Forthcoming book from rhetoric scholar Christine Harold

A timely examination of the attachments we form to objects and how they might be used to reduce waste. Rampant consumerism has inundated our planet with pollution and waste. Yet, attempts to create environmentally friendly forms of consumption are often…

Graduate students KC Lynch and Carolina Nieto explore the rhetoric of memorializing racial violence

With the help of a generous award from the Peter Clarke and Susan Evans Graduate Research Fund, Communication graduate students KC Lynch and Carolina Nieto recently visited Montgomery, Alabama to experience the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and…

Welcome Our New Department Chair

The Department of Communication is delighted to welcome our new chair, Dr. Christine Harold. In the letter below, Dr. Harold shares more about this transition in her own words. The faculty, staff, and students wish her the best, and look…

CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE AT THE 2018-2019 SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS CEREMONY

In two end-of-the-academic-year award ceremonies, the UW Department of Communication honored students with scholarships and excellence awards worth nearly $218,000 in total. These students have proven to be exceptional in the areas of journalism, research, communication, and ethics. Department of…

UW Team Invited to Debate’s Most Prestigious Competition

For the first time since 1968, a team from the University of Washington has been invited to debate’s most prestigious competition: the National Debate Tournament (NDT). Alec Bellis, a sophomore from Gig Harbor, and Dylan Thomas, a senior from Mount…

Darth Vader vs. the Debate Team

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 6:00-7:00 PM | CMU 120 “Should the United States end drug prohibition?” Next Tuesday, Jamen Shively, the man known as the “campus Darth Vader”, and Jamie Gilchrist, a retired criminal investigator, will be debating the question…

February Guest Lecture/Colloquium: G. Thomas Goodnight

“Alt-Rhetorics, Networks, and Criticism” Thomas Goodnight, Ph.D. | Professor of Communication, USC Annenberg February 13, 2018 | 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM | CMU 126 Abstract:   The rhetorical tradition is an enduring discussion generated from the problems encountered in satisfying…

What Are UW Comm Professors Researching?

Fall Faculty Forum 2017 Last week, three Department faculty members — Christine Harold, Matthew Powers, and Nancy Rivenburgh — discussed their current research projects. For those in our community who were unable to attend this event, the Department’s video recording…

UW Students, Faculty, and Alumni Honored at 2017 NCA Reception

Department colleagues, friends and supporters gathered last month in Dallas for the UW Communication Annual NCA Reception. NCA’s 103rd Annual Convention celebrated “Our Legacy, Our Relevance.” According to Ronald L. Jackson II, NCA First Vice President, the convention presented “compelling…

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