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Can a teen's self-image addiction turn deadly?
Jennifer Stevens Aubrey featured on KGUN9 “It didn’t take long before Hannah says her obsession with self-image started distracting her from school, preventing her from getting a good night's sleep, and hindering her ability to make meaningful relationships… Professor Stevens Aubrey believes these behavior patterns can prove to be very negative for the youth.” Read more here: https://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news/can-a-teens-self-image-addiction-turn-deadly. With an emphasis on gender and child... Read more
Fri, 01/17/2020 - 9:37am
Recipients of 2019-2020 Brenna Ilana Berger Scholarship
This year’s undergraduate student recipients of the Brenna Ilana Berger Memorial Scholarship are Jade Salmon and Ryan Bravin. Jade is a senior majoring in Communication and is enrolled in our Accelerated Master’s program that allows students to simultaneously enroll in their last year of undergraduate studies and first year of graduate school.  In addition to majoring in Communication, Jade is also majoring in Psychology and French and is involved in communication research as a member of... Read more
Thu, 12/19/2019 - 5:38pm
Meet the new Public Relations faculty!
UArizona Communication's launch of the Public Relations minor has been long awaited by students of all areas who wish to bridge communication and the business world. To support that minor a number of new Public Relations courses had to be developed. With a new curriculum comes the need for new faculty members with a high level of experience and expertise in the area of Public Relations. In August of 2019, we welcomed four such faculty into our growing Communication Department here at UArizona.... Read more
Thu, 12/19/2019 - 5:01pm
Ben's Bells Founder Researching Kind Communication
University of Arizona alumna Jeannette Maré founded Ben's Bells in 2003. This fall, she returned to school to study kindness in the Department of Communication with Professor Kory Floyd. She plans to research how best to equip people with the skills they need to practice kindness during difficult conversations. She was featured on UA News and KGUN 9. UA News: https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/bens-bells-founder-researching-kind-communication. KGUN 9 News: https://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news/... Read more
Thu, 12/19/2019 - 3:07pm
TRELLIS ADVISE | Student Advising Platform
Starting November 27, 2019, Wise Advising will no longer be used to schedule advising appointments. Students will soon be able to use a simple and modern interface to book appointments with their advisors through a new advising platform. With Trellis Advise, students will now be able to see their assigned advisors upon logging in. Additionally, this new platform is user-friendly and will allow current and former undergraduate students to conveniently manage and schedule an appointment or view... Read more
Fri, 11/22/2019 - 10:05am
Dr. Floyd an ICA Fellow
Dr. Kory Floyd was inducted as an ICA Fellow at the organization’s annual conference in May. Fellow status in the International Communication Association is primarily a recognition of distinguished scholarly contributions to the broad field of communication. This is among the most prestigious honors given by organization, representing excellence across a career of research. It is reserved for elite scholars who have made significant and enduring contributions to the field. Only 3% of ICA... Read more
Fri, 09/20/2019 - 12:29pm
Doctoral candidate Alice Fanari selected for award by The Center for Compassion Studies
Doctoral candidate Alice Fanari has been selected for the 2019-2020 Contemplative Research and Social Transformation Award. Alice, originally from Italy, is interested in intercultural communication and instructional communication. Her current areas of study focus on the phenomenon of reverse culture shock and the communication process associated with students' (re)adjustment after studying abroad, and on the unique experience of International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) in the U.S. classroom,... Read more
Fri, 09/20/2019 - 9:42am
Graduate Students Give Course on Intro to Communication for UA Prison Education Project
A group of ten of our Communication graduate students are involved in presenting communication course to inmates at the Whetstone Unit, in the Arizona State prison system.  This five-week introduction to communication course covers topics as diverse as intercultural communication, public speaking, organizational communication, and media.  The photo to the right features graduate students Alice Fanari, Amanda Cooper, and Rose Kelly, who taught a couple of weeks ago. Other Communication graduate... Read more
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 4:32pm
New book by Dr. Kory Floyd
Cambridge University Press has published a new book by Dr. Kory Floyd called Affectionate Communication in Close Relationships. This book details 25 years' worth of Dr. Floyd's research on affectionate communication, as well as the research of others in communication, social psychology, medicine, nursing, family studies, and related fields. This text explores the scientific research on affection exchange that has emerged from the disciplines of communication, social and clinical psychology,... Read more
Mon, 02/11/2019 - 3:32pm
SUCCESS! 2018 Blood Drive
The graduate students of the Department of Communication hosted the second annual memorial blood drive in honor of Amanda Kundrat this past Friday, September 7th, and it was a success! This blood drive joins the long-running drive hosted by Pennsylvania State University’s Communication Arts and Sciences Department. Penn State held the first blood drive in honor of Amanda Kundrat in 2003. Amanda was a Ph.D. student at Penn State studying health communication and invisible illnesses when she died... Read more
Mon, 09/10/2018 - 2:32pm

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