Department of Communication

Rick Smith named Associate VP for workforce and economic development

Rick Smith named Associate VP for workforce and economic development

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) announced that Rick W. Smith Sr., a professional with more than 30 years of experience in higher education and private sector leadership, will serve as the Council’s new associate vice president for workforce and economic development.

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‘UofL is in my DNA:’ Graduate earns his degree while serving as a Los Angeles police officer

‘UofL is in my DNA:’ Graduate earns his degree while serving as a Los Angeles police officer

Before he had the chance to finish his degree at UofL, Louisville native William Dorsey Jones Jr. moved to Los Angeles in the spring of 2006 to pursue a career in entertainment. While he was out there, he found another passion – service.

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Michael Cunningham (Communication) studies link between personality and following coronavirus guidelines

Michael Cunningham (Communication) studies link between personality and following coronavirus guidelines

University of Louisville researcher Michael Cunningham is investigating what factors, including personality, influence individual decisions on whether to take preventative measures that could help stymie the spread of coronavirus.

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Communication Profs. surveyed teen vaping

Communication Profs. surveyed teen vaping

Communication Profs. Kandi Walker and Joy Hart joined Mark Hebert on UofL Today to talk about their surveys and studies of vaping and teens with e-cigarettes.

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Muhammad Ali’s youngest son forges his own path through UofL

Muhammad Ali’s youngest son forges his own path through UofL

Asaad Ali grew up in one of Louisville’s most famous families, as the younger son of Muhammad Ali. Now he is part of a second Louisville clan: University of Louisville Alumni with a degree in communication.

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A&S’s ties to Kentucky Derby run deep

A&S’s ties to Kentucky Derby run deep

To get a sense of just how unique a perspective we have to this massive global event, look no further than Remington Smith, an assistant professor of Communication in the College of Arts & Sciences. Smith recently received the Reel South Short award for his documentary, “The Derby.” The Indie Grits Festival and PBS Reel South give the Short award to the best short documentary filmed in or about the south.

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UofL student reflects on trip to Cuba to help military service members

UofL student reflects on trip to Cuba to help military service members

When Jeremy Dodson officially graduates May 11, he’ll carry with him far more experience than what was gained from the classroom. The Communications major from Crestwood, Kentucky, spent part of February in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as part of a volunteer team from the Kentucky Boys State and the American Legion.

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A&S Comm major: ‘I felt included on this campus immediately’

A&S Comm major: ‘I felt included on this campus immediately’

Keionna Bailey, a senior communications major from Lexington, wanted to serve her fellow students and found her niche as a speech mentor. She spends a lot of time in UofL's Speech Center helping people through the entire speech-making process, from creating the outline to delivery.

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COMM 510 Students take over Breeders’ Cup social media

COMM 510 Students take over Breeders’ Cup social media

Sixteen students in Karen Freberg’s COMM 510 class have been working with the Breeders’ Cup team to develop and execute social media messaging for the event, which is this weekend at Churchill Downs.

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Communications student captures study abroad trip with award-winning video

Communications student captures study abroad trip with award-winning video

Kelly Vetter, a senior communications major from Louisville, spent the summer studying at the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic, as part of UofL’s Study Abroad program.

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Prof. John Ferre discusses controversy over religious films

Prof. John Ferre discusses controversy over religious films

Why do religious films like “Passion of the Christ” spark controversy and fervor? John Ferre discusses on UofL Today with Mark Hebert.

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Women's Basketball junior forward Sam Fuehring (Communication) on her favorite faculty member Ralph Merkel

Women's Basketball junior forward Sam Fuehring (Communication) on her favorite faculty member Ralph Merkel

UofL Women's Basketball is celebrating UofL’s faculty and staff at its Dec. 5 game versus UT Martin. Before they take the court, we asked Sam Fuehring (Communication student) on her favorite faculty member, Ralph Merkel and interviewed Prof. Merkel about his experiences at UofL.

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Vaping e-cigarettes and hookah does the public feel they’re less risky?

Vaping e-cigarettes and hookah does the public feel they’re less risky?

Communication professors Joy Hart and Kandi Walker on a study of public attitudes of e-cigarettes and vaping.

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I Remember

I Remember

Vanessa Williams-Harvey, an A&S alumna (1986, Communication) on her book/memoir, I Remember.

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A&S instructor launches new scholarship for Central HS students

A&S instructor launches new scholarship for Central HS students

On Derby night, May 6, from 8 p.m. to midnight, NightBreeze will play in the University Ballroom to raise money for the new Gloria Jean Churchill Scholarship.

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Arts & Sciences welcomes 27 new faculty members

Arts & Sciences welcomes 27 new faculty members

From Chemistry to Comparative Humanities, new professors bring an array of research and teaching interests. Meet the newest faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences for Fall 2016.

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I think, therefore I #TWEET

I think, therefore I #TWEET

Meet Prof. Karen Freberg, Communication department, researching and teaching social media and crisis communication. She was recently featured on WLKY “Disconnecting in a digital age" and was a Plank Center Educator Fellow for General Motors this past summer.

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Louisville OL Pedro Sibiea takes A&S study abroad trip to Panama

Louisville OL Pedro Sibiea takes A&S study abroad trip to Panama

UofL offensive lineman Pedro Sibiea became the first-ever football player to participate in the three-week A&S study abroad trip in Panama through the Departments of Latin American and Latino Studies and Communication. This article by ESPN Staff Writer Andrea Adelson profiles SIbiea’s time there and discusses how athletes can take advantage of programs like these, in addition to sports and traditional academics.

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