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November 18, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016                                                                 

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Assistant Professor Emily Paskewitz presented, “When work and family merge: Understanding intragroup conflict experiences in family farm businesses,” at the top group communication paper panel at the National Communication Association (NCA) conference, Nov. 10 – 13, 2016 in Philadelphia. The paper was based on her dissertation for which she was awarded the 2016 Laura Crowell Dissertation/Thesis Award from the group communication division (top group communication dissertation). She was also elected secretary for the group communication division of NCA.



Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir presented “What do faculty and students think about gold OA?,” a report on a project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, on Nov. 5, 2016 at the  Charleston Library Conference, Charleston, South Carolina. On Nov. 9, she presented “E-scholarship and new roles for research libraries,” in Taipei, Taiwan, at the CONCERT (national consortium) conference.

Associate Professor Bharat Mehra made a presentation, “International corrections reform and human rights protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex inmates in Africa and Latin America: The LGBTI Integrated Cartographic Information System,” for the U.S Department of State to showcase his fall 2015 work with SIS students Christin Burwell, Taylor Hixson, Paul Lemieux III, Robert Partee II, and Nicole Wood,  during the 2016 American Society of Criminology’s 72nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans on November 16-19, 2016.

Assistant Professor Wade Bishop published, Geographic information: Organization, Access, and use, with co-author Tony Grubesic. (



Professor Peter Gross will participate in a panel, “Changing boundaries of media freedom in Central and East Central Europe,” at the Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies on November 20, 2016 in Washington, DC at the “Global Conversations” convention.

His Transitions Online November column is titled, “Media behaving badly: With public service media outlets endangered externally and internally, what about a European Court of Professional Media Conduct?” Gross will participate in the upcoming public seminar on Media Freedom and Pluralism in Europe – Threats and Responses, to be held at the Center for Modern European Studies at University of Copenhagen on December 1-2, 2016. His talk will center on the cultural embeddedness of media policies, their implementation, and media performance.

JEM Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Communications and Information Stuart N. Brotman will lead a discussion on Timothy Garton Ash’s book, Free speech: Ten principles for a connected world, at the Books Sandwiched In series event on November 16, 2016. The monthly book discussion is sponsored by Friends of the Knox County Public Library and is held at the East Tennessee History Center.

Professor Rob Heller had photographs accepted for two juried shows. His work will be exhibited at the 1650 Gallery in Los Angeles at a show entitled “Small Towns & Rural Places,” and another photograph was among 35 chosen from 873 submissions for the “Color” exhibit at The Southeast Center for Photography in Greenville, South Carolina.



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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