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February 2020

2020 CCI Experience Diversity Banquet

Civil rights activist, author, and historian Robert Booker received the 2020 CCI Diversity Award at the 12th annual CCI Experience Diversity Banquet on Feb. 21 at Bearden Banquet Hall. Read More


2020 UT Social Media Week
CCI hosted the ninth annual UT Social Media Week, which featured session topics ranging from disinformation in social media to marketing and branding for teams, companies, and community organizations.  Read More


Alumni Q&A – Andy Bowers (CS ’17)

Andy Bowers (CS ’17), social media manager for the Philadelphia 76ers, presented at UT Social Media Week about his NBA team’s approach to branding and appealing to a mass audience.  Read More


Alumni Q&A – Sookie Park (AD ’13)

Sookie Park (AD ’13), Director of Partnership Activation at Complexity Gaming, spoke on esports and marketing to a new generation at UT Social Media Week. Read More


JEM Students Place Second at SEJC Competition

A student team from the School of Journalism and Electronic Media placed second among 26 schools in the onsite, deadline-driven team competition at the Southeast Journalism Conference (SEJC), which was held Feb. 13-15 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Read More


Networking in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Students from the School of Advertising and Public Relations and the School of Journalism and Electronic Media recently traveled to New York City, and the Communication Studies Club visited Washington, D.C. Learn more about these networking opportunities from students Laken Wright, Savannah Smith, and Hannah Dimon. Read More


Alumni Q&A – Yuan Yue (C&I ’18)

Yuan Yue (C&I ’18) has opened a video production company in his hometown of Wuhan, China. His story of the American evacuation during the coronavirus outbreak was featured on the Today Show. Read More


Robin Lloyd to Give 28th Hill Lecture

Robin Lloyd, a writer and editor for Scientific American, will talk about “The End of Investigative Science Writing?” when she delivers the 28th annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture on March 31 at 8 p.m. Read More


Remembering Don King

SIS and CCI fondly remember the life and service of Donald W. King, a long-time supporter of the school and college and an SIS adjunct professor, who died in November at the age of 87. Read More


Katie Knight Pursues Big Data, Doctorate

Katie Knight has traveled from one end of the information sciences highway to the other – from public libraries to archives, and from archives to metadata. Read More


Upcoming Events

Hill Lecture: Robin Lloyd on “The End of Investigative Science Writing?”

March 31 | 8 p.m. | College of Nursing Auditorium

UT Graduate Hooding Ceremony

May 7 | 7–9 p.m. | Thompson-Boling Arena

CCI Commencement Ceremony

May 8 | 8:30–10:30 a.m. | Thompson-Boling Arena

SIS Graduate Hooding Ceremony

May 8 | 2–4 p.m. | Thompson-Boling Arena


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