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MA Student Finalist in the 3 Minute Thesis Presentations

Tandace Crane is a finalist in the 3 minute thesis presentation competition sponsored by the Graduate School.  Students are challenge to present the results of their thesis in 3 minutes and using just one powerpoint slide/visual.  Tandace is one of eight finalists to present on her thesis:  “Religious Stigma: A Peculiar People” advised by Dr. … Continue reading MA Student Finalist in the 3 Minute Thesis Presentations

UNR Welcomes Basic Course Director James Cherney

Dr. James Cherney has accepted an offer to be the department’s new Basic Course Director. He joins the faculty as a tenured associate professor, bringing with him a considerable record of scholarship that includes the highly-influential essay “The Rhetoric of Ableism” (published in Disability Studies Quarterly) and the forthcoming book Ableist Rhetoric: How We Know, … Continue reading UNR Welcomes Basic Course Director James Cherney

Dr. Sarah Blithe honored with the Thornton Peace Prize

Dr. Sarah Blithe will receive this year’s Thornton Peace Prize. This award, given annually, recognizes an individual or group from the university community who exemplifies by word or deed that use of force is not an acceptable means for settling disputes. As this year’s winner, Sarah will be honored at the Honor the Best ceremony … Continue reading Dr. Sarah Blithe honored with the Thornton Peace Prize

Dr. Jimmie Manning wins Mid-Career Award

Dr. Jimmie Manning will receive this year’s John T. Warren Mentorship Award from the Central States Communication Association at their annual convention next week. This award recognizes a mid-career scholar who exhibits some of the many virtues John himself exuded as a mentor, scholar, and engaged member of the discipline. To that end, recipients must … Continue reading Dr. Jimmie Manning wins Mid-Career Award

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