Professor Matt McGarrity published in The Chronicle of Higher Ed

In The Chronicle of Higher Education, Professor Matt McGarrity writes about his experience teaching a public-speaking Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) last summer. Although the amount of participants for his course decreased from 120,000 to about 9,000 throughout the 10-week…

The first annual Gerry Philipsen Debate Forum honors retiring professor

The UW Debate Union, led by lecturer Michael Souders, is sponsoring a new series that honors retiring Professor Gerry Philipsen’s dedication to debate as an educational and knowledge-building tool. The Philipsen Debate Forum is an annual event featuring students engaging…

Leah Ceccarelli’s new book examines American rhetoric of science

“Rhetoric of science is a thriving subdiscipline, but to date there has been very little scholarly examination of the frontier of science metaphor in the public address of scientists,” writes Professor and Associate Chair of the UW Department of Communication…

Women in Advocacy: A Discussion on Women’s Experience in Public Argument

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Ph.D. student Kiana Scott selected as UW’s Student Regent

After many discussions with student regents in the Seattle area, administrators, her advisor David Domke, and legislators around the state, Department of Communication Ph.D. student Kiana Scott decided to apply to become a student regent. Ten months and an intense…

UW offers free public speaking class through Coursera

Professor Matt McGarrity is teaching a free online public speaking course for the online education company Coursera. Dr. McGarrity has taught the popular introduction to public speaking class at UW every quarter for years. The online class, while similar to…

UW Debate Union hosts roundtable redefining cybercrime

More than 120 people attended a roundtable discussion on the legal implications of cybercrime on Monday, March 4, in Kane Hall. The event was put on by the Department of Communication’s new debate program, whose goal is to build and…

Consensus or controversy: Ceccarelli is awarded for tackling this heated debate

Is the question of global warming really a controversial issue or is it just framed as such by politicians, and the like, even though the majority of scientists agree on the facts? UW Communication Associate Professor and Associate Chair Leah…

Vats, Knobloch win Mortar Board scholarships

The Mortar Board Alumni/Tolo Foundation has selected two Communication graduate students to receive scholarships in the 2011/2012 academic year. The Mortar Board Madeline Jones Campbell Scholar is Anjali Vats. She will receive a scholarship of $1,500. Katie Knobloch has also…

End of the year public speaking contest 2011

At the 2011 Excellence Awards, six undergraduate students competed in a public speaking competition. The students attended Professor Matt McGarrity’s Intro to Public Speaking course during the year and were selected from 60 eligible contestants, going through multiple rounds of judging…

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