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February 3, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017                                                                     
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Professors Michael Kent and Maureen Taylor had their book chapter, “Building an ethic of responsibility: Dialogue and communitarianism as public relations archetypes,” published in The Moral Compass of Public Relations, (pp. 175–184). New York: Routledge.
Associate Professor Beth Avery Foster had three papers accepted for presentation at the International Communication Association annual conference to be held in San Diego, California, May 25 – 29, 2017.

  • “Zika virus preparedness among public information officers: Toward a deeper understanding of factors affecting crisis planning”
  • “Demographic predictors of crisis self-efficacy,” co-authored with  Sejin Park (PhD/C&I ’16)
  • “The more the better? Exploring the role of internal resources in crisis management,” co-authored with Sejin Park and Melissa Graham (PhD/C&I ’14)


Associate Professor Devendra Potnis and B. Gala (Central U. of Gujarat, India) had their paper, “Factors influencing electronic word-of-mouth among Indian youth: Implications for mobile governance,” accepted for the Special Issue Publication on e-Governance in India at the 10th international conference on electronic governance to be held in India in March 2017.
Clinical Associate Professor Cindy Welch, in her capacity as associate director of CCYAL, is working with the UTK Office of Communication & Marketing to create “listicles” of children’s and young adult books for short articles on Black history month, president’s day, and women’s history month. Welch provided a similar list of books about the Olympics in  summer 2016.


JEM Howard Distinguished Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Communication and Information Stuart N. Brotman had his article, “The road ahead for technology-related trade agreement terms,” published by Brookings TechTank on February 2.
Professor Peter Gross had his article, “Evolution gone wrong,” published in Transitions Online.
Professor Sam Swan’s chapter, “Broadcast Engineering Management,” was published in the 11th edition of the National Association of Broadcasters Engineering Handbook, Routledge.

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 Last Day of Classes
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 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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