Fri, 07/20/2018 - 5:03pm
The Department of Communication Studies extends its congratulations to Dr. Tina M. Harris, who has been named the faculty recipient of UGA’s 2017-2018 Excellence in Diversity Leadership Award. The Excellence in Diversity Leadership Awards are given annually by the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Office of Inclusion and Diversity Leadership to one Franklin faculty member and one member of the Franklin staff in recognition of their efforts…
Mon, 05/21/2018 - 2:06pm
The Department of Communication Studies held its annual commencement exercises on Thursday, May 3, 2018 in the University of Georgia Chapel. The event featured two addresses, one from graduating senior Jonas Taylor and a second from program alum Hannah Kay Herdlinger. A member of Lambda Pi Eta and a graduate of UGA’s entrepreneurship program, Taylor encouraged his classmates to see their graduation day as a beginning to lives of service in the…
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 2:43pm
The Department of Communication Studies held its Spring 2018 Public Speaking Contest on Wednesday, April 18. The event, which was sponsored by Xanedu Publishing, was emceed by graduate student Steven Murray and showcased the following student speakers, listed alongside the names of their instructors: Taylor Bush, “UGA Policy on Pre-Health Student Shadowing” – Anna Walling Cassidy Fuller, “The Real P.T. Barnum Story” – John Banister Jake Dickens…
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 9:40am
The UGA Department of Communication Studies wishes to congratulate Dr. Jiaying Liu, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, on her selection for UGA’s prestigious Lilly Teaching Fellows program! Now in its 33rd year at UGA, the Lilly Teaching Fellows program is the ‘jewel in the crown’ of junior faculty development and engagement on campus. Competition for the ten positions in the 2018-2020 cohort was quite intense, with a plethora of…
Fri, 01/26/2018 - 11:26am
Dr. Jiyeon So, assistant professor of Communication Studies, is a recipient of this year’s M.G. Michael Award. The M.G. Michael Award was established in 1944 to reward research excellence and encourage creative initiatives in the University of Georgia's Franklin College of Arts and Sciences. The award comes with $3,000 research support and will be honored in a recognition ceremony later this year.
Sat, 01/13/2018 - 11:34am
Heather S. Cohen (MA, University of Georgia) is a recipient of the 2018 UGA Franklin College-University of Liverpool Doctoral Student Short-Term International Research Fellowship. In the spring of 2018, she will be traveling to Liverpool (under the mentorship of Dr. Laura Soulsby) to conduct research and teach about the importance of communication following the death of a close other in childhood. Her presentation, entitled "Grief Communication…
Fri, 11/10/2017 - 4:18pm
Dr. Tina M. Harris, Professor of Communication Studies and a recipient of UGA's esteemed Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship, was recently invited to give a lecture at Texas A&M University on her recent work concerning student racial microgressions. The talk, entitled “‘I Wish I Had Said Something’!: A Qualitative Approach to Student Experiences with and Responses to Racial Microagressions in a College and Local Community,” was…
Thu, 09/21/2017 - 3:06pm
Distinguished Research Professor Celeste Condit will be giving a keynote address at the Scandinavian Rhetoric Society conference on September 27, 2017. The address, entitled “Making Angry Public Rhetorics Work Better for Us,” builds upon Dr. Condit's earlier research on pathos and will take up the subject of her forthcoming book titled 9/11’s Angry Public Rhetorics. The conference, which will take place September 27-29 at Aarhus University in …
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:29am
Kristi Schaller, Senior Lecture in the Department of Communication Studies, was honored over the summer at a lunch held in appreciation of UGA's Online Learning Faculty Fellows. Schaller was granted an Online Learning Faculty Fellowship to develop an online version of COMM 1500: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication. She and several of the department's graduate students have taught multiple sections of and received positive feedback on the…
Thu, 08/31/2017 - 3:45pm
New Meta-Analysis Shows Peer Influence Doubles Smoking Risk for Adolescents Teens from collectivistic cultures also more swayed by peers than those in individualistic cultures. The way things stand now, tobacco use will kill one billion people in the 21st century. In the United States, 90% of smokers pick up the habit by age 18, making adolescence a critical time for smoking prevention efforts. Peer influence has long been known as a major risk…