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
Light behind Kory Floyd Fellowship shines bright
This year's recipient of the Kory Floyd Fellowship in Interpersonal Communication is PhD candidate R. Amanda Cooper. The award, along with all other COMM graduate followships and awards, was announced at the Graduate Student Orientation on August 19, 2022. To learn more about the motivation behind the creation of this fellowship and about past winners, please go to 
Thu, 09/08/2022 - 2:39pm
Grad students who completed MA, PhD programs in 2022
A number of PhD candidates and Master of Arts students completed their programs in 2022. They are (left to right in photo): Leah Dajches, PhD.; Dana Dinsmore, PhD.; Kaylin Duncan, PhD.; William Emmons, M.A.; Sophia Heemsbergen, M.A.; Jian Jiao, PhD.; Bethany Lutovsky, PhD.; Larissa Teran, PhD.; and Nate Woo, PhD. We will miss their smiling faces in the halls of the Communication Building, and we wish them well in all their endeavors!
Fri, 09/02/2022 - 3:15pm
Winners of grad awards and fellowships AY 2022-2023
The Communication graduate student awards were announced at the grad orientation on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. Students who won awards this academic year are: Kawther Albader (Margaret Hickey Fellowship), Jules Barbati (Chris Segrin Dissertation Award), Amanda Cooper (Kory Floyd Graduate Fellowship in Interpersonal Relations), Eunjoo Choi (Teaching Award), Heather Gahler (Jose Sprigg Fellowship), Daniel Montez (Ed Donnerstein Media Research Scholarship, Cecilia Sada Garibay (Margaret Hickey... Read more
Thu, 08/25/2022 - 3:16pm
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


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