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The Center for Information and Communication Studies (CICS) assists CCI faculty with obtaining and managing external funding for research and teaching projects.
In addition, we foster research in information usage and effective communication with ORNL, Y-12 and related organizations.
CICS: Promoting a culture of research
Collaboration: Building research partnerships
Innovation: Supporting cutting edge research
Communication: Bridging the college and its partners
Specialization: Featuring state-of-the-art labs

CICS Annual Oak Ridge Luncheon

UT Arboretum AuditoriumOn October 18th the Center for Information and Communication Studies hosted its second annual Oak Ridge networking luncheon at the UT Arboretum Auditorium.  The luncheon connected faculty and staff from the College of Communication and Information with associates, contract employees, and potential collaborators from various Oak Ridge organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  The group enjoyed trying out the User-eXperience Lab's newest equipment, wearable eye trackers, and participated in a usabiity study for the USGS Community for Data Integration website.  Lunch was catered by Holly's Gourm

User-eXperience Lab is now a Core Facility

User-eXperience LabFor many years the  CCI User eXperience and Message Effects Labs have provided services to CCI researchers as well as to researchers and programs across the campus and at federal agencies. This June  these labs successfully earned UT’s designation of “core facility,” which means they have been recognized by the Office of Research Engagement as being important components of the university’s research portfolio and visibility.

Join Us at the CCI Research Symposium

CCI Symposium 2016Join us this Wednesday, February 14th, to celebrate your love of research!  The CCI Research Symposium starts at 9am with a poster session in the 3rd floor lobby followed by our keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Heath at 10am in the Patrick Auditorium.  Dr. Heath is an internationally renowned scholar on public relations, crisis communication, issues management, risk communication, and business-to-business communication.  Presentations continue throughout the day.  Stop by any time and for as long as you’d like! 


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