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Circle Park News: March 2015

Hill Lecture | BOV Professor | Dr. Ed Cortez | Dr. Sally McMillan | BOV Spring Meeting | UXL Lab | Alumni News | Faculty News | Five Tips

Edelman to Receive Honorary Degree at CCI Commencement

Social activist Marian Wright Edelman will receive an honorary doctorate of letters and science degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She will receive the honorary degree and give the commencement address at the College of Communication and Information’s spring commencement at 8:30 a.m., Friday, May 8.
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UT Students’ Medal of Honor Convention Film Premiers

A documentary made by UT Knoxville students chronicling the Medal of Honor Convention recently held in Knoxville premiered on March 26. “Conspicuous Gallantry: The 2014 Medal of Honor Convention” was shown at the East Tennessee Historical Society, in downtown Knoxville.
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MOH film premier

More CCI News

Hill Lecture
NPR Science Correspondent Joe Palca Delivers Hill Lecture
Joe Palca, award-winning science correspondent for National Public Radio, gave the annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture on March 24, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The title of Palca’s talk was “Explaining the Universe in Two Minutes or Less.”
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Mark Littmann
Littmann Named Second BOV Professor
Mark Littmann, Professor and Hill Chair of Excellence in Science Writing in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, has been selected as the second recipient of the CCI Board of Visitors Professorship.
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Cortez Steps Down as SIS Director
After ten years at the helm of the School of Information Science (SIS), Ed Cortez will step away from his role as SIS director at the end of June. He will return to the faculty after completing a year of professional development and research. Find out more
McMillan Steps Down as Vice Provost
After serving as UT’s vice provost for academic affairs for five years, AdvPR Professor Sally McMillan will be stepping down from her administrative position and returning to the College of Communication and Information.
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BOV Spring Meeting
CCI Board of Visitors Spring into Action
The CCI Board of Visitors (BOV) spring meeting was led by BOV chair Ed Ingle (BS/PR ’83), Managing Director of Government Affairs for Microsoft Corporation and featured several representatives from the college.
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CCI User-Experience Lab Available for Research
The CCI User-Experience Lab (UXL) supports interdisciplinary research by faculty, graduate students and other researchers. The UXL has instrumentation designed to explore users’ experiences with technology by making accurate, empirical measurements as users perform tasks on a product or system (e.g., a website or a web application on mobile devices or laptops). Find out more
Alumni News
Alumni News: Kramer, Wright
Read the latest news about Miriam Kramer (BS/JEM’11) and Isaac Wright (BS/PR’03).
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Faculty News: Fall, Paskewitz
Read the latest news about PR Associate Professor Lisa Fall and new CS Assistant Professor Emily Paskewitz
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Courtney Wright
5 Tips for Managing Conflict
CS Associate Professor Courtney Wright gives five tips for managing conflict.
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Upcoming Events

CCI, AdvPR and JEM Convocation April 20, Find out more
CS Student Awards April 27, Find out more
CCI Commencement May 8 Find out more
SIS Hooding Ceremony May 8 Find out more

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