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April 2, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015                                                                      

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The Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising selected Eric Haley, Ron Taylor and Margie Morrison’s article, “How advertising creatives define excellent planning,” as its 2014 Article of the Year.  The award was presented at the annual conference of the American Academy of Advertising in Chicago, March 28, 2015.  

Haley also received a 2015 AAAs Faculty Research Fellowship Award for his research proposal on political advertising literacy, one of three 2015 awards.  

The Journal of Interactive Advertising selected Nate Evans’ (PhD/C&I ’14) article, “Pinpointing persuasion in children’s advergames: Exploring the relationship among parents’ internet mediation, marketplace knowledge, attitudes and the support for regulation,” as its 2014 Article of the Year.  The award was also presented at AAA.

Evans, along with Professor Mariea Hoy, also received a 2015 AAAs Faculty Research Fellowship Award for their eye tracking and advergames research proposal.

Associate Professor Lisa Fall received a university-wide Creative Teaching grant from the Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center (TennTLC), in conjunction with the Office of the Provost. Fall is creating a new service learning course where students will develop, then implement, a public relations campaign for the 2016 Dragon Boat Race fundraiser for the Tennessee Clean Water Network. Students will collaborate with project community partners while applying key public relations skills.



Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir and post-doc Betsy Dalton are conducting focus groups at five university campuses as part of a grant from the Mellon Foundation.  They have already visited the University of British Columbia, University of California Irvine, University of California Davis and Harvard and will visit Ohio State University later this month. The purpose of the focus groups is to gain insights from faculty and grad students on practices and opinions about open access publishing and article processing fees. 



Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir gave a talk at Syracuse University on April 2 on “Scholarly reading in a digital age: The library role.” 

Associate Professor Bharat Mehra is serving as the International Steering Committee Representative of theAssociation for Library and Information Science Educationat the International Conference on Information Management & Libraries that will take place in the Department of Information Management, University of Punjab, Quaid-i-Azam Campus, Lahore-Pakistan, Nov. 2015, to celebrate its 100th anniversary. Mehra is also the invited speaker at the conference delivering a paper entitled, “A social justice framework to further community engagement in Pakistan’s information management and library professions.”


Congratulations to Denae D’Arcy for successfully defending her dissertation. Thanks to her chair, Dr. Catherine Luther, and dissertation committee members, Assistant Professor Mike Martinez, Professor Jim Stovall, and Professor Patricia Freeland (Political Science). The title of D’Arcy’s dissertation is “Freelancers on the frontline: Influences on conflict coverage.”

WUTK- 90.3 has been voted as Knoxville’s Best Radio Station by Blank in its inaugural “Knoxville’s Finest Awards.” Dr. John Zazu was runner-up for best radio personality. Vote for WUTK by April 5 in the Best Internet Radio Station in the Media Category. 




Apr. 3

Spring Recess

Apr. 17

CCI ‘Speed Dating’ Workshop

Apr. 20

CCI, AdvPR & JEM Convocation

Apr. 24

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting

Apr. 27

CS Student Awards

Apr. 28

CCI Faculty Meeting with Chancellor Cheek & Provost Martin

May 7

UT Graduate Hooding

May 8

CCI Commencement

May 8

SIS Hooding Ceremony


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