Congratulations to all you Communication Arts majors graduating this semester! More than 60 of you will receive your diploma on Sunday, and we in the department want to recognize your achievement and wish you well with the next stage of your life. We enjoyed getting to know you.
Comm Arts faculty alumns David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson were recently featured in Roger Ebert’s Journal on the topic of where critics and scholars habitually sit at the movies.
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
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.
This fall, the media and cultural studies group blog Antenna: Responses to Media & Culture celebrates its two-year anniversary.
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.