COMM Major is UM Commencement Speaker

Feb 01, 2020 - Comments: 0 - Tags:

For Bita Riazi, graduating from the University of Maryland is the culmination of the hopes that her immigrant family carried to the United States nearly 30 years ago.

Her parents left Iran and all their relatives behind for Maryland in 1991, hoping then-one-year-old Riazi’s educational prospects would be brighter. And while the journey to a degree wasn’t a straight line, it has been rewarding.

“I had a lot of faculty who believed in me,” she says.

Winter Commencement, 2019

Jan 05, 2020 - Comments: 0 - Tags:

For a video of the Department of Communication's Winter 2019 Commencement, click here.

Terp Awards @ NCA, 2019

Dec 05, 2019 - Comments: 0 - Tags:

Congratulations to the following Terps who received awards and accolades at the NCA Annual Convention:

Lindsey B. Anderson, Elizabeth E. Gardner (Ph.D., 2016), Andrew D. Wolvin, Rowena Kirby-Straker (Ph.D., 2014), Distinguished Article Award, Basic Course Division, for "Incorporating Learning Analytics Into Basic Course Administration: How to Embrace the Opportunity to Identify Inconsistencies and Inform Responses," Journal of the Association of Communication Administration, 35 (1), 2-14. 

Terps@NCA, 2019

Oct 14, 2019 - Comments: 0 - Tags:

Terps@NCA, 2019

UM faculty members and graduate students are scheduled to participate in over 60 panels and presentations at the upcoming Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, November 14-17 in Baltimore, MD.

1.         "A Rhetoric of Falling Forward: Ida B. Wells, Amy Jacques Garvey, Amy Ashwood Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association" Darrian Robert Carroll, University of Maryland

Terps@Summer Conferences

Aug 20, 2019 - Comments: 0 - Tags:

Graduate students, faculty members, and alumni of the Department of Communication participated in 2019 summer research conferences:

Terps gathered in Toronto, Canada for the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).

Maddux Authors New Book

Aug 16, 2019 - Comments: 0 - Tags:

Associate Professor Kristy Maddux is the author of a new book, recently published by Penn State University Press. Entitled Practicing Citizenship: Women's Rhetoric at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, Maddux's book "provides a glimpse at an unprecedented alternative act of citizenship by women of the time: their deliberative participation in the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893." As the published notes, "Maddux examines the planning of the event, the full program of women speakers, and dozens of speeches given in the fair’s daily congresses.

Faculty Receive Awards, Grants

May 14, 2019 - Comments: 0 - Tags:

Department of Communication faculty members have recently received awards, grants, and recognition for their achievements.

Namkoong Receives $20,000 Pilot Grant for Augmented Reality Research 

Department of Communication Awards, 2019

May 11, 2019 - Comments: 0 - Tags:

The Department of Communication presented its annual awards at a departmental picnic on Friday, May 10, 2019. Receiving recognition in 2019 are:

Terps@ICA, 2019

May 10, 2019 - Comments: 0 - Tags:

Faculty members and graduate students from the Department of Communication will present research and participate in meetings at the 69th Annual ICA Conference, May 24-28, 2019, in Washington, DC.

COMM 461 Sponsors Social Justice Day Event

Apr 16, 2019 - Comments: 0 - Tags:
On Thursday, April 11, COMM 461 (Voices of Public Leadership in the Twentieth Century, taught by Assistant Professor Carly Woods), working with the UMD Special Collections Library, explored speeches with social justice themes in the George Meany Labor Archive. Special thanks to Benjamin Blake, Special Collections Librarian for Labor Studies, and Alan Wierdak, Labor Archive Specialist.


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