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The Center for Information and Communication Studies (CICS) would like to welcome you to our website.  This site contains information related to our many projects and services that we offer to the university and community at-large.

We are housed within the College of Communication & Information, but also work closely with other schools and departments at the University of Tennessee, as well as local, national, and international agencies to provide outstanding service in executing our research and organizational mission.  

We hope that you find all of the information you are looking for on our site, but if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at cics@utk.edu or by searching through our staff directory.


Upcoming CCI Research Symposium

CCI Symposium 2016The 39th CCI Research Symposium will be held February 1 2017 Patrick Auditorium in the College of Communication and Information.  The CICS staff encourages all CCI Researchers 4 Life to come out and celebrate the thriving research culture at CCI.  The symposium starts at 8:30 am with breakfast snacks and the poster session in the CCI 3rd floor lobby.  After two research sessions in the morning, there will be a buffet lunch in the Scripps Lab from 12:10 pm-1:20 pm.  The cost of lunch is $10 for faculty and $5 for students.  We’re starting a new tradition of a rousing game of CCI Research Trivia during lunch.  Come out and test your knowledge and see what you can win!  After lunch the research presentations continue with two more research sessions, and the symposium wraps up with closing remarks and award’s ceremony at 4 pm.  We hope you’ll join us for a full day of learning and celebrating!

UT College of Communication and Information Gets $2.73 Million for NSF Project

Professor Suzie Allard, DataONE co-PIThe College of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will receive $2.73 million over the next five years as part of a $15 million accomplishment based renewal of the National Science Foundation’s DataONE project.

DataONE stands for Data Observation Network for Earth, a National Science Foundation program that seeks to develop the cyber-infrastructure linking research data collected by environmental scientists to libraries and laboratories around the world and see that it's effectively used.

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UT Info Science Faculty Win Grant to Train Science Team Specialists

Dr. Suzie AllardSolving complex scientific problems often requires teams of researchers from different disciplines or even different institutions. And increasingly, information professionals are a part of those teams.

Four faculty members from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's, College of Communication and Information have received a $438,991 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to spend two years educating six master’s students in the area of scientific data curation, with a special emphasis on organizational communication skills that support team science.

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