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Howard an observer at Tunisian elections

Associate Professor Phil Howard got a unique look at the election process in Tunisia recently. As an election observer with the official mission of the National Democratic Institute, he witnessed not only an important day in history for the people…

Bennett authors top-cited article

Lance Bennett, professor of political science and communication, recently had his article ranked among the Journal of Communication’s top-cited articles of 2010. Bennett’s article, “A New Era of Minimal Effects? The Changing Foundations of Political Communication,” was published in the…

Parks receives second Woolbert Research Award

Professor Malcolm (Mac) Parks shares the Charles H. Woolbert Research Award given by the National Communication Association with UW alum Kory Floyd. The award is given annually by the National Communication Association to an article published more than 10 years…

Lance Bennett to give Faculty Lecture Nov. 30

Professor of Communication and Political Science Lance Bennett will give the 36th Annual Faculty Lecture, titled, “The Democratization of Truth: Communication and the Crisis of Contemporary Politics,” on Wednesday, Nov. 30 in Kane Hall 130 at 7 p.m. The Annual…

Study: 3D building models fall short of promise

Assistant Professor Gina Neff and her research team studied how Building Information Modeling (BIM), an information communication tool, supports collaboration among builders, architects, engineers and contractors throughout the building process. The research was funded by the UW Royalty Research Fund,…

Professor analyzes anti-human-trafficking movement

Associate Professor Kirsten Foot hopes her latest research will help prevent and abolish human trafficking through a two-pronged study: by mapping the anti-trafficking activities of hundreds of organizations representing multiple sectors, and by analyzing multi-sector collaboration. Foot, Associate Professor in…

Grad student Muzammil Hussain wins Google Research award

Graduate student Muzammil Hussain is on the UW interdisciplinary research team that won the Google Research award. The team, known as retroV, consists of iSchool Assistant Professor Karine Barzilai-Nahon and three iSchool Ph.D. students (Shawn Walker, Jeff Hemsley and Sheryl…

Media Labor in the Age of Youtube

Gina Neff, Assistant Professor of Communication, provides a framework for thinking through the valorization of media content in emerging market conditions, with a particular focus on the work involved in making media products and the people who do this communication…

Parks delivers Scheidel Faculty Lecture on science of personal relationship and networks

On April 29, Dr. Malcolm Parks delivered the Thomas M. Scheidel Annual Faculty Lecture on “Deeply Connected: The Science of Personal Relationships and Networks.” Parks is a professor in the UW Department of Communication. The quality of our personal relationships…

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