College of Communication and Information News

UT Journalism Student Wins National Reporting Competition, Trip to Japan

Suzanna McCloskey

Suzanna McCloskey, a senior journalism and electronic media major, is one of the winners of the annual Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition, sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation. Nine winners from around the country were chosen for the high quality of their work, an essay about their interest in international affairs, and letters of recommendation. Each winner receives a nine-day, all-expense paid journalism study trip to Japan.

UT Social Media Week to Feature Speakers, Student Competition

The College of Communication and Information’s School of Advertising and Public Relations will host Social Media Week, April 25-26, in the Communications Building on campus. The two-day event, cosponsored by Dell Inc., will feature presentations, panel discussions, and open forums with social media experts from Dell, Scripps Networks Interactive, Cox Enterprises and McCormick & Company, Inc., as well as Knoxville-area advertising, marketing, and public relations agencies.

Sixteen UT Students Chosen to Intern with Tennessee State Legislature

Sixteen students from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, have been chosen to participate in this year’s Tennessee Legislative Intern Program. The program, established in 1972, provides opportunities for Tennessee college and university students to work and learn in a hands-on legislative environment.

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.