The Mind, Body, Communication Connection

The Mind, Body, Communication Connection

It is a common chant heard throughout childhood: “stick and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” As they mature, many an adult learns that this playground adage is anything but true. Words have a unique…

Five Years on Scratch: A New Youth Programming Dataset

Five Years on Scratch: A New Youth Programming Dataset

The Nature publishing group journal Scientific Data recently published the research of two Department faculty, Assistant Professor Mako Hill and Affiliate Assistant Professor Andrés Monroy-Hernández, who is also a Researcher at FUSE Labs, Microsoft Research. Scientific Data’s publication of a…

Kirsten Foot Receives NCA 2016 Outstanding Book Award

Kirsten Foot Receives NCA 2016 Outstanding Book Award

Communication Professor Dr. Kirsten Foot is the recipient of the National Communication Association’s Organizational Communication Division 2016 Award for Outstanding Book. According to the Awards Chair, Dr. Foot’s book, Collaboration Against Human Trafficking: Cross-Sector Challenges and Practices, “offers many important…

Sharing the Story of an Unlikely Hero

Sharing the Story of an Unlikely Hero

Communication Leadership student Zac Murphy traveled to Cambodia in 2015 with the Belgian organization APOPO. His mission? To document an extraordinary story about rats, casting the typically villainized vermin in a more heroic light. Thanks to the generous support of…

Faculty and Graduate Students Answer “Communication’s Civic Callings”

Faculty and Graduate Students Answer “Communication’s Civic Callings”

The UW Department of Communication had a strong showing in Philadelphia at the National Communication Association’s (NCA) 102nd Annual Convention. This year, participants demonstrated “how mass and mediated communication is uniquely situated to engage audiences and communities in various forms…

The A.I.’s Have It: Trump’s Cyber Supporters

The A.I.’s Have It: Trump’s Cyber Supporters

Following the 2016 Election, many have scrutinized the communities that raised Donald Trump to the U.S. Presidency. A recent study by researchers at Corvinus University, Oxford, and the University of Washington reveals that one of the most vocal of these…

Study by Dr. Manusov Selected as JOFC 2015 Article of the Year

Study by Dr. Manusov Selected as JOFC 2015 Article of the Year

The Journal of Family Communication has selected “When Family Talk is Difficult: Making Sense of Nonverbal Communication at the End-of-Life,” written by Professor Valerie Manusov, as its 2015 Article of the Year. Dr. Manusov co-authored the article with Maureen Keeley,…

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