College of Communication and Information News

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.

UT College Joins Forces with Air National Guard for Executive Education Training

The UT Knoxville College of Communication and Information is partnering with the United States Air National Guard to provide an in-depth social media seminar for key military personnel this fall. The college’s executive education course, “Using Web 2.0 and Social Media to Communicate,” has been customized for the special communication needs of the Air National Guard and other branches of the military.

UT Knoxville Schools of Advertising and Public Relations and Journalism and Electronic Media Earn Reaccreditation

The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) voted unanimously to fully reaccredit the undergraduate programs of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville schools of Advertising and Public Relations and Journalism and Electronic Media in the College of Communication and Information. UT Knoxville was one of eight universities, out of nineteen undergoing ACEJMC undergraduate reaccreditation, found to be in compliance with all nine of the council’s accrediting standards.

McCormick CEO Wilson to Receive Alumnus Award, Address UT College Grads

Alan Wilson, chairman, president and CEO of McCormick & Company Inc., will receive the 2011 Donald G. Hileman Distinguished Alumni Award at the spring commencement ceremony for the College of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Wilson also will deliver the college’s commencement address to graduates and their families at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 12, in Thompson-Boling Arena.

‘Nature’ Magazine Editor M. Mitchell Waldrop to Speak at UT April 12

M. Mitchell Waldrop, acclaimed science writer and editor for the journal “Nature,” will give UT Knoxville’s annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in the Shiloh Room of the University Center. Waldrop will speak on “Lessons My Stories Taught Me.” The program is free and open to the public.

Panel Discussion: WikiLeaks, the Espionage Act and the First Amendment

In the wake of WikiLeaks’ release of thousands of the United States’ secret documents, legislation has been submitted to broaden the 1917 Espionage Act to criminalize the possession or dissemination of leaked classified information. A special panel of legal and journalism experts will gather at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4 to discuss the ramifications of such a change. Free and open to the public, the panel discussion will take place in the College of Communication and Information Auditorium (Room 321).