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June 14, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

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Professor Mariea Hoy presented “The promises and pitfalls of using eyetracking research for public policy insight” at the Marketing and Public Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.  Her presentation was part of a special session organized by a staff fellow with the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. 

Hoy, along with co-author Assistant Professor Jin Seong Park, also presented research in progress titled “Rx for a one-click rule:  An eyetracking study of risk disclosures on branded drug websites” during a poster session at the conference.  This research is based on stimuli and a survey used by the FDA’s Office of Prescription Drug Promotion and provided to Dr. Hoy.


Associate Professors Suzie Allard (SIS) and Bob Legg (JEM) recently conducted a science communication workshop in Ankara, Turkey.  TUBITEK, which is Turkey’s equivalent of the National Science Foundation, hosted the workshop and invited the participant scientists who produce material for the popular science magazines and books published by TUBITEK.  The four-day workshop included sessions on science writing, science communication through video, interviewing scientists, big data, writing for children, and information seeking.  Other workshop team members were Arsev Aydinoglu (PhD/C&I ’11), currently a post-doctoral researcher at NASA, and David Brill, retired director of communications for the UT Energy, Environment and Resources Center, who is currently a freelance writer.   During the team’s time in Turkey, the protests were raging at night, but Turkish hospitality was excellent.


Doctoral student Rebecca Davis’s paper, “A literature review of underrepresented groups in STEM and the use of academic library resources and services: Exploring possible methodological approaches,” was accepted for presentation at the 2013 Mentoring Conference at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.


Hubert Smith, host of WUTK’s “The Hubert Smith Radio Show,” will moderate a panel discussion at a preview showing of Homegoings, a documentary about African-American funeral traditions, at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at East Tennessee PBS, 1611 Magnolia Avenue in Knoxville. The event is free and open to the public (865-595-0220).



July 3

1st Summer Session Ends

July 4

Independence Day Holiday

July 8

2nd Summer Session Begins

Aug. 9

Summer Semester Ends (Full and 2nd Session)

Aug. 21

Fall Semester Begins


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