Global Programs Blog: Liza Cunningham
Liza Cunningham is a senior advertising major who has participated in two CCI Global Programs during her college career: the CCI Global Scholars Program in Sydney, Australia, and an advertising program in Rome, Italy, led by Professor Sally McMillan. In 2020, CCI Global Programs has opportunities for students in Dublin, Ireland; Prague, Czech Republic; Quebec, Canada; Siena, Italy; Rome; and Sydney.
Early in my freshman year, I was eagerly sitting in my Advertising 250 class when an unexpected guest came to speak about the CCI Global Scholars Program in Sydney, Australia. Little did I know that Dr. Swan’s informative presentation … Read more “Global Programs Blog: Liza Cunningham”
Come Hail or High Water: UT Journalism Students Delve into Extreme Weather
Melanie Faizer, senior lecturer in UT’s College of Communication and Information’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media, encourages her digital news reporting students to sleuth out hard-hitting stories on significant news topics.
This fall their mission is to report on extreme weather issues, and the students are writing about everything from mosquito-borne illnesses to future fire risks in the Smokies to the way tobacco farmers are converting their fields to hemp.
Their stories, with accompanying info-graphics, will be presented online. Associate Professor Nick Geidner’s “Social Journalism” class is creating a Facebook page to promote the work, too.
Last year, Faizer’s … Read more “Come Hail or High Water: UT Journalism Students Delve into Extreme Weather”
Inside CCI: Nov. 9, 2019
Assistant Professor Brian Dobreski’s article, “Common Usage as Warrant in Bibliographic Description,” was published in the Journal of Documentation.
Associate Professor Devendra Potnis’ co-authored article, “Analysing Slow Growth of Mobile Money Market in India Using a Market Separation Perspective,” was published in Information Technology for Development. Co-authors included Aakanksha Gaur (Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy) and Jang Bahadur Singh (Indian Institute of Management, Trichy, India).
Journalism & Electronic Media
Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media Stuart N. Brotman is serving a nine-month residency in … Read more “Inside CCI: Nov. 9, 2019”
Inside CCI: Nov. 1, 2019
Assistant Professor Jenny Crowley is part of two grants and gave a presentation:
- Co-Investigator on “Project HOPE – Healing OUD Through Prevention and Expertise,” a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service: Health Resources Administration.
- “A Collaborative Investigation into the Factors that Predict Support Provider Burnout,” a grant of nearly $1,000 from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Visiting Faculty Travel Grant Program from the University of Tennessee for travel to the University of Alabama.
- “From Otherness to Belonging: Understanding the Paradoxical Tensions in Supportive Communication for Stigma,” invited presentation at the University of Alabama
Former NOVA Executive Producer Spends Week Mentoring Students at UT
Sixteen students in a documentary production class at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have spent much of the fall semester at Oak Ridge National Laboratory doing interviews and filming to make a 30-minute documentary about the Spallation Neutron Source.
Now the students—14 undergraduates and two graduate students—received an extraordinary opportunity: working alongside longtime NOVA executive producer and award-winning science journalist Paula Apsell, who arrived at UT October 28 for a weeklong distinguished lecturer residency.
As part of her visit, Apsell delivered a free public lecture, “The Art of Science Communication,” on October 29 in the Patrick Auditorium, 321 Communications Building. … Read more “Former NOVA Executive Producer Spends Week Mentoring Students at UT”
Board of Visitors Updates for 2019-20
The College of Communication and Information welcomed seven new and five continuing members to the CCI Board of Visitors Class of 2022.
New members include: Janna Abraham (’01), Jeff Boyd (’92), Snigdha Dhar (’11), Brad Lampley (’96, ’00), Leslie Osborne (’97), Anthony Smith (’98, 00), and Alaka Williams. Continuing members are: Bonnie Carroll, Jeff Copeskey (’82, ’86), Alisa Harrison (’83), Marcellus Turner (’88), and John T. Williams (’71).
The Board of Visitors also has new leadership. In July, Hilda Schmissrauter Murray (’76) took over as chair of the BOV and Rex Repass (’77) became vice chair. John T. Williams (’71) … Read more “Board of Visitors Updates for 2019-20”
New CCI Faculty, Staff for 2019-20
The start of a new school year means new faces inside the Communications Building. CCI added five faculty members and a staff member, plus a staff member in a new role for the 2019-20 academic year.
In addition to these new appointments, Professor Virginia Kupritz began serving as CCI’s Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Director of Graduate Studies in July, and Professor Sally McMillan is leading the School of Advertising and Public Relations as Interim Director.
Below are the new CCI faculty and staff members:
New Assistant Professors
Quinten Bernhold (Communication Studies) has a PhD in Communication from the … Read more “New CCI Faculty, Staff for 2019-20”
Four Honored at UT Alumni Awards and 225th Anniversary Gala
Four alumni with CCI ties were honored at the UT Alumni Awards and 225th Anniversary Gala on September 6.
Editor and cartoonist Marshall Ramsey (Marketing ’91) received the Alumni Professional Achievement Award. Former Microsoft Corporation General Manager of Government Affairs and CCI Board of Visitors member Ed Ingle (PR ’83) was honored with the Alumni Service Award.
Olympian and softball pitching star Monica Abbott (CS ’08) and SEC Network basketball analyst Dane Bradshaw (JEM ’06) received the Alumni Promise Award.
The UT Knoxville Alumni Board of Directors presents awards annually (since 2008) in … Read more “Four Honored at UT Alumni Awards and 225th Anniversary Gala”
Inside CCI: Oct. 18, 2019
Advertising and Public Relations
Professor Elizabeth Avery Foster and Sejin Park’s (C&I MS ’11, PhD ’16; Republic of Korea Army) article, “Development and Validation of a Crisis Self-Efficacy Index,” was published in the Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management. Read the article here.
Assistant Professor Sifan Xu had four articles published:
- “Prioritizing Relationships: The Investment Model and Relationship Maintenance Strategies in Organizational Crises,” Public Relations Review. Read the article here.
- “How Publics’ Active and Passive Communicative Behaviors Affect Their Tornado Responses: An Integration of STOPS and SMCC,” Public Relations Review, with Brooke Fisher Liu (University