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March 4, 2016

Friday, March 4, 2016                                                                          

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iSchool Conference award finalists include: Professor Peiling Wang, doctoral student Manasa Rath and Master’s student Michael Deike for their Most Interesting Preliminary Results Paper, “Open post publication peer review: An innovation in scientific communication, and doctoral student Frank Aviles for his poster, “Familism: The transitional journey of a Latina LIS doctoral student.”

Associate Professor Bharat Mehra, Assistant Professor Wade Bishop, and Master’s student Robert P. Partee II’s paper, “Information science professionals as community action researchers to further the role of rural public libraries in small business economic development: A case study of Tennessee” has been accepted for presentation at the 2016 Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS/ACSI) Conference, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 1-3, 2016. Update: This paper received the “Best Overall Conference Paper” award.

Bishop will make a presentation, “Geographic information: Organization, access, and use,” at an upcoming University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) webinar on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. More information can be found at, UCGIS webinars are free for anyone from a member institution including the University of Tennessee.

Doctoral student Judy Li and David Atkins (Hodges Library) had their poster, “Content analysis of online chat scripts: Ethical and practical perspective,” accepted for presentation at the IASSIST Annual Conference in Bergen, Norway on June 2, 2016.



A number of Professor Rob Heller’s photographs have been selected for exhibits at the Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont, and the Vermont Center for Photography in Brattleboro.  

A segment documenting Heller’s “Eyes on LaFollette” project for the PBS program, Tennessee Crossroads, has won a Mid-South Regional Emmy Award. Will Pedigo (BA/A&S ’02) and Matthew Emigh (BS/JEM ’02), former students of Heller’s who participated in the project in 1999, produced the segment for Nashville station WNPT. 

Professor Sam Swan’ s e-book, “Principles of Radio and Television Management,” has been published by the Broadcasting Board of Governors in Washington in cooperation with the International Broadcasting Bureau in Prague. The e-book is a compilation of articles he has written over the last few years for the International Broadcasting Bureau’s monthly newsletter. The e-book will be distributed to affiliates of Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, and Radio Liberty  and made available to all affiliates including Radio Free Asia.



March 14 – 18

Spring Break

March 25

Spring Recess

March 28 – 31

UT Social Media Week

March 25

Spring Recess

April 4 – 5

SIS Accreditation Committee site visit

April 6

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting with Chancellor and Provost, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

April 11

CCI, ADPR, & JEM Honors Convocation

April 29

Last Day of Classes

April 29

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

May 2

Communication Studies Student Awards Ceremony

May 2

Study Day

May 3 – 10

Final Exams

May 12

CCI Commencement, 11:30 a.m., Thompson-Boling Arena (TBA)

May 12

UT Graduate Hooding Ceremony, 7 p.m., TBA

May 13

SIS Hooding Ceremony, 10 a.m., Carousel Theater

May 30

Memorial Day


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