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Manning Recognized for Top Paper and Research for Central States Communication Association

New department chair and Full Professor Jimmie Manning will be  recognized for achievements in research at the Central States Communication Association Convention (April 3-7 in Omaha, Nebraska).  Dr. Manning is finishing his term as that association’s Executive Director and has been active in shaping different interest groups in the association. The Sexual Orientation and Gender … Continue reading Manning Recognized for Top Paper and Research for Central States Communication Association

Sarah Blithe Teaches on Stigma

Communication Studies Associate Professor Sarah Blithe recently taught a course on stigma with graduate student Breanna Mohr  building on their recently published book on stigma related to sex work (Sex and Stigma: Work and Life in Nevada’s Legal Brothels from NYU Press). The course covered a wide spectrum of marginalized identities  such as sex workers, … Continue reading Sarah Blithe Teaches on Stigma

Jenna Weiner Presents at TedX event

Communication Studies graduate student, Jenna Weiner, recently presented at the TedX University of Nevada, Reno.  Her presentation was about gender inclusivity in sports and about her work with Ultimate Frisbee becoming a more gender inclusive sport.  You can read more about the recent TedX event here. You can watch the speech here

MA Student Presents Research at Western States Communication Association Conference

Graduate student Ana-Luisa Ortiz, is presenting a paper titled, “Delinking Lyrics” on a panel titled Constituting Identities: Rhetoric, Ideology, Institutions, and Resistance for the Rhetoric and Public Interest Group at the Western States Communication Association Conference in Seattle on February 22-25, 2019.  

Faculty Present Top Papers at the Western States Communication Association Conference

Faculty members of the Communication Studies Department presented top research papers at the Western States Communication Association Convention in Seattle on February 22-25. Associate Professor Amy Pason co-authored a paper with Dr. Patrick File of UNR’s Journalism School titled, “Protesting with Guns: The Case of the Bundy’s” that received the top paper award for the … Continue reading Faculty Present Top Papers at the Western States Communication Association Conference

Students Learning to Deliberate with Wolf Pack Community Howls

Students in Dr. Amy Pason’s COM 468: Facilitating Difficult Discussions course recently completed their second Wolf Pack Community Howl on the topic of Safety and Justice.  Students facilitated other undergraduate students in discussing different options for ensuring safety in communities, while also understanding biases and injustices that might be part of those policies.  To learn … Continue reading Students Learning to Deliberate with Wolf Pack Community Howls

Department of Communication Studies Welcomes new Chair: Dr. Jimmie Manning

The Department of Communication Studies will have a new department chair starting in January 2019.  Dr. Jimmie Manning (PhD, University of Kansas) specializes in Interpersonal communication, including family, computer-mediated, and sexuality contexts.  Previously, Dr. Manning has worked at Northern Kentucky University and most recently at Northern Illinois University where he served as chair of the … Continue reading Department of Communication Studies Welcomes new Chair: Dr. Jimmie Manning

Undergraduate researchers present An(other) Reno for COM 311

Students in Dr. Robert Gutierrez-Perez’s COM 311: Communication Research Methods course, worked this semester to collect oral histories, archival materials, and other texts to create performances around the theme of “otherness”.  Students performed these works at the Holland Project, and also utilized this community performance to as a  fundraiser for the The Sylvia Rivera Center … Continue reading Undergraduate researchers present An(other) Reno for COM 311

UNR Faculty and Students Present at National Communication Association Convention

The 104th National Communication Association Annual Convention will take place in Salt Lake City over November 8-11.  Members of the Communication Studies department will present their research.  NCA is one of the main professional associations for communication studies in the United States. Graduate student Tandace Crane will be part of a roundtable discussion for the … Continue reading UNR Faculty and Students Present at National Communication Association Convention

Graduate Student featured TedX speaker!

Jenna Weiner, a recent Dean’s Merit Scholarship recipient, has recently been selected to speak at the UNR TedX event this coming spring.  Weiner will discuss advocacy for trans athletes.  You can read more about Weiner at this Nevada Today story.