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November 2012: Faculty News

Rachel Fleming-MayFleming-May Awarded IMLS Grant
Rachel Fleming-May, assistant professor in SIS, has been awarded a $49,938 Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Planning Grant. Fleming-May, along with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Librarian Harriett Green, will spend the next year investigating the viability of creating an index of online-only poetry.  According to the IMLS web site, “National Leadership Grants support projects that address challenges faced by the museum, library, and/or archive fields and that have the potential to advance practice in those fields. Successful proposals will seek innovative responses to the challenge(s) identified in the proposals, and will have national impact.”  “Finding solutions to access and use are the heart and core of our academic discipline,” said SIS Director Ed Cortez.  “Dr. Fleming-May’s grant award will help advance this specialized sector in significant ways.”
Avery & UT Noted for Crisis Communication Publications
A paper presented by two University of North Carolina researchers at the recently held National Communication Association (NCA) Conference in Orlando found that Beth Avery, associate professor of advertising and public relations, was the fourth the most published crisis communication author from 1991 to 2011 in major communication journals and the University of Tennessee ranked 4th among higher education institutions with respect to crisis communication publications over the same time period. (See Jin Ha and Lois Boynton, “The status of crisis communication research in leading communication journals: A twenty-year content analysis with an interdisciplinary approach,” 2012 NCA Convention, Orlando, FL).