Long-time leader in higher ed Thomas Scheidel (’55,’58) inducted to 2014 Alumni Hall of Fame

A leader, excellent teacher, empirical scholar, and advocate for higher education are four common descriptions that people say when asked about Thomas Scheidel (M.A., 1955; Ph.D., 1958). Similar to how he completed his schooling at the UW Department of Speech…

Ph.D. student Sam Woolley

Professor Phil Howard, Ph.D. student Sam Woolley, and two scholars from the iSchool (Professor David McDonald and graduate student Norah Abokhodair) won an Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to track and understand political…

Jacob Jones, reporter for the Inlander in Spokane, Washington.

Jacob Jones, a staff writer for the Inlander in Spokane, has been named the 2014 winner of the Washington Mental Health Reporting Award for his series on how the criminal justice system handles people living with mental illness. He will…

Comm Lead Welcomes Cohort 14

The Communication Leadership graduate program admitted its 14th Cohort this year, welcoming 48 new students. The majority of the newcomers will be pursuing the well-established Masters of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM), but 13 will be working towards the relatively…

‘I grew up broke, not poor,’ says successful businessman, Alumni Hall of Fame inductee Nate Miles

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Eli Lilly and Company Nate Miles (B.A., 1982) may not have had a lot of money growing up, being born in a Navy Homes Federal Housing Project in Pasco, Washington, but his upbringing has…

UW Comm students, alumni to have strong presence at Globie Awards

This Saturday marks the Seattle Globalist’s annual fundraiser “The Globie Awards.” In addition to honoring the community-nominated Globalist of the Year, awards are given to five of their contributors in a variety of categories – and this year, all but…

COM 494: Careers in Communication with Arianna Aldebot

Head of Student Programs Arianna Aldebot is leading a one-credit course this fall to prepare students for the transition to the real world of employment. Students will take part in various career-focused workshops covering topics like building a digital identity,…

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