• Alpha Chi, the University of Kentucky’s chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Honor Society) has several projects, leadership opportunities and exciting networking socials occurring throughout the year. Learn more about these opportunities here .
  • The Department of Communication welcomes three new tenure-track faculty:
    Dr. Andy Pilny, Dr. Jennifer Scarduzio and Dr. Marko Dragojevic.
  • Dr. Matt Savage and students of the COM Honors Society partnered with AIDS Volunteers, Inc. (AVOL) to market and implement the 22nd annual Lexington AIDS Walk held on April 19th, which raised over $10,000! AVOL will use this funding to collaborate with Kentucky communities to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and to empower those affected. Learn more at avolky.org.
  • Dr. Kevin Real taught a 3-week course in Peru in June of 2015 called, “Understanding Workplace Communication in a Diverse and Globalized World.” The class was a mixture of classroom and hands-on experience and facilitated students’ understanding of Peruvian culture and the global workplace. The format included a 2-day “Survival Spanish” course where distinguished Peruvian guest speakers covered topics related to Peruvian history and culture as it relates to communication in global organizations.
  • Dr. Jeannette Sutton recently contributed an editorial to the May 2015 Natural Hazards Observer entitled “Disaster Communication-A call for Interdisciplinary Awareness and Coordinated Research”.
  • Congratulations to our Chair, Dr. Elisia Cohen, who was recently invited to give the annual Walter Fisher Lecture at her Alma Mater, University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication. Read more on UKNow.
  • Congratulations to Dr. Kim Stoltzfus, who was recognized by the College of Education as a “Teacher Who Made a Difference!”
  • On Saturday, February 28th, Dr. Alan DeSantis and Lecturer Jenna Haugen led the CI Connect Living and Learning Program (LLP) crew in their participation in Walk for Warmth, an annual two-mile walk around the city of Lexington.
  • On February 23rd, Dr. Anthony Limperos moderated an exciting evening with creator, writer and showrunner of Netflix’s House of Cards, Beau Willimon. The talk, entitled “Behind the Lens: The Man Who Built the House of Cards: Beau Willimon,” gave students a chance to ask questions and gain inside knowledge on the successful show’s upcoming season.
  • Greetings from the Department of Communication! Read our latest news here.
  • Dr. Allison Scott Gordon was recently featured in a UKnow story. Click to see the full article and the accompanying video, in which she speaks about her recent research on the quality of communication about end-of-life health decisions. “When I tell someone that I’ve just met what it is that I do, they all have a story that they want to tell me about someone that they know or their own experience. The fact that so many people resonate with it, right off the bat, lets me know that I’m doing something that really matters to a lot of people.”
  • Congratulations to Professor Nancy Grant Harrington on the publication of her new book, Health Communication: Theory, Method, and Application. Dr. Harrington’s text book “provides coverage of the major areas of interest in the field of health communication, including interpersonal, organizational, and health media.” See more at comm.uky.edu/harrington/book
  • We’re very proud of Assistant Professor Dr. Allison Scott, whose research was highlighted in the cover article of the September 2014 issue of Psychology Today! “Talking about an issue in the wrong way can be more detrimental than not talking about it at all…” Read the full article here.
  • We are proud to welcome new Assistant Professor Dr. Jeannette Sutton, who comes to us from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs. Dr. Sutton’s research focus is on the evolving role of information and community technology, including social media and mobile devices, for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Dr. Sutton will also be assuming the role of Director of the Division of Risk Sciences for our college. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sutton!
  • This Fall, Dr. Alan Desantis is heading up CI Connect, located at UK’s newly built Champions Court. Read the full story on UKNow.
  • Dr. Shari Veil recently received an “Education Abroad Program Site Visit” grant, which she will use to set up a new education abroad site in Brussels, Belgium! Read more about Study Abroad Opportunities for Communication students…
  • Congratulations to our Chair and Professor, Dr. Elisia Cohen! Dr. Cohen was recently awarded the 2014 Sarah Bennett Holmes Award, sponsored by the UK Women’s Forum. The award is granted annually to “women working at the University who promote the growth and well-being of other women at the University and across the Commonwealth.”
  • Dr. J. David Johnson recently published his eighth book, entitled Dosage: A Guiding Principle for Health Communicators. The book outlines the best practices for communication in a health care setting.
  • Dr. Elisia Cohen is the editor of the International Communication Association’s Communication Yearbook, which is released annually.
  • UK’s Department of Communication has proudly hosted the biennial Kentucky Conference on Health Communication since 1989.
    Click here for more details on KCHC.
  • Faculty and graduate students get to know each other and learn about current research endeavors at the annual “Meet-and-Greet.”
    Click here to learn more about the Graduate Program in Communication.