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May 20, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016                                                                           

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Gawon Kim (MS/C&I ’16) and Professor Ron Taylor’s paper, “Message strategies in Korean cosmetic surgery websites,” has been accepted by the Advertising Division of AEJMC for presentation at AEJMC’s annual convention in Minneapolis in August 2016.


Professor Michael Kent and Professor and Director Maureen Taylor had the following journal articles and book chapter published

“From homo economicus to homo dialogicus: Rethinking social media use in CSR communication,” Public Relations Review.

“Towards legitimacy and professionalism: A call to repeal the Gillett amendment,” lead article in Public Relations Review.

“Community Acceptance Theory in the Shadow of Ebola,”in T. R. Harrison, & E. A. Williams (Eds.), Organizations, communication, and health.

Kent, Social networks, power, and public relations: Tertius Iungens as a cocreational approach to studying relationship networks,” Public Relations Review with E. Sommerfeldt and A. Saffer.

Kent and Taylor, “Building an Ethic of Responsibility: Dialogue and Communitarianism as Public Relations Archetypes,” in B. R. Brunner (Ed.), The Moral Compass of Public Relations (in press).

Kent has the following journal articles, book chapter and encyclopedia entry in press:

“Elegy for dialogue: Shiva the Destroyer and reclaiming our first principles,” in International Journal of Communication with Petra Theunissen (Auchland U.).

From communitarianism to dialogue: Building better relationships,” NIDA Journal of Language and Communication with A. Saffer (UNC) and E. Sommerfeldt (U. of Maryland).

“Dialogue and rhetoric in strategic communication,” in, C. Botan (Ed.), International Handbook of Strategic Communication with Petra Theunissen (Auchland U.).

Public Relations (encyclopedia entry) in, M. Allen (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods.


Assistant Professor Abbey Levenshus and Beth Sundstrom (College of Charleston), “The art of tweeting: Integrating primary social media research into a public relations writing course,” in Social Media in the Classroom (Peter Lang) (in press).



DataONE held its Usability and Assessment Working Group meeting at UT, May 3-5 in the Scripps Lab.  Working group leaders, SIS Professors Carol Tenopir and Suzie Allard and SIS adjunct Mike Frame from USGS, hosted 13 working group members from across the US and Australia. The annual meeting focused on analyzing results from assessments conducted in academic libraries across Europe. It also finalized activities for a research study with the environmental health community including: synthesis centers, planning for the third international survey to study how scientists create and use data, and working on User eXperience improvements for the tools and services delivered to the projects’ many stakeholders.  Other CCI associated attendees were  USGS expert Lisa Zolly (MS/IS ‘98), CICS lab manager Rachelle Volentine, CICS DataONE project manager Dane Hughes, CICS DataONE member node manager Laura Moyers,  Mark Freeman (MS/IS ‘15) and C&I doctoral student Danielle Pollock.


CCI had a strong presence at the Science of Team Science Conference hosted by the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, AZ on May 16-19.  CCI Associate Dean for Research and SIS Professor Suzie Allard was joined by UT Associate Vice Chancellor for Research Development Janet Nelson to lead a panel featuring the SIS Team Science cohort of students including attendees (and 2016 SIS master’s graduates) Kristina Dorsett, Amy Forrester, Robert Partee, Thomas Waldrupe, and C&I doctoral student Danielle Pollock who has been an assistant on the project and a team mentor.  The panel included facilitating a 45 minute discussion about the future of the team science workforce.  The SIS Team Science project is funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).



Professor Ben Bates, PSM Going Global? Navigating the Trans Border Rights Minefield,” in G.F. Lowe & N. Yamamoto (Eds.), Crossing borders and boundaries in public service media,” (Nordicom) is available for download at


May 30

Memorial Day


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