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July 12, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017                                                                   

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Congratulations to Stephen Spates for successfully defending his dissertation, “Exploring workplace connections of employees with multiple role expectations:  Accommodating communication behaviors of hospital chaplains.” Thanks to his dissertation chair Associate Professor Michelle Violanti and his other committee members: Associate Professor Ken Levine,
Associate Professor Laura Miller, and Associate Professor Kathleen Brown (CEHHS).


Doctoral student Iman Tahamtan, along with co-authors N. Mohaghegh, M. Zarghani, (both from Iran U. of Medical Sciences), A. Ghasghaee and S. Mousavi (both from Tehran U. of Medical Sciences), had their article, “Assessing knowledge translation in Iranian medical research centres,” published in the International Journal of Information Science and Management.


Recent publications, panel participation and podcasts from Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Communication and Information Stuart N. Brotman can be found at:

Professor Peter Gross gave the keynote address, “Fake news and the digital media: A mutually enforcing relationship,” at the International Conference on Digital Media at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania on May 25, 2017.  Additionally, he participated as a panelist, a juror for competitions and a trainer in workshops during the remainder of the conference. Gross had his article, “Push the alarm bell already,” published in Transitions Online on June 2, 2017. See

Lecturer Melanie Faizer had her article, “Bringing Buddha to the newsroom: Media with mindfulness,” published in the Columbia Journalism Review on June 29, 2017. See




July 23 – 28

Truth & Consequences Symposium, Knox Public Library, JEM & IS sponsors, featuring JEM alum Wendell Potter

August 23

First day of classes

August 25

Chancellor Davenport’s Investiture, Cox Auditorium, 5:30 p.m.

September 4

Labor Day

September 14 – 16

UT Future Faculty Event

September 25 – 28

CCI Diversity & Inclusion Week

October 2

CCI Flu Shot Clinic, Purcell Reading Room, 4th floor, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

October 5 & 6

Fall Break

October 13

Board of Visitors Fall Meeting, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

October 13

CCI Awards and Scholarship Donor Appreciation Banquet, Knoxville Marriott Hotel, 6:30 p.m.

October 14

CCI Alumni Tailgate, 3 hours prior to UT vs South Carolina kickoff

October 20

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting, Patrick Auditorium, 9 – 11 a.m.

November 11

UT Young Adult Diversity Conference

November 23 & 24

Thanksgiving Break

December 1

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting, Patrick Auditorium, 9 – 11 a.m.

December 5

Last day of classes

December 6

CCI Faculty/Staff Holiday Party

December 7 – 14


December 14

UT Graduate Hooding, TBA

December 15

UT Fall Commencement, TBA


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