Faculty and Graduate Students in the Department of Communication are involved in a number of research institutions and a host of world-class departments and institutes across campus. These include:
The Department’s Center for the Study of Conflict, Collaboration and Creative Governance (3CG) < http://3cg.colorado.edu/drupal_3cg/>. The C3G Center was recently formed as a response to growing evidence of unhealthy forms of conflict arising from global challenges such as economic crisis, cultural difference, fresh water shortages and resource depletion, climate change, and ethnic strife. The Center is dedicated to fostering more peaceful, cooperative, and creative decision making in an interdependent world. It does so by promoting learning, research, dialogue, and exchange around topics such as new governance structures, and collaborative and effective decision-making processes. It is specifically concerned with advancing communication concepts and practices that help people to develop creative, just, and mutually beneficial solutions to conflict.
The campus Center for Humanities and the Arts (CHA) http://www.colorado.edu/ArtsSciences/CHA/ serves as a focal point for humanistic research, creative work, and artistic performance at the University of Colorado. Related programming includes lectures, seminars, and colloquia.
(DHI) < http://www.colorado.edu/digitalhumanities/> has been formed to foster the scholarly study, production and critique of digital media and related technologies. In addition to scholarly research, it supports creative work and strategic outreach in digital media, and in related technologies.
(ATLAS) < http://www.colorado.edu/atlas/>
is an innovative campus-wide initiative in education, research, creative work and outreach in which information and communication technology is the enabling force. ATLAS programs bring together students, educators, artists, writers, scholars and leaders from the academy, industry, non-profits and government to create a multidisciplinary environment that contributes to the understanding of the interaction of ICT and human society, and to the realization of the full potential of that interaction.
<http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/> seeks to improve how science and technology policies address societal needs, through research, education and service. The Center supports problem-focused research at the interfaces of environment, technology, and policy, and which addresses the growing demand by public and private decision makers for “usable” scientific information. It is concerned with understanding the choices that people and institutions make in pursuing goals under uncertainty, with enlarging the range of choice considered by policy-makers.
The Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) http://www.colorado.edu/pwr/ seeks to make writing central to the undergraduate education of our students. It is committed to training students to think critically about the texts they read and the writing they produce and to enable them to shape and express ideas with clarity and grace in any context - academic, professional, civic, or personal.
The Center to Advance Research and Teaching in the Social Sciences (CARTSS) <http://cartss.colorado.edu/>