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October 20, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017                                                                    

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Associate Professor and CCI Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Michael Palenchar presented his paper, “Right to Know Policies and Practitioners’ Experiences: Expansion from Risk Communication to Crisis Communication,” at the 5th International Crisis Communication Conference, October 19 – 21, 2017, in Lisbon, Portugal. He also presented his research, “The Intersection of Risk Communication and Risk Management,”at a recent Global Risk Management Association meeting in Nashville, TN.


Associate Professor Bharat Mehra’s article, “Mobilization of rural libraries towards political and economic change in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election,”was published in The Library Quarterly: Information, Community, Policy (Special Issue: Aftermath: Libraries, Democracy, and the 2016 Presidential Election), 87(4), 369-390. (

Congratulations to Priyanki Sinha for successfully defending her dissertation. Thanks to her dissertation committee chair Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir and her other committee members: Professor Suzie Allard, Associate Professor Devendra Potnis, and Professor Harry Dahms (Sociology). The title of Sinha’s dissertation is “Role of social media in bridging information gap between citizens and scientific community:  An analysis of user perceptions of NASA’s space mission videos on YouTube.”



Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Communication and Information Stuart N. Brotman was quoted in two recent articles, “Trump’s threats against NBC are totally empty. But they’re still frightening,” in Slate and “Trump’s NBC threats won’t work on today’s FCC: Experts” in Law360.

Professor Barb Kaye taught a 26-hour seminar in business communication/management and negotiation at Taiwan Ministry of Finance Tax Institute in Taipei in late August. The 27 students were attorneys/economists/tax agents from 10 countries (Mongolia, Albania, Bulgaria, Belize, Honduras, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Jordan, and Taiwan).

Senior Lecturer Melanie Faizer’s article, “How to bring mindfulness into the journalism curriculum,” was published in MediaShift.


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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