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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
The Chris Segrin Dissertation Award
The Department of Communication has proudly named the Communication dissertation fellowship after Professor Chris Segrin.   Over his career, Dr. Segrin has served as graduate director for our department for a number of years and has served as department head for well over a decade.  He has directed 12 MAs and 24 PhDs in his career, and has served on an immense amount of graduate committees in Communication and in other departments on campus. He also was the prime collaborator in establishing... Read more
Wed, 08/15/2018 - 8:03am
Fall 2018 classes begin Aug 20th
Thu, 07/12/2018 - 8:10am
Comm Alumna, Allie Incaudo, named 2018 Cynopsis Top Women in Digital, Rising Star
The Department of Communication would like to congratulate alumna, Allie Incaudo, on her recent Cynopsis award.  Allie has been named the 2018 Cynopsis Top Women in Digital Rising Star.  The Rising Star category is explained as those with the smarts, maturity, and poise that give them the potential to be one of the next generation’s leaders. They may be early in their careers, but bring amazing energy and creativity to their work.  More information about Cynopsis is available here: http://www.... Read more
Thu, 04/19/2018 - 8:16am
Comm Development Day a Success!
On March 16, 2018, the Department of Communication hosted its first annual Comm Development Day.  It was an idea the graduate students came up with in order to make a meaningful contribution to the undergraduate students they serve.  Once this idea was presented, the faculty and staff were immediately on board.  Ph.D. student and GTA, Corey Pavlich said, "For me, The idea for comm development day stemmed from interactions that I have with internships students. A lot of reason why students like... Read more
Mon, 03/26/2018 - 10:02am
Professor Harwood Gives Communication and Music Presentation for UA Prison Education Project
The University of Arizona Prison Education Project is an ongoing selection of reading and writing course, as well as a lecture series for inmates at the Arizona Department of Corrections Whetstone Unit.  The program began with a generous donation from made to the Department of English by Barbara Martinsons, who teaches sociology and American history in prisons in New York each summer and pioneered prison education in New York City.  Professor, Jake Harwood, presented a lecture on "Communication... Read more
Mon, 03/26/2018 - 9:21am
Priority Registration
Priority Registration Dates Registration dates are based on class standing*. Look at Uaccess Student under enrollment dates in order to determine your registration week.  Students will not be able to add or make changes during any other week. *Class standing is based on amount of completed credits, NOT the year or the number of credits you will have accrued by the end of your current semester. March 26 - April 1, 2018 Athletes, Veterans, junior Honors students, and senior Honors students April... Read more
Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:20am


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