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Circle Park News: March 2016

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SMW 2016
2016 UT Social Media Week Highlights
UT Social Media Week, March 28-31, 2016 proved to be the most interactive in the event’s five-year history. Over 700 students and faculty attended the week’s events. On Twitter at #UTSMW16, a series of tweets provide highlights of the week from the perspective of students, faculty, staff and presenters. Find out more

Hill Lecture | Tenopir Honor | Adam Brown Social Media Command Center | Beth Foster at Mic/Nite | Com Studies to DC | Big Orange Family Campaign | CCI Connects | Alumni News | Faculty News | Five Tips

Virginia Hughes
Buzzfeed Science Editor Virginia Hughes Delivers Hill Lecture
Virginia Hughes, acclaimed science editor for Buzzfeed News, gave the 24th Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture on March 29, 2016. Hughes spoke to a capacity audience on “In Defense of Clickbait.” Find out more
Carol Tenopir
UT’s Tenopir Receives Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair Honor
Carol Tenopir, a Chancellor’s Professor and CCI Board of Visitors Professor in the School of Information Sciences, has been selected as the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies for the 2016-2017 academic year. The position is considered one of the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Find out more
Command Center
Alum’s Gift Powers CCI’s New Social Media Command Center
On March 31, 2016 CCI opened its new Adam Brown Social Media Command Center, where faculty, staff and students will be able to employ the same leading technology Fortune 100 companies worldwide use to publish, engage and analyze their social media marketing activities. Find out more
Beth Avery Foster
Foster’s Research Featured at Spring 2016 Mic/Nite
ADPR Associate Professor Beth Avery Foster’s March 10, 2016 Mic/Nite presentation was titled, “Exploring the effects of visual appeals in an HPV prevention campaign: An eye-tracking study.” A video of Foster’s presentation will be available soon. Find out more
DC Trip
Com Studies Students Visit Washington, D.C.
Twenty students from the School of Communication Studies (CS) were in Washington, D.C. February 27 – March 2, 2016 to visit government agencies and network with UT alumni. Find out more
CCI Faculty/Staff Support UT’s Big Orange Family Campaign
The Big Orange Family (BOF) Campaign, held annually to invite UT Knoxville faculty and staff members to make an annual financial gift to UT, is now complete. See how CCI faculty and staff stepped up in this year’s campaign. Find out more
CCI Connect
CCI Connects! Howe, Neely, Thornburg, Moussa
For many, the college experience includes laying the foundation for lifelong friendships and relationships with faculty mentors. CCI alums re-connect at events such as Social Media Week, CCI/UT alumni events and beyond. Take a look at these two very different stories of CCI grads re-connecting. Find out more
Alumni News
Alumni News: Maynor, McNeely, Sellers
Read the latest news about Ashley Maynor (MS/IS ’13), Mark McNeely (BS/JEM ’70) and Tim Sellers (BS/AD ’88). Find out more
Faculty News
Faculty News: Brotman, Geidner, Gross, Haley, Paskewitz, Rentsch, Taylor and Tenopir
CCI faculty members Stuart N. Brotman, Nick Geidner, Peter Gross, Eric Haley, Emily Paskewitz, Joan Rentsch, Maureen Taylor, Carol Tenopir and Peiling Wang all have news to share. Find out more
5 Tips
Five Tips on Managing Risk Communication
Advertising and Public Relations Associate Professor Michael J. Palenchar’s research focuses on risk communication. His five tips are based on his professional and academic experience and his research. Five tips for March

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