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"Global Communication and Research" Theme of UT CCI's Annual Research Symposium

Bella Mody“Communication and Information Research in a Global Environment” is the theme of the College of Communication and Information’s thirty-sixth annual Research Symposium on Feb. 26 on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Bella Mody, professor and James E. deCastro Chair in Global Media in the journalism and mass communication program at the University of Colorado Boulder, will deliver the keynote address at 11 a.m. She will speak on “Mao in India: Comparing Representations in India’s Thriving Regional, Hindi and English Language Dailies.”
Mody specializes in the political economy of media in developing countries and in designing research on public service applications of communications. Her book “The Geopolitics of Representation in Foreign News: Explaining Darfur Sudan,” won the Best Book of the Year award from the Global Communication and Social Change Division of the International Communication Association.
The symposium will be held in Patrick Auditorium of the Communications Building (Room 321), with the poster session located in the foyer outside the auditorium. A lunch will be held in the Scripps Convergence Lab (Communications Building Room 402). Tickets to the lunch are $10. All other events during the symposium are free and open to the public.
The symposium begins at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast in the CCI lobby, followed by the poster session at 9 a.m.
Research paper presentations begin at 10 a.m. in the auditorium and will run throughout the day with a break for lunch.
Lunch begins at noon in the Scripps Convergence Lab, followed by a panel session on the topic “Communicating with Funding Sources” at 1:30 p.m.
The event concludes with an awards ceremony beginning at 4:15 p.m. in the auditorium.
For more information about the symposium program, call 865-974-3031 or visit the symposium site,