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October 4, 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013

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The 36th Annual CCI Research Symposium will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014.  The theme of the symposium is “Communication and Information Research in a Global Environment.” This year’s symposium will include peer reviewed contributed papers and posters as well as invited speakers/panels and posters.  The deadline for contributed papers/posters is December 11, 2013 with notification of acceptance in mid-January 2014.  Mark your calendars and watch for the Call for Papers which will be distributed soon.



Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir presented two invited talks to the faculty and librarians at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah on Sept. 25: “Scholarly reading in a digital age: Some things change, some stay the same” and “Research data services: Multiple roles for academic libraries.”  The first is based on her ongoing research with BOV member Donald W. King (and currently supported by an IMLS grant) and the second is based on her work with the NSF-funded DataONE project.


Associate Professor Suzie Allard, Director and Professor Ed Cortez and Frank Aviles (doctoral student) have had their paper, “An intercultural e-toolkit for STEM field mentoring,” accepted for presentation at the 6th Annual Mentoring Conference held at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in October 2013.


Associate Professor Bharat Mehra, Assistant Professor Devendra Potnis and Jennifer Morden’s (M.S./IS ’11) 2011 article, “An exploratory study of the nature and composition of current library and information science programs in Indian state universities,” is the second most downloaded article (271 downloads from 2010-2012) published by Perspectives in International Librarianship. More information can be found at:


The editor of World Journal of AIDS (WJA) also shared  that Mehra’s 2011 paper “The role of library and information science education in the development of community health information services for people living with HIV/AIDS: Perspectives of directors/managers of public libraries,” has been downloaded 981 times making it “one of the most popular papers in the journal.”



Professor Mark Harmon’s article “The ‘Luntzification’ of the U. S. health care debate” appears in the new edition of Electronic News, the refereed research journal of the Electronic News Division of AEJMC.


Fourth-year JEM doctoral candidate Jodi Rightler-McDaniels, along with co-author Assistant Professor Amber Roessner, presented their paper, “‘Beyond celebration [but] worth remembering’: Anniversary coverage surrounding Jack Johnson and the ‘Fight of the Century'” at the annual meeting of the American Journalism Historians Association (AJHA) in New Orleans Sept. 26 – 28. The paper won the J. William Snorgrass Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Paper on a Minorities Topic.

Rightler-McDaniels also accepted the position of Graduate Student Committee Chair for AJHA for the 2013-2014 academic year.




Oct. 8

Community Response to an Active Shooter, 4 -5 p.m., RSVP –

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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