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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

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

Dr. Uche OnyebadiThe 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.

Congratulations, Uche!