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News

Communication Department 2015 Berger Scholarship Award Winners
Congratulations to Cicely White-Lee and René Aguirre-Garcia, the 2015 Berger Memorial Scholarship Award winners.  Now in its third year, the Brenna Ilana Berger Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to four outstanding communication majors with disparate life experiences but a common perseverance, resilience, and commitment to education.  Read about the family behind the scholarship and the student recipients here: http://web.sbs.arizona.edu/college/news/remembering-brenna
Thu, 09/10/2015 - 2:58pm
Matthew Lapierre Joins Communication Faculty
The Department of Communication welcomes Dr. Matthew Lapierre!  Matt Lapierre received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania where his dissertation explored links between children's cognitive/affective development and their responses to persuasive communication.  Prior to graduate school, Matt studied math and philosophy as an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts,  he then worked as an AmeriCorps*VISTA in rural Montana, a counselor with mentally-ill children, and at the... Read more
Mon, 08/24/2015 - 11:10am
Patty Sias Joins Communication Faculty
Patty Sias specializes in organizational communication and conducts research on workplace relationships, uncertainty, and leadership. She obtained her doctoral degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993. She received the W. Charles Redding Award for the outstanding dissertation in organizational communication from the International Communication Association, along with several top paper awards from the National Communication Association.  She has... Read more
Tue, 08/18/2015 - 3:14pm
Professor Kory Floyd Joins Communication Faculty this Fall
The Department of Communication is pleased to announce the addition of Professor, Kory Floyd, this fall.  His research focuses on the communication of affection in close relationships and its effects on stress and physiological functioning. He has written 12 books and over 100 scientific papers and book chapters, and he is the current editor of Communication Monographs. His work has been recognized with both the Charles H. Woolbert award and the Bernard J. Brommel award from the National... Read more
Wed, 07/22/2015 - 5:02pm
UA Vice President of Athletics Greg Byrne speaks to COMM 314 Professional Creative Communication class
On Monday, April 13 at 8:00am UA Vice President of Athletics Greg Byrne spoke to Dr. Ed Ackerley's COMM 314 (Professional Creative Communication) class held in McClelland Hall.  Mr. Byrne shared his extensive insights into collegiate athletics in addition to numerous tips for success in the professional working world (e.g., confronting problems by starting off with a presentation of the truth, showing up on time for meetings and events).  He explained to students how Wildcat sports can be a... Read more
Mon, 04/20/2015 - 3:49pm
Remembering Brenna
Now in its second year, the Brenna Ilana Berger Memorial Scholarship has been awarded to four outstanding communication majors with disparate life experiences but a common perseverance, resilience, and commitment to education.  Read about the family behind the scholarship and the student recipients here: http://web.sbs.arizona.edu/college/news/remembering-brenna
Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:58pm
Professor Segrin has been named the first Steve and Nancy Lynn Endowed Professor
See the full story here: http://uanews.org/story/new-professorship-for-department-of-communication
Thu, 02/19/2015 - 1:06pm
Dr. Jennifer Stevens Aubrey's Findings on the Impact of MTV's "16 and Pregnant".
Recent headlines stated that the MTV show "16 and Pregnant" may have led to a decrease in teenage pregnancy, but a new study led by University of Arizona researcher Jennifer Stevens Aubrey presents a different depiction of the show's impact on teenagers.  Read the full article here: http://uanews.org/story/ua-researcher-finds-negative-impact-of-mtv-show-16-and-pregnant?utm_source=uanow&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=biweekly-uanow
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 9:33am
Professor Chris Segrin Leads a Study on the High Price of Overparenting
Helicopter Parenting—It's Worse Than You Think The independence of young American adults just took a great leap backwards. It was precipitated by the advance of their parents into new territory, a province once deemed innocuous enough for their offspring to navigate by themselves—getting into graduate school.   Read the full story here: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/nation-wimps/201401/helicopter-parenting-its-worse-you-think
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 11:25am
Understanding the How-To of Effective Communication in Small Groups
Understanding the How-To of Effective Communication in Small Groups By La Monica Everett-Haynes and Rachel Baughman, University Communications | June 19, 2013 UA researcher Joseph Bonito is investigating the communication habits of decision-making groups, including North American Quitline staff members and youth involved in Lego robotics teams, to advance what is known about small group communication. READ MORE AT: http://uanews.org/story/understanding-the-how-to-of-effective-communication-... Read more
Thu, 06/20/2013 - 10:45am

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