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Circle Park News: January 2021

Honoring a Legacy: Remembering William ‘Dr. Bill’ Robinson

Longtime School of Information Sciences Professor William “Dr. Bill” Robinson passed away Jan. 9, 2021. He will be remembered by the hundreds of students he taught over his three decades at UT, and SIS has created an endowment in his honor. Read the full story.


New CCI Faculty/Staff

CCI welcomes two faculty and two staff members to the college. In addition, a current faculty member is adding a new role. Read about the new members of CCI.


JEM Sports-Focused Alumni Share Academic, Career Journeys

Young journalism and electronic media alumni share how working in student media or in the athletic department has shaped their careers in sports. Learn more about these alumni journeys.


Putting up Murals, Breaking Down Walls for Women

Kristin Luna (JEM ’05) and her husband, Scott van Velsor, are journalists who started the nonprofit organization Do More Art Events in 2018 with their friend Emilie Hitch. Their yearlong project, Walls for Women, was a celebration of the centennial of the 19th Amendment. Read more about Luna’s project.


Q&A with Kealy Moriarty

Kealy Moriarty is working towards her master’s degree while also balancing a career with the National Guard. She currently works for the Tennessee National Guard as a Public Affairs Officer within the Tennessee Military Department. Read Moriarty’s full interview.


Q&A with Alex Carter

Alex Carter is a PhD student who works as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Advertising and Public Relations. His research focuses on the influence of advertising on new technologies and media, as well as concerns with privacy. Read Carter’s full interview.


Student Spotlight: Joshua Melendez

Joshua Melendez, a native of Clarksville, Tennessee, has had a lifelong passion for creativity and technology, which has led him to become one of the early undergraduate majors in information sciences. Learn more about Melendez.


Additional News

2020 Wrapped: A Year in Photos

2020 Fall Dean’s List Now Posted

SIS Welcomes Assistant Professor of Practice Joy M. Doan to Faculty