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August 25, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017                                                                      

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Director and Professor Maureen Taylor with co-author C. Rice (Coventry U.) presented their paper, “Political communication and public distrust in Northern Ireland: How distrust trickles down in a post-conflict society,” to the Political Communication Division of AEJMC, August 9-12, 2017 in Chicago, IL.

Taylor and Rice also presented their paper, “News in the peace process in Northern Ireland: Reconciliation isn’t sexy,” to the Media Ethics Division of AEJMC.

Taylor served on the panel, “So, you want to be an editor,” at AEJMC.

Taylor and Professor Michael Kent presented their paper, “The rhetorical evolution of dialogue: Implications for public relations theory and practice,” to the Public Relations Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) conference May 25 – 29, 2017 in San Diego, CA.

Assistant Professor Moonhee Cho with co-authors L. Darm (California State Polytechnic U.) & T.L. Mohr (U. of Alabama) had their article, “Is business news starting to bark? How business news covers CSR post the economic crisis,” accepted for publication in Journalism.

Cho & G. Auger (Rhode Island C.) had their article, “Extrovert and engaged? Exploring the connection between personality and involvement of stakeholders and the perceived relationship investment of nonprofit organizations,” accepted for publication in Public Relations Review.   

Cho also had the following conference presentations:

“Facts, alternative facts, and politics: A case study of how a concept entered mainstream and social media discourse,” with co-authors G. Auger (Rhode Island C.) & Professor Sally McMillan, presented to AEJMC’s Mass Communication & Society Division, August 9-12, 2017 in Chicago, IL.

Antecedents and outcomes of public skepticism toward organization’s sustainability development,” presented to ICA’s Organizational Communication Division, May 25-29, 2017 in San Diego, CA.


Associate Professor Bharat Mehra and Lisette Hernandez (MS/IS ‘15) wrote a book chapter entitled, “Rural and urban queering alliances out of the library towards legal protection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people in India” in Queer Library Alliance: Global Reflections and Imaginingspublished by Library Juice Press.

CICS research associate Amy Forrester (MS/IS ’16), Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir along with co-author B. Björk (Hanken School of Economics), had their article, “New web services that help authors choose journals,” published in Learned Publishing in August 2017.


Professor Peter Gross had his article, “Be wary of ‘Progressive’ journalism,” published in Transitions Online in August 2017.

Professor Mark Harmon presented his paper, “A war of words: The British Gazette and British Worker during the 1926 general strike,” to AEJMC’s History Division, August 9-12, 2017 in Chicago, IL.

Professor Sam Swan has been honored by the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters with a Lifetime Membership recognizing his more than 30 years’ of service to TAB and the broadcasters of Tennessee.

Swan had a chapter on “Engineering Management” published in the National Associations of Broadcaster’s 11th Edition of the NAB Engineering Handbook.

Assistant Professor Michael Martinez, doctoral students Jamie Grieg and John Baker along with Professor and Director Catherine Luther had their paper, The intertwining of politics and press coverage of U.S. domestic surveillance programs,” accepted for presentation at the National Communication Association’s (NCA) annual convention to be held in Dallas, November 16 – 19, 2017.

Martinez’s paper, Managing the President’s image: A comparative analysis of visual journalists’ access to President Ronald Reagan and President Barack Obama,” has been accepted for presentation at the American Journalism Historian’s Association’s (AJHA) annual convention in Little Rock, AR, October 12 – 14, 2017.


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, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

October 13

Chancellor Davenport’s Investiture, Cox Auditorium, 3:30 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 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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