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MDIA & Comm Dev Students Take Top Honors at Global Fusion 2013

The School of Media Arts & Studies is tremendously proud that fifteen graduate students from MDIA and the Communication & Development program along with MDIA professors Larry Wood and Jenny Nelson recently made the nearly 500 miles journey to the 13th annual Global Fusion Conference in Carbondale, Illinois.

Of particular note, first-year doctoral student Camilo Perez (MA, ComDev) won the video competition with 2 of his PD Narrative Project shorts: Chuck’s Truck and Jenny’s Radar.”

Additional students who presented research papers included Katty Al Hayek (“The Syrian Revolution”), Reda Hassan (“The Revolution that Never Was”), Mohammad Ala Uddin (“Migrants, Mobiles and Identity”), and Kelly Choyke (“Romance Novels in Canada”).

Babe Finley, a Master’s student in MDIA’s Public Media program, was chosen to DJ Clemencia Rodriguez’ Prezi presentation for her keynote address: “Understanding Media at the Margins: Lessons from the Field and Challenges for the Future.”


Clemencia Rodriguez with DJ Babe Finley

The Global Fusion Conferences promote academic excellence in global media and international communication studies, and is sponsored by a consortium comprised by Southern Illinois University, Ohio University, Temple University, Texas A&M University, and the University of Texas at Austin.

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