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Communication Studies Students Present

Hamline communication studies majors Emily Butts, Makayla Durand, Lea Gorius, Natasha Semanko and Kalli Wilson were among a selected group of undergraduate students who presented their communication research at the University of St. Thomas' 27th Annual Undergraduate Communication Research Conference on Friday, April 20.

Their studies focus on communication surrounding topics ranging from the refugee crisis to the Falcon Heavy launch. The titles of the research projects are as follows: “Imperialism, Whiteness, and Poverty Porn: An Analysis of International Fundraising,” “Technological Progress vs. Humor: How CNN and Buzzfeed Framed the Falcon Heavy Launch,” “The European Refugee Crisis: A Modern Odyssey for Life,” “MLK’s I Have a Dream Speech: An Analysis of King’s Metaphor Use,” and “The Role of Public Memory and Place in American Indian Movement.”