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Colloquium Series

Spring 2019-2020 Colloquium Series 

Fridays, 3:05 pm-4:25 pm

The colloquium is a forum for students in the Comm Dev program to come together to share ideas, participate in peer advising, and to present their work. Unless specifically approved by the program director, a student must have five credit hours of INST 5300 to graduate (typically 2 credits each semester during the first year of the program, and 1 credit total in the second year of the program). Students are encouraged to actively work with the Comm Dev Program Director to identify speakers – including those from inside and outside of the university – to present their work at colloquium. Even if not enrolled for colloquium credits during a given semester, students will nonetheless be expected to occasionally attend specific types of colloquium activities.


Friday, January 31                          

Professor Vibert Cambridge

Schoonover Center 334

School of Media Arts & Studies


Areas of expertise

  • Communication for Social Change, International Communication, Entertainment-Education in the African diaspora in the Americas
  • Broadcasting and the Caribbean diaspora in the United States

Professor Cambridge teaches courses in communication for social change and international communication in the School of Media Arts and Studies. His current research focuses on music in 20th century Guyana.

He has published several books, book chapters, and journal articles. Among his publications are: “Milestones in communication and national development. In Y. Kamalipour (Ed.), Global Communication (2nd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Thompson Learning (2006), Immigration, diversity and broadcasting in the United States, 1990-2001. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press (2005), ”Writings on Guyanese music 2003–2004. Black Praxis (Special edition.). Athens, OH: Department of African American Studies (2004), “This history has to respond to these rhythms: Notes on music and Guyanese history.” The Arts Journal, 1(2), 62–72 (2005), “Evolution of mass communication: Mass communication and sustainable futures.” The Encyclopedia of life support systems. Paris: UNESCO (2003), among others.
He has also presented his research at conferences in Barbados, Canada, Eritrea, Estonia, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, Jamaica, Malaysia South African, and Turkmenistan.