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August 29, 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014

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Doctoral student Huan Chen and Professor Eric Haley’s article, “Product Placement in Social Games: Consumer Experiences in China,” will be published in this Fall’s issue of Journal of Advertising, 43(3), 2014.

Professor Mariea Hoy and Assistant Professor Jin-Seong Park article, “Principles in action: An examination of FDA administrative letters involving violative internet promotions from 1997 to 2012,” is forthcoming in Journal of Public Policy & Marketing.

UGA Assistant Professor Nathaniel Evans (PhD/C&I ’13) and Hoy’s article,“Parents’ presumed persuasion knowledge of children’s advergames: The influence of advertising disclosure modality and cognitive load,” is forthcoming in the Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising.

Evans and Hoy also presented their paper, “The natives are restless: The influence of disclosure modality and cognitive load on parents’ attitudes towards children’s advergame regulation,” at the Marketing and Public Policy Conference, Boston, MA, June 7, 2014.

Hoy and Assistant Professor Abbey Levenshus presented their paper, “Familiarity: Friend or Foe?  Insights from retroactive think aloud eye tracking interviews on reading risk information on an Rx drug website,” at the Marketing and Public Policy Conference, Boston, MA, June 7, 2014.

Assistant Professor Jin Seong Park, doctoral student Sejin Park and Changdae Ham (University of Illinois) won 3rd place in the advertising division’s faculty research paper awards competition for their paper,  “Segmenting the US product placement market: On the basis of consumers’ cognitive and attitudinal responses to advertising,” presented at the 2014 annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Montreal, Canada, August 6-9. .


Park’s co-authored paper with Ilwoo Ju (PhD/C&I ’14)(Saint Louis University), “Prescription drug advertising, disease knowledge, and older adults’ optimistic bias about the future risk of Alzheimer’s disease,” has been accepted for publication in Health Communication


Park’s paper, “Direct-to-consumer prescription medicine advertising and seniors’ knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease,” has been accepted for publication in American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias


Associate Professor Candace White will present a paper, “Nation branding in a transitional democracy: A case study of ROM candy,” at the European Public Relations Research and Education Association Congress in Brussels, Belgium next week.  The paper is co-authored by Iulia Kolesnicov from Aarhus University in Denmark.


Fifteen CCI students were part of the Urbino study abroad program this summer.  Public relations students made a fun video of their experiences outside of the classroom, which can be found at the link below.  La vita bella.




Martijn J. Van Kelegom successfully defended his dissertation, “Planning for communication through rehearsal imagined interactions.”  His dissertation committee members were: Associate Professor Kenneth Levine (chair), Assistant Professor Laura Miller, Associate Professor Michelle Violanti, and Associate Professor Ramon Leon (CBA).




Assistant Professor Devendra Potnis’ co-authored article with Assistant Professor Kanchan Deosthali (University of Mary Washington), “Factors influencing adoption of Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and mobile technologies by the growth engine of the U.S. economy,” has been accepted for publication in First Monday.



Assistant Professor Erin Whiteside and Erika Polson’s (U. of Denver) article “Passing to India: A critique of American football’s expansion,” was published in Media, Culture & Society, 36(5), 661-678.


Whiteside also presented her paper, “Politics in the Toybox: Sports reporters, Native American mascots and the roadblocks preventing change,” at the recent AEJMC meeting in Montreal. 





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 Me

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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