COMMon Knowledge Blog

Letter from Ken Lachlan, Department Head

Welcome to the Department of Communication! Despite the challenges presented by COVID, we have had another great year in the department. Our undergraduate program continues to grow in both popularity and visibility on campus, and we now serve over 900 majors. We continue to focus on both theory and applied coursework, and our internship program now […]

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Behind the Scenes: COMMotion Pictures Film Screening

The UConn Department of Communication’s annual student film screening has become one of the department’s most popular events. Hundreds of students, family members, friends and alumni gather together in the Hartford Spotlight Theatre and watch student films on the big screen. Students in multimedia production courses have the opportunity to produce, film and edit their […]

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Undergraduates in the Industry: Jeremy Karew

Every semester, students take their passion for communication to the industry by interning for various companies and organizations. Over the years, students in the Department of Communication have had the opportunity to be a part of prestigious intern programs throughout the country. Jeremy Karew, a 2020 graduate of the graduate of UConn and a Communication […]

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Alumni Spotlight: Alyssa Davanzo (CLAS ’15)

The Department of Communication prides itself in providing students with the skills they need to succeed in all of their career opportunities in the future. There are countless alumni pursuing innovative and meaningful careers, and some of those alumni stay closely connected with the department. Alyssa Davanzo, Class of 2015, pursued a career in corporate […]

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Poster for Speaker series event Fall 2019

COMM Speaker Series: Dr. Aisha Nakiwala

Join us for the Department of Communication Speakers Series lecturer, Dr. Aisha Nakiwala for her talk: “What do They Talk About? Narratives of Ugandan Women on Facebook.” The Communication Speaker Series presents Dr. Aisha Nakiwala from the Department of Journalism and Communication at Makerere University in Uganda. Her talk will take place on Tuesday, October […]

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COMM Speaker Series: Dr. Felicia Pratto

Join us for the Department of Communication Speakers Series lecturer, Dr. Felicia Pratto for her talk: “Over-Attending and Under-Attending to Race and Gender: Experiments on Norms About Social Categories and Communication” The Communication Speaker Series presents Dr. Felicia Pratto from UConn’s Department of Psychological Sciences. Her talk will take place on Thursday, October 10th at […]

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Champions!

Congratulations to our summer softball team on another championship season!

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A photo of the Communicator Newsletter, Volume 7

New Edition of The Communicator

A collaborative effort of the Communication Society, students in COMM 4820 Public Relations, and the Department of Communication, the June 2019 issue of The Communicator is now online! Take a look inside this annual newsletter to catch up on faculty promotions, new faculty, graduate student accomplishments, undergraduate achievements, and alumni profiles.

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a photo of graduates throwing their caps, with the words " Advice to the Graduates"

To Our Graduating Seniors…

It is now May 1st. For Freshman, Sophomore, and Juniors, it means the start of the summer with a couple of months of break before they get to return to UConn again. For me, as a Senior, it means saying goodbye to the community that I have grown to love over the past four years. […]

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