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Communication and Development Studies Program celebrates 20th anniversary

ATHENS, Ohio (Oct. 24, 2006) -- Ohio University's Communication and Development Studies Program turns 20 this year. It will kick off its anniversary celebration on Oct. 30, 2006, with a lecture by Suruchi Sood. A 1994 Communications and Development Studies graduate, Sood will speak on "Measuring the 'How' and 'How much' of Health Communication Campaigns" at 4 p.m. in Baker University Center’s 1804 Lounge. 

A reception will follow the lecture, which is free and open to the public. Sood is an assistant professor in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the senior program evaluation officer for the Center for Communication Programs at Johns Hopkins University. 

The Communication and Development program, directed by Rafael Obregon, is an interdisciplinary master's program jointly administered by the Center for International Studies and the School of Telecommunications. Students focus on a geographic area of the world and a specific area of study, such as health communication or gender issues, and learn communication techniques to promote social change. Graduates have worked for the United Nations and nongovernmental organizations around the world.

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Media Contact: Communication and Development Studies Graduate Assistant Lauren Brown at 440-823-0678 or lb173602@ohio.edu

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