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What’s the World Saying? Check Out the Social Media Command Center

Hurricane Harvey Feed in ABSMCCWonder what the world is saying about Hurricane Harvey and the havoc it’s wreaking on the Houston area and elsewhere?

There were more than 470,000 social media mentions of #HoustonStrong between August 28 and 31. You can check out the chatter for whatever is trending on the displays in the Adam Brown Social Media Command Center, in Room 460 of the Communications Building.

Journalism Students Produce Documentaries about Local Vietnam Vets

Three short documentaries about local Vietnam veterans made by UT journalism students were featured at Knoxville’s First Friday on September 1. They will air on East Tennessee PBS stations in conjunction with the broadcast of Ken Burns’s new epic documentary, The Vietnam War.

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Mariea Hoy Awarded Inaugural DeForrest Jackson Professorship

Mariea HoyMariea Hoy, a professor in the School of Advertising and Public Relations, is the inaugural recipient of the DeForrest Jackson Professorship.

The school’s first named professorship, the DeForrest Jackson Professorship was created earlier this year with a $500,000 gift from Suzanne Sackleh Masters of Atlanta, who received her bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations in 1989. Masters made the gift in honor of her favorite professor, DeForrest Jackson.

Advertising and PR Students Visit Disney's In-House Agency

ADPR trip to Disney Ad AgencyLast month advertising students with the School of Advertising & Public Relations visited Disney for a behind-the-scenes look with the Disney Youth Education Series. Disney’s Yellow Shoes Creative Group is the in-house advertising agency for Disney Destinations, which encompasses Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club, and Adventures by Disney. The agency consists of a diverse and talented cast of writers, designers, artists, media buyers, and planners, specializing in all forms of marketing communications and media.


UT students, professor produce documentary on refugees

Landgrant Films logoNick Geidner, JEM assistant professor, and his students have been working on another Landgrant Films documentary about refugee families resettled in the Knoxville area. Local Knoxville station WBIR-TV produced a news story about the project. To view the story about this unique learning opportunity, view the story at

Eclipse 2017: Everything You Need to Know

Mark LittmannFlorence Andsager and her siblings were playing outside their Kansas farmhouse one afternoon in June 1918 when the cloudless sky began to darken and day turned to night. The children hurried inside and huddled with their parents, the whole family convinced that the world was coming to an end. It was before the days of radio and the family had no way of hearing about a total eclipse of the sun, nor did they know what to expect. Now almost a hundred years later, thanks to advancing technology, we can pinpoint not only the day but also the exact time of an eclipse.