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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Room 5013 Vilas Hall rededicated as Jack McLeod Seminar Room

Jack McLeod, Maier-Bascom Professor Emeritus and longtime director of the Mass Communication Research Center, was honored with the rededication of Room 5013 of Vilas Hall as the Jack M. McLeod Roundtable Seminar Room. Professor McLeod has been a mentor to many luminaries and leaders in communication research and education, while at the same time making fundamental contributions to political communication, public opinion, media psychology, and mass communication research, and, of course, research methods. McLeod has a 38-year career in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, after joining the UW faculty in 1962. He shaped the School of Journalism and Mass Communication into a research and doctoral training powerhouse. During his time in the SJMC, he served as director of the Mass Communications Research Center (MCRC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 34 years and advised more than 70 Ph.D. students. He received, among many honors, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Deutschmann Award for a distinguished research career and selection as an ICA Fellow.

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