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August 12, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Inside CCI – The newsletter for College of Communication and Information faculty, staff, and students.
Available online at
http://www.cci.utk.edu/insideCCI.

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COLLEGE NEWS

The College of Communication and Information would like to congratulate Dr. Arsev Aydinoglu and Dr. Katerina Spasovska for successfully defending their dissertations. Special thanks to Arsev’s dissertation committee: Suzie Allard (chair), Carol Tenopir, Virginia Kupritz, and Heather Douglas; and to Katerina’s committee: Peter Gross (chair), Benjamin Bates, Catherine Luther, and Anthony Nownes.

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COMMUNICATION STUDIES

John Haas, Associate Professor and Director, has been recognized by the National Communication Association (NCA) for his scholarly book on hate speech. The Communication of Hate, co-written by Haas and Michael Waltman of the University of North Carolina, has won the NCA’s Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression.

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INFORMATION SCIENCES

Associate Professor Bharat Mehra and Donna Braquet, Associate Professor and Librarian at Hodges Library, had their paper entitled, “Progressive LGBTQ Reference: Coming Out in the 21st Century” published in the 2011 Special Issue: Learning Landscapes and the New Reality, Reference Services Review, 39(3).

Bharat Mehra, Assistant Professors Kimberly Black and Vandana Singh, and Jenna Nolt (M.S./IS ’11) had their article entitled, “Collaboration between LIS Education and Rural Libraries in the Southern and Central Appalachia: Improving Librarian Technology Literacy and Management Training” published in the Brief Communications and Research In Progress section of the 2011 Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 52(3), 238-247.

Kimberly Black, Bharat Mehra, and Vandana Singh had their paper entitled, “Scope of Broadband Education and Deployment in Rural Libraries: Desperately-Seeking Partners in a Grant Proposal” published in the 2011 Tennessee Libraries.

Bharat Mehra had his paper entitled “Use of Mixed Methods to Meet the Needs of Underserved Populations: A Reflective Analysis of My Research Efforts in the United States” published in the Proceedings of the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML 2011). The conference took place from May 24-27, 2011 in Athens, Greece.

Professor Dania Bilal presented a paper entitled, “Evaluating Leading Web Search Engines on Children’s Queries” at the 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction held in Orlando, FL July 9-14.

Dania Bilal was invited session Chair at the 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Session title: “Interacting with the World Wide Web.”

Dania Bilal presented a paper entitled, “Research Methods in Empirical Studies of Children’s Information Behavior,” at the Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2011). Athens, Greece. May 23-27.

Assistant Professor Devendra Potnis had his article, “Cell-Phone-Enabled Empowerment of Women Earning Less than $1/Day,” published as a featured article in the Technology and Society Magazine for IEEE. 

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fall Semester Classes Begin

Monday, September 19- 22, 2011

CCI Diversity Week

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Inside CCI is the newsletter for faculty, staff, and students of the College of Communication and Information.

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