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September 23, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016                                                                  

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Associate Professor Courtney Childers and Abbey Levenshus (Butler U.) had their paper, “Bringing the digital world to students: Partnering with the university communications office to provide social media experiential learning projects,” published in Communication Teacher, 30(4).


Professor and CCI Associate Dean for Research Suzie Allard and Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir, Adjunct Instructor Mike Frame, CICS staff members Laura Moyers and Rachel Volentine, and CCI Doctoral Student Danielle Pollock all participated in the NSF-DataONE project All Hands Meeting this week in New Mexico. DataONE is a large international project, now in its 7th year that is building a cyberinfrastructure and culture of research data sharing for the earth and environmental sciences.  The UT team is involved in all aspects of DataONE, notably system development, member node support, usability, assessment of stakeholders, and sustainability and governance.


Clinical Associate Professor Cindy Welch presented a talk on September 15 on children’s and young adult books for use as developmental bibliotherapy for graduate students in the UT College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Grief Outreach Initiative (GOI). This Initiative pairs UT students with K-12 students in East Tennessee who are experiencing difficulties related to a variety of issues including loss, abandonment, and abuse. (see / for more information about GOI).


Howard Distinguished Professor Stuart N. Brotman has been elected to membership in The Hamilton Burnett Inn of Court, as its third UT faculty member (preceded by College of Law Distinguished Endowed Professors Joan MacLeod Heminway and Penny White). The Inn of Court is designed to improve the skills, professionalism and ethics of the bench and bar. 


September 23

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

September 26-29

Diversity & Inclusion Week,

September 29

CCI Diversity Festival, CCI Lobby/Patio, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

October 6 – 7

UT Fall Break

October 19

CCI Job & Internship Fair, TBA 3 – 6 p.m.

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-Boling Arena


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