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UGA Director of Debate weighs in on First Presidential Debate

Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 6:08pm

Our own Dr. Panetta shared his thoughts on last night's Presidential Debate with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  In addition to his position as the current chair of the Communications Department, Dr. Panetta has been the director of debate at UGA for 27 years.  His analysis can be found here...

Doctoral Student Lee Pierce Wins Prestigious Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from the National Communication Association

Posted on Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 5:29pm

Lee Pierce, former doctoral student and lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Georgia, recently received the National Communication Association’s 2016 Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Given annually, the award recognizes new...

Dr. Happe Presenting at the 2016 Public Address Conference

Posted on Friday, September 9, 2016 - 4:11pm

Dr. Happe will be delivering a plenary address at the 2016 biennual Public Address Conference to be held at Syracuse University, September 29th-October 1. 

According the organizers, "The Public Address Conference is acclaimed and coveted for its tradition of featuring keynote and plenary...

Ashton Hope Keegan (1993-2016)

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 7:36pm

Ashton Hope Keegan, 23, passed away tragically August 21, 2016. 

Ashton was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado on January 24, 1993. She was loved and cherished and will be missed by all that knew her. 

A memorial service will be held Friday, August 26, 2016 at 6PM at Lord &...

Dr. Jennifer Samp and Dr. Andrew Cohen (GSU) Receive NEH Collaborative Research Grant

Posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 4:55pm

Dr. Jennifer A. Samp and her colleague Dr. Andrew I. Cohen (Philosophy, Georgia State University) earned a multi-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The project, which is titled “Reparative Justice and Moral Injury among Post-Deployment Soldiers,” will explore the...