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March 28, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

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Elsevier has provided $244,000 to the Center for Information and Communication Studies (CICS) to fund a 1-year research project, “Beyond Downloads,”  to look at the sharing of scholarly journal articles after they are initially downloaded. Chancellor’s Professor/BOV Professor Carol Tenopir (principal investigator), SIS Associate Professor Suzie Allard and SIS Adjunct Professor David Nicholas, (co-principal investigators) will lead a team of international researchers to define ways to measure non-download usage of digital articles and initiate discussion across the publisher, STM research, and library communities.

CICS employees, Marissa Mills (communications and marketing outreach strategist/webmaster)  and Kris Christen (science writer/editor), are part of the ORNL Team that won three awards in the Society for Technical Communication (STC) Washington, DC-Baltimore Chapter’s 2013–2014 Summit Competition. These communication tools were prepared for DOE’s Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER).   Awards won by the ORNL Team included: (A) Distinguished and Best of Show, Print, in Informational Materials, Technical Reports for “Research Priorities for Tropical Ecosystems Under Climate Change;”  (B) Distinguished in Informational Materials, Technical Reports for “BER Virtual Laboratory: Innovative Framework for Biological and Environmental Grand Challenges;”  and (C) Excellence in Informational Materials, Technical Reports for “DOE Joint Genome Institute Strategic Planning for the Genomic Sciences.”  Over the past 24 years, this strategic science communication group has received some 78 awards, including 4 Best of Shows, 17 Distinguished, and 28 Excellence in local and international competitions.



Assistant Professor Devendra Potnis will co-chair a mini-track titled “ICTs for financial inclusion of the unbanked poor in developing economies,” which is part of the ICTs for Global Development track at the 20th Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS), August 7-10, 2014 in Savannah, Georgia. More information can be found at: and



Professor Ben Bates has had two papers accepted for the RIPE@2014 – Public Service Media across Boundaries conference in Tokyo, Japan this August.

  • Professor Mark Harmon co-author, “Global news on the cheap: Options for PSBs to expand global news coverage.”
  • “Navigating the transborder rights minefield: Intellectual property rights issues for PSBs going global”




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

CCI Speed Dating Workshop, Scripps Lab, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Apr. 28

CS Senior Reception, Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, Medallion Room, 6:00-8:00 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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