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We are excited to introduce Dr. Jennifer Greer as our new dean in the College of Communication and Information! Learn more about Dr. Greer here .

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Congratulations to Dr. Don Helme for his work with the Kentucky Can HEAL project. Dr. Helme will contribute to HEAL by developing and implementing campaigns that encourage utilization of evidence-based interventions for opioid use disorder.
Read about this amazing project here.

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Congratulations to Dr. Don Helme for being nominated as a Teacher Who Made a Difference! Learn more about this honor here.

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Congratulations to Dr. Marko Dragojevic for being elected Vice-Chair of the Intergroup Communication Interest Group for the International Communication Association. ICA is an academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication. See more about the organization here.


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Congratulations to Dr. Allison Gordon, recipient of the Douglas A. and Carole A. Boyd Professorship in Communication. The Boyd Professorship is awarded to a Department of Communication faculty member that holds the rank of associate or full professor, has research interests clearly linked to Communication, has tenure and has made outstanding contributions to social scientific research and graduate education in the field of Communication.

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Congratulations to Dr. Diane Francis, named a 2018 DREAM Scholar. The Disparities Researchers Equalizing Access for Minorities (DREAM) Scholars Program supports the training of exceptional under-represented minority Pre-docs, Post-docs and Assistant Professors who are committed to health equity research and is supported by the College of Nursing, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET). Read more about the program here.

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Congratulations to Doctoral (PhD) Candidate Sarah Sheff for being accepted into this year’s National Communication Association’s summer doctoral seminar. Read more about the program here.

Kevin Real Service Award

Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Real, winner of the 2017-2018 Faculty Community Service Award from the College of Communication and Information. Read more about the College Excellence Awards here.


The 103rd Annual Convention of the National Communication Association was held November 16-19 in Dallas, Texas. Over 5,000 communication scholars from around the world gathered to share and discuss their latest research. Click here for some of the highlights of the work our faculty presented at NCA.


Disaster Communication Expert, and Department of Communication professor, Dr. Jeannette Sutton will host a meeting to discuss the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) RAPID Response Research. Learn more here.

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Don Lowe, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication, traveled to London, England this summer to teach the course “From the Tabloids to the BBC: Exploring the British Media”. Learn more about the trip here.

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Congratulations to Dr. J. David Johnson, a recipient of the 2017-2018 University Research Professorship Award. Learn more about the award and Dr. Johnson’s achievements here.

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Six UK communication majors recently volunteered as judges for elementary and middle school speech competitors at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Communications Event. Learn more about the event here.


Faculty Spotlight: Meet Dr. Jeannette Sutton

Learn about Dr. Jeannette Sutton, Assistant Professor and Director of the UK Risk and Disaster Communication Center, and her work transforming the ways crises are communicated in real-time on social media here.

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Dr. Don Helme, Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, visited Qingdao, China, to work with scholars at Qingdao Technological University. The trip to Qingdao is sponsored by UK’s Confucius Institute. Read more about the trip here.
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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.