Keynote Speaker Joanne Harrell, photo by Evan Swope.

On June 13, more than 300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students gathered in the Liberal Arts Quadrangle (The Quad) to celebrate the accomplishment of receiving a degree from the UW Department of Communication. With the sunshine beaming down and no…

Chats with the Chair: Anita Verna Crofts takes off as Flight Instructor

Lecturer and Communication Leadership Associate Director Anita Verna Crofts has created an unprecedented position on the UW campus: Flight Instructor. What???? Hear about this new role, how she got her pilot’s license, and what are the substantial, tangible benefits for…

Recent Ph.D. grad sweeps dissertation awards with recognition on three levels

UPDATE: In addition to the Faculty Award for Outstanding Completed Research from the UW Department of Communication and the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the NCA, John Crowley has now won the Interpersonal Division Dissertation Award from the International Communication Association…

In a new series called “Chats with the Chair,” David Domke holds fun, probing, unscripted conversations with faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are doing new and outstanding things. The discussions last about 15 minutes and can be watched via…

Randy Beam receives RRF award to study news coverage of suicide

Professor Randy Beam, in collaboration with School of Social Work Assistant Professor Jennifer Stuber (whose previous research has focused on mental health issues), has been awarded $34,985 from the Royalty Research Fund to study news coverage of suicide. “We hope…

“Venture Labor” by Gina Neff is CITASA’s 2013 Book of the Year

Professor Gina Neff’s book titled “Venture Labor: Work and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries” was selected as the 2013 Best Book Award by the American Sociological Association Section on Communication and Information Technologies (CITASA). The book award “recognizes…

Celebration of Excellence 2013

Last night, 30 students were recognized with the Jody Deering Nyquist Public Speaking Awards, the Pioneer Awards, the Deborah Kaplan Awards, the Nyquist Undergraduate Research Awards, and the Faculty Awards for Outstanding Completed Research. “I have the great privilege of…

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