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The Board of Trustees permanently established the Communication Institute in 1997.
In 2022, and in recognition of Edna Anderson-Taylor, a pioneer in Utah broadcasting and alumna of the University of Utah, the Institute
was renamed the Edna Anderson-Taylor Communication Institute. The Institute is a channel
through which scholarship, teaching, and service may be made available to the campus
community, the broader community of Salt Lake City, and beyond.
The Institute offers state of the art workshops, lectures, and symposia on communication practices including journalism, conflict resolution, marketing, and technology. Each year, the Institute offers a series of campus and public events around issues of public concern related to communication.
Conflict Resolution Certificate Program
Designed for working professionals who want to develop advanced communication and process skills, the Conflict Resolution Certificate Program provides each student with the comprehensive training necessary to be successful in mediation, negotiation, and facilitation of dialogue.More Information
Beginning in the 2022/2023 academic year, the Communication Institute will hold 3-4 workshops. The goal of these workshops is to bring students and faculty from across campus together with professionals from our wider community for practical and hands-on education related to communication and issues of public concern.More Information
The Communication Institute supports research by faculty and students whose work addresses the intersections of communication and issues of public concern. This is accomplished through support for research interest groups, graduate student conference travel, and our forthcoming working paper series and blog.More Information
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The Missing Cyber Thunder Run
The Missing Cyber Thunder Run: CYBER OPERATIONS DURING THE RUSSO-UKRAINIAN WAR In this presentation, Dr. Brandon Valeriano will examine the evolving nature of Russia’s use of cyber operations and the digital domain to disrupt, spy upon, and degrade the adversary. Cyber operations remain a potent modern manifestation of political warfare expanding competition short of war.
Modularity, Plants, and Power
In this talk, Chris Ingraham shares his working thoughts about the ways modularity operates as a hierarchical structure valued for its presumed efficiency and support of theoretically endless growth.
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