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In 2001, John Soloski was named dean of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Georgia, in Athens. Soloski spent more than 20 years at the University of Iowa. Soloski is co-author/editor of two books on libel law and has published numerous articles and papers on media law, media ownership, communications policy and news reporting. Active in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) for 20 years, Soloski has served as member or chair of committees on research in qualitative studies, communications technology, and communication law and policy. After undergraduate studies at Boston College, he earned an M.A. and Ph.D. at Iowa and joined the faculty first as a law professor, and then to teach journalism. Grady College enrolls nearly 800 undergraduate students who concentrate in one of seven areas of study: advertising, broadcast news, magazines, newspapers, publication management, public relations or telecommunication arts. In 2000, Writer's Digest named the Grady College on its list of top five journalism programs. In 1996, U.S. News & World Report ranked all four Grady College graduate programs in the top 20 nationally; both advertising and public relations were ranked in the top five.