Faculty Earn Campus ORE Awards
Three professors from the College of Communication and Information were recognized for their scholarship at the inaugural UT Office of Research and Engagement (ORE) Research Awards Luncheon on Monday, March 25.
CCI Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Chancellor’s Professor and BOV Professor Suzie Allard (SIS) received a Research Spotlight Award in recognition of being CCI’s top sponsored research scholar.
Associate Professor Nick Geidner (JEM) received ORE’s Excellence in Community Engagement Award for his Land Grant Films’ projects through the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. The award recognizes Geidner for having the top UTK faculty-led, mutually beneficial project that … Read more “Faculty Earn Campus ORE Awards”
Allard Named Chancellor's Professor
Suzie Allard (SIS), CCI associate dean for research and director of the Center for Information & Communication Studies, has been named a Chancellor’s Professor by UT Interim Chancellor Wayne Davis. “Appointment as a Chancellor’s Professor constitutes the highest honor that can be accorded a UT Knoxville faculty member. This designation recognizes extraordinary, nationally or internationally recognized, scholarly attainment in an individual discipline or field as well as a record of excellence in teaching and service to the university.”
Allard is one of six newly named Chancellor’s Professors. The others are: Lou Gross (Evolutionary Professor Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics); … Read more “Allard Named Chancellor's Professor”
CCI Receives More than $850,000 in Grants to Train Information Science Experts
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s School of Information Sciences in the College of Communication and Information has received two grants which total more than $850,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to train information science experts.
The larger of the two grants involves Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir as principal investigator along with co-principal investigators SIS Professor and Interim Director Dania Bilal and SIS Associate Professor Rachel Fleming-May. They have been awarded a two-year $811,501 grant from the IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program. The grant will provide assistantships and co-curricular educational opportunities for master’s degree students interested … Read more “CCI Receives More than $850,000 in Grants to Train Information Science Experts”
Tenopir Returns to Faculty – Allard to Lead CCI Research
Chancellor’s Professor and BOV Professor Carol Tenopir will step down from her CCI research administrative role and return to the SIS faculty on July 1, 2014.
Tenopir’s successor will be Suzie Allard who was named CCI Associate Dean for Research and Director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies.
CCI Celebrates Three Faculty Promotions
The UT Board of Trustees formally approved promotions for Vandana Singh (SIS) and Courtney Wright (CS) to Associate Professor with tenure. Likewise, Chancellor Cheek has formally approved Suzie Allard’s (SIS) promotion to Full Professor. All of these promotions are effective August 1, 2014.
Allard Recipient of National 2013 LJ Teaching Award
Associate Professor and Associate Director Suzie Allard (SIS) has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Library Journal Teaching Award (see press release below and the Library Journal’s feature story on Allard).
“The LJ Teaching Award is presented annually by Library Journal and ProQuest and is one of the most prestigious national awards in the field of library and information sciences,” said Dean Mike Wirth. “This is a wonderful honor!”
Library Journal Names Dr. Suzie Allard as Recipient of the 2013 LJ Teaching Award
ProQuest sponsored award recognizes University of Tennessee Educator
NEW YORK – November 14, 2013 … Read more “Allard Recipient of National 2013 LJ Teaching Award”
Quest: "Can Big Data Save the Planet?"
Late in the evening of April 20, 2010, an explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig pumping crude oil from beneath the Gulf of Mexico. The platform burst into flames and sank two days later, spilling thousands of barrels of oil into the water with each passing day.
Read this Quest article to learn more about how CCI faculty and students were involved with the recovery operations from this disaster here.
SIS Receives Two More IMLS Grants
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Center for Information and Communication Studies has received funding for projects to support rural librarians and increase Hispanic participation in teaching library science.
The grants were announced by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)as two of the 32 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grants totaling $10.3 million.
Bharat Mehra and Vandana Singh of UT’s School of Information Sciences (SIS) received a grant award of $478,258 for the continuation of the school’s Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program Phase II (ITRL2), which offers scholarships to thirteen rural librarians in the Appalachian region of … Read more “SIS Receives Two More IMLS Grants”
UT School of Information Sciences Recruiting Students for the Emerging Field of Science Data Curation
SciData is a new master’s initiative at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, School of Information Sciences that focuses on science data management.
Scientific data is growing in scale and complexity across all scientific disciplines, which is leading to an increased need for professionals who specialize in scientific data curation research and education. The need for professionals specifically trained in the management and curation of scientific data is growing.
In response to this need, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) provided funds to develop SciData as a two-year master’s program. Eight students with science background or interest in science … Read more “UT School of Information Sciences Recruiting Students for the Emerging Field of Science Data Curation”