Research Symposium

Research Symposium winners

38th Annual Research Symposium
College of Communication & Information
Patrick Auditorium
University of Tennessee
February 24, 2016
“Engaged Research: Communities, Communication, Information”    

Research Symposium

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Supported by the College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee

Time Event Location
8:30-9:00 a.m. 

Registration 

Continental Breakfast

CCI 3rd Floor Lobby
9: 00 - 10:00 a.m. 

Poster presenters will be with their posters during this time to discuss the posters with judges and with symposium attendees.

A complete list of posters and presenters is provided at the end of the program.

Poster Judges:   Dr. Bharat Mehra, School of Information Sciences; Dr. Moonhee Cho, School of Advertising and Public Relations; Lindsey Bier, Ph.D. Student

CCI 3rd Floor Lobby
10:10 - 11:00 a.m. 

Research Speed Dating

Moderator: Dr. Amber Roessner

Scripps Convergence Lab

402 Communications Bldg

11:10 - 11:55 a.m. 

Dr. Nancy Grant Harrington

Professor, Department of Communication & College of Public Health, University of Kentucky

 Rethinking Risk: Prospect Theory Application in Health Message Design”

Patrick Auditorium
12:00 - 1:10 p.m.

Lunch

"Share Your Research" on Dispay

Scripps Convergence Lab

402 Communications Bldg.

1:15 - 2:10 p.m. 

Senior Research Panel

Dr. Joan Rentsch, CCI Associate Dean for Academic Programs   
Dr. Maureen Taylor, Director, School of Advertising and Public Relations
Dr. Julie Andsager, Professor, School of Journalism and Electronic Media
Dr. Michael Kent, Professor, School of Advertising and Public Relations

Patrick Auditorium

(321 Communication Building) 

2:15 - 3:10 p.m. 

Contributed Paper Session 1:

Moderator: Dr. Emily Paskewitz, School of Communication Studies

A Test of British Newspaper Indexing of Labour’s Losses in the 2015 Election, Dr. Mark Harmon, Professor, School of Journalism and Electronic Media

Exploring the Effects of Visuals in HPV Prevention Campaign: an Eye-Tracking Study, Seijin Park, PhD. Student, CCI, Dr. Elizabeth Avery, Associate Professor, School of Advertising and Public Relations

A Tentative Model for the Adoption of Open Peer Review in an Era of Open Science, Manasa Rath, Ph.D. Student, CCI

Patrick Auditorium

3:15 - 4:15 p.m.

 Contributed Paper Session 2:

 Moderator: Dr. Awa Zhu, School of Information Sciences

Trade Press Depiction of Advertising Practice in the New Era of New Media, Dr. Sally McMillan, Professor, School of Advertising and Public Relations, Dr. Courtney Childers, Associate Professor, School of Advertising and Public Relations

Presidential Ads on TV and the Web: Drive by interest Groups to be Cinematic Adventures in Negativity and Opposition Focus, Dr. Mark Harmon, Professor, School of Journalism and Electronic Media, Dr. Maria Fontenot, Lecturer, School of Journalism and Electronic Media, Abijit Mazumdar, Ph.D. Student, CCI

The Changing Job of Journalism: The Impact of New and Social Media Use on Job Satisfaction in a Television Newsroom, Melissa Greene-Blye, Ph.D. Student, CCI

Evolution of Racial Representation in Vogue Magazine Advertisements: Women and Whiteness,  Elizabeth Hurst,   Ph.D. Student, CCI                                                                                                      

Patrick Auditorium

4:20 p.m.

Closing and Presentation of Awards

Dr. Suzie Allard, Director, Center for Information and Communication Studies

Patrick Auditorium

Poster Presenters

Website Usability Testing Using the Eye-Tracking Mechanism: Case Study for Science.gov
Suzan Ali Saleh, M.S. Student, Information Sciences
Bonnie Carroll, Information International Associates (IIa)

The Culture of Spiral of Silence: Web 2.0
Khaled Alkandari, Ph.D. Student, CCI
Dr. Candace White, Professor, School of Advertising and Public Relations

Examining Cultural Differences and Power Distance in High-Context and Low-Context Cultures: A Comparative Study
Umana Anjalin, Ph.D. Student, CCI

A Content Analysis of Gender Stereotypes in Contemporary Teenage Magazines
Umana Anjalin, Ph.D. Student, CCI
Dr. Roxanne Hovland, Professor, School of Advertising and Public Relations

Measuring Perceived Human Rights: A Survey of Citizens of Non-Democratic States
Lindsey M. Bier, Ph.D. Student, CCI

Jesus and Journalism: The Role of Faith-based Education in News Seeking Behavior
Melissa Greene-Blye, Ph.D. Student, CCI

Institutional Costs of Gold Open Access: an Academic Survey of 5 North American Research Universities – A Closer Look at Graduate Student Opinions and Practices
Misty Jones
Lisa Christian
Elizabeth Dalton
Center for Information and Communication Studies

How Memes Affect Company Reputation
Brandy Mmbaga, Ph.D. Student, CCI

Anxiety, Uncertainty, and Attitudes toward Refugees from Syria
Mirjana Pantic, Ph.D. Student, CCI
Whitney Tipton, Ph.D. Student, CCI

Difference in Scientific Data Sharing Perceptions and Practices by Research Work Sector
Danielle Pollock, Ph.D. Student, CCI

Symposium Committee

    Dr. Suzie Allard, Director, Center for Information and Communication Studies
    Dr. Julie Andsager, School of Journalism and Electronic Media
    Ms. Lindsey Bier, Ph.D. Student, School of Journalism and Electronic Media
    Dr. Moonhee Cho, School of Advertising and Public Relations
    Ms. Diana Hall, Administrative Services Assistant
    Dr. Carolyn Hank, School of Information Sciences
    Dr. Michael Kent, School of Advertising and Public Relations
    Dr. Bharat Mehra, School of Information Sciences
    Dr. Emily Paskewitz, School of Communication Studies
    Ms. Bobbie Suttles, Center for Information and Communication Studies
    Dr. Awa Zhu, School of Information Sciences