by Michael Trevis on May 15, 2015
Professor Michele Hilmes

In her many years as a scholar, Professor Michele Hilmes has been no stranger to awards and praise for her work.

by Michael Trevis on April 30, 2015
Professor Jonathan Gray teaching.

Communication Arts Professor Jonathan Gray is one of the Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award recipients in 2015! 

by Michael Trevis on April 24, 2015
Molly McBride and Mary Kathryn Kwasnik, students in the Tribal Libraries, Archives, and Museums course, view reels from the Oneida Cultural Center at the WCFTR.

Our Department’s Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (WCFTR) is justifiably famous for maintaining, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Historical Society, one of the world’s great film archives. WCFTR is also committed to the Wisconsin Idea of outreach, and a splendid incarnation of that mission is WCFTR’s participation in the Oneida Nation Film Preservation project. 

by Michael Trevis on April 20, 2015
Professor Derek Johnson.

Communication Arts Professor Derek Johnson is the recent co-recipient of the Outstanding Young Scholar Award from the International Communication Association’s (ICA) Popular Communication Division.  

by Michael Trevis on April 13, 2015
Professor Sara McKinnon (left) and Professor Maurice Gattis (right).

In collaboration with Madison-based nonprofit GSAFE, UW Professors Sara McKinnon and Maurice Gattis recently released a report entitled "Scho

by Michael Trevis on March 09, 2015

In the last few years, crowdfunding has exploded in popularity. Sites like and provide easy-to-use platforms for people to create campaigns to fund creative projects. Such projects range from new inventions, to video games, to films, and more. Each campaign sets a fundraising goal that must be met in order for the campaign to receive the money at all.

by Sara McKinnon on March 06, 2015

Liminal Creatures 

by Michael Trevis on February 13, 2015

On Wednesday, February 18, the Advertising and Communications Career Fair 2015 will be held in Varsity Hall, Union South, from 4:00-7:00pm.

by Michael Trevis on February 04, 2015
Dickey Chapelle holds a still camera, crouched and primed to take a photograph. A military tank is in the background.

Last year, Milwaukee freelance journalist Martin Hintz contacted the Department of Communication Arts for research assistance. A prolific author, Hintz plans to write a biography on the pioneering war photojournalist Dickey Chapelle. The nearby Wisconsin Historical Society hosts the Dickey Chapelle archive, so he sought out Communication Arts and its graduate students. 

by Michael Trevis on January 13, 2015
Jill Soloway

On Sunday, Communication Arts alumna Jill Soloway won her first Golden Globe. Soloway walked away from the ceremony with the Golden Globe for Best TV Comedy or Musical for her show Transparent