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Stephen Tropiano, associate professor of screen studies, received a Service Award for his nine years as a Lifeline Counselor for The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning young people.

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Katalin Lustyik gave an invited guest lecture entitled "Media Studies in the 21st Century: Researching Children's Media Culture" hosted by the Department of Communication at Corvinus University, in Budapest, Hungary on April 20, 2015.

Lustyik is an associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies (Television-Radio Program).

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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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