technology.
He is a great fit for our research group with his interest in effects of communication technology on communicative processes and his recent research studies.
Brandon comes from Michigan State University.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Welcome to the CATS website!

The research group CATS has two main goals:
1. “Stimulation”: The discussion of different research projects, theories, and methods should stimulate group members and give them new ideas for their own research projects.
2. “Synergy”: Group members have a better chance to find similarities of their work if they know the different research fields and projects. That should lead to new cooperation with/between graduate students/faculty members.

CATS provides many opportunities for discussions and presentations. You are very welcome to join our group as an activ member or attend regular meetings as an interested guest.
If you have questions or requests, please contact Dr. Axel Westerwick at