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March 8, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

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The CCI Graduate Student Association will hold a workshop on conferencing best practices.  It will be held in the Scripps Convergence Lab Theater Mar. 15 from noon until 1:30pm.  No registration or RSVP required.  The workshop will have a panel of CCI faculty, PhD candidates and students. The topics are the basics of conferencing such as submitting, finding funding, presenting, networking and conduct. International conferences will also be discussed (i.e. representing department/university, cultural considerations, and language barriers).



Associate Professor Lisa Fall has been asked to throw out the first pitch at the Lady Vols softball game against Alabama Sunday, Mar. 10, at 1:30pm.  The first pitch honor is in recognition of her earning the faculty of the year award.



Assistant Professor Devendra Potnis’s co-authored article titled “Using Information Systems to Support ‘Door-step Banking’: Enabling Scalability of Microfinance to Serve More of the Poor at the Bottom of the Pyramid” was accepted by Communications of the AIS (CAIS) for its special issue titled Information Systems in Emerging Economies. The article is co-authored with Dr. Laskhmi Mohan, Associate Professor, School of Business, State University of New York-University at Albany, and Dr. Steven Alter, Professor of Information Systems at the University of San Francisco. CAIS is a top-tier journal in the information systems area.



Professor Ben Bates had the following three authored or co-authored papers accepted for the International Association for Media and Communication Research conference, Dublin, Ireland, June 2013:

  1. The Evolution of Cable Industry and Regulation’s Impacts: A comparative analysis of China and United States.”  Co-authored with Yixi Zhu a doctoral student in media economics at Southeast University, Nanjing, China, studying at UTK as a visiting scholar supported by the China Scholarship Council.
  2.  “Using Conjoint Analysis to Identify Audience News Values.”  Co-authored with Professor Mark Harmon.
  3. “The Political Economy of Governance: Implications of Proposed Broadcasting & Internet Governance Treaties.” 

Professor Rob Heller’s photograph was selected for the International Juried Portrait Photography Exhibition at the 12 12 Gallery in Richmond, Va., and received the Director’s Choice Award.

Assistant Professor Erin Whiteside is the recipient of a 2013-2014 Creative Teaching Grant from the University of Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center. Her proposal related to a new special topics class to be offered this fall in the JEM curriculum entitled “Issues in Sports Media.” The course will only be offered as an undergraduate course.



Mar. 20

CCI Faculty Meeting with Chancellor/Provost

Mar. 22 – 29

Spring Break/Recess

Apr. 2

Hill Lecture, Jeffrey Kluger, Time Magazine Senior Science Writer

Apr. 2 – 4

Social Media Week

Apr. 15

CCI, ADPR, JEM Honors Convocation

Apr. 26

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting

Apr. 26

CCI International Lunch hosted by SIS, Scripps  Theater


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