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2017 Research Symposium

Research Symposium

The College of Communication and Information’s thirty-ninth annual Research Symposium was held on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. A full list of the schedule and presentations can be found at

The symposium included a poster session judged by IS Assistant Professor Wade Bishop and ADPR Assistant Professor Moonhee Cho.  The top poster award went to doctoral student Cassandra Huang for her work, “Who talks about cyberbullying?  A social network analysis of Facebook.”

The symposium’s research showcase presentations featured nine CCI faculty members, seven CCI graduate students, one CCI research staff member and scholars from the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), the University of Kentucky and the UT Institute of Agriculture. JEM Professor Mark Littmann’s presentation on the upcoming full solar eclipse was among the highlights of these presentations.

A new feature this year was the lunch time game of trivia with guests from UT’s Office of Research and Engagement. “Changing the format of this year’s event brought a fresh view of research to the participants and helped us promote and enhance CCI’s strong research culture,” said CCI Associate Dean for Research and CICS Director Suzie Allard.

“The Center for Information and Communication Studies (CICS) staff and the research symposium planning committee did a great job of re-envisioning the Research Symposium to deliver another successful event,” said CCI Dean Mike Wirth.  “Our thanks go out to Suzie Allard (chair), Julie Andsager, Wade Bishop, Abby Wintker, Moonhee Cho, Elizabeth Hurst, Michael Kent, Emily Paskewitz, and Danielle Pollock! Thanks also to the event coordination team led by Missy Jenkins, along with Pam Howell, Montana Knell, John McNair, Rachel Volentine and students Skylar Anderson and Taylor Moore and to the CCI Research Symposium sponsors:  the University of Tennessee Press, the UT VolShop Bookstore and the UT Alumni Office!”