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Due to the potential of flooding, cars were to be moved from low-lying areas of lots C, D, E, F, and N-lot extension (as shown in pink on this map) by 11:59 p.m. Monday night. Cars should now be located in other locations on higher ground in these lots or in lot M (behind the Sports Center). If you need assistance, please contact Public Safety at 860.768.7985. Vehicles must be returned to assigned lots by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27.

Muppidi Publishes Co-edited Book

July 28, 2021
Submitted By: Sundeep Muppidi
Book cover

Dr. Sundeep R. Muppidi, Professor of Communication in the College of Arts and Sciences published his fourth book titled, "COVID-19, Racism and Politicization: Media in the Midst of a Pandemic". The co-edited volume explores the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the role of national and international media and governments in the initial coverage of the developing crisis. With specific chapters written mostly by scholars based in these countries, it examines how the media in India, China, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Taiwan, Bangladesh, New Zealand and the USA responded to this pandemic. The volume particularly addresses their role in both countering and spreading misinformation and in the politicization of the health crisis. The chapters highlight various issues specific to individual countries, such as racism, conspiracy theories, Sinophobia, stigmatization of victims, media bias, and othering.

The copyediting of the book was supported by funds from the Cardin grant, College of Arts and Sciences.