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September 12, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

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Associate Professor Bharat Mehra and Associate Professor Donna Braquet’s (UT Libraries) paper, “Marriage between participatory leadership and action research to advocate benefits equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: An extended human rights role in library and information science,” was published in the Leadership in academic libraries today: Connecting theory to practice, edited by B. Eden and J. Fagan and published by Scarecrow Press.

Assistant Professor Devendra Potnis and his co-author, Lakshmi Mohan of the University of Albany, had their paper, “Mobile banking for the unbanked poor without mobile phones: Comparing three innovative mobile banking services in India,” accepted for presentation at the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences –  Information and Communication Technologies for Developing Countries minitrack.

Potnis and his co-authors,  Mohan and Paul Miesing of the University of Albany, had their paper, “Potential of analytics for scaling social enterprises,” accepted for presentation at the 11th annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference organized by the Stern School of Business–NYU and Northeastern University.

Assistant Professor Carolyn Hank and her co-authors’, C. Sugimoto, A. Tsou (Ind. U. – Bloomington) and  J. Pomerantz (UNC-Chapel Hill), article, “Faculty and student interactions on Facebook: Policies, preferences and practices,” is in press with Information Technology



Assistant Professor Amber Roessner will do a reading and book signing of her book, Inventing Baseball Heroes, at 6 p.m. on September 18 at Union Ave. Bookstore, 517 Union Avenue, in Knoxville. For background on Roessner and her book, see

Roessner’s article, “‘Sixteen Days of Glory’: A critical-cultural analysis of Bud Greenspan’s official Olympic documentaries,” was published in Communication, Culture & Critique 7(3), 338-355.



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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