Award-winning meteorologist Lelan Statom (JEM ’86) was the recipient of the UT College of Communication and Information’s 2020 Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest alumni honor given by the college.
Brad Jacobus (AD ’06), Curt Maggitt (CS ’14), David Johnson (MSIS ’93), Teresa Walker (JEM ’87), and Jamie Lonie (PR ’10) were honored as the 2020 CCI school/program alumni of the year.
Five faculty and two staff members earned 2020 College of Communication and Information annual awards. This year marked the creation of four new awards: two for staff and two for non-tenure faculty.
The 2020 CCI Annual Report is now online, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the college’s founding as well as the successful conclusion of the Join the Journey campus-wide fundraising campaign.
Communication Studies professors Jenny Crowley and Laura Miller are members of UT’s Substance Misuse Community of Scholars, a new research collective focused on issues related to opioid use, including youth prevention, recovery programs, and NAS. Crowley and Miller’s research has chronicled opioid users’ complex relationships with their families and romantic partners and how those relationships influenced their own usage and recovery.
After years as a deputy state librarian, John Metz decided that to ascend to the level of state librarian or to direct a museum or large library, he needed to add an information sciences degree to his PhD in American studies, his MA in anthropology, and his BA in history and anthropology.
As COVID-19 continues to affect the way people live, work, and learn around the world, researchers are beginning to gather data on how the pandemic is affecting society. One such research team is from the Center for Information and Communication Studies (CICS) and the School of Information Sciences in collaboration with CIBER Research Ltd. in the United Kingdom.
Originally scheduled as a nationwide live event on more than 300 screens this spring, the world premiere for The Library That Dolly Built was reimagined as a free live stream on Dec. 9. The Land Grant Films documentary tells the story of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
Associate Professor Rachel Fleming-May’s practical approach to teaching, combined with a conscious effort to be responsive to student needs and to highlight diverse perspectives, has molded her teaching style for the 11 years she’s been at the School of Information Sciences. Her work earned her the 2020 Teacher of the Year Award from the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE).