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January 13, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017                                                                     
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Associate Professor Bharat Mehra, Assistant Professor Wade Bishop, and Robert Partee II’s (MS/IS ’16) article, “Small business perspectives on the role of rural libraries in economic development,” was published in The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy, 87(1), 17-35.
Mehra also published a book chapter, “Cultural re-interpretation of race/ethnicity and sexuality: A gay South Asian “voice” from between a rock and a hard place,” in Celebrating the James Partridge Award: Essays Toward the Development of a More Diverse, Inclusive, and Equitable Field of Library and Information Science(Advances in Librarianship Series) edited by Diane L. Barlow and Paul T. Jaeger, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Bishop presented “Job analyses of earth science data scientists” at the Earth Science Information Partners winter meeting in Bethesda, MD, andpublished an invited essay, “A safe, helpful, and ubiquitous place that requires further study,” in a special issue of Public Library Quarterly on the future of the public libraries.
Professor Julie Andsager presented a lecture, “Social media, science communication, and public opinion,” at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) on January 4.
Professor Peter Gross had two articles published: “’The New “Normal:’ Romania’s Latest Political Crisis” in Social Europe,; and “Predict the development of the media in Romania only after it occurs” in Revista 22.
JEM Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Communication and Information Stuart N. Brotman’s three recent articles published by  Brookings and one by Nextgov:


January 16 MKL Holiday
January 26 “Unmasked Judeophobia” screening at McClung Museum, 7 p.m.
February 1 CCI Annual Research Symposium
February 12 – 15 ACEJMC site visit
February 17 CCI DSLS Experience Diversity Banquet
February 27 – March 2 UT Social Media Week 2017
March 13 – 17 Spring Break
April 4 Hill Lecture, School of Nursing Auditorium, 8 p.m.
April 10 CCI/ADPR/JEM Convocation
April 14 Spring Recess
April 21 CCI BOV Spring Meeting; 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
April 28 Classes end
May 1 Study Day
May 1 CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting 9 – 11:00 a.m.
May 1 Communication Studies Student Awards Ceremony
May 11 CCI Commencement, TBA, 3:30 p.m.
May 11 Commencement Reception, following ceremony on the CCI Patio
May 11 UT Graduate Hooding, TBA, 7:00 p.m.
May 12 SIS Hooding Ceremony, Haslam Music Bldg. Auditorium, 10:00 a.m.
May 29 Memorial Day Holiday

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