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The College of Communication and Information will host the 13th annual CCI Experience Diversity Banquet virtually Friday, April 9 at 7 p.m. You can RSVP for the event to receive a webinar invitation. 

Civil Rights Pioneer Theotis Robinson Jr. will serve as the keynote speaker, and two individuals who have made outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion will be 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 is “Rise … Read more “Yassin Terou, Tyvi Small to be Honored with 2021 CCI Diversity Awards”


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”


Men of the Hour, Justin Crawford (JEM ’18) realized he needed a team to help him build a sustainable, successful show with an active community. 

He turned to his University of Tennessee roots to recruit fellow alumni Marcella Tocco (JEM ’20) and Tess Waibel (Marketing ’18) to do so.

“What does a season look like? Who are the guests? What are the topics we wanted to cover?” Crawford said. “You have to have a team of people to support all the legs of the organization. I thought it was a good … Read more “UT Alumni Launch ‘Men of the Hour’ Podcast”


welcomed seven faculty and staff members before the fall semester. 

New Faculty

Joy Doan (Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Information Sciences) joined the faculty on Jan. 1 and previously served as head of the Marta & Austin Weeks Music Library at the University of Miami; a lecturer in the Department of Library and Information Sciences at the University of … Read more “New CCI Faculty, Staff for 2021”