A two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning author and science journalist will receive an honorary doctorate during UT’s spring commencement ceremonies. John Noble Wilford, a 1955 journalism graduate, will receive an honorary doctorate of letters and science at the College of Communication and Information ceremony in May. The UT Board of Trustees approved the degree today at its winter board meeting held in Martin.
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WBIR news anchor Robin Wilhoit recently received the College of Communication and Information’s 2014 Diversity Award at the college’s annual Experience Diversity Banquet.
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.
Lisa Fall and Kenneth Levine in the College of Communication and Information teach their students about serving others and bridging cultural divides.
The College of Communication and Information will hold its annual Experience Diversity Banquet at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, at the Bearden Banquet Hall. The keynote speaker is Robin Wilhoit, news anchor for WBIR-TV in Knoxville. Wilhoit also will receive the 2014 College of Communication and Information Diversity Award.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.