Kelly Leiter, dean emeritus of the College of Communications at UT, passed away on Saturday, November 15, at his home in Knoxville.
College of Communication and Information News
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.
News anchor and reporter Sharrie Williams received the Accomplished Alumni Award from UT last week during her visit to campus to speak to journalism students.
The College of Communication and Information will receive $2.73 million over the next five years as part of a $15 million accomplishment-based renewal of the National Science Foundation’s DataONE project.
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.
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.
Rich Middlemas, film producer and UT graduate, will hold a discussion on his 2011 Oscar-winning documentary film Undefeated.
A Newbery Honor–winning author will visit UT on October 6 to discuss his young adult nonfiction book about the development of the atomic bomb.
Two UT faculty members have received a $49,557 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to look at the role rural public libraries play in the economic development of the Appalachian region.
For more than two decades Professor Rob Heller has been taking his advanced photojournalism students to LaFollette to photograph life in the small East Tennessee town.