Watch the CIC Award-Winning Research Lunch and Learn presentations.
Conferences and Events
Faculty and students in the College of Information and Communications are actively
engaged in a wide variety of activities related to research and creative scholarship.
Symposiums and Conferences
CIC Award-winning Research Lunch and Learn
This event featured award-winning research by our faculty and graduate students from
across the College. This event was in-person and online. Presentations:
- Vanessa Kitzie, Travis Wagner, & Nick Vera - Using the World Café Methodology to Support
Community-centric Research and Practice in Library and Information Science
- Christina Myers & Linwan Wu - Music of Generations: Expressions of the Black Experience
from Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter
- Anli Xiao & Holly Overton - Always Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide: Analyzing Moral
Conviction, Perceived Motives, & Organization-Public Relationships in Corporate Social
- Jenna Spiering & Kate Lechtenberg - Rethinking Curation of School Libraries and School
Library Education: Critical, Conceptual, Collaborative
- Kirstin Pellizzaro - Reporting from My Home: Location Effect on the Para-Social Phenomenon
and the News Broadcast Industry
- Brett Robertson - Developing Resilience through Communication and Community: Natural
Disaster Preparedness in Retirement Communities
2021 Communication Technology Update
Dr. Augie Grant , drawing from the 2021 Technology Futures Conference in Austin, explored
the latest developments in communication technologies from 5G and AI to streaming
video and eHealth in this one-hour session. The session addresses pandemic and post-pandemic
impacts on the major technologies.
Cyber-Social Threats: Is AI ready to counter them?
In this event between the CIC and UofSC’s AI Institute, Dr. Amit Sheth and his team
discussed research that seeks to counter the consequences of the misuse of technology.
They also reviewed analysis of social media data on addiction, mental health, and
other public health challenges.
CIC Internal Grant Virtual Panel
Multiple faculty from across the College received funding to conduct research on various
topics. Topics include the following: 1) The Mosaic of Communication Science: An Analysis
of 20 years of Academic Publications; 2) Emotionality in Staff News Photography Versus
Stock Photography; 3) Social Conversation on the FDA’s Modified Risk Tobacco Products
Authorization of IQOS and Young Adults’ Interest and Trial Intent of IQOS During the
Pandemic; and 4) Detecting and Characterizing Health Posts of Malicious Actors on