member Kenn Gaither had a busy summer, publishing papers, presenting
a seminar, serving as an expert commentator and working on a book.
a key storyteller in a new episode of The Weather Channel's "Storm
Stories," appearing in his role as a spokesperson for the Institute
for Shipboard Education's Semester at Sea program. The Weather Channel
feature first aired in July, and it will be repeated. The episode
described the program's ship and its participants and an encounter
with rough seas in the Pacific during the spring term of 2005. The
next time the episode will air is Aug. 30 at 8 and 11 p.m EST.
the seminar, "Framing Your Message," to violence prevention educators
and professionals from around the country at UNC-Chapel Hill in
early August. The seminar included representatives from the CDC
and was sponsored by PREVENT, a national training initiative for
injury and violence prevention.
Gaither co-authored with Pat Curtin (UNC-CH), "Contested Notions
of Issue Identity in International Public Relations: A Case Study"
was selected to appear in the spring 2006 issue of the Journal of
Public Relations Review.
a conference paper he co-authored with Curtin, "Contested Notions
of Identity in International Public Relations," was presented in
the public relations top paper session at ICA in May.
most of the summer working on a book under contract by Sage Publishers
titled "Identity, Power, and Difference in International Public
Relations." The book is scheduled for completion in February 2006
and for publication in fall 2006 or spring 2007.