Former Comm Department Chair Jerry Baldasty Appointed Provost Of UW

Former Comm Department Chair Jerry Baldasty Appointed Provost Of UW

University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce has appointed Gerald (Jerry) Baldasty as provost and executive vice president, following a 14-month term as interim provost. Baldasty has long been a member of the Department of Communication, earning a B.A. in…

Grad student Matt Bellinger receives Mortar Board scholarship

Grad student Matt Bellinger receives Mortar Board scholarship

Matthew Bellinger, a doctoral candidate entering his sixth year at the UW Department of Communication, received the Ayers/Jones Campbell Scholarship from the Mortar Board/Tolo Foundation for the 2016-17 academic year. The Mortar Board is a national honor society recognizing college…

Carmen Gonzalez Receives RRF Award

Carmen Gonzalez Receives RRF Award

The UW Office of Research recently granted Assistant Professor Carmen Gonzalez an award through the Royalty Research Fund (RRF) in recognition of her research which investigates the relationship between digital and social equity. Gonzalez, together with Jason Yip of the…

More than 400 students earn Communication degrees at 2016 graduation ceremony

More than 400 students earn Communication degrees at 2016 graduation ceremony

On June 9, 2016, more than 400 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students gathered in The Quad to celebrate receiving degrees from the UW Department of Communication. Accomplished students proudly walked across the stage as more than 2,500 friends and family…

Interdisciplinary class puts innovation at the forefront

Interdisciplinary class puts innovation at the forefront

On June 1, students of “COM 495/EE 299 – Innovation Readiness: Cultivating an Innovation Mindset” participated in a final innovation fair to present their ideas about how to improve life at the UW. The projects ranged from a working prototype…

Lecturer Kara Dillard speaks on student fear of ‘making ends meet’ at National Press Club event

Lecturer Kara Dillard speaks on student fear of ‘making ends meet’ at National Press Club event

Lecturer Kara Dillard, who teaches in the Department of Communication and Sociology, took part in “A Public Voice” event at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. She spoke about work that she did with the COM 417 Political Deliberation…

Graduate Advisor Heather Werckle to serve on AEP Advisory Board

Graduate Advisor Heather Werckle to serve on AEP Advisory Board

Graduate Program Advisor Heather Werckle was selected to serve on the Adviser Education Program’s (AEP) Advisory Board for a two-year term from Summer 2016 to Spring 2018. According to the AEP website, “the goal of the Adviser Education Program is…

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