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August 31, 2016

Friday, August 31, 2016                                                                       

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Zienab Shoieb (MS/C&I ’15) and Professor Eric Haley presented “Advertising’s male body: A content analysis of male models in Esquire Magazine ads from 1955-2005” at AEJMC, Minneapolis MN, August 6, 2016.

Associate Professor Beth Avery Foster and Sejin Park’s (PhD/C&I ’16) article, “Effects of crisis efficacy on intentions to follow directives during crisis,” was published as the lead article in Journal of Public Relations Research.  

Professor Mariea Hoy and Nate Evans (PhD/C&I ’13) had their article, “Parents’ presumed persuasion knowledge of children’s advergames:  The influence of advertising disclosure modality and cognitive load,” published in the Journal of Current Issues & Research in Advertising (JCIRA)

Hoy’s paper, co-authored with A. Levenshus (Butler U.), “A mixed methods approach to assessing actual risk readership on branded drug websites,” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Risk Research (JRR).

Hoy and Evans will be panelists at the Federal Trade Commission’s “Putting Disclosures to the Test” workshop on September 15.  Hoy will present insights into individuals’ reading of disclosures gained through the JRR research including those of the eye tracking aspects of the study. Evans will present insights based on the JCIRA article.

Hoy received one of four faculty scholarships available to UT for the inaugural 2016-2017 OnBoard Class for the Alliance for Better Nonprofits (ABN).  This opportunity was sponsored by Cellular Sales and the Haslam College of Business in partnership with ABN.  Hoy will participate in six sessions during the academic year that provide nonprofit training that prepares individuals to serve as board members for area nonprofits.

Director and Professor Maureen Taylor, I. Somerville (U. of Leicester), O. Hargis (Ulster U.), and M. Toledano (Waikato U.) authored a book, International public relations: Perspectives from deeply divided societies published by New York: Routledge.


Associate Director and Professor Virginia Kupritz’s chapter, “The communicative nature of space in organizations,” has been published in the Handbook of Research on Cultural Influences in Architecture, G. Koç and B. Christiansen (Eds.), IGI Global, 1-40.

Kupritz with Whitney Tipton’s (C&I doctoral student) article, “Using the outdoor scavenger hunt to teach theories of organizational communication,” will be published in the next issue of Communication Teacher, 1-14. 


Associate Professor Bharat Mehra has been invited to attend the upcoming 2016 Community Catalysts Town Hall organized by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Reinvestment Fund, the University of Pennsylvania’s Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP), and the William Penn Foundation. The event will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 8-9, 2016. The hosts of the Town Hall will draw on participants’ expertise and knowledge of community revitalization in order to develop a deeper understanding of the evolving role of libraries and museums as instruments of community stability and enablers of positive community change.

Associate Professor Devendra Potnis, Professor Ed Cortez and Reynard Regenstreif-Harms’ (MS/IS’16) article, “Identifying key steps for developing mobile applications & mobile sites for libraries,” was accepted for publication in Information Technologies and Libraries.

Potnis’ book chapter, “Managing seven dimensions of ICT4D projects to address project challenges,” was published as part of the IGI-Global Publications’ book, Human Development and Interaction in the Age of Ubiquitous Technology.

Potnis’ panel proposal, “Diversity and multiculturalism of LIS education,” has been accepted for the annual meeting of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark in October 2016. Co-panelists are: Lai Ma (U. College, Dublin, Ireland), Abebe Rorissa (State U. of NY at Albany), Hsin Chen (Long Island U.), Enrique Orduna-Malea (Polytechnic U., Valencia, Spain), Selena Aytac (Long Island U.), and Xiao Hu (U. of Hong Kong).

Assistant Professor Xiaohua (Awa) Zhu, Potnis, & Kanchan Deosthali (U. of Mary Washington) will present a paper, “E-books and young academic users: What do we know?,” at the 2016 Charleston Library Conference in early November.

Zhu and Lan Shen’s (Purdue U.) paper, “Perish or flourish?: An investigation of e-book ILL in U S. academic libraries,” was accepted for presentation at the 2017 ACRL conference, in Baltimore, Maryland, March 22 – 25, 2017.



September 1

UT Administrative Closing for Thursday night football game,

September 5

Labor Day

September 23

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting, Patrick Auditorium, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

October 6 – 7

UT Fall Break

November 11

CCI Board of Visitors Meeting, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

November 11

CCI Journey to the Top 25 Campaign Kickoff Gala and Awards Ceremony, Knoxville  Convention Center, 6:30 p.m.

November 12

CCI Alumni Tailgate, CCI Lobby/Patio, 3 hours prior to the UT vs. Kentucky kickoff

November 18

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting, Patrick Auditorium, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

November 30

CCI Faculty/Staff Holiday Party

December 1

Last day of classes

December 8

UT Graduate Hooding, Thompson-Boling Arena

December 9

UT Fall Commencement, 4 p.m., Thompson-Bol
ing Arena


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