Fulbright Scholar Pamela Pietrucci awarded Research Fellowship

Pamela Pietrucci joined the UW Department of Communication in 2008 as a Fulbright Scholar from Italy, after experiencing other international exchange programs in Spain and Miami. She was recently awarded the Simpson Center’s Digital Humanities Commons Research Fellowship, which sponsors…

LeiLani Nishime’s “Undercover Asian” picks up media buzz

Assistant Professor LeiLani Nishime’s brand new book Undercover Asian: Multiracial Asian Americans in Visual Culture was spotlighted on Slant Magazine and KUOW radio station this month. Nishime’s analysis of multiracial Asian Americans’ representation in media is the first book-length examination…

Launch party for Dr. Ceccarelli’s new book

The University Book Store is hosting a launch party on Wednesday, January 15 for Professor Leah Ceccarelli’s new book “On the Frontier of Science: An American Rhetoric of Exploration and Exploitation.” The event starts at 7 p.m. at the University…

UW Comm shines at the 99th Annual NCA Convention

The National Communication Association’s (NCA) 99th Annual Convention was last month in Washington D.C., where several of the UW Department of Communication graduate students and alumni received great honors for their successes. Below is a list of awards received by…

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…

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