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August 13, 2010

Inside CCI 

The newsletter for College of Communication and Information faculty, staff, and students.


Thursdays @ Three

The tech talk for August 19 will be another hands-on session and talk with early adopters of the Apple iPad. Join us in the Scripps Lab Theater to share and learn about these new devices.


Avery makes three presentations and wins top poster award at AEJMC conference
Beth Avery, assistant professor, presented two papers, “Public Information Officers’ Perceived Control in Setting Local Public Health Agendas and the Impact of Community Size,” and “Reputation Repair at the Expense of Providing Instructing and Adjusting Information Following Crises: Examining 18 Years of Crisis Responses Strategy Research,” and presented on the panel, “Health Promotion, Minority Populations and Health Reporting: Challenges for 2010 and Beyond,” at the AEJMC conference in Denver last week.  Her poster won first place in the Public Relations Division poster contest. 

Taylor to speak at SHEA annual meeting
Ron Taylor, professor and director of the School of Adv/PR, has been invited to speak at the 21st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) to be held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, from April 1-4, 2011.  Taylor, who developed the first qualitative research class in the college more than 20 years ago, will speak about and conduct a workshop on qualitative research for medical researchers.



Tenopir, King, Edwards and Wu paper selected as Outstanding Paper

Carol Tenopir, SIS professor, CCI director of research and director of CICS, and her colleague, Donald W. King (Bryant College and University of Tennessee Adjunct), along with CCI doctoral students Sheri Edwards and Lei Wu, have had their paper, “Electronic Journals and Changes in Scholarly Article Seeking and Reading Patterns,” selected by the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence as the recipient of the 2010 Aslib Proceedings Outstanding Paper Award. The paper draws on data collected over 30 years and provides insight into how electronic journals and other developments have influenced changes in science faculty members’ reading behavior over three decades.  



Roessner publishes in Journalism History
Amber Roessner, assistant professor, had an article published in Journalism History, entitled, “Remembering ‘the Georgia Peach’:  Popular Press, Public Memory and the Shifting of an (Anti-) Hero.”

Taylor wins prize from Federation of Earth Science Information Partners
Marlene Taylor, a graduate student specializing in science writing, won a $3,000 prize and an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. to present the results of a proposal she presented in a national competition sponsored by the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners. The competition focused on outreach and education projects in earth science performed by students.

Ms. Taylor proposed a start-up blog that tells in three, multi-media articles how Beaver Creek in north Knox County, a victim of urban development and pollution, is being rehabilitated by people and agencies working together, including University of Tennessee researchers.  Her articles will stress the many education and outreach projects that are changing the way residents of the area view their water resources.

CCI wins First Amendment grant
As part of the 1 for All campaign to build awareness of the First Amendment, CCI (P.I.’s Peter Gross, JEM director and professor, and Dwight Teeter, professor) has won a McCormick Foundation grant to conduct a semester-long program on the amendment.



SIS welcomes 100 new grad students with orientation
The School of Information Sciences is welcoming 100 incoming graduate students at its yearly Student Orientation held today and tomorrow on campus. Sixteen students are recipients of the Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program, a grant award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Several training sessions will be held in the Scripps Convergence Lab. Two-thirds of incoming SIS students are distance education students, about 65% are in-state, and 25% of the incoming students have graduate degree from another area.

Mehra has paper published in IFLA conference proceedings
Bharat Mehra, associate professor, and his co-authors, Hope A. Olson, professor and associate dean of the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Suzana Ahmad, graduate student also at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, had their paper entitled, “Integrating Diversity across the LIS Curriculum: An Exploratory Study of Instructors’ Perceptions and Practices Online,” published in the proceedings of the World Library and Information Congress: 76th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) General Conference and Council, August 10-15, 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden. Dr. Olson presented the paper at the IFLA Conference.



Farewell reception for Mary Bartolini, Friday, August 13 at 3:00, 420 Comm. Building

Fall classes begin, Wednesday, August 18.