Chancellor Donde Plowman and the University of Tennessee have announced plans for spring commencement. CCI’s ceremony will be held at Neyland Stadium on May 8 at 10 a.m. with the College of Architecture and Design, College of Social Work, and Tickle College of Engineering.
Advisor Lexi Hartley and Sonia D. Hayes’ (Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Tennessee) book chapter, “Because they are worth it: Utilizing servant leadership to increase first generation college persistence,” was accepted for publication in Case Studies in Leadership and Adult Development: Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Real World Challenges.
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Assistant Professor Matthew Pittman and Emil Steiner’s (Rowan University) article, “Binge-Watching or Cringe-Watching? Planned, Social, and Attentive Viewing Predict Increased Well-Being and Decreased Regret,” was accepted for publication in Convergence.
PhD student Joseph Winberry and Associate Professor Wade Bishop had their article, “Documenting social justice in library and information science research: a literature review,” published in the Journal of Documentation.
Lauren Mandel (University of Rhode Island), Bishop and MSIS student Ashley Orehek had their paper, “A new decade of uses for geographic information systems (GIS) in library research,” published in Library Hi Tech.
Assistant Professor Brian Dobreski, Jian Qin (Syracuse University), and Melissa Resnick (University at Buffalo) had their paper, “Depicting Historical Persons and Identities: A Faceted Approach,” published in Knowledge Organization.
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Anu Garg, world-famous expert on the origin of words, will speak about “Language Myths & Hoaxes: A Humorous Look at Language Misconceptions” when he delivers the 27th Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at the University of Tennessee. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, March 23, at 8 p.m.
Assistant Professor Guy Harrison has a virtual speaking engagement with the University of Iowa’s Department of American Studies on April 16 about his upcoming book, On the Sidelines: Gendered Neoliberalism and the American Female Sportscaster, which is scheduled for release this summer.
Professor Barb Kaye was moderator/session chair for a panel on evaluating teaching during the pandemic. The interactive panel was presented virtually at the National Communication Association annual conference in November 2020).
Kaye and Chang Sup Park (SUNY Albany) had their article, “Doubt Versus Trust: Framing Effects of the News About the 2018 Trump‒Kim Jong Un Summit in Singapore on American College Students,” published in International Journal of Communication. Kaye and Park also virtually presented their paper, “Applying News Values Theory to Liking, Commenting, and Sharing Mainstream News Articles on Facebook,” at the 70th Annual ICA Conference in May 2020.
Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media Stuart N. Brotman has written the following articles:
- “Guardrails for Describing Fake News, Misinformation, and Disinformation” in the Media Law Notes of the AEJMC Law and Policy Division.
- “Digital Privacy Laws Should Reflect our Work from Home Pandemic Lives” in The Roanoke Times.
- “Greater Social Media Trust is Needed to Fight COVID-19” for Inside Sources.
- “Why News Distrust Needs More Sophisticated Analysis to Solve” for The Hill.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
All events & meetings are virtual except the in-person commencement ceremonies in Neyland Stadium
March 12: CCI Diversity & Inclusion Workshop I – Dr. Janice Gassam Asare (Noon – 2 p.m.)
March 18-20: AAA Conference
March 23: 27th Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture with Anu Garg (8 p.m.)
March 26-27: Tennessee Communication Association Conference
April 5-9: SSCA Association Annual Conference
April 9: CCI Experience Diversity Banquet
April 12-16: BEA Convention
April 16: CCI BOV Spring Meeting
April 23: CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting
April 23: CCI Diversity & Inclusion Workshop II – Dr. Brenda Allen (Noon – 2 p.m.)
April 30-May 6: Final Exams
May 7: University-wide Graduate Hooding Ceremony (4 p.m.), Neyland Stadium
May 8: Commencement (10 a.m.), Neyland Stadium