Yassin Terou, Tyvi Small Honored with 2021 CCI Diversity Awards
The College of Communication and Information will host the 13th annual CCI Experience Diversity Banquet virtually April 9.
Civil Rights Pioneer Theotis Robinson Jr. served as the keynote speaker, and two individuals who have made outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion were presented with the 2021 CCI Diversity Award: Yassin Terou, owner of Yassin’s Falafel House in Knoxville, and Tyvi Small, UT Knoxville Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Engagement.
The theme of this year’s event was “Rise Up!” A variety of multicultural performances took place throughout the evening, including dramatic performances by members of the Diversity Student Leaders … Read more “Yassin Terou, Tyvi Small Honored with 2021 CCI Diversity Awards”
Looking Back on a Decade of Social Media
Social media is one of the many indicators of how different life was 5, 10, even 20 years ago. The first social media platform was launched in 1997, and opened the doors for an entirely new method of communication. People were suddenly able to speak to their friends (and some strangers) without having to leave their home or tie up the landline.
What was once used solely for keeping up with school friends or the latest gossip, has now become one of the most popular forms of communication. Every day, people log on to see news about the world, catch … Read more “Looking Back on a Decade of Social Media”
Anu Garg, Renowned Expert on the Origin of Words, Will Give 27th Hill Lecture Virtually
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 via Zoom on Tuesday, March 23, at 8 p.m.
Garg is the founder of Wordsmith.org. He writes a daily column on the origin of words—a word a day—for an online community of some 400,000 word lovers in 170 countries, now in its 27th year. Garg is the author of … Read more “Anu Garg, Renowned Expert on the Origin of Words, Will Give 27th Hill Lecture Virtually”
2021 UT Social Media Week
The College of Communication and Information will host the 10th annual UT Social Media Week virtually Feb. 23-25. This year’s event features eight sessions exploring communication topics in social media from women in sports journalism to the use of the platforms by both social justice and extremism movements.
Adam Brown (AD, ’94), executive strategist at Salesforce, will serve as the keynote speaker Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. with the presentation “NOT WORKING: Why 2010s Marcom Skills Won’t Be Successful in 2021 and How the Shift from ‘Right-Brain’ to ‘Left-Brain’ Marketing Reinforces the Responsibility of Ensuring Marketing Equality.”
See the UT … Read more “2021 UT Social Media Week”
2020 CCI Diversity & Inclusion Week
The 11th annual CCI Diversity and Inclusion Week is targeted at all members of the CCI community with specific focus on our 1,280 undergraduate majors. The four-day event offers participants an opportunity to gain diversity skills and knowledge along with a chance to dialogue about diversity and inclusion issues and to share best practices by bringing together leaders and experts from inside and outside the college and university.
Our 2020 theme is “Communicating Why Black Lives Matter.” Two keynote events, nine panels, and a diversity festival will provide our students, faculty, staff, and the UT Knoxville community with an inspirational … Read more “2020 CCI Diversity & Inclusion Week”
Dolly Parton to Read Bedtime Stories, UT Film Premiere Rescheduled
As the COVID-19 lockdown has millions staying at home, country music legend Dolly Parton will help kids get ready to sleep by reading them a children’s book online at bedtime. The series, Goodnight with Dolly, will air once a week beginning April 2.
The project is a response to the delayed premiere of The Library That Dolly Built, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, student-driven documentary about Parton’s Imagination Library. The film was to be screened in New York City and in theaters across the nation on April 2. The premiere has been moved to the week of September … Read more “Dolly Parton to Read Bedtime Stories, UT Film Premiere Rescheduled”
2020 CCI Research Symposium
The College of Communication & Information held its 42nd annual Research Symposium on March 2 in Patrick Auditorium and Scripps Lab Theater, highlighting research work from CCI graduate and undergraduate students and faculty.
This year’s symposium included research posters and presentations by graduate students, undergraduate seniors, faculty, and college researchers. This year’s event included a new virtual session in Scripps Lab in which students presented broad topics in Information Sciences using prepared animated videos.
The Center for Information and Communication Studies (CICS) staff coordinated the event with help from professors and graduate students throughout the college.
Research Symposium award winners … Read more “2020 CCI Research Symposium”
Scientific American’s Robin Lloyd to Give 28th Annual Hill Lecture
Robin Lloyd, a writer and editor for Scientific American and adjunct professor of science writing at New York University, will talk about “The End of Investigative Science Writing?” when she delivers the 28th annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at the University of Tennessee.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, March 31, at 8 p.m. in the College of Nursing Auditorium on the UT campus.
Lloyd has contributed to almost every realm in science journalism and media. She has been a newspaper reporter, a wire service journalist, a network online journalist, … Read more “Scientific American’s Robin Lloyd to Give 28th Annual Hill Lecture”
2020 Social Media Week: Q&A with Sookie Park (AD ’13)
Sookie Park (AD ’13) is the Director of Partnership Activation at Complexity Gaming, one of America’s premier esports organizations now headquartered in Frisco, Texas. During UT Social Media Week, she spoke on “esports and Marketing to the New Generation.”
A native of Daegu, South Korea, Park entered the traditional sports and esports industry through the Philadelphia 76ers and Dignitas, working with partners including Pepsi, Buffalo Wild Wings, and HyperX. At Complexity, she manages all partnerships … Read more “2020 Social Media Week: Q&A with Sookie Park (AD ’13)”
2020 Social Media Week: Q&A with Andy Bowers (CS ’17)
Andy Bowers (CS ’17) is the social media manager for the Philadelphia 76ers and shared his team’s approach to branding, content, and appealing to a mass audience in the session “#OnBrand.”
Bowers, a native of Elizabethton, Tennessee, interned with Tennessee Athletic Communications as a senior. He also interned with Morris Creative Group and Tombras before working as a digital and social content associate with the Atlanta Hawks.
Catch Bowers on social media @andybowers_.