Circle Park News: September 2020
2020 CCI Diversity & Inclusion Week
Join us virtually today through Friday, Oct. 2, for the 11th annual CCI Diversity & Inclusion Week. With this year’s theme of “Communicating Why Black Lives Matter,” we will explore the history of the movement, how journalists are covering racism and protests, digital activism, algorithms and bias, community based policing and more.
Comedian and The Daily Show correspondent Roy Wood Jr. will host a keynote event today at 4:30 p.m. EDT. Wood studied journalism in college before eventually joining the award-winning satire news program and often incorporates topics of race and social issues into … Read more “Circle Park News: September 2020”
Circle Park News: August 2020
The College of Communication and Information faculty and staff are excited to begin a new school year! Learn more about the University of Tennessee’s new safety practices and classroom policies during COVID-19. Read More
Professor Elizabeth Avery Foster became the new Director of the School of Advertising and Public Relations on August 1. Read more about Dr. Foster.
Diane Kelly, who served as Professor and Director of the School of Information Sciences since 2016, has been named UT Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, and Professor … Read more “Circle Park News: August 2020”
Circle Park News: June 2020
A Message from the Dean
Dear CCI Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni and Friends,
I’m writing to add my voice to those expressing anger and concern at the most recent murder of an unarmed black man – George Floyd – in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Unfortunately, Mr. Floyd’s murder is simply the latest injustice that has resulted in black men and women being much more likely to be killed by the police than are white men and women (2.5 times and 1.4 times more likely, respectively).
There is no easy answer as to why this continues to happen, but one thing … Read more “Circle Park News: June 2020”
Circle Park News: May 2020
Professors Eric Haley and Candace White are the next recipients of the School of Advertising and Public Relations’ DeForrest Jackson Professorship. Read More
Communication Studies Professor Joan Rentsch and David Patterson of the College of Social Work are leading weekly sessions in mindfulness-based stress reduction with medical residents and employees at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Read More
When spring semester classes moved online after spring break, School of Journalism and Electronic Media lecturer Melissa Greene-Blye was not sure … Read more “Circle Park News: May 2020”
A Message from the Dean
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
Andy Bowers (CS ’17), social media manager for the Philadelphia 76ers, presented at UT Social Media Week about his NBA team’s … Read more “February 2020”
UT employees Frankie McGinnis (MSIS Student) and Tom Satkowiak (PR ’02) advocated for an employee policy on organ donation after their respective experiences as a donor and recipient. The University’s new Laura McGinnis Policy on Organ Donation, named for Frankie’s daughter, goes into effect March 1. Read More
The College of Communication and Information will present civil rights activist, author, and historian Robert Booker with the 2020 CCI Diversity Award at the 12th annual CCI Experience Diversity Banquet, February 21 at 7 p.m. at Bearden Banquet Hall. … Read more “January 2020”
Since Land Grant Films was founded in 2016, more than 100 students have participated in the documentary filmmaking program. It’s helped UT become known as a place where aspiring documentary journalists and long-form storytellers can hone their craft. Read More
School of Information Sciences Director and Professor Diane Kelly was elected the incoming chair-elect of the iSchools organization, a worldwide group dedicated to advancing the information field. She will serve two years as chair-elect beginning in March 2020 followed by a two-year term as chair from 2022-2024. Read More
Read more “December 2019”
Nannette Baker, Chief Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, received the Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award. Read the full story.
Five college alumni and six members of the faculty were honored for their accomplishments at the CCI 50th Anniversary Gala. Read more about the honorees.
CCI named Room 316 in the Communications Building for longtime Board of Visitors member and advertising leader David Bohan (BS/Business Administration ’70). Read the full story.
Read more “November 2019”
Information Sciences Launches New Undergraduate Major
The University of Tennessee will launch the state’s first bachelor’s degree program in Information Sciences in the fall. The major will have two areas of concentration: (1) user experience design and (2) data, information management, and analytics. Read more about the program
2019 CCI Commencement Highlights
Interim chancellor Wayne T. Davis conferred degrees for 257 CCI spring graduates during the May ceremonies at Thompson–Boling Arena. Chairman of Pinnacle Financial Partners Martha S. “Missy” Wallen delivered the commencement address.
CCI Outstanding Graduates: What’s Next?
Every graduate has that next step ahead, whether … Read more “June 2019”