Our 62nd annual Awards Banquet will be held at the Little America Hotel with a reception and ceremony honoring six distinguished community award winners as well as student scholarship recipients.
Dr. Daniel Canary, Professor (Lecturer) in the Department of Communication, received the most prestigious career award from the Western States Communication Association (WSCA).
Sarah Patterson, an undergraduate student in the Department of Communication, was selected as one of four Dee Foundation UROP Scholars for 2017.
With the help of this award, she'll be directing the symposium, hosted by the U's Communication Institute, in July 2017.
A Communication Colloquium with Dr. Karma R. Chavez.
Join us for our colloquium on February 23, 2017 when Dr. Stephens will share the data stories that help her explain the tensions and opportunities for contemporary mobile communication.
Dr. Ono will assume office on January 1, 2018, plan the 2019 NCA annual convention, and serve as NCA president in 2020.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology’s report features her recently published research on communicating genetic information to patients.
Utah students interested in a close-up look at work in local ad agencies and connect with employers have a chance to do so on Feb. 15. Enrollments are still open.
Christine L. Brady, Weston Wood, and Sarah Patterson will be presenting papers at the USRC before WSCA on Feb. 18 in Salt Lake City.
Department of Communication Associate Professor Robert W. Gehl has published a new edited collection, co-edited with Maria Bakardjieva of the University of Calgary.
The IMC Certificate is a one-semester course taught every spring semester by Communication Professor Tim Larson and Professor Ken Foster, both leaders in the field.
Dr. Rose won the award for his course COMM 3505 "Intro to Media Business Ethics," where he engages students in ethics exercises that use innovative methods to teach key ethical concepts.
The program is a partnership between Google and the Nonprofit Technology Network that focuses on increasing digital inclusion in cities where Google Fiber is providing Internet infrastructure.
The annual convention was held Nov. 10-13 and welcomed thousands of scholars from across the country. See here for a list of the incredible awards presented to our faculty and students.
Heather J. Stone receives the Communication Institute Graduate Student Research Grant for her research project titled “Young Mormon Women as Insiders/Outsiders: Exploring Tensions of Organizational Membership in Tight-Knit Communities, 1974-2002.”
Danielle Endres and Michael Middleton's "Participatory Critical Rhetoric" Wins Outstanding Book of the Year
The co-authored 2015 critical rhetorical studies book was announced as winner of NCA's Critical/Cultural Studies Division top book award.
Professor Julia Corbett received the Honorable Mention for the Manfred Award in Creative Writing from the Western Literature Association
The award was for the essay “Out of the Woods,” which is a chapter in her upcoming book "A Regular Day for the Moon: Culture and Everyday Nature."
"Infertility: Tracing the History of a Transformative Term" explores the arguments, appeals, and narratives that have defined the meaning of infertility in modern history.
The emeritus professor from Syracuse University will present a lecture titled "That's Just the Clothes Talking: What You Wear Communicates More than You Think."
The two finalists will be voted on in January by all members of NCA, will assume office on Jan. 1, 2018 and serve as president in 2020.
University of Utah Asia Campus (UAC) Communication student Dahee Yun spoke at the Utah building dedication in Songdo, South Korea on Sept. 1, 2016.
His Oct. 21 keynote is titled, "Representation Today, Tomorrow, and Forever?: The Vexed Ontology of an Iconic Media Concept."
A Q&A with Katheryn Christy, a post-doctoral fellow in Professor Jakob Jensen’s Health Communication & Technology (HCAT) lab in the Department of Communication.
Please join us for this important event! Dr. Buzzanell's talk is titled "Shaping a Resilient Future: Inclusionary Career Cultivation Through a Design Lens."
Julia Moore Wins Outstanding Dissertation Award from Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender
Her award-winning dissertation is titled "From Childless by Choice to Mother: Performative and Subversive Negotiations of Face in Relational Communication about (Never) Having Children."
Dr. Ono co-authored the winning article with 2016 PhD Graduate Antonio Tomas De La Garza.
The John R. Park Debate Society announced today it is again joining with the ABU Education Fund, an affiliate of Alliance for a Better Utah, to host Utah’s only legislative debates of the 2016 election cycle.
The award is presented to the most outstanding scholarly article published the previous year. Jensen is the first back-to-back winner of NCA's highest honor since 1980.
Through the award, Dr. Endres is able to hire undergraduate students to participate in her energy communication research project.
In "Heavy," Shugart discusses why obesity campaigns have failed and are failing, argues there is a disconnect between official campaigns and cultural understandings of obesity, and places the instability regarding what obesity is (and why it is) in political economic context.
Patrick Hutchings, a Communication Studies major, spent 10 weeks this summer working in the Lectures and Seminars Department of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.
Anastasia conducted research for her honors thesis at the Oxford Consortium for Human Rights in England and Northern Ireland in June and July 2016.
Communication is flourishing as a discipline nationally and here at the U, which is visually illustrated in our new infographic.
A new infographic helps to visually depict the White House's latest cancer funding initiative in relation to the entire federal budget.
The Debate Society will be recognized as one of six recipients of the Beacons of Excellence Award for its work empowering and transforming undergraduate students.
While many disciplines are experiencing a tight job market, faculty job openings in communication are increasing, according to a new analysis from NCA.
The Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship program at the U of Michigan has awarded Communication alum Amy Maestas one of its prestigious fellowships.
The 2016 Communication Awards Banquet was held on April 5th, 2016, and honored students who have won awards or scholarships, and new members of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national honor society for students in journalism and mass communication
Griffin was awarded one of three scholarships for $5,000 from Sports Illustrated’s Campus Rush and Finish Line for outstanding journalism in his role as Campus Correspondent for Campus Rush.
Three Department of Communication graduate students – Joshua Trey Barnett, Jessica Houf and Ian Summers – have been awarded competitive university fellowships for their outstanding research.
The Department of Communication is proud to announce the hiring of five new tenure-line faculty starting July 2016
Assistant Prof. Sara K. Yeo's co-authored research on the persistence of the knowledge deficit model in science communication won an essay competition and is featured in Public Understanding of Science.
For her paper titled "Media Coverage and Public Opinion of Energy Efficiency," Graduate Research Assistant Meaghan McKasy is being recognized for her outstanding energy research.
This coveted award recognizes her excellence and dedication as an instructor at the U, and comes with a $1,000 cash prize and engraved medal.
The Department of Communication Presents: China’s Environmental Tipping Point and Eco Warriors with Jennifer Turner
The reception and ceremony will honor six distinguished community award winners as well as student scholarship recipients.
A team of students from the U's S.J. Quinney College of Law, including U Communication alum Sara Parker, earned impressive marks at the National Moot Court Competition in New York.
Dr. Choi was selected for a Fulbright Specialist grant in Communications and Journalism at University of Haifa, Israel.
Harvard's Journalists Resource and NiemanLab featured Professor Holton's research on reporters' personal identities and news consumers' feelings of information overload.
The 2016 colloquium series kicks off Thursday, Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. in LNCO 2120, featuring three top scholars in organizational communication.
The strange billboards showing 9th U.S. President William Harrison are the work of Adjunct Prof. Ken Foster, who is conducting a survey showing the effectiveness of billboards.
The new honor was created in an effort to recognize faculty members who are contributing to students’ career development and exploration.
A new book by Assistant Professor Michael Middleton and Associate Professor Danielle Endres has been published by Lexington Books.
Dr. Endres accepts appointment as director of the Communication Institute, which supports research on communication, communication education, and communication and community.
Communication doctoral candidate Rich Stowell was recently recognized with the U’s Student Veteran of the Year award for his efforts to promote a greater level of understanding of veterans on campus.
Winners of the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Awards include Stacey Overholt and Margaret (Mardie) Clayton.
The National Communication Association (NCA) awarded Professor Jakob Jensen and recent PhD graduate Melinda Krakow the 2015 Golden Anniversary Monograph Award.
Our amazing faculty and graduate students left the annual NCA convention with some of the highest honors awarded for the year, including Distinguished Scholar, Outstanding Dissertation, Distinguished Book, and 6 Top Paper awards, among others.
Professor Julia Corbett has been invited to present the keynote at an international conference hosted by the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador on the future profile of journalists and journalism.
The U's team is pleased to host the English Speaking Union’s British National Debate Team during their US tour. The tour will include a public debate that will focus on the evolving relationship between the US and Cuba.
A Forbes story examining the impact of ads on parents prominently featured Prof. Avery Holton, who researches health communication and media influence.
Two of the biggest NCA awards in the CCS division are being presented to our scholars. Kent A. Ono, chair of the Communication Department, has been named the 2015 Distinguished Scholar and Associate Instructor Megan McFarlane has been awarded the Outstanding Dissertation award.
Parkin's lectureship, celebrating the important role professional communicators play in the education of U of U students, includes speaking at the annual Town & Gown Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Five U of U Asia Campus students are researching stories about the Korean War after each of the Communication students was awarded funding from UROP.
Communication Associate Professor Kim Mangun has been announced as winner of the 2015 Eugene Asher Award for Distinguished Teaching from the American Historical Association for her outstanding postsecondary history teaching.
Communication Professor Jakob (Jake) D. Jensen was awarded a highly coveted 2015 New Innovator Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research program in skin cancer control
Two Department of Communication faculty, Associate Professor Sean Lawson and Professor Avery Holton, were awarded an H2 Professorship to teach an innovative series of courses about drones throughout 2014, and now the successful courses are featured on MediaShift.
The department's colloquium series continues Thursday, Oct. 1, at 3:30 p.m. in LNCO 2120 with a talk from Dr. Brian Moench, founder and president of the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment (UPHE).
The symposium is presented jointly by the Departments of Communication and History at the University of Utah and is free and open to the public. It will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2015.
The Department of Communication's 29th annual B. Aubrey Fisher Memorial Lecture will feature a talk by Dr. Sharon Jarvis, associate professor of communication studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
The Department of Communication's colloquium series commenced for Fall 2015 with Dr. Colin Koopman, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Oregon.
Dr. Robin Jensen has been awarded the New Investigator Award by the Rhetoric and Communication Theory (RCT) Division of the National Communication Association.
The award, "honors a current member of the division for significant contributions to scholarship in rhetorical and/or communication theory during the past ten years."
Department of Communication Associate Instructor and recent U of U graduate Megan McFarlane has won the Cheris Kramarae Outstanding Dissertation Award for the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG).
Dr. Robin Jensen has been awarded the NCA Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award. The award is “given to foster and promote philosophical, historical, or critical scholarship in rhetoric and public discourse.”
Dr. Jensen received this top award in the field for his research in communication strategies and their influence on whether participants were more likely to get colonoscopies.
Congratulations to Department of Communication Professor Marouf Hasian, Jr., Associate Professor Sean Lawson, and Associate Instructor Megan McFarlane on the release of their book, The Rhetorical Invention of America’s National Security State, published by Lexington Books.
Student who launched UIT social media presence now studies communication.
Department of Communication Associate Professor Robert W. Gehl has received the 2015 Association of Internet Researchers Nancy Baym Book Award.
Robin Jensen's book, Dirty Words: The Rhetoric of Public Sex Education, 1870-1924, was published by University of Illinois Press in 2010 and details the approaches and outcomes of sex-education initiatives in the Progressive Era.
Two Department of Communication grad students represented the U at the 2015 National Communication Association Doctoral Honors Seminar.
The BFI offers instruction in policy debate, Lincoln-Douglas debate, public forum debate, student congress, extemporaneous speaking, and interpretive events.
Communication Chair Kent Ono has been selected to be honored at the 2015 National Communication Association for his pedagogy and teaching style.
Assistant Professor Avery Holton won Top Faculty Paper at the 2015 International Communication Association Conference in Puerto Rico with his paper titled "Identity Lost? The personal impact of brand journalism."
Communication Associate Professor Kimberley Mangun has accepted a joint appointment with the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at the Foothill 7th Ward, 2215 East Roosevelt Avenue (1460 South).
The Communication Graduate Student and Faculty Awards Ceremony & Faculty Retirement Celebration took place on April 17 at the University Park Marriott Hotel.
The 2015 Communication Awards Banquet was held on 1 April, 2015, and honored students who have won awards or scholarships, and new members of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national honor society for students in journalism and mass communication.
Jerilyn McIntyre, professor emeritus of Communication, and her husband, David Smith, will be participating in the Local Author Showcase at the King's English Bookshop in Salt Lake City on April 14 at 7 p.m.
Their essay proposes the concept of “passé media” as a contribution to scholarship that combines communication and geography.
Communication Assistant Professor and award-winning designer, Yvette Shen uses color to show that Salt Lake City's air quality has actually improved over the last 35 years.
Congratulations to Communication Assistant Professor Joy Pierce on the debut of her new book, Digital Fusion: A Society Beyond Blind Inclusion, published by Peter Lang Publishing.
Please join us in congratulating the inaugural winners of the Alta Sustainability Leadership Awards. They will be honored at a ceremony on Friday, March 6th from 2 – 3:30 pm in the Hinckley Caucus Room (255 OSH).
The presentation explored Gehl's recent work on dark web social networking and alternative social media.
Kathleen Hunt, doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication, was selected to receive the Southern Communication Journal’s Rose B. Johnson Best Article of 2014 Award.
Listen to the audio from her address.
Communication Chair Kent Ono was invited to give a talk Friday, February 13, at the University of Memphis Department of Communication.
Research from several members of the Department of Communication’s Health Communication and Technology (HCAT) lab has been accepted for publication in the journal Women’s Health Issues.