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April 28, 2017

Friday, April 28, 2017                                                                          

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CCI Dean Mike Wirth was initiated into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and served as the speaker for UT’s Phi Kappa Phi Spring 2017 Initiation Ceremony, April 18, 2017.


Congratulations to Whitney Tipton for successfully completing and defending her dissertation, “The Net Generation at Work:  Younger Employees’ Understanding of Productive/Counter-productive Information across Communication Channels.” Thanks to her dissertation committee chair Professor Virginia Kupritz and her other committee members: Associate Professor John Haas, Associate Professor Laura Miller, and Professor Martha Keel (CEHHS).


Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir recently gave two lectures:

  • “Research data services in European universities,” sponsored by Helsinki University Library, American Resource Center (American Embassy), and Fulbright-Finland, Helsinki, Finland, April 24, 2017.
  • “Why academics read and how libraries contribute,” webinar for Finland librarians, April 26, 2017.

Lecturer Frances Bachstein (PhD/C&I ’16) has been selected as a fellow with the Research Data Alliance (RDA). During her one year fellowship she will be working with the DataONE research project and will utilize resources from the Adam Brown Social Media Command Center.


Professor Peter Gross has been selected to serve a three year term, April 2017 – April 2020, as a member of the Fulbright Specialist Roster by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and World Learning. 


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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