Patricia Moy Elected to ICA Presidency

UW Department of Communication Professor Patricia Moy was elected last month as Vice-President/President-Elect of the International Communication Association (ICA). Moy is the first UW faculty member to serve in this role; she will assume her responsibilities as Vice President after…

Collaborating Against Human Trafficking Receives 2016 Sue DeWine Distinguished Scholarly Book Award

Kirsten Foot, Professor of Communication and adjunct faculty at UW, received the 2016 Sue DeWine Distinguished Scholarly Book award from the Applied Communication Division of the NCA. The award is in recognition of Dr. Foot’s book, Collaborating Against Human Trafficking:…

Communication professor Leah Ceccarelli to Receive NCA’s 2016 Douglas W. Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award

Leah Ceccarelli is a rhetorical critic, theorist, and professor in the Department of Communication. She is also the 2016 recipient of the National Communication Association’s Douglas W. Ehninger Distinguished Rhetorical Scholar Award. Ceccarelli stated that this national award is meant…

Mako Hill Wins Competitive NSF Award

Assistant Professor Mako Hill was recently awarded a second grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The funded proposal is a collaborative effort with Aaron Shaw who is in Communication Studies at Northwestern University. The grant is for a total…

Ph.D. student receives four grants to research journalism practices in Rwanda

Ruth Moon, a Ph.D. candidate in her fifth year as a UW Department of Communication student, has received four grants to aid her dissertation research. “I aim to understand the ideas and practices journalists use to create a coherent occupation…

Grad student Matt Bellinger receives Mortar Board scholarship

Matthew Bellinger, a doctoral candidate entering his sixth year at the UW Department of Communication, received the Ayers/Jones Campbell Scholarship from the Mortar Board/Tolo Foundation for the 2016-17 academic year. The Mortar Board is a national honor society recognizing college…

Two Ph.D Students Selected for Honors Seminar

UW Department of Communication Ph.D. students Kristen Barta and Elizabeth Parks have been accepted into the 2016 National Communication Association (NCA) Doctoral Honors Seminar to be hosted July 21-24 by the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University in Athens,…

Carmen Gonzalez Receives RRF Award

The UW Office of Research recently granted Assistant Professor Carmen Gonzalez an award through the Royalty Research Fund (RRF) in recognition of her research which investigates the relationship between digital and social equity. Gonzalez, together with Jason Yip of the…

Lecturer Kara Dillard speaks on student fear of ‘making ends meet’ at National Press Club event

Lecturer Kara Dillard, who teaches in the Department of Communication and Sociology, took part in “A Public Voice” event at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. She spoke about work that she did with the COM 417 Political Deliberation…

Sam Woolley, Phil Howard shed light on effect of bots on presidential election in WIRED magazine

Ph.D. candidate Sam Woolley and Professor Phil Howard wrote an article that was published in this month’s edition of WIRED magazine about how nefarious bots are affecting the U.S. presidential election. It is the first piece in the May issue,…

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