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May 18, 2018

Friday, May 18, 2018                                                                          

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Director and Professor Maureen Taylor presented a paper, “Media’s role in countering or increasing extremism in Jordan,” at the conference in Amman, Jordan, “Good practices and practical tools: Lessons learned from preventing violent extremism programming in Jordan.”


Assistant Professor Jenny Crowley and A. High (U. of Iowa) had their paper, “Parents’ information seeking during adolescent career development: A test of the theory of motivated information management,” published in the Journal of Applied Communication Research, doi:10.1080/00909882.2018.1468570.

Assistant Professor DaJung (“DJ”) Woo won the 2018 Lancaster Dissertation Award at UC Santa Barbara ( She will join the platform party at the Graduate Division’s Commencement Ceremony on June 17, where she will be presented with the award and a $1,000 prize. Her dissertation will now be entered in the Council of Graduate Schools and ProQuest’s national dissertation competition.


Congratulations to David Sims for successfully defending his dissertation. Thanks to his dissertation committee chair Professor Suzie Allard, and his other committee members: Associate Professor Wade Bishop, Professor Stuart N. Brotman, and Anthropology Professor David Anderson. The title of Dr. Sims’ dissertation is “An evolutionary approach to bibliographic classification.”


Professor Peter Gross had his article, “The predictable season,” published in Transitions Online,

Senior Lecturer Melanie Faizer has been accepted to the 2018 Teaching & Learning Innovation Summer Institute for the Experiential Learning track. She will redesign a fall news reporting course (JEM 350) focused on the issue of affordable housing and evictions.

Faizer will also give a talk on June 4 to a “lunch bunch” at Knoxville’s Bearden Banquet Hall about “Improving your news diet: How good journalism mirrors the slow food movement.”


May 28

Memorial Day Holiday

May 30

Mini-term ends


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