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Circle Park News: August 2014


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August 2014

Bilal Receives Google Research Award

Dr. Dania Bilal

SIS Professor Dania Bilal has been awarded a Google Faculty Research Award for her proposal, “Child-friendly SERPs: Towards better understanding of Google search results readability by children.” Bilal will be studying how middle school children read and evaluate the reading levels of search results pages (SERPs) retrieved by Google to modify the Reading Level metric Google employs for assigning reading levels to search results.
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D&I Week Keynote
Medal of Honor Prep
Creative Giving
New Faculty
JEM Host HS Students
Faculty News
Student News


Jose Aponte

San Diego County Library Executive Director to Deliver 2014 CCI Diversity and Inclusion Week Keynote

World renowned librarian Jose Aponte will be the keynote speaker for CCI’s 2014 Diversity and Inclusion Week, Wednesday Sept. 24 from 5:45-6:45 PM in UT’s McClung Auditorium. Aponte is the execitove director of the San Diego County Library System which was selected as the Library Journal’s Library of the Year in 2012. Read more.

Alumni News July 14

Summer 2014 SCOOP is Here!

Sarah Zimmerman (BS/PR ’14) has been a high-achieving student while at UT: J. Carroll Bateman Award winner, Chancellor’s Award for Extraordinary Professional Promise and UT EcoCAR2 Public Relations representative. In an article in the newly released Summer 2014 issue of SCOOP magazine, “She Goes in Through the Outdoors,” Zimmerman explains how she has applied her CCI knowledge to white water kayaking! Read more

Medal of Honor Stories

Student Preparation for Medal of Honor Convention Highlighted

Two recent news stories in Tennessee Today highlighted the preparation Assistant Professor Nick Geidner and his students did in advance of the 2014 Medal of Honor Convention held in Knoxville Sept. 10 – 13. Both stories are linked in the full story. The first story outlines the advance work done by the students and the second story shares the journey of one JEM student as she turned her experiences working on the project into a full time job. Read more.

Dr. Suzie Allard

An Inside Look at the DataONE NSF Project

A recent International Innovation article featured the achievements of the DataONE research project. Excerpts from the article, for which CCI Associate Dean for Research and SIS Professor Suzie Allard (SA), Chancellor’s Professor and CCI Board of Visitors Professor Carol Tenopir (CT), and Mike Frame (MF), chief of computational science for US Geological Survey and SIS Adjunct Professor, were interviewed, are in the full story. Read more

Alica Harrison

Creative Giving

CCI Board of Visitors member Alisa Harrison (BS/PR ’83) found a unique way to give back to CCI based on her own experiences as a student at UT. Harrison grew up in nearby Farragut, Tenn. Although she had enough funding from her parents and through working to pay for the basics, there were college experiences that were out of reach financially for Harrison and her family. As a result, some opportunities were simply not on her radar. Read more

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New Faculty Join CCI

This fall CCI welcomes five new full-time faculty members: JEM Professor Julie Andsager, AdvPR Assistant Professor Moonhee Cho and three Communication Studies lecturers – Andrew Garland, Michelle Epstein Garland and Melissa Weaver.
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High Schoolers

JEM Hosts Walsworth Yearbook Journalism Institute

More than 40 high school students and teachers from Tennessee and Mississippi visited the Knoxville campus July 17 and 18 for the Walsworth Yearbook Journalism Institute hosted by the School of Journalism and Electronic Media.  Read more

Faculty News

Faculty News: Pettigrew

Read the latest news about Assistant Professor Jonathan Pettigrew’s grant work.  Read more

Student News

Student News: Keny, Carr

Two CCI students have been elected to the Executive Board of the Student Government Association (SGA).  Read more.

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