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September 2, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Inside CCI – The newsletter for College of Communication and Information faculty, staff, and students.
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CCI Commemorates 9/11 With Screening of “The Falling Man”

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the College of Communication and Information (CCI) is sponsoring a screening of the documentary film “The Falling Man.”

The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, in the CCI Auditorium in the Communications Building. You are all invited to attend this event and encouraged to invite your students to attend!

The screening will be followed by a discussion of its implications. Reed Massengill, a UT Knoxville journalism alumnus (’84) who worked across the street from the Twin Towers and currently lives in Knoxville, will recount his experiences of that day. Documentary expert Bob Legg, associate professor in JEM, will offer commentary on the film. Margaret Morrison, interim director of ADV/PR, will facilitate the discussion.

Refreshments for the event are sponsored by the college’s School of Information Sciences.

All students and faculty who wish to share their newspapers, magazines or other materials collected from the days immediately following September 11, 2001 are encouraged to bring those on Thursday, Sept. 8.  Display tables and rolling white boards will be provided for materials to be displayed in the lobby. 



Lisa Fall, associate professor and her PR 370 students are launching a three-month campaign that honors and raises funds for children who lost parents in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The first event takes place on Sept. 11 at Barnes & Noble on Kingston Pike. A portion of all proceeds raised at this on-site book sale/event will benefit Tuesday’s Children, a nonprofit family organization that provides services and financial support for families who were affected by the 9/11 attacks and other acts of global terrorism. For information, please contact Dr. Fall at



Professor Dania Bilal is among the top 1% most cited authors worldwide in her research area, according to a forthcoming 2011 bibliometric study conducted by the Council of Canadian Academies.  The Council has asked Dr. Bilal to participate in a new study to assess the geographical distribution of research strengths in her area of study, children’s information behavior and interaction with the web and digital interfaces.

Professor Bilal has also been appointed to the Emerald Group Publishing Editorial Advisory Board, as well as the editorial board of Aslib Proceedings, a refereed journal. Effective spring 2012, Aslib Proceedings will be published under a new name, Aslib Journal of Information Management.   



A portfolio of Professor Rob Heller’s photographs has been published in the current issue of Afterimage, The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism. Heller’s photographs of Auschwitz are part of special issue on the Aesthetics of Atrocity. The portfolio can be viewed online at



Tues., September 6, 2011

CCI Graduate Student Reception, Circle Park, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Thurs., September 8, 2011

9/11 Commemorative Event: “The Falling Man,”  CCI Auditorium, 7:30 pm

Mon., September 19-22, 2011

CCI Diversity and Inclusion Week

October 14–15, 2011

Fall BOV Meeting

October 14, 2011

2011 CCI Scholarship Banquet

November 5, 2011

Homecoming – Open House


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