SJMC Weekly Announcements


Sijia Yang receives Exceptional Service Support Program award

Congratulations to Sijia Yang on receiving an Exceptional Service Support Program award from Office of the Provost. The Exceptional Service Support Program acknowledges and supports assistant and associate professors, especially women and those from historically underrepresented groups, who are tasked with service activities beyond what is usually expected of faculty members.

Gryffin Loya Innovation in Teaching Award

PhD student Gryffin Loya has received the Innovation in Teaching Award in the Campus-Wide TA Awards. In order to recognize excellence on the part of TAs across campus, each year the College of Letters & Science administers awards for exceptional teaching. Twenty-one TAs will be recognized for their teaching excellence at UW-Madison. Congratulations Gryffin!

Mike Wagner quoted in Wisconsin State Journal

Mike Wagner talked to the Wisconsin State Journal about Senator Ron Johnson spreading misinformation. Read the article.


In Memoriam: Sharon Dunwoody

Sharon Dunwoody, Evjue-Bascom Professor Emerita of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a leader in science communication research, died February 4, 2022, after undergoing treatment for cancer in recent months.

Beyond her path-breaking scholarship and public outreach, Sharon was an incredible colleague, mentor, teacher and friend.

Kind, patient, wise, thoughtful and generous, Sharon Dunwoody was an embodiment and reflection of the best of us. She leaves an enormous footprint in the field and in our school and an even larger hole in our hearts.


Communication Crossroads Conference: March 4

The annual Communication Crossroads Conference is scheduled for March 4, 2022. Put on each year by SJMC graduate students, Crossroads is an opportunity for current students to present research and prospective students to visit and get a taste of what SJMC is like. Learn more and view the call for papers.

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