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Mara Alper was selected to present at the 7th World Water Forum in Korea in April 2015, the world’s largest water related event. She will present her talk “Re-Imagining Water,” with an emphasis on water awareness and education to motivate behavioral changes. It will highlight content from her IC courses “The Power of Water” and ‘Water Planet,” and engage international educators and NGOs in discussions about effective water education approaches.

As described on the organization’s website: “The World Water Forum is the largest water-related event in the world. This multi-stakeholder event is attended by world-renowned scholars, international organizations, officials, mayors, parliamentarians, NGOs, research institutions, public and private businesses, and civil society organizations.” Held every three years in a different host country, it features panels, discussions and a Water Expo showcasing solutions to widespread water issues. This year’s theme is “Implementation.”

Water Water Forum website: http://eng.worldwaterforum7.org/introduce/intro.asp

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Katalin Lustyik, associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, has been invited to deliver a presentation at the Transnational Children's Television and Audiences Symposium organized by the Arab Media Centre of the Communication and Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster, London, UK, on October 24, 2014.

Her presentation, "Hungarian and Eastern European Children's Media in a Regional and Transnational Context," is part of a panel and debate session focused on "Children’s Experiences of Digital Media: Breakthroughs and Setbacks."

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John Scott’s film “In the Waiting Room” was one of twenty-nine films in competition at the Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin last weekend. The festival selected twenty-nine movies from over 770 submissions from 70 countries to be in the competition screenings. 

“In the Waiting Room” is Scott’s adaptation of an Elizabeth Bishop poem of the same name and is designed to be integrated into a larger documentary project that focuses on the life and work of the poet.

Scott is an associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.
 

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Mara Alper’s documentary art Sacred Waters of Bali screened at the Westbeth Gallery in New York City from May – June. It was exhibited in the “Time Frames Marking Time” multi-media exhibition that featured 19 artists who engage time as a palpable presence. The show was curated by Elisa Decker and Barbara Lubliner. The video can be viewed on Mara’s Vimeo channel at http://vimeo.com/channels/maraalper/89910746  It is part of a longer work in progress about water in Balinese rituals and in their complex irrigation system.

Because of her work in Bali, Mara was invited to give a talk on “Exploring Culture Through Filmmaking” in June at the Cornell seminar “Global Competency and the Arts”  presented by the Einuadi Center for International Studies.

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Legacy Cleaning, a short film written by Jack Bryant, will screen at the Green Mountain International Film Festival later this month and at the Boston International Film Festival on April 13. Bryant is an assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.

The film, directed and produced by Kerstin Karlhuber, tells the story of a maid who finds herself alone in a mansion and thinks she’s found the secret to happiness in how the other half lives.

For more information on the film, click here.

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