New course allows undergrads to conduct research for equity

In a new class offered by the Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity titled “Engaged Scholarship: Conducting Research for Equity,” UW undergraduates connect with the needs of a community in the Rainier Valley area of South Seattle to examine issues…

First-year grad students present preliminary research projects

On Wednesday, March 11, the Department of Communication first-year graduate students presented their preliminary research projects to faculty, staff, and fellow students. Verbal Abuse in Couples: Unrecognized Aggression by Cheri Brown At the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion:…

Gina Neff shines among engineers as innovation team awarded $200k

Associate Professor Gina Neff was honored with a 2015 Innovation Award from the University of Washington worth $200,000 over two years for a collaborative team to foster new levels of student engagement and understanding, especially through active learning. She won…

Chat with the Chair: LeiLani Nishime pairs research and teaching with community project

Associate Professor LeiLani Nishime’s focus of research and teaching is on mainstream representations of Asian Americans. A timely subject with the premiere of the ABC sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” (which Nishime points out is the second ever TV show…

Seattle Globalist’s Jessica Partnow and Sarah Stuteville Awarded National Edward R. Murrow

The Seattle Globalist had a great year in 2014, winning an Edward R. Murrow award for their highly acclaimed audio documentary “Generation Putin.” Following the lives of young activists in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Georgia, this hour-long series of radio…

Photos by Ilona Idlis.

  Last April, in partnership with the UW eScience Institute, Assistant Professor Benjamin Mako Hill led a series of free Community Data Science Workshops for novices interested in learning basic computer programming and building and analyzing data from online communities….

African American Themes in Television: Kathleen Fearn-Banks’ Newly Updated Second Edition

To understand the media’s narrative of African Americans in this country, one fascinating component would be to gather and document the types of roles and presence that African-Americans have had and continue to have within television. In the Historical Dictionary…

Chat with the Chair: Andrea Otanez details the Olympia Legislative Reporting Internship Program

Journalism lecturer Andrea Otanez talks about the ins and outs of the Olympia Legislative Reporting Internship Program – a program that the Department of Communication has offered annually for more than four decades. Otanez is going into her second year…

Lance Bennett’s Connective Action on ‘The Conversation’

On September 29, 2014, Professor Lance Bennett delivered a public lecture on his recently published book “The Logic of Connective Action” at the University of Sidney. The lecture, which was part of an Australian Political Studies Association plenary session, was…

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…

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