Thanks to a generous gift from 1963 Communication alum Andrew F. Wahlquist, the Department of Communication is proud to offer an annual scholarship to a standout member of the John R. Park Debate Society.
Learn the skills that professional mediators and negotiators use to resolve the toughest conflicts. Conflict resolution skills are a highly valued asset in all fields and types of organizations.
U study reveals bias is created based on who shares news and not just who creates news
A dramatic increase in solar power adoption has occurred in the last decade, due to growing consumer interest in green energy, coupled with significant decreases in associated costs.
The Department of Communication's 63nd annual Awards Banquet will be held at the Little America Hotel on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 6 p.m. The reception and ceremony will honor distinguished community award winners as well as student scholarship recipients.
The University of Utah’s John R. Park Debate Society was recognized, Friday, Feb. 2, with a resolution by the Utah State Legislature.
The University of Utah’s partnership with Olympic Broadcasting Services, which started with the Salt Lake Winter Olympics in 2002, continues with the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in 2018.
The John R. Park Debate Society traveled to both Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas and, in the first international competition in its history, Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.
Voices of Utah is an award-winning community-engaged learning project run by journalism students in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah.
Shireen Ghorbani, who holds a master’s degree from the U’s Communication Department (2016), is on the Jan. 29 cover of TIME Magazine along with 47 other women who are running for office.
The exhibit is entitled "In the Spirit of Itzpapalotl, Venceremos" and will begin on January 17, 2018 and run through February 15, 2018.
The McIntyre Classroom was established thanks to the generosity of Jerilyn S. McIntyre and her husband, W. David Smith, in honor of her late parents, Maxine and Frank McIntyre.
As director of the new UAC board, Sather’s main goal is to assist the students in Asia to increase awareness and opportunities for educational and social pursuits at the Utah Asia Campus.
The Department of Communication is thrilled for Diana as she takes on this new venture in the coming year.
Next week The Department of Communication will proudly celebrate the 10th anniversary of Voices of Utah and their work throughout the semester.
Dr. Holton will join the sixth class of VPCAT scholars and is the first faculty member from the College of Humanities to be selected to the program.
The John R. Park Debate Society traveled to Stockton, CA for its third tournament of the competitive season at the Pat Kennedy Round Robin, Mustang Invitational, and Paul Winters Invitational.
A recent study published in the Journal of Communication, authored by Kevin Coe, associate professor of communication at the University of Utah, and two graduate students, Robert Bruce and Chelsea Ratcliff, focused specifically on presidential communication about the LGBT community throughout history.
Department of Communication professor David Vergobbi completed his term as president of the American Journalism Historians Association by leading their national convention.
An article by Associate Professor Kevin Coe and his coauthor Joshua Scacco of Purdue University was named the 2017 Michael Pfau Outstanding Article by the National Communication Association’s Political Communication Division.
David Vergobbi, Associate Professor of Communication, was recently interviewed by abc National News about freedom of expression.
he Project for Deeper Understanding partnered with public radio station KPCW to host “’Fake News’ and the Demise of Civil Discourse,” in Park City last week.
Please join us for a talk by 2017-'18 Parry D. Sorensen Distinguished Lecturer Michael Babcock, Senior Regional Director of Public Relations and Communications at Shriner's Hospitals for Children.
The University of Utah’s Department of Communication alumna Sarah Bell (PhD 2015) has been awarded a Digital Studies Fellowship from the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.
The team traveled to Colorado Springs to open its competitive season at the Al Johnson Memorial Invitational hosted by Colorado College.
The symposium was held Sept. 14-15, 2017 at the University of Cincinnati. Her talk was titled "Accounting for Scientific Attribution."
The 31st annual lecture will be held Thursday, Oct. 19, in LNCO 2110 at 7:30 p.m.
Over the weekend of September 15, communication, media studies, political science and philosophy scholars gathered at the Tanner Humanities Center for the annual Critical Genealogies Workshop.
The Department of Communication endorses President David Pershing and Dean Dianne Harris’ statements on President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order.
First-year doctoral student Madison Krall spoke at TEDxMileHigh this summer on her health communication research.
Lindsay Kite, who earned her master's (2009) and Ph.D. (2013) in the Communication Department, has been invited to speak at TEDxSaltLakeCity.
With Dr. Gary Kreps, George Mason University, Distinguished Scholar in Health and Risk Communication.
Robin Jensen's Book "Infertility: Tracing the History of a Transformative Term" Named 2017 Outstanding Book
Professor Robin Jensen's latest book, "Infertility: Tracing the History of a Transformative Term," was named the Outstanding Book of 2017 by the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG).
New research shows public health messages about preventing suicides involving firearms are more likely to be successful if they acknowledge the values and beliefs of gun owners.
Professor Kimberley Mangun Awarded Book Contract for Work on Alabama Editor and Civil Rights Crusader
Dr. Mangun's forthcoming book, "Fighting with Words: Editor Emory O. Jackson's Crusade for Freedom, Justice and Fairness in Alabama, 1940-1975," will be published as part of the AEJMC-Peter Lang Scholarsourcing Series.
The national champion John R. Park Debate Society is hosting its annual summer camps for high school students from across the country starting July 9.
The Department of Communication is excited to host the 2017 NCA/AFA Summer Conference, also known as the Alta Argumentation Conference, at the Snowbird Resort Cliff Lodge from July 20-23, 2017.
Shauna Edson, an MA student in Communication and Writing & Rhetoric Studies, has been working with the Salt Lake City Public Library to help make our local communities more digitally inclusive.
Rob Layne and Karl Haase are among the doctoral student participants chosen to attend the esteemed seminar to be held at Bowling Green State University July 27-30.
On May 17, 2017, Professor Sean Lawson of the Communication Department delivered a lecture at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Center for Global Security Research.
Advisors Cameron Vakilian and Travis Ciaramella to be Featured Presenters at National Academic Advising Conference
Their presentation, titled Internship Advising Strategies, will provide advisors with evidence and theory-based strategies to help students find and secure quality internships.
She delivered a talk titled "Privilege, Oppression, and Complexity: Our Institutions are of the World We Live In” to more than 600 student services professionals in Washington state.
He presented on his recent work "The Posthuman, New Materialism, and the Gendered/Racial Future in 'Advantageous.'"
The 2017 Communication Awards Banquet was held on April 12, 2017 at the Little America Hotel Ballroom.
Chelsea Ratcliff, a master’s student in the Department of Communication, recently won the Overall Top Paper award at the D.C. Health Communication Conference.
Communication Colloquium with Dr. Christine Harold.
Dr. Joshua Ewalt, assistant professor in the Department of Communication in the College of Humanities, has been selected as a participant in Northeastern University’s National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Space, Place, and the Humanities.
The oldest student organization at the U takes the top spot.
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.