Welcoming Dr. Pamara Chang to the Bearcat Family

By Dr. Pamara Chang, a Professor of Communication at the University of Cincinnati. Hi everyone! My name is Pamara Chang and I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. This is my first year at the University of

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The Power of Framing Abroad: Dr. Fairhurst Experiences China

By Dr. Gail Fairhurst, a Professor of Communication at the University of Cincinnati. This past Spring, I was invited to speak to communication and business students at three Chinese universities in Henan Province, located in central China. The purpose of my

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Finding a Home and Transforming Lives in Communication

By Marthe Church Alexander (BA 2005, MA 2009). Marthe is a Board Member and Chair of the Development Council for UC Friends of Communication. More biographical information can be found at the end of this blog post. I use a lot

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Sarah Curry Rathel and the Smile Books Project

by Sarah Curry Rathel (BA, Communication, 2005).  Sarah is a Guest Services Assistant at Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati. She is also a published author and founder of the Smile Books Project. As children, we are often asked what we want to be when we

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Careers in Communication Day

By Pama Mitchell, Ph.D., Educator Associate Professor Near the end of each semester I’ve devoted a day in my Intro to Mass Communication class to what I call careers in communication. I invite one or two young professionals working in

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Tribute to Lisa Connelly

by Suzanne Boys, Educator Associate Professor, Department of Communication Lisa Connelly (9.30.78-11.29.15) received her BA from UC’s Department of Communication in 2000, and went on to earn her MA from the department in 2002. As a student, she was gregarious,

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PRSA Goes to School . . . Twice!

by Suzanne Boys, Educator Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Cincinnati.  Suzanne is the director of the department’s Public Relations Program and faculty sponsor of UC Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), UC Influence, and Communicats This fall,

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Becoming a Health Communication Specialist: From Dream to Reality

by Carrie Farrell, senior Communication major, graduating December 2015 For the past 4 years, I have dreamt of doing one thing: Becoming a Health Communication Specialist. Originally I thought I wanted to be a nurse. I enrolled in nursing school,

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Living the (Agency) Life

by Suzanne Boys (PhD), who is an Associate Professor and the Public Relations Program Director in UC’s Department of Communication This summer, I had the privilege of spending two weeks at Ketchum Atlanta as a Plank Center Educator Fellow .

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by Steve Depoe, Department Head Last week, Jay Jisha notified us of the passing of his father Henry Jisha on July 8. Henry was a faculty member at UC from 1960-2000, teaching Communication and Oral Interpretation courses for forty years.

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