Geography and information sciences will collide during the upcoming fellowship grant that Hannah Gunderman, a postdoctoral research associate with SIS and the Center for Information and Communication Studies (CICS) and an SIS masters student, will soon attend. She pitched a project that blends both of her passions – geography and information sciences – to the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and was recently awarded a grant for a two-week research trip to the library.
Chancellor’s Professor and BOV Professor Carol Tenopir will step down from her CCI research administrative role and return to the SIS faculty on July 1, 2014 (see full story at http://www.cci.utk.edu/tenopir-steps-returns-faculty).
Late in the evening of April 20, 2010, an explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig pumping crude oil from beneath the Gulf of Mexico. The platform burst into flames and sank two days later, spilling thousands of barrels of oil into the water with each passing day.
Read this Quest article to learn more about how CCI faculty and students were involved with the recovery operations from this disaster: http://quest.utk.edu/2012/can-big-data-save-the-planet/