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UT PR Students Creating Campaign for Downtown Lenoir City

Professor Candace WhiteNineteen public relations students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are working on a PR campaign that will help get residents excited about revitalization efforts afoot in downtown Lenoir City.

The students are part of a class taught by Candace White, a professor in the School of Advertising and Public Relations in UT's College of Communication and Information.

Warning! UT Professor's Study about Branded Drug Website Risk Disclosure Gets FTC Attention

ADPR Professor Mariea HoyDo you take time to read the risk warnings on drug websites before you take the drug?

Mariea Hoy, an advertising professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has studied that question and determined that no, you probably don't.

Last month, Hoy presented her findings in Washington, D.C. at a Federal Trade Commission workshop titled "Putting Disclosures to Test."


UT Group: Social Media Comments Skyrocketed During Second Presidential Debate

PSMRGSocial media exploded Sunday night as presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump clashed over personal and policy issues.

The Political Social Media Group, composed of students in a political communication graduate seminar, have been using sophisticated social media monitoring technology to scrutinize the debates leading up to the election. Among their observations about Sunday night's town hall event:

2016 CCI Diversity and Inclusion Week to Feature Talk by Scripps Networks Interactive Executive

Alaka WilliamsScripps Networks Interactive human resources executive Alaka Williams will deliver the keynote address for the College of Communication and Information’s seventh annual Diversity and Inclusion Week, September 26-29, at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Williams' talk begins at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, in McClung Museum Auditorium in Circle Park. The event is free and open to the public.

Kelly is New Director of School of Information Sciences

Diane KellyDiane Kelly, an internationally known information sciences scholar, is the new director of the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences (SIS). She begins on August 8.

Kelly comes from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a professor in the School of Information and Library Science. Her research and teaching interests focus on interactive information search and retrieval, information search behavior, and research methods.