Twice a year the Office of the Provost hosts Mic/Nite. The Pecha-Kucha format is a simple lecture format where presenters show and discuss 20 images for 20 seconds each. The objective is to communicate in a simple, quick format the research work being done by UT faculty to foster a deeper appreciation for that work and to build connections for greater intellectual interaction.
IS Associate Professor Vandana Singh represented CCI during the October 2015 event with a presentation titled, “Technology for Empowerment: Open Source Software (OSS).” Her talk gave examples from her work on multiple funded research projects that demonstrate how technology in general and OSS in particular has impacted and empowered libraries and librarians to better serve their communities in the Appalachian region.
The event typically draws a large crowd to the Relix Variety Theatre in Knoxville and generates excitement and discussion among faculty across the campus. A video of Singh’s presentation will be available soon at https://utworks.tennessee.edu/micnite/Pages/results.aspx?sp=104. Past CCI Mic/Nite presenters include: Suzie Allard (IS), Eric Haley (ADPR), Mark Harmon (JEM), Barb Kaye (JEM), Virginia Kupritz (CS), Michael Palenchar (ADPR), Peiling Wang (IS), and Courtney Wright (CS).