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August 22, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

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Recent paper presentations at the 97th Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in Montreal, Canada, August 6-9, by advertising faculty and students include: Meena Arvind, doctoral student Jinhee Lee, and Professor Ronald E. Taylor, “Message strategies for ads in U.S. children’s magazines: An application of Taylor’s six-segment strategy wheel;” Lee and Jimi Hong (Texas), “Perfect mothers:  How mothers are presented in images in food advertising;” and Taylor and Joyce Wolburg (Marquette University), “’Putting on campaigns’:  A history of 70 years of advertising education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1923-1993.” 

Professors Eric Haley, Ronald E. Taylor, and Margaret Morrison’s article, “How advertising creatives define excellent account planning, was published in the current issue of Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising

Associate Professor Michael Palenchar met with communication students from several universities in Istanbul, Turkey, in early August to talk about the field of public relations as well as conducting risk/crisis communication workshops for students and faculty. 



Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir and Assistant Professor Rachel Fleming-May presented their work on the IMLS-funded LibValue project at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Assessment Conference in Seattle, August 4-6. LibValue was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to develop and test multiple measures of the value of academic library collections and services.  Fleming-May also presented an invited keynote talk about the LibValue Project at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Ohio Commission on Higher Education (SOCHE) in May.

Associate Professor Bharat Mehra served as the Guest Editor of a special issue of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science entitled “Gender in LIS education: New directions, new thinking,” June 2014, 55(3), 187-190. Mehra with W. T. Tidwell (SIS ‘12) published an article in the special issue entitled “Mapping the infoscape of LIS courses for intersections of health-gender and health-sexual orientation topics,” pp. 191-211.

Mehra and LaVerne Gray (Ph.D. student) presented a paper, “Don’t say gay” in the state of Tennessee: Libraries as virtual spaces of resistance and protectors of human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people,” during the LGBTQ Users Special Interest Group at the 80th International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) General Conference and Council held August 16-22, 2014, in Lyon, France.

Assistant Professor Devendra Potnis’ invited book chapter, “Wilson’s information-seeking behavior models (1981, 1996, 1999),” has been accepted for publication in “Understanding Information Science: Twenty Key Theories” a book edited by Dr. Al-Suqri and Dr. Al-Aufi for IGI-Global Publications. Potnis also had his research poster, “Examining mobile banking in developing nations from pro-poor ‘Context, Culture, and Community’ perspective,” accepted for the 2014 ASIS&T Conference to be held in Seattle, Oct. 31 – Nov. 4.

Assistant Professor Wade Bishop co-authored an article in First Monday with Jessa Lingel, a post-doctoral research fellow at Microsoft Research, titled “The GeoWeb and everyday life: An analysis of spatial tactics and volunteered geographic information”



Professor Sam Swan had his article “Training journalists and media managers in transition countries: A media trainer’s perspective,” accepted for publication in the January 2015 issue of the Journal of Media Education.




Sept. 1

Labor Day Holiday

Sept. 5

Faculty Professional Development Award Proposals Due to Dean (Proposals due to Grad School on Sept. 12)

Sept. 9

CCI Graduate Student Reception, 4:30-6:30, Circle Park

Sept. 10 – 13

Medal of Honor Convention in Knoxville

Sept. 12

Medal of Honor Town Hall, Cox Auditorium, Alumni Hall

Sept. 19

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting, 9:00-11:00, Patrick Auditorium

Sept. 22 – 25

CCI Diversity and Inclusion Week

Sept. 23

UT Study Aboard Fair, 10:00-3:00, UC Ballroom

Sept. 24

CCI Diversity and Inclusion Week Keynote, Jose Aponte, McClung Auditorium, 5:45-6:45

Sept. 25

CCI Diversity and Inclusion Week Festival, 5:00-7:00, Circle Park

Sept. 25-26

UTK Future Faculty Weekend

Oct. 1

Faculty Development Leave Proposals due to Dean

Oct. 15

Deadline for Chancellor’s Grants Faculty Research Proposals

Oct. 16 – 17

Fall Break

Oct. 23

CCI Job and Internship Fair, 1:00-4:00, UC Ballroom

Oct. 24

Faculty Professional Development Award Proposals due to Dean (Proposals due to Grad School on Oct. 31)

Oct. 31

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting, 9:00-11:00, Patrick Auditorium

Nov. 7

PR Day, 8:30-2:00, Communications Building

Nov. 14

Fall Board of Visitors Meeting

Nov. 14

CCI Awards & Scholarship Donor Appreciation Banquet, 6:30-8:30, Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park

Nov. 15

CCI Tailgate Party, CCI Lobby, 3 hrs. prior to UT vs. Kentucky, Communications Building Lobby

Nov. 27 & 28

Thanksgiving Holiday

Dec. 2

Fall Semester Classes End

Dec. 3

Study Day

Dec. 3

CCI Holiday Party, Scripps Lab

Dec. 4-5 & 8-11

Final Exams

Dec. 12

UT Graduate Hooding

Dec. 13

UT Fall Commencement


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