UArizona Communication Department ranks high in nation and world
According to an article in University of Arizona News, "The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects scoresmore than 5,000 global universities across 54 subjects in five categories (natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences and social sciences) based on the number of papers authored by an institution in an academic subject area, the number of papers published in top journals, the amount of international collaboration and the total number of staff members that have won... Read more
Mon, 08/01/2022 - 9:13am
When Touch is out of Reach - a conversation with Drs. Kory Floyd, Mary-Frances O'Connor
Professor of Communication and author of The Loneliness Cure, Dr. Kory Floyd joins Professor of Psychology Dr. Mary-Frances O'Connor at a fireside chat earlier this summer to talk about the need for contact and connection. 
Thu, 07/14/2022 - 11:52am
Jose Sprigg Graduate Fellowship - AY 2022-2023
JOSE SPRIGG FELLOWSHIP This award is in honor to the memory of an alumnus of the Department of Communication MA program. José Sprigg touched many lives and was dedicated to service in many forms during his short lifetime. In his memory, this award will be given to one graduate student who demonstrates outstanding academic performance and who is also dedicated to service, broadly defined. Applicants must be enrolled graduate students in the Department of Communication at the College of Social... Read more
Mon, 06/27/2022 - 3:55pm
Katherine "Kat" McGee - SBS Outstanding Research Award Recipient
Katherine “Kat” McGee, an Honors student who is graduating with a 4.0 GPA in Communication and Computer Science and a minor in Studio Art, is the recipient of the SBS Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award for spring 2022. This award recognizes a graduating senior in the College of SBS who has demonstrated academic achievement, originality, and creativity in an independent, undergraduate research project. Kat received the Bill Mensch Prize for her Honors thesis and was the Honors First-Year... Read more
Thu, 05/12/2022 - 2:50pm
Regents' Cup U of A Coaches
The University of Arizona has a lot to be proud of after a sweep at the Regents' Cup Speech and Debate competition on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Northern Arizona University. Storytelling coach and Communication instructor Diana Leonard, at right in the photo, was filled with glee as her students won first, second, and tied for third place at the event. Celeste Lugo, a Communication major, took first place in the Storytelling competition and won a $15,000 scholarship; Raychel Hodges, also a... Read more
Tue, 05/03/2022 - 2:18pm
Taylor Roney receives Certificate in International & Intercultural Communication
Taylor Roney, a senior, has received a Certificate in International and Intercultural Communication. Congratulations on this accomplishment, Taylor! The certificate serves as recognition of having received a concentration of coursework in the area of intercultural communication in an international context. The certificate signals that the recipient understands the challenges of intercultural communication, has practiced and honed the skills required to engage in such communication, and knows a... Read more
Tue, 04/26/2022 - 10:02am
Communication Tuition Scholarship - apply by May 31, 2022
Extra! Extra! This tuition-only scholarship will be awarded to an Arizona resident and one non-resident student; awardees can be either incoming freshmen or transfer students. The award is renewable for up to 8 semester for incoming freshmen, and up to four semester for transfer students who continue to meet the eligibility requirements, which include: -- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. -- Be classified as an Arizona resident or non-resident for tuition purposes. -- Students must be... Read more
Wed, 04/20/2022 - 8:59am
Department unveils DEI statement, committee, resources
The Department of Communication has created a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee and a page has been created that includes a statement, difinitions, brief entries by each committee member, and resources. In time the page will include research, activities, and relevant articles and information. 
Tue, 04/19/2022 - 4:55pm
Ed Ackerley Acknowledged For Long-Time Devotion to Teaching
Dr. Ackerley received this acknowledgement on September 9 at the American Advertising Federation Tucson Advertising Federation Education Foundation Annual Awards Ceremony. Dr. Ackerley is an adjunct instructor of marketing at Eller and of the Communication Department. To read the full article, visit: To learn more about Dr. Ackerley, visit:
Tue, 09/21/2021 - 3:22pm
Congratulations to Yejin Shin for passing her oral defense!
Please join us in congratulating Yejin Shin who successfully passed the oral defense of her dissertation, The institutionalization of online education before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An analysis of universities' Discourse use. Yejin will be joining the faculty at Northeastern Illinois University this fall as an Assistant Professor of Organizational Communication. We wish her the best in her future endeavors! To learn more about Dr. Shin, visit:
Thu, 08/12/2021 - 9:45am


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