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March 10, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017                                                                        

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Professor Mariea Hoy is one of 11 UT faculty members receiving the Panhellenic Council’s Circle of Sisterhood award.  The Circle of Sisterhood focuses on women’s empowerment and education and asks members of their community to nominate a teacher or professor who has made an impact on their UT learning experience.

Professor Mariea Hoy and Nate Evans’ (PhD/C&I ’13) article, “Parents’ presumed persuasion knowledge of children’s advergames:  The influence of advertising disclosure modality and cognitive load,” was selected as the second “Best Article” in the Journal of Current Issues & Research in Advertising (JCIRA) for 2016.

Hoy’s co-authored paper (with Alexa Fox, Ohio U.), , “Let’s get (dis)connected: A privacy-focused exploration of parents’ sharenting rules,” was accepted as a research-in-progress poster session for the Marketing and Public Policy Conference.

Assistant Professor Moonhee Cho and Gawon Kim’s (MS/C&I ’16/doctoral student at LSU) article, “A cross-cultural comparative analysis of crowdfunding project in the United States and South Korea,” was published in Computers in Human Behavior.

Doctoral student Lindsey Bier, Sejin Park (PhD/C&I ‘16) and Associate Professor Michael Palenchar’s article, “Framing the flight MH370 mystery: A content analysis of Malaysian, Chinese, and U.S. Media,” accepted for publication in International Communication Gazette.



Associate Professor Bharat Mehra and Abbey Elder’s (Master’s student) paper, “Community-embedded librarians-in-training to develop contextually-situated collections,” was accepted for presentation at the Tennessee Library Association annual conference, April 5-7, 2017, in Knoxville, Tennessee.


Professor Peter Gross’s article, “No Hope in Sight,” was published in Transitions Online,

Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Communication and Information Stuart N. Brotman’s comments are featured in a WVLT-TV story “Analyzing President Donald Trump’s Twitter”–413971043.html. He also delivered his seventh annual lecture, “New technologies in entertainment and media law,” at Stanford Law School.


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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