April 10, 2014: Anna Friz presents "Radio Is Not a Container" this Thursday, April 10, from 3:30-4:30 in Communications 1032. A celebrated sound artist, Friz's work spans experimental transmissions, live radio theater, and performed installations. Her presentation focuses on how micro-radio functions in a media environment where creativity, technology, and research combine. Doors open at 3 p.m. Snacks will be available. This presentation is sponsored by the Global Media Research Center and is free and open to the public.
Thursday, April 3 from 3:30-4:30 in Communications 1032, Lisa Brooten, Syed Irfan Ashraf, and Ngozi Agwaziam will speak on "Human Rights, Facebook, and the 'Politics of Immediation' in the Rohingya Crisis of Burma/Myanmar." Their research examines how emotion was used in media coverage of violence against the Muslin Rohingya minority in Burma/Myanmar. Their immediate case study explores similarities in coverage by The New York Times and the main Rohingya Facebook page in contrast to independent coverage by the non-profit Inter Press Service.
We are proud to announce the posting of Lana Rakow's GMRC presentation: "What Do We Make of the White Women?: The Transnational Feminist Challenge to Feminist Communication Theory" at http://youtu.be/WUvP8IgQXm8
The Late Tropics Jay Needham discussed and played his soundscape "The Late Tropics" on February 27, 2014 in Communications Room 1032. Jay's work documents the sounds of neo-tropical rainforests in Panama and explores the possibility that an eco era is ending. This work is on permanent display in Panama's BioMuseo, designed by Frank Gehry. A question and answer session followed the presentation.
Fulbright Specialist Grant Awarded to GMRC CAC Member
The GMRC is pleased to announce that a member of the GMRC Campus Advisory Committee, Assistant Professor Uche Onyebadi, has been awarded a Fulbright Specialist grant in Communications and Journalism for BRAC University, Bangladesh.
The grant is for a 6-week summer program that will cover teaching, seminars and workshops. He will also assist the university in developing a blueprint for its envisaged Media and Communications department. While there, Dr. Onyebadi will be hosted by the English and Humanities department, which currently oversees the media/journalism program at the university.