by Amy Schultz on March 06, 2013

Winter in Nottingham, England is on the agenda of Professor Michele Hilmes next year.  She is the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Research Fellowship to be spent at the University of Nottingham, one of the UK’s top ten universities.  There she will work with the faculty in the Department of Culture, Film, and Media as they initiate a new MA degree in Media Industry Studies.

by Michael Trevis on February 21, 2013

Saturday, January 27 marked the end of Sundance Film Festival 2013 and the announcement of the prizewinners. Among them was Communication Arts alumna Jill Soloway, class of ’87, who received the Directing Award in the Dramatic Competition for her debut feature Afternoon Delight

by Amy Schultz on February 05, 2013

Can social media networks such as Twitter and LinkedIn help you find a job? In a workshop in mid-November, a group of undergraduates heard from Com Arts Advisor, Amy Schultz, and Historical Humanities Career Advisor, Lindsay Williamson, about how to best use these social media networks as they begin their internship and job search. If you missed the workshop, here are some highlights:

How do employers use social media?

by Amy Schultz on January 23, 2013

Each year, the Center for the Humanities provides graduate students an opportunity to take their work in academia into the Madison community. Through the Public Humanities Exchange Program, partnerships are created that reflect both the needs of the community organization and the students’ research interests.

by Zhongdang Pan on January 23, 2013

Three PhD candidates in Communication Science started the New Year with single-authored journal articles.


by Sarah Jedd on January 02, 2013

On the evening of December 12, the top 21 persuasive speakers enrolled in the fall semester of Communication Arts 100 competed in the CA 100 Speech Contest.

by Michael Trevis on December 19, 2012

From August 20-22, 2013, the UW-Madison Communication Arts Department will host the 6th International Screenwriting Research Network Conference. Founded in 2006, the Screenwriting Research Network brings together scholars, writers and researchers from across the globe to discuss the screenplay in relation to its histories, theories, values and creative practices. Previous conferences have been held in Leeds, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Brussels, and Sydney. 

by Michele Hilmes on December 06, 2012

Scholar and filmmaker J.J. Murphy’s recent book, The Black Hole of the Camera: The Films of Andy Warhol (University of California Press, 2012), has been winning critical praise and stimulating interest in Professor Murphy’s own experimental film work.  Noted filmmaker John Waters really liked the book and cited it in his summer reading.

by Michele Hilmes on November 07, 2012

We hear a lot about the use of social media in political campaigns and movements.  But do tools like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube actually encourage young people to get more involved in their communities and in politics more broadly?

by Michele Hilmes on October 22, 2012

Comm Arts major and UW grad Ben Karlin (BA ’93) will be on campus this Friday, October 26th with his former college roommate Josh Bycel (BA ’93) to talk about their careers in television. At 1pm in 4070 Vilas, you’ll hear Ben and Josh talk about how they got their start in television and what’s contributed to their success.