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January 22, 2010

Inside CCI

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


Avery’s chapter published in the Handbook of Crisis Communication
Beth Avery’s chapter, “FEMA and the Rhetoric of Redemption: New Directions in Crisis Communication Research for Government Agencies,” appears in the recently published Handbook of Crisis Communication, edited by Tim Coombs and Sherry Holladay.


Allard presents workshop, paper at conferences
Suzie Allard presented one of three workshops at the ALISE Academy held during the Association of Library and Information Science Educators in Boston. The workshop, “Launching the Research Agenda: Planning for a Rewarding Journey,” was designed to help early career academics develop strategies for successfully pursuing their research agendas.

Allard was also invited by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to speak during its panel, “Collaborative Approaches to Training the 21st Century LIS Workforce: Spotlight on Projects Recently Funded by IMLS.” Allard and CCI doctoral candidate Arsev Aydinoglu presented their paper, “Collaborations between LIS and Science: The DataONE case study.”  

Mehra to facilitate Wisconsin-Milwaukee faculty retreat
Bharat Mehra will facilitate the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies’ faculty retreat from January 28-30. The goal of the retreat is to increase diversity infusion in their curriculum and to further research initiatives between UMW and UT.


Harmon’s article in first edition of new journal
“Integrating New Media into the Classroom,” an article by Mark Harmon, is in the first edition of Journal of Media Education. The journal is the Broadcast Education Association’s new online journal and is available here.


Annual Research Symposium to be held in new College Auditorium
The 32nd Annual Research Symposium will be held on February 26, 2010, in the new College Auditorium, Room 321, and the entrance foyer area on the 3rd floor.  This year’s theme is “Communication and Information Research in a Digital Age.” 

We are excited to have the Symposium in-house this year, and we hope many of you can attend.  Lunch will be served followed by a presentation by our invited speakers from Scripps Networks – Mike Pardee, Senior Vice President of Research, and Steve Gigliotti, Executive VP of Ad Sales and Emerging Media. The reservation form for the Research Symposium and the luncheon will be available soon, so mark your calendars for this event.


Scripps Convergence Lab Dedication, January 29, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., by invitation.

Chattanooga Alumni Reception, February 4, contact Andrew Shafer, 974-3211 for more information.

TPA Winter Convention & Alumni Reception, February 11, 7-9 a.m., Doubletree Hotel, downtown Nashville.

ADV/PR Creativity Conference, February 18.

32nd Annual Research Symposium, February 26.