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February 7, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

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Associate Professor Beth Avery’s article, “Preventable disease practices among a lower SES, multicultural, nonurban, U.S. community: The roles of vaccination efficacy and personal constraints,” was published in Health Communication.  Ruthann Lariscy was co-author on the article.



Associate Professor Suzie Allard, doctoral students Frances Nichols and Ivonne Ramirez and master’s student David Ownby presented research at BOBCATSSS , the annual research symposium sponsored by the European Association for Library and Information Education and Research, held in Barcelona, Spain this year.  Papers presented were:

  • Allard and doctoral student Reid Boehm, “Agricultural management tools: Is there information equity between agribusiness and the small scale farms?”
  • Director and Professor Ed Cortez and Ramirez, “Applying knowledge management strategies for economic development and sustainability in the Caribbean.”
  • Nichols and Ownby, “Redefining the (r)evolution: Declassifying government secrets in the era of transparency.”  
  • Nichols and Ownby also coauthored a poster about rethinking how libraries use spaces.


Allard presented her paper, “Educating for an entrepreneurial spirit in emerging STEM information professionals” at ALISE 2014, the annual conference of the Association of Library and Information Science Educators held in Philadelphia.   Allard’s paper was one of four chosen from all conference papers to be presented at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting research session “ALISE@ALA.” 


Allard received the formal 2013 Library Journal Teaching Award sponsored by ProQuest during the ALISE conference. 

Assistant Professor Devendra Potnis served on the Panel of Judges for the Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Poster competition at the ALISE 2014 Conference held in Philadelphia. More than 30 doctoral students from LIS schools in the US and Canada presented their research at the poster competition.



Professor Benjamin J. Bates will present his paper, “The future of multichannel video distribution in the U.S.: Bundling vs. a la carte, A theoretical examination of marketing and pricing options,” at the 11th World Media Economics and Management Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2014.

Doctoral candidate Jodi Rightler-McDaniels and Professor Catherine Luther had their paper, “White people Wednesday: A forum for resisting or consenting?” accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Broadcast Education Association in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 6-9.





Feb. 10 – 14

Faculty Appreciation Week

Feb. 21

CCI Experience Diversity Banquet, Bearden Banquet Hall, 7 pm

Feb. 26

CCI Research Symposium

Mar. 7

CCI Board of Visitors Meeting, Scripps Lab, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Mar. 12

Margie Morrison Legacy Fund Potluck, 12 – 1

Mar. 17-21

Spring Break

Mar. 31-Apr. 3

UT Social Media Week

Apr. 14

CCI/ AdvPR/JEM Honors Convocation, Scripps Lab, 3 pm

Apr. 18

Spring Recess

Apr. 25

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting, 9-11 am, Patrick Auditorium

Apr. 25

Last Day of Classes

Apr. 28

Study Day

Apr. 28

CS Student Awards Ceremony, 4:30 pm

Apr. 29 – May 6

Final Exams

May 7

CCI Commencement Ceremony, Thompson Boling Arena, 4:30 pm

May 8

UT Graduate Hooding Ceremony, Thompson Boling Arena, 4:30 pm

May 9

SIS Hooding Ceremony, 10 am


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