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September 20, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

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Associate Professor Lisa Fall has been appointed by the PRSA Educational Affairs Committee to serve as a university reviewer for the Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR). In this capacity, she will conduct university site visits, survey various constituents (alumni, internship sites, administrators from across campus, etc.), then make recommendations. For more information about CEPR see



Assistant Professor Jonathan Pettigrew has been awarded $399,771 to customize drug and violence prevention programming 7th and 8th grade youth in Nicaragua, Central America. The two-year grant entitled, “Citizen security and demand reduction: Program development and implementation,” is sponsored by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs through the Department of State. The grant will entail formative research, development of an infrastructure for delivering programming, curriculum adaptation and creation, and a quasi-experimental evaluation of program effects.



Assistant Professor Devendra Potnis has been appointed to serve on the Program Committee for the 4th International Conference on Mobile Communication for Development (M4D). The M4D2014 Conference will be held in Dakar, Senegal on April 8-9, 2014 (see



Professor Ben Bates, Assistant Professor Nick Geidner, Yixi Zhu (Southeast Univeristy, Nanjing, China) had their book chapter,  “The Economics of broadband,” accepted for publication in Robert G. Picard and Steven Wildman (Eds.), International Handbook on the Economics of Media. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.


Over the summer Bates created a Flipboard magazine to complement the JEM499 blog    – JEMS – Media & Journalism in Transition; access it through Flipboard on your mobile device, or at
and continue to edit and curate it (those interested in contributing should contact Professor Bates to obtain an invitation to the Flipboard.)


Professor Barb Kaye and Tom Johnson (U of Texas-Austin) had their paper, “The dark side of the boon? Credibility, selective exposure and the proliferation of online sources of political information,” published in Computers in Human Behavior, 29(5), 1862-1871.


They also presented the following  papers at AEJMC’s national convention in Washington DC. “Restoring sanity through comic relief: Parody television viewers and political outlook;” and “Some like it lots: The influence of interactivity and reliance on credibility.”





Sep. 25

CCI Open House for Prospective Majors: 11 am – 2 pm, Communications Building Lobby

Sep. 25

Wendell Potter Lecture & UT Accomplished Alumni Award Presentation, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Scripps Lab

Sep. 27

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting, 9:00-11:00 a.m., CCI Auditorium

Sep. 30 – Oct. 3

CCI Diversity and Inclusion Week (

Oct. 1

Open Forum on Diversity and Inclusion, 5:05-6:20 p.m., Scripps Lab

Oct. 2

Diversity and Inclusion Week Keynote, UTK Vice Chancellor Rickey Hall, 5:00-5:30 p.m. reception;  5:45-6:45 p.m. Keynote, CCI Auditorium

Oct. 3

CCI Diversity Festival, Circle Park, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Oct. 10

UT Mic/Nite @ Relix Variety Theatre, 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 17 – 18

UT Fall Break

Oct. 20

Knoxville Step Out:  Walk to STOP Diabetes – Team Margie

Nov. 8

CCI BOV Meeting, Scripps Lab, 10 am – 5 pm

Nov. 8

CCI Patrick Auditorium Naming Ceremony

Nov. 8

CCI Awards & Scholarship Donor Appreciation Banquet

Nov. 9

CCI Homecoming Tailgate, 3 hours prior to kickoff

Nov. 15

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting


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