UT’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media will hold its inaugural Ida B. & Beyond Conference on Thursday, March 26. The conference begins at 9:30 a.m. in UT’s Black Cultural Center, 1800 Melrose Avenue. It is open to the university community and the public.
College of Communication and Information News
Dwight L. Teeter Jr., 80, a journalism educator for more than four decades, an expert and author on media law and journalism history, and a mentor to countless graduation students, died February 27 in Knoxville following a long illness. A celebration of life will be held March 23 at Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan.
UT will award its ninth and tenth honorary degrees to social activist Marian Wright Edelman and actress Dale Dickey. Edelman will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and speak at the College of Communication and Information commencement. Dickey will receive an Honorary Master of Fine Arts in acting during a campus visit next year.
Dania Bilal, professor of information science, and Ed Caudill, journalism professor, are faculty trailblazers in the College of Communication and Information.
Travis Parman, director of corporate communications for Nissan Americas and a graduate of the College of Communication and Information, will return to campus on Thursday, February 19, to talk with students about careers in public relations and to receive the University of Tennessee Accomplished Alumnus Award.
UT’s College of Communication and Information will hold its seventh annual Experience Diversity Banquet at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 20, at Bearden Banquet Hall. The event is open to the public.
The User-Experience Lab supports interdisciplinary research by faculty, researchers, and graduate students. The UXL has instrumentation that can explore users’ experiences with technology by making accurate, empirical measurements as users perform tasks on a product or system.
As President’s Day approaches, UT Journalism Professor Michael Martinez is busy studying US commanders-in-chief through the lens of the White House photographers. Martinez is working on a book looking at the public’s memory of US presidents as portrayed through these photographs.
David Cobb, Troy Provost-Heron, and Dargan Southard, students in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media, have hit a grand slam in the internship world: each has won a coveted internship to write for Major League Baseball’s website.
As the temperatures drop, staff member Beth Meko and two friends are heating up their efforts to collect blankets for the needy in Knoxville.