College of Communication and Information News

UT Literature Center to Host Acclaimed Children’s Author

The School of Information Sciences’ Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature, along with the Knox County Public Library, will present a lecture by critically acclaimed children’s book author/illustrator Nina Crews at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6. The event is free and open to the public, and Crews will be available for book signing following the lecture.

UT College of Communication and Information to Host Diversity Banquet March 2

The College of Communication and Information will hold its annual Experience Diversity Banquet at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, at the Bearden Banquet Hall. The keynote speaker is Avon W. Rollins Sr., director and CEO of the Beck Cultural Exchange Center in Knoxville, and president and CEO of Rollins & Associates, a management consulting firm. Rollins also will be presented with the 2012 College of Communication and Information Diversity Award.

UT Symposium to Explore Communication Research

“Leaping Forward in Communication and Information Research” is the theme of the College of Communication and Information’s thirty-fourth annual Research Symposium on February 29 on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

UT School of Information Sciences to host Wiegand Lectures

Noted authors Shirley and Wayne Wiegand will present a public lecture entitled, “Free to All? The Painful Process of Desegregating Public Libraries in the American South” at 6 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the auditorium of the Communications Building.

UT School of Information Sciences Recruiting Students for the Emerging Field of Science Data Curation

SciData is a new master’s initiative in the School of Information Sciences that focuses on science data management. Scientific data is growing in scale and complexity across all scientific disciplines, which is leading to an increased need for professionals who specialize in scientific data curation research and education. The need for professionals specifically trained in the management and curation of scientific data is growing.

Children’s Literature Center Hosts Author Lecture, Book Signing Nov. 15

The Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature at UT Knoxville is holding a lecture and book signing by award-winning children’s author Wendelin Van Draanen on November 15. Van Draanen will discuss her book “The Running Dream,” which tells the story of a high school track star who loses a leg in a tragic accident.

Four-time Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs Keynotes UT College of Communication and Information Diversity and Inclusion Week

Joetta Clark Diggs, a four-time track and field Olympian and author, will kick off the UT Knoxville College of Communication and Information’s second annual Diversity and Inclusion Week, September 19-22. Clark Diggs will give her keynote address, Determined to Reach Your Destiny, at 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 19, at the Frank H. McClung Museum on the UT campus.

UT College Commemorates 9/11 With Screening of “The Falling Man”

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the UT Knoxville College of Communication and Information (CCI) is sponsoring a screening of the documentary film The Falling Man. The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 8, in the CCI Auditorium in the Communications Building. The event is free and open to the public.