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July 1, 2010

Inside CCI

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



June Circle Park News published
The June issue of Circle Park News, the college’s e-newsletter, has been published and sent to alumni and friends of the college. Find it online here:

Promotion, tenure awarded
Effective August 1, 2010, the UT Board of Trustees formally approved promotion and tenure for the following CCI faculty members:

  • Bob Legg, Associate Professor with tenure, JEM
  • Bharat Mehra, Associate Professor with tenure, SIS
  • Michael Palenchar, Associate Professor with tenure, ADV/PR

Likewise, a few weeks ago Chancellor Cheek approved the promotion of Barb Kaye (JEM) to Full Professor.




Palenchar presents in England and Chicago
Michael J. Palenchar, associate professor, is presenting a paper at the First International History of Public Relations Conference at Bournemouth University, England, July 8-9. His paper is co-authored with Bernardo Motta, assistant professor at Bridgewater College in Virginia, and is entitled, “Historical Evolution of Community Right to Know: Implications on the Development and Practice of Public Relations.”

Palenchar is also giving two presentations/workshops at the Institute for Food Safety Annual Meeting & Food Expo in Chicago, July 16-21. The first workshop is entitled, “Managing Risks Associated with Food Ingredient Safety: Convincing Customers when your Product is Safe.” The second presentation is, “Best Practices in Risk Communication and Food Safety.” Both workshops/presentations are conducted with Tim Sellnow, professor and associate dean, University of Kentucky.




Harmon article accepted, London program is going well
Associate Professor Mark Harmon’s article “Video on the Cheap,” based on research he recently presented to the Journalism’s Next Top Model Conference in London, has been accepted for publication in the next edition of British Journalism Review.

Harmon reports that this summer’s study abroad London program is going well. Students completed their classwork earlier this week and are currently finishing their internships. The course included visits to the BBC, the Guardian, and the Press Complaints Commission as well as classroom visits from a former press secretary to a Prime Minister, a journalist who managed Associated Press Television in London, and the London Marketing Director for NBC/Universal. 

Manaev, Manayeva and Yuran article published in market research journal
Former JEM visiting professor Dr. Oleg Manaev, of Belarusian State University, and JEM graduate students Natalie Manayeva and Dmitry Yuran, have published an article in The International Journal of Market Research, “Spiral of silence in election campaigns in post-communist society: (A case of Belarus).”