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September 30, 2016

Friday, September 30, 2016                                                                 

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Professor Roxanne Hovland and Associate Professor Robyn Blakeman had their article, “Design education in an international context,” published in The International Journal of Design Education, 9(4), 1-6.

A-Reum Jung (MS/C&I ’12) and Hovland had their article, “Targeting gender: A content analysis of alcohol advertising in magazines,” published in Health Marketing Quarterly, July 2016, 33(3).


C. Allen Gorman (ETSU) and  Professor Joan Rentsch had their article, “Retention of assessment center rater training improving performance schema accuracy using frame-of-reference training,” published in the Journal of Personnel Psychology, 94(5).


Associate Professor Bharat Mehra was selected to serve a two-year term as CCI’s representative on UT’s Academic Outreach and Engagement Council (AOEC). As a Carnegie-designated engaged university, the AOEC continues to heighten community awareness for our campus outreach efforts and provides faculty support for engaged scholarship. 

Associate Professor Devendra Potnis had his co-authored research paper, “Factors influencing the intention of students to continue using e-Books: Recommendations for academic libraries to better engage with students,” accepted for presentation at the 2017 Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Conference to be held in Atlanta. The paper is co-authored with K. Deosthali (U. of Mary Washington, Assistant Professor Awa Zhu and Master’s student Rebecca McCusker.


Howard Distinguished Professor Stuart N. Brotman had two articles published by the Brookings Institute: and

Professor Mark Harmon had his co-authored article, “Reality TV, materialism, and associated consequences: An exploration of the influences of enjoyment and social comparison on reality TV’s cultivation effects,” published in the Atlantic Journal of Communication.  Co-authors included Shu Yueh-Lee (PhD/C&I ’09)(U. of Wisconsin) and Yen-Shen Chen (National Chiao Tung U.).

Harmon and C&I doctoral student Abhijit Mazumdar had their article, “The press complaints commission is dead; Long live the IPSO?” accepted by the Journal of Global Communication.  It is scheduled for publication in January 2017.



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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