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by Andrew J. Bottomley on November 28, 2011

Professor Robert Asen's book Invoking the Invisible Hand: Social Security and the Privatization Debates (Michigan State University Press, 2009) was recently selected as the winner of the 2011 Kohrs-Campbell Prize in Rhet

by Michele Hilmes on November 28, 2011

Communication Arts graduate student Michael Braun won a Top Student Paper prize at the National Communications Association 97th Annual Convention in New Orleans earlier this month.

by Michele Hilmes on November 18, 2011

Everyone needs friends.  The Communication Arts Department is lucky to have a distinguished group of them, known as CAPS, or Communication Arts Partners.  Some are alumni of the UW, some are current and former faculty; all take a generous and helpful interest in the department and how to keep it strong and innovative.  Twice a year they come together in Madison to discuss the progress of the department and its students.

by Andrew J. Bottomley on November 18, 2011

Professor Karma R. Chávez has just been selected as the 2011-12 recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for the Humanities’ First Book Project Award.

by Andrew J. Bottomley on November 18, 2011

This fall, the media and cultural studies group blog Antenna: Responses to Media & Culture celebrates its two-year anniversary.

by Peter G. Sengstock on October 31, 2011

At the 2011 Department of Communication Arts Awards Luncheon, Lee de Boer (B.A. ’74) received the second annual Outstanding Alumnus Award for his many accomplishments in television, cable, and new media. Perhaps his biggest accomplishment was his role as one of the principal architects of Time-Warner’s Home Box Office (HBO) expansion.

by Peter G. Sengstock on October 31, 2011

Too often the mention of summer internships conjures up images of endless hours of copying, answering multiple phone lines, and fetching coffee.  But an increasing number of Comm Arts interns are making tweets instead of copies and answering Facebook posts rather than phones.

by Peter G. Sengstock on October 31, 2011

With the support of the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates (MIU), the Comm Arts Department will offer a new digital media production class next fall.  Introduction to Digital Media Production, a hands-on project-based course, will teach students  basic digital media production skills in areas such as web design and programming, high-definition video shooting/editing, digital audio production, and linear and non-linear storytelling.

by Peter G. Sengstock on October 31, 2011

Are you thinking about introducing your 70 year old grandmother, mother, or friend to Facebook? Do you think you’ll be successful? According to graduate student Michael Braun’s (BA ’06, MA ’11) research on older adult’s use of social networking sites, three factors will help predict your success rate.

by Peter G. Sengstock on May 17, 2011

Carla Pentimone, a Communication Arts graduate and forward on the national champion women's hockey team, recently received congratulations from College of Letters & Science 

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