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March 5, 2010

Inside CCI

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


Luther named Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Associate Professor Catherine Luther has been named CCI Associate Dean for Academic Programs effective March 1st. Catherine has been a faculty member in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media since 1998 and was serving as Interim Coordinator of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs prior to her appointment as Associate Dean. 

February Circle Park News published
The Februrary 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:


Hovland’s book on display at AAA conference
Professor Roxanne Hovland’s book, “Advertising and Consumer Culture,” co-authored with alumna Joyce Wolburg (Ph.D. ’95), will be freshly released and on display at the annual conference of the American Academy of Advertising (AAA), March 17-21, in Minneapolis.


Research Symposium Winners Announced
Congratulations to the participants selected as “Best” in their categories at the 32nd Annual Research Symposium held last Friday.

Best Undergraduate or Master’s Paper – Jamie Bumpus, “The Last Laugh: A Review of Court Cases That Have Helped Define Parody and the Protections it Enjoys.”

Best Paper by a PhD Student – Arsev U. Aydinoglu, “Information-seeking Behaviors of International Students on Everyday life Situations.” 

Best Paper by a Faculty-Student Collaboration – Ioana Coman, Roger Gray, Amber Greaves, Timothy Hales, Iveta Imre, Joshua Roth, and Justin West, and Dr. Catherine A. Luther, “The Intertwining of Politics and News Frames.”

Best Poster – Anthony Ahn and Lei Wu, “What Makes a Difference? Individual and Demographic Differences of College Students in Their Attitudes towards Binge Drinking and Attitudes toward Anti-Binge Drinking PSAs.”


Faculty attend IMLS conference
Suzie Allard, Mary Bartolini, Kimberly Black, Regina Mays, Bharat Mehra, and Vandana Singh are attending the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-sponsored WebWise conference in Denver this week. SIS faculty members currently have nearly $3 million in active IMLS grants.


Swan visits D.C. to meet with members of Congress
Professor Sam Swan accompanied members of the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to call on Tennessee Congressmen and Senators. Broadcasters visited with members of Congress to discuss important legislation affecting the industry including spectrum space, broadband, music performance fees and more.

The group also met JEM alumnae Laura Lefler Herzog, communications director for Senator Corker; and Gigi Wade, staff assistant to Congressman Jimmy Duncan.

Award-Winning Science Correspondent for NPR to Speak at UT

Richard Harris, award-winning science correspondent for National Public Radio, will give the University of Tennessee’s annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture on Tuesday, March 16 at 8 p.m. in the Shiloh Room of the University Center.
Harris will speak on “Covering Climate Change in a Changing Media Climate.” The program is free and open to the public. 

EUReCA (Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement) abstracts are due TODAY, March 5.  Event: March 24-25, University Center Ballroom.

Board of Visitors Spring Meeting/Dedication Ceremony for the BB&T/Martha S. “Missy” Wallen Classroom (Communications Building, Room 314), today, March 5. (Meeting in Scripps Convergence Lab from 9:00 a.m. – Noon; Dedication Ceremony in Room 314 from Noon – 1:00 p.m.).

Spring Break, March 8-12

CCI Atlanta Alumni Reception, March 11, at the home of CCI alumna Kay Dempsey, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

JEM’s Annual Hill Lecture, Award Winning National Public Radio Science Correspondent Richard Harris, March 16, Shiloh Room, UC, 8:00 p.m. – “Covering Climate Change in a Changing Media Climate.”

CCI Diversity Student Leaders Society trip to Washington, DC
, March 17 – 21

CCI Washington DC Alumni Reception, Thursday, March 18, The Washington Post, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

SIS Alumni & Friends Day, Saturday, March 27, Hoskins Library, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

CCI Diversity Student Leaders Society’s 2nd Annual “Experience Diversity Banquet” – Friday, April 9, Bearden Banquet Hall, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.