Suicide: leading cause of death and central to Randy Beam’s research

Nearly 40,000 people commit suicide annually in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and suicide leads to about twice as many deaths as motor vehicle accidents in Washington State each year. Professor Randy Beam received…

Valerie Manusov studies role of nonverbal cues in relationships, published in Interpersona

Professor Valerie Manusov wanted to see how nonverbal cues are viewed in relationships. She raised the question, and invited two former UW Communication Ph.D. students Tony Docan-Morgan and Jessica Harvey to join her in creating a study and writing a…

Silberner hard at work. Photos by Ansel Herz, a UW alum who worked with Silberner in Haiti.

The European School of Oncology (ESO) has recognized Artist in Residence Joanne Silberner with its 2013 Best Cancer Reporter Award for her work in Uganda, India, and Haiti that led to a five-part radio series for Public Radio International’s (PRI)…

Katy Pearce compares mobile and personal computer use in Armenia, published in Journal of Communication

Professor Katy Pearce, alongside Ronald Rice of University of California Santa Barbara, has a new article published in the Journal of Communication titled “Digital Divides From Access to Activities: Comparing Mobile and Personal Computer Internet Uses.” The study, using data…

Moving to the Heart of the Matter: David Domke appears on CityClub panel about civil discourse

Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication David Domke was one of four panel members for a discussion titled “Civil Discourse: Moving to the Heart of the Matter,” which looked at the current political arena, asking when the civility…

MCDM grad Vaun Raymond wins Technology Award for virtual museum

Vaun Raymond (M.A., 2009) combined his passions for videography and museums by creating the Lake Union Virtual Museum, an endeavor he started as his thesis project for the Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) program. Recently, the Association of…

Three Weeks In: Matt McGarrity Inspires MOOC Discussions From Around the World

Seattle Times higher education reporter Katherine Long caught up with Professor Matt McGarrity to see how his MOOC is progressing as he enters week four of his massive online public speaking course. With enrollment climbing to more than 112,000 people…

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