College of Communication and Information News

In Memoriam: Kelly Leiter

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Kelly Leiter, dean emeritus of the College of Communications at UT, passed away on Saturday, November 15, at his home in Knoxville.

Alumna, Build-A-Bear CEO Sharon Price John to Get Hileman Award

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Sharon Price John, CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. and a proven expert in corporate turnarounds, will receive the 2014 Donald G. Hileman Alumni Award from the College of Communication and Information at its awards and scholarship donor appreciation banquet on Friday, November 14.

Film Critic to Introduce Movie Screening on Campus

Film critic and director Gerald Peary will introduce the on-campus screening of his 2009 documentary film For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism, which tells the story of American film criticism through film clips, photographs, and on-camera interviews.

UT Faculty Member Interviews Jimmy Carter for Upcoming Book

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Amber Roessner, an assistant professor of journalism and electronic media, interviewed former President Jimmy Carter last week at the Carter Center in Atlanta. The interview was for Roessner’s second book, tentatively titled Jimmy Who: Jimmy Carter and the Practice of Presidential Press and Promotion in the First Post-Watergate Election, due to be published by LSU Press in 2017.