College of Communication and Information News

#BeMyValentine: Expert Reflects on Growing Popularity of Online Dating

Several years ago, the thought of online dating left you LOL. Today, it is the second most popular way for couples to meet. “People like online dating because there are so many choices and opportunities to customize your search” for the perfect mate, said Elizabeth Hendrickson, assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. Hendrickson’s research interests include issues relating to social media.

On the Media: Creationism’s Public Relations Campaign

WNYC Public Radio’s “On the Media” program reported on the ways that proponents of creationism have used the tools of modern media to make their case. The segment host, Brooke Gladstone, interviewed UT journalism professor and author Ed Caudill on his book Intelligently Designed: How Creationists Built the Campaign Against Evolution.

Information Sciences Professor Receives National Teaching Award

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Suzie Allard, associate professor and associate director of UT’s School of Information Sciences has received a national teaching award. Allard was given the 2013 LJ Teaching Award from Library Journal, one of the nation’s top library and information science trade publications.

Graduate Student, Professor Receive Snorgrass Memorial Journalism Award

A graduate student and professor have won a national journalism award for their research examining how print media covered various anniversaries of the 1910 “Fight of the Century.” Doctoral candidate Jodi Rightler-McDaniels and Professor Amber Roessner, both of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, won the J. William Snorgrass Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Paper on a Minorities Topic from the American Journalism Historians Association.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Getting Social Across the Nation

Karen Freberg, alumna of the College of Communication and Information and assistant professor at the University of Louisville, has the big idea to launch a social media competition for students on a national scale.

Advertising Executive Tombras to Receive Alumnus Award

Charles Tombras, president and CEO of the Tombras Group advertising agency, will receive the 2013 Donald G. Hileman Alumni Award from the College of Communication and Information at its awards and scholarship donor appreciation banquet November 8. The banquet is being held in conjunction with the college’s Fall 2013 Board of Visitors meeting.

College Receives Largest Cash Gift, Creates Distinguished Professorship

Alumnus Larry Patrick has given $1 million to the College of Communication and Information, the largest single cash gift in the college’s history, to establish a distinguished professorship to honor a longtime professor and administrator. Patrick also increased his estate gift to the college to $5 million.