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Aloha Dr. Sharkey

The Department of Communicology bids a fond farewell and aloha to Dr. Bill Sharkey, who officially retired on August 1, 2017.

Professor Sharkey has been an active member of the department for over 25 years. During his time with us, he taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses that dealt with interpersonal communication, including conflict management, communication in helping relationships, strategic communication, interviewing and interrogation, and family interaction. He …

Congratulations COMG Graduates!

The Department of Communicology congratulates its Class of Spring 2017 on their graduation!  The Department hosted an event for students and families commemorating and celebrating graduates on Thursday, May 11th in QLC 412.

The official UH Manoa commencement exercises were held on Saturday, May 13th at Stan Sheriff Center. Congratulations to our BA and MA graduates, Class of 2017!

Driving Away Hunger is the Communicology Department’s Goal this Spring

The Department of Communicology is taking part in the Hawaii Foodbank’s Annual Food Drive, and we need your help!

According to the Hawaii Foodbank, there are people that have to choose between buying food and paying for everyday necessities, like housing, utilities, and medical care every month. You can help local people in need of food by donating to the Hawaii Foodbank today! Last year, the Hawaii Foodbank provided over …

Dr. Sharkey Publishes Research on Breaking Bad News

What do you think about before breaking bad news to someone? New research from Communicology Professor, Dr. Bill Sharkey, and Associate Professor Jayson Dibble of Hope College explores the answer to this question. Their research article, “Before Breaking Bad News: Relationships Among Topic, Reasons for Sharing, Messenger Concerns, and the Reluctance to Share the News,” was recently published in Communication Quarterly. In this study, Drs. Dibble and Sharkey examined the decision …