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Scripps College of Communication to present international work

Nov 13, 2013

Scripps College of Communication: Engaging the World 

Faculty, students to showcase international work Nov. 14

ATHENS, Ohio (Nov. 13, 2013)—Scripps College of Communication faculty and students will be showcasing the research, partnerships and study abroad opportunities that have expanded the college’s reach around the world during this year’s International Education Week activities being conducted Nov. 12-16. 

The college is joining the university and other colleges, universities and organizations throughout the country and world that are celebrating the weeklong event. The Scripps College of Communication has been a leader at Ohio University in creating lasting relationships with schools and organizations around the world. The college’s relationships with Malaysia, the University of Leipzig in Germany and Bangkok University are a few successful initiatives that have spanned decades. 

The college is hosting activities on Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Walter Rotunda from noon until 3 p.m. that include:  
  • Noon-1 p.m. – Scripps College: Engaging the World Expo, Walter Rotunda 
Students and faculty from the Scripps College of Communication showcase research, creative activity, partnerships and programs that engage the world. Students will also display poster presentations of research that is focused on international issues and geographies. 
  • 1 p.m. – Scripps College: Engaging the World Panel of College Programs and Study Abroad Opportunities, Walter Rotunda 
  • Eddie Ashworth, associate professor, School of Media Arts & Studies   
  • Greg Emery, director of the Global Leadership Center   
  • Claudia Hale, professor, School of Communication Studies 
  • Yusuf Kalyango, associate professor, E. W. Scripps School of Journalism and director of the Institute for International Journalism   
  • Lorna Jean Edmonds, Vice Provost of Global Affairs This panel presentation and discussion will showcase global programs, initiatives and partnerships within and across the Scripps College of Communication. 
Collectively, the panelists will present successful examples such as initiatives in Guyana, the Institute for International Journalism and Ohio University/Bangkok University Joint Ph.D. program in Communication Studies.   
  • 2-3 p.m. Scripps College: Engaging the World Malaysia Film Screening, Walter Rotunda 
Frederick Lewis, associate professor in the School of Media Arts & Studies, along with several of his students, will present a unique cross-cultural collaboration. "Home for Hari Raya," is a 20-minute narrative film shot in Malaysia with a combined crew of 14 media arts students and 14 students from The Universiti Teknology, MARA. 

Additional university International Education Week activities will take place throughout the week. For more scheduled events, please visit