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April 2014

UT Social Media Week 2014 #Rocks

2014 SMW

Paul Finebaum, ESPN radio personality and commentator, was the keynote presenter at Social Media Week 2014 (SMW). Leading up to the keynote on the final day, students and faculty participated in a wide range of sessions rich in learning opportunities. The session presenters represented a broad spectrum of professions and experiences within the social media realm, and they engaged attendees with thought provoking social media ideas, strategies and challenges.
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John Noble Wilford
Chancellor’s Honors
Convocation 2014
JEM Students in Croatia
Two CCI Grants
DSLS in Chicago
In Memoriam
Alumni News
Faculty News
Student News


John Noble Wilford

CCI Alumnus Receives UT Honorary Degree

A two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and science journalist received an honorary doctorate during the spring College of Communication and Information commencement ceremony. John Noble Wilford, a 1955 journalism graduate, received an honorary doctorate of letters and science at the 4:30 p.m., Wed., May 7 ceremony at Thompson-Boling Arena.  Read more

2014 Torchbearers

Chancellor’s Honors Presented to CCI Students and CCI

Chancellor Jimmy Cheek hosted the annual Chancellor’s Honors Banquet recognizing faculty, staff and students for their extraordinary accomplishments and service on April 23. A large number of CCI students were honored at the event (see full story), and the College of Communication and Information received the first Dr. Marva Rudolph Diversity and Interculturalism Unit Excellence Award for demonstrating outstanding leadership and consistent contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion at UT. Read more

Dr. Peter Gross with Kelsey Keny

Students Recognized at CCI, AdvPR and JEM Honors Convocation

The College of Communication and Information, the School of Advertising and Public Relations and the School of Journalism and Electronic Media recognized their best students on April 14 at the College’s 2014 Honors Convocation. CCI will hold a special dinner in honor of its scholarship donors and recipients on Oct. 24 at the Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville. Click on the link to see a full list of students and the awards/scholarships they received. Read more.


JEM Students Travel to Croatia to Produce Video Stories

Four School of Journalism and Electronic Media students traveled to Croatia in March 2014 as part of a U.S. State Department grant. Marissa Steinberg, a senior from Atlanta; Jackie DelPilar, a senior, and Abby Knight, a junior, both from Nashville; and Malorie Cunningham, a junior from Greenville, S.C. spent two weeks in Croatia producing stories including a 30-minute program that aired on WBIR on Easter Sunday, April 20. Read more


CCI Receives Two Large Grants

CCI’s Center for Information and Communication Studies (CICS) recently received large grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and from Elsevier.
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DSLS Chicago

DSLS Takes Field Trip to Chicago

CCI DSLS Director Alice Wirth, Assistant DSLS Director Nick Meade and CCI Dean Mike Wirth took sixteen Diversity Student Leaders Society (DSLS) students to Chicago, March 26 – 30 on DSLS’s annual field trip. Read more

Torchbearer at sunset

In Memoriam: Cade, Whitney

Dozier Copeland Cade, director of the School of Journalism from 1972 to 1978, died Saturday, April 12, in Nashville. Gretchen Whitney, UT Knoxville School of Information Sciences retired associate professor, passed away in early April. Read more

Alumni News

Alumni News: Manayeva, Rice, Greenberg

Three alums have been in the news lately: Natalie Manayeva (MS/C&I ’10), Dean Rice (BS/CS ’94) and Alan Greenberg (BS/Adv ’72).  Read more

Faculty News

Faculty News: Harmon, Kupritz, Hoy, Potnis, Whiteside, Allard, Geidner, Douglass, Luther, Haas

Read the latest news about ten CCI faculty members: Mark Harmon (JEM), Virginia Kupritz (CS), Maria Hoy (AdvPR), Devendra Potnis (SIS), Erin Whiteside (JEM), Suzie Allard (SIS), Nick Geidner (JEM), Kimberly Douglass (SIS), Catherine Luther (JEM) and John Haas (CS). Read more.

Student News

Student News: Strobel

Read about the recent recognition given to SIS master’s student Ellen Brown Strobel. Read more

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