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February 1, 2013

Friday, February 1, 2013

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Doctoral student Nathaniel Evans, Professor Les Carlson (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), and Professor Mariea Grubbs Hoy had their manuscript, “Coddling Our Kids: Can Parenting Style Affect Attitudes Toward Advergames,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Advertising: Special Issue on Advergames, In-Game Advertising, and Social Media Games.

Evans also had his manuscript “Rethinking the Persuasion Knowledge Model: Schematic Antecedents and Associative Outcomes of Persuasion Coping Skills” accepted for presentation at the 2013 American Academy of Advertising (AAA) annual conference to be held Apr. 4-7 in Albuquerque, N.M.



Doctoral student Todd Suomela and Associate Professor Suzie Allard were awarded best paper at the BOBCATSSS conference held in Ankara, Turkey, Jan. 23-25.  Their paper is titled “Libraries as Centers for Science Literacy and Public Science.”

Other SIS papers at BOBCATSSS were:

Doctoral student Frances Nichols and Professor Ed Cortez, “Breaking Down the Barriers: Creating Empathetic Ontologies for the LAMBDA Initiative”

Doctoral student Sarah Rose, “There is a Conversation in My Search: Differing Uses for Tags”

Associate Professor Bharat Mehra has been invited by Taylor Eighmy, vice chancellor for research & engagement, and Susan Martin, provost and senior vice chancellor, to serve on the Carnegie Application Advisory Committee. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has just released its call for application for institutions of higher education to be classified as community engaged.

During the Annual Conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) in Seattle Jan. 22-25, Mehra chaired the ALISE Jean Tague Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Poster Competition and organized the judging session on Jan. 23. He was convener and presenter in a panel titled “A Gender-based Inquiry of Health Information Support Services” where he presented his paper, “LIS Representations of Gender and Sexual Orientation in the Teaching of Health Information Support Services.” Mehra also co-presented a Works In Progress Poster with doctoral student Rebecca Davis entitled “A Framework to Evaluate Diversity Representation on Academic Library Websites in State Universities in the United States.”

Assistant Professor Vandana Singh presented her paper, “Online Technical Support: How it Works and Why it Fails,” co-authored with graduate student Lila Holt, at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences held Jan. 7-10.  The paper will be published in conference proceedings that will soon be available from IEEE Computer Society at

Assistant Professor Devendra Potnis co-authored research in microfinance titled “Can Analytics Help Serve the Poor at the Bottom of the Pyramid?” that has been accepted by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research, “Applying Science to the Art of Business,” to be held Apr. 7-9 in San Antonio. The peer-reviewed research product is co-authored with Lakshmi Mohan of State University of New York at Albany. More information about INFORMS can be found at  



Professor and Associate Dean Catherine Luther and doctoral student Ivanka (Radovic) Pjesivac had their article, “Perspectives on Privacy, Information Technology and Company/Governmental Surveillance in Japan,” published in Surveillance & Society, 10, no. 3/4 (2012): 263-275.



Feb. 22

CCI BOV Meeting

Feb. 22

Experience Diversity Banquet

Feb. 27

CCI Research Symposium

Mar. 8

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting

Apr. 2 – 4

Social Media Week

Apr. 26

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting


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