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Honors & Awards

Our faculty are regularly recognized for the quality of their research.

Honors and Recognitions

Thomas H. Feeley: UB Exceptional Scholar - Sustained Achievement Award. (2016)

Mark G. Frank: State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. (2016)

Hua (Helen) WangUB Exceptional Scholar- Young Investigator Award. (2016)

Recent Best Paper Awards

Melanie C. Green: Top Faculty Paper (with graduate student Kaitlin Fitzgerald), Mass Communication Division, International Communication Association conference. (2016)

Matthew Grizzard: Top paper in Communication and Social Cognition Division, National Communication Association. (2016)

Lance S. Rintamaki: Top three paper award; Disability Communication Division, National Communication Association. (2016)

Michael A. Stefanone: Top Paper honors at National Communication Association conference, Human Communication Technology Division. (2016)

Michael A. Stefanone: Top Paper honors at Southern Management Association conference, Human Resources / Methods Division. (2016)

Z. Janet Yang: ExxonMobil Student Paper Award (co-author), Risk Communication Specialty Group, Society for Risk Analysis, December, 2016.

Keynote Presentations

Melanie C. Green Keynote Speaker, International Communication Association Preconference on Narrative Persuasion: From Research to Practice (March, 2017, San Diego, CA)

Melanie C. Green Keynote Speaker, HealthNar Closing Symposium on Mediated Narratives, Interactive Technology, and Health Behaviors, University of Antwerp (March, 2017)

Melanie C. Green Keynote Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Summer School on “The role of empathy and emotion in understanding fiction”, University of Goettingen (Germany) (March, 2017)

Melanie C. Green Keynote/Plenary Speaker, International Symposium Style and Response, Minds, Media, Methods, Sheffield Hallam University, UK (November, 2016)

Thomas H. Feeley Rogosin Medical Institute. New York City. Roundtable on Organ Donation and Access to Transplantation. (December, 2016)

Mark G. Frank Nonverbal Behaviour and Credibility. Keynote presented to York University Osgood Law School, (February, 2017)

Mark G. Frank Deception in the courtroom. Keynote presented to New Jersey Office of Administrative Law (November, 2016, Princeton, NJ)

Mark G. Frank Treviso, Italy: Valutazione delle microespressioni facciali (FACS) e correlazione psicopatologica e difese immunitarie.(Evaluation of facial microexpressions (FACS) and psychopathological correlation and immune defenses ). Half day keynote presentation (October, 2016)

Junhao Hong: Delivered three keynotes at three international conferences.

Lance S. Rintamaki Commencement Speaker, University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences (May, 2017). Voted by the students as faculty commencement speaker from 180 nominees.

Michael A. Stefanone: Power and Influence in Social Media. College of Arts and Sciences Scholars on the Road Series. (May, 2017)