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Katy Pearce

Katy Pearce, assistant professor, joins the University of Washington Department of Communication team, teaching mobile communication to both undergraduate and master’s students in the Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) program. One could say it was either fluke or…

Workers had unions, now they have parties

The San Jose Mercury News published an article on faculty member Gina Neff’s book, “Venture Labor: Work and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries.” Columnist Chris O’Brien spoke with Neff who is on sabbatical and living in New York,…

Bennett, Wells, Freelon awarded top 2011 paper

An article by Prof. Lance Bennett and recent Ph.D. graduates Chris Wells and Deen Freelon was selected by the Political Communication Interest Group (PCIG) of the AEJMC as top research paper published in 2011. The article, “Communicating Civic Engagement: Contrasting…

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…

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