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March 4, 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

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Palenchar and Freberg present paper at International Public Relations Research Conference

Michael Palenchar, associate professor, and Karen Freberg, doctoral candidate, will present a paper entitled “Social Media and Mobile Technologies Implemented in Risk and Crisis Communication Practices” at next week’s 14th Annual International Public Relations Research Conference in Miami, FL. 


Taylor conducts workshops for APIC and SHEA

Ron Taylor, professor and director, will conduct a workshop on using qualitative research to help reduce the spread of infection in hospitals for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control (APIC) at the October meeting of APIC’s Smoky Mountain Chapter.  This workshop follows one on the same topic for the national conference of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) in April 2011.


Haley, Avery, McMillian article published in JCA

Professor Eric Haley, Assistant Professor Beth Avery and Professor Sally McMillan’s article, “Developing Breast Health Messages for Women in Rural Populations,” was recently published in The Journal of Consumer Affairs.





Aydinoglu publishes paper

Doctoral candidate Arsev Aydinoglu’s paper, “Scientific Collaborations as Complex Adaptive Systems,” was published in Emergence: Complexity & Organization.





Kaye receives ITC Faculty First Grant

Professor Barb Kaye received an ITC Faculty First Grant, which she will use to create a model online graduate course for JEM.


Smith nominated for 2011 Making Democracy Work Award

WUTK public affairs show host and JEM Lecturer Hubert Smith is one of four individuals nominated for the League of Women Voters 2011 Making Democracy Work Award.  Smith was nominated for his work to educate voters during election seasons, and organizing and conducting voter forums. In addition, he uses his radio show as a platform to educate citizens about “hard, complicated issues involving our community” and works to ensure that citizens receive unbiased information to make informed decisions.





Congratulations to the winning research paper authors from the 33rd annual College Research Symposium held on Friday, February 25.



Undergraduate Paper

Weston Duke and John Runyan, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

Title: Collegiate Assimilation and Current Quality of High School Friendships


Master’s Paper

Nicole A. Merrifield, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

Title: A Relational Approach to Reducing Uncertainty during a Crisis through the use of Mobile Technology


Faculty/Student Collaboration

Ho-Young (Anthony) Ahn, PhD Student, and Ron Taylor, Director, ADV/PR, University of Tennessee

Title: Creative Communication Strategies in Cosmetic Surgery Websites: An Application of Taylor’s Six-Segment Message Strategy Wheel



Miriam L.E. Steiner Davis, Post-Doc Research Associate, University of Tennessee; Dr. Suzie Allard, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee; Dr. Carol Tenopir, Professor, University of Tennessee, Christopher Caldwell, Consultant, University of Tennessee; Jana Redmond, MS Student, University of Tennessee

Title: Biodiversity Information Needs in the Southern Appalachians



Monica Colon-Aguirre, PhD Student, University of Tennessee; Karen Freberg, PhD Student, University of Tennessee; Dr. Suzie Allard, Associate Professor, University of Tennessee,

Title: Perceptions and Uses of Google Scholar among Undergraduate Students





CCI Board of Visitors Meeting – Friday, April 1, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Scripps Convergence Lab

CCI Auditorium Dedication and Campaign Celebration, Friday, April 1, 11:30 a.m. (followed by lunch)

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting – Friday, April 15, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Com 321.


Inside CCI is the newsletter for faculty, staff and students of the College of Communication and Information.