U of A wins Regents' Cup for second year in a row!
Department of Communication instructor Dr. Diana Leonard, the Storytelling coach for the Univerity of Arizona team participating in the 2023 Regents' Cup, led her team to victory for a second year in a row on February 25 on the U of A campus. Read all about it! 
Tue, 02/28/2023 - 4:51pm
Guest speaker addresses cyber security, challenges with technology
Students in PR 423 Crisis Communication class, taught by Communication faculty member Carolyn Casertano, enjoyed a visit with guest speaker and cyber security expert Anthony King. King talked about the security challenges with technology, and ways for students to protect themselves, and the important role communicators have in managing response to cyberattacks. 
Mon, 02/27/2023 - 4:30pm
Any day of the year, it's more rewarding to give than receive
Research has shown that hugs, kisses and other forms of affectionate communication are good for health and well-being, especialy when it comes to the heart. Those who give affection may see even more benefit than those on the receiving side, Communication professor Dr. Kory Floyd has found. Read all about it!    
Mon, 02/20/2023 - 12:22pm
Regents' Cup hosted at UArizona on Feb. 25, 2023!
This year's Regents' Cup is being hosted at the University of Arizona on February 25, 2023 in McClelland Hall! This tri-university Speech and Debate competition celebrates free speech, civil discourse and democratic egagement at Arizona's public universities. Last year's top prize winner ($15,000) was Communication major Celeste Lugo, who won for Storytelling, and the University of Arizona team won first place at the 2022 competition, hosted at NAU. The kickoff to this year's schedule on... Read more
Thu, 02/09/2023 - 1:00pm
Dr. Kory Floyd on navigating loneliness during the holildays
Dr. Kory Floyd discusses the stigma attached to loneliness, and focuses on navigating through what can be very scary feelings to be able to recoginze the good and positive elements in our lives. Read the article here. 
Tue, 12/20/2022 - 9:24am
Doug Sanders (2007) a "Cats in the Corner" webinar guest Jan. 12, 2023
Doug Sanders, who received a Bachelor's degree in Communication in 2007 at the University of Arizona, will be a guest on the "Cats in the Corner" webinar on Thursday, January 12, from noon to 1 p.m. Sanders is the founder and president of Sanders Sports and Entertainment (SSE). Sanders, who lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and their three children, started SSE in 2015 after years of experience at leading industry agencies such as Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Sanders manages the... Read more
Thu, 12/01/2022 - 5:09pm
Prof. Casertano to lead Study Abroad in Orvieto, Italy in Summer 2023!
Wildcats!   I’m inviting you to join me in beautiful Orvieto, Italy this Summer to study abroad and take our first Public Relations classes. We will immerse ourselves into the Italian culture, and use our PR skills to amplify local businesses/organizations with their social media presence, engagement and more! No previous PR experience/classwork is required, and the classes will cover the basic information for social media and PR and how to create a successful PR campaign. More info here,... Read more
Fri, 11/18/2022 - 4:52pm
Current faculty, alums Tokunaga and Wright among top COMM scholars
Communication Professors Jake Harwood, Stephen Rains, Chris Segrin, and Kory Floyd, as well as alums Robert Tokunaga (Ph.D., 2012) and Paul Wright (Ph.D., 2011), have been identified as among the top 2% most influential Communication and Media Studies scholars (and in the case of Dr. Segrin, Social Psychology scholars) of the last 60 years (1960-2021). A research team led by a Stanford School of Medicine Professor developed the ranking database, which was published by Elsevier<https://... Read more
Mon, 10/31/2022 - 1:36pm
Dr. Jake Harwood featured in "Bear Down, Arizona" fight song video
Communication Professor Jake Harwood, who teaches COMM 402/502 Communication and Music, among other classes, was featured in a video about the 70th anniversary of the University of Arizona fight song, "Bear Down, Arizona." Dr. Harwood provides interesting details about music used as a tool to unify groups, to both internal parties as well as external ones, and speaks to the dynamic created by music in that context. View the video on youtube. 
Wed, 09/21/2022 - 1:59pm
Dr. Terán is a researcher at the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT -- Today we have an exciting alumni spotlight for everyone! On Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, our very own Larissa Terán, PhD., attended the 74th Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California. In July 2022, Dr. Terán began working for the the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which received the Primetime Emmy Governors Award. We reached out to Dr. Teran for a quote about the foundation and this is what she had to say: "I feel so honored to work for the Geena Davis Institute on... Read more
Fri, 09/16/2022 - 2:42pm


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