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October 14, 2011

Friday, October 14, 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

CCI Associate Dean Catherine Luther,Director of the Center for Communication and Information Studies Carol Tenopir and JEM Professor Ed Caudill will lead a panel discussion on issues of co-authorship in academia. The panel will cover how to get credit for:  research work and writing; co-authoring joint projects; and related ethical and professional issues.  The panel will be held Thursday, October 27, at 12:30 PM in the Scripps Convergence Lab. It is being presented by the CCI Graduate Student Association’s outreach program.   All graduate level students and faculty are invited to participate.  

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COMMUNICATION STUDIES

The Communication Studies Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta, sponsored National Public Radio reporter Frank Browning’s visit to the UT Knoxville campus. Browning visited with several communication studies classes and spoke at a campus-wide event on Tuesday, October 4, in the Toyota Auditorium at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. During his talk, Temples, Taxes, and Toilets, he discussed international communication issues related to understanding religion, fiscal policy, and public health in a transatlantic context.

Work has started on the Communication Studies Message Effects Lab located in Room 298 of the Communications Bldg. The lab will support a variety of message effects research projects including the measurement of receiver physiological reactions to stimuli.

New communication studies faculty member Catherine Westerman has published two manuscripts that focus on group interaction. The first article, “Improved Recognition of Lifeline Tactical Signals by Miners,” written with Robert Peters, appeared in Coal Age, September 2011, pp. 40-43. The second, “Emergency Safety Training: Inoculation for Underground Coal Mine Emergencies,” co-authored with K.A. Margolis and Kathleen Kowalski-Trakofler, will appear in an upcoming issue of Professional Safety.

Michelle Garland (Ph.D. student) and John Haas’s paper submission to the National Communication Association entitled “Examining Student Differences in the Oral Communication Classroom: An Exploration of the Impact of Student Sensitivity on Learning Outcomes” was recognized as the top paper in the Communication Apprehension and Competence Division.

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INFORMATION SCIENCES

Associate Professor Bharat Mehra and Adrienne Dessel, associate co-director of the Program on Intergroup Relations at the University of Michigan, had their article, “The Role of Library and Information Science Education in the Development of Community Health Information Services for People Living With HIV/AIDS: Perspectives of Directors and Managers of Public Libraries,” published in World Journal of AIDS, 1(3), pp. 78-87. http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?paperID=7506

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JOURNALISM AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA

Assistant Professor Erin Whiteside and Kelly Poniatowski of Elizabethtown College had an article entitled “Isn’t He a Good Guy: Constructions of Whiteness in the 2006 Olympic Hockey Tournament” accepted for publication in the Howard Journal of Communication

WUTK has been nominated for Most Improved College Radio Station in the 2011 CMJ awards. 

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

October 14–15, 2011

Fall BOV Meeting

October 14, 2011

2011 CCI Scholarship Dinner

November 5, 2011

Homecoming – Open House

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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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