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August 31, 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018                                                                                       

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Director and Professor Maureen Taylor presented a webinar to the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ), “How public relations contributes to society: The value of social capital,” on August 29, 2018.

Emeritus Professor Ron Taylor along with Huan Chen (PhD/C&I ‘11) and Hoyoung Ahn (PhD/C&I ‘12) had their paper, “Learning, reflecting, and adjusting: Experiences of Asian scholars in US advertising education,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Intercultural Communication. This paper was incorrectly attributed to Professor and Director Maureen Taylor in the August 24, 2018 issue of Inside CCI.


Professor Bharat Mehra’s co-authored paper, “Expanding LIS education in the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomacy Lab Program: GIS and LGBTI advocacy in Africa and Latin America,” with Paul Lemieux (MS/IS ’16), Christine Burwell (BS/IS ‘16), Taylor Hixson (MS/IS ‘16), Robert Partee II (MS/IS ‘16), Keri Stophel (MS/IS ‘16), and Nicole Wood (MS/IS ‘16), was published in the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 59(3), 4-16. invited Mehra also delivered an invited webinar, “Expanding LIS education in the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomacy Lab Program: Mapping LGBTI cultural representations of difference in historical Sub-Saharan Africa,” on July 13, 2018, for the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)Gender Issues SIG and Special Libraries Association’s Education Division.


Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media Stuart N. Brotman contributed his expertise to an article in the Daily Beacon, “Professor and student discuss Net Neutrality repeal issue,” August 27, 2018.


September 3

Labor Day Holiday – UT Closed

September 24-27

CCI Diversity & Inclusion Week

September 27

CCI Diversity Festival, 5:00-7:00 p.m.

October 4 – 5

Fall Break – no classes

October 19

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting, Patrick Auditorium, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

November 8

Mic/Nite, Relix Variety Theatre, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

November 9

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

November 9

CCI Awards & Scholarship Donor Appreciation Banquet, Holiday Inn World’s Fair Park, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

November 10

CCI Alumni Tailgate, CCI Patio 3 hrs. prior to UT vs. Kentucky kickoff

November 22 – 23

Thanksgiving Holidays – UT Closed

November 30

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting, Patrick Auditorium, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

December 4

Last Day of Classes

December 5

CCI Faculty/Staff Holiday Party (& Study Day)

December 6-7 & 10-13

Final Exams

December 13

UTK Graduate Hooding, Thompson-Boling Arena

December 14

UTK Fall Commencement, Thompson-Boling Arena

December 24 – 28

Winter Holiday – UT Closed


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