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Communicating Kindness with Kory Floyd
Join Ben's Bells at Tap and Bottle for this casual, enlightening event. Kind, positive communication has multiple benefits, from enhancing the quality of our close relationships to supporting our physical heatlh and mental well-being. Communication expert and UA Professor Kory Floyd will lead this conversation that will highlight some of the reasons why kindness is beneficial, identify some of the most stubborn barriers to kind communication, and offer strategies for engaging in more... Read more
Tue, 09/27/2016 - 11:03am
Conversations on Privacy: Kids OnlineConversations on Privacy: Kids Online
KIDS ONLINE  Relationships and Privacy in a World of Tinder and Twitter   Fox Tucson Theatre17 West Congress Street   Oct 19 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM From baby photos posted on grandma’s Facebook page to Snapchat selfies, today’s children and teens are growing up publicly online. The unprecedented rise of virtual interactions and access to digital information raises concerns about how new technology is influencing young people and their relationships with peers, loved ones,... Read more
Tue, 09/27/2016 - 10:58am
2016 Communication Scholarship Award Recipients
Each fall, outstanding Communication graduate and undergraduate students are awarded a variety of scholarships at the departmental orientation.  Awards are based on qualities such as merit, scholarship, performance, and perseverance.  This year's list of award recipients: Ed Donnerstein Media Research Scholarship Chelsie Akers Kory Floyd Fellowship in Interpersonal Communication Corey Pavlich Department of Communication Dissertation Scholarship Christine Filer & Melissa McNelis Brenna Ilana... Read more
Thu, 09/01/2016 - 12:40pm
Maggie Pitts elected President of ICLASP Association
Director of Graduate Studies in Communication, Maggie Pitts, was recently elected President of the ICLASP Association.  The international Conference on Language and Social Psychology was held this summer in Bangkok, Thailand, where Dr. Pitts delivered a key note speech and Presidential address on Communication Savoring. 
Thu, 09/01/2016 - 11:57am
How Your Smartphone is Ruining Your Relationship
A team of researchers asked 170 college students who were in committed relationships to see what role their phones were playing. People who felt that their partners were overly dependent on their devices said they were less satisfied in their relationship. "I'm more likely to think my relationship is doomed the more I believe my partner needs that thing," explains Matthew Lapierre, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the UA, who authored the study with his former... Read more
Mon, 05/02/2016 - 9:19am
Kory Floyd on The Author Chat Show with Lynda D. Brown
Kory Floyd appears on The Author Chat Show with Lynda D. Brown: Meet author Kory Floyd PH.D. He will be my guest on The Author Chat Show to discuss his book, The Loneliness Cure: Six Strategies for Finding Real Connections in Your Life:
Tue, 02/16/2016 - 10:00am
Jun Xiang: International Journal of Public Opinion Research
Jun Xiang, a University of Arizona graduate student in Communication, will soon have an article published in International Journal of Pubic Opinion Research.  Xiang, J., & Hmielowski, J. D. (in press). Alternative views and eroding support: The conditional indirect effects of foreign media and Internet use on regime support in China. International Journal of Public Opinion Research. Abstract: Increased access to information poses a threat to authoritarian rulers’ hold on power. In this... Read more
Tue, 02/16/2016 - 9:43am
Breast Cancer Research Has Latina, Rural Focus
Chris Segrin and Terry Badger are working to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and fatigue in breast cancer patients and their family members. To recruit patients, the research team will travel to rural communities to meet with providers and community health workers, among other tactics. (Photo: Kristen Hanning, AHS BioCommunications)  Read more at:
Fri, 10/30/2015 - 11:10am
Communication Technology and Relationships
Does communication technology help our close relationships—or hurt them? Professor Kory Floyd addresses that question in a recent Chicago Tribune interview.
Thu, 09/24/2015 - 8:59am
Professor Joseph Bonito receives the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching
Please join the Department of Communication on congratulating Joe Bonito for receiving the 2014-2015 College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching. “Joe is most deserving of this award and has made major contributions to our graduate curriculum for the better part of the past 20 years,” said Communication Department Head, Chris Segrin.  Jennifer Ervin, the nominating graduate student, said, “I nominated Dr. Bonito because of his passion for not only... Read more
Mon, 09/21/2015 - 12:00am


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