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Associate Professor Matt Mogekwu presented two papers this summer at international conferences.

Mogekwu attended the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in Hyderabad, India, and presented "Global Media Ethics: The Challenge of National Identity and Cultural Boundaries."

Following that conference, he attended the 25th General Conference of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) in Istanbul, Turkey. There he presented a paper, "Community Theater: The Medium as the Message for Peace." At the conference, he was re-elected to the Governing Council of the Association for a two-year term.

Mogekwu chairs the Department of Journalism.

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Matthew Holtmeier served as a Jury Member, deliberating on nine films, at the recent Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival. Hugues Barbier started the film festival in Strasbourg, France, and has held the festival in Ithaca as well in recent years.

Holtmeier is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.

More information on the festival and competition winners may be found here. Dr. Holtmeier has also written an account of his participation.
 

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The Roy H. Park School of Communications will host a variety of end-of-the-semester screenings, exhibitions, and presentations to showcase student work. All events are free.

Thursday, December 11

Doc Workshop
7:30 p.m.
Park Auditorium

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Participate in a unique learning experience and meet working professionals over Winter Break (Spring course credit) in New York City. This is a one-credit opportunity for junior and senior Park School of Communications majors to explore careers and organizations with alumni professionals.

The course runs January 6-8, 2015. During the required three days you will...

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Matthew Holtmeier, postdoctoral teaching fellow in Screen Studies, authored an article in the anthology Cinematic Homecomings: Exile and Return in Transnational Cinema. ​

His piece, titled "​Burning Straw Men: The 1979 Revolution and Bahman Farmanara's Stubborn Cosmopolitanism," explores director Bahman Farmanara's departure from Iran due to the 1979 revolution, and his subsequent return after working as a producer abroad. The films Farmanara made after returning to Iran illustrate the director's 'stubborn cosmopolitanism,' despite the newly structured sense of national identity in post-revolution Iran.

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