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December 4, 2015

Friday, December 4, 2015                                                                    

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Professor Roxanne Hovland was referenced in a recent article, “Red Bull Gives College Students some Truly Terrible Sleep Advice.” Hovland was tapped for comment because of her research on advertising regulation. See the full article at



Professor and CCI Associate Dean for Research Suzie Allard recently made two presentations in Brazil. SIS Adjunct Lecturer Mike Frame also made presentations regarding USGS’ work in the science data arena at the workshops.

“DataONE overview. Workshop on contemporary challenges in the context to promote the new science based on data research,” presented at Ministério daCiência, Tecnologia e Inovação, Brasilia, Brazil on Nov. 16, 2015.

“Big Data management: The DataONE approach,” at the Workshop on Challenges in Contemporary Context to Promote the Data-Driven Science Workshop held at Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil on Nov. 18, 2015.

On Dec. 3, Allard presented a Library Connect webinar, “How researchers share articles: Impact on library resources and services.”  The webinar had more than 1800 registrants. Some of the webinar content Allard presented was based on research conducted by Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir. For more information, see

Allard is co-author with Arsev Aydinoglu (PhD/C&I ‘11) and Chad Mitchell (MS/IS ‘14) on the article, “Measuring diversity in disciplinary collaboration in research teams: An ecological perspective,” published in Research Evaluation. See,


Assistant Professor Devendra Potnis had his research poster, “Designing responsive user interfaces of mobile applications and sites for information organizations,” accepted for Bridging the spectrum 2016: The 8th annual symposium on scholarship and practice organized by Catholic University of America to be held in February 2016. The poster is co-authored with Reynard Regenstreif-Harms, a current MS student.



Professor Barb Kaye had the following four articles published during 2015:

Johnson, T. J., & Kaye, B. K. (2015). Reasons to believe: Comparing the influence of reliance and gratifications on credibility of social networks. Computers in Human Behavior, 50, 544-555.  doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2015.04.002. Impact factor 2.489.

Johnson, T. J., & Kaye, B. K. (2015). Site effects: How reliance on social media influences confidence in the government and news media. Social Science Computer Review, 33(2), 127-144.  Impact factor 1.364.

Shafer, D. M., & Kaye, B. K. (2015). Attitudes toward offensive language in media (ATOL-M): Investigating enjoyment of cursing-laced television and films. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 23(4), 193-210. 

Kaye, B. K., & Johnson, T. J. (2015). I only have eyes for YouTube: Motives for political use. Journal of Social Media Studies, 1(2),91-104. doi:10.15340/2147336612841.



December 4


December 10

Graduate Hooding

December 11

Fall Commencement

December 15

CCI Research Symposium paper abstracts due. (Posters due 1/10/16)

December 21 – 25

Winter Holiday

January 1, 2016

New Year’s Day Holiday

January 13

Spring Semester Classes Begin

January 18

MLK Holiday


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