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September 3, 2010

Inside CCI

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



Thursdays @ 3
The tech talk for September 2 was rescheduled for next Thursday, September 9. It will be a discussion of using college servers to share files with students in the labs. We can both distribute files to the students and have them drop off files for the instructor on both Macs and PCs pretty easily. This facility has been used to share tests, sample news stories for editing, photos and video clips in a fast and safe way. Location: Scripps Convergence Lab Theater




Harmon ends term on Knox County Commission
Mark Harmon, associate professor, finished his term on the Knox County Commission on September 1st.  The commission has shrunk from 19 to 11 members, and Dr. Harmon chose to endorse his seatmate, Amy Broyles, rather than seek a second term. During his four years on the commission, Dr. Harmon was praised for creating a new vehicles policy, improving the stormwater ordinance, and for taking strong stands in favor of expanded school funding and against urban sprawl.  Following his “de-commissioning,” Dr. Harmon says he is planning to write a book about the experience.




Aydinoglu presents to Society for the Social Studies of Science
Arsev Umur Aydinoglu, graduate research assistant, presented his paper entitled, “Emergence of a Scientific Collaboration: DataONE Case Study,” in Tokyo last month, at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S).

Bilal presents at International ACM SIGIR conferenceDania Bilal, professor, presented her paper, “The Mediated Information Needs of Children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD),” at the Workshop of the 33rd Annual International ACM SIGIR on Research and Development in Information Retrieval: Towards Accessible Search Systems. The workshop took place in Geneva, Switzerland, in July. She was also an invited panel chair at the same workshop.

Wang presents to IIiX 2010 conference
Peiling Wang, professor, presented a poster paper entitled, “Contextualizing User Relevance Criteria: A Meta-ethnographic Approach to User-centered Relevance Studies,” at the IIiX 2010 conference (Information Interaction in Context Symposium) in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in August.




WUTK Concert Fundraiser – This Friday, September 3, 5:00 doors/6:00 show, The Square Room, 4 Market Square. The concert is to help raise funds for a major computer replacement at the station.  Six local bands will be performing. Contact Benny Smith at for more information.

Graduate Student Reception – Tuesday, September 7, 4:30-6:00, Circle Park. For more information, contact Diana at 974-6651 or

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting – Friday, September 17, 9:00-11:00 a.m., CCI Auditorium

SIS International Luncheon for CCI Faculty/Staff – Friday, September 17, 11:00 a.m. (immediately following the faculty/staff meeting), Black Cultural Center

Diversity Across the Curriculum Lecture – Friday, September 24, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., CCI Auditorium.  

Diversity Across the Curriculum Workshop – Friday, September 24, 9:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., Scripps Convergence Lab.

CCI Diversity and Inclusion Week – Monday, September 27 – Friday, October 1, various events and locations around the Communications Building.