Monthly Archives: September 2012

Midwest Association for Canadian Studies conference planned

The Midwest Association for Canadian Studies will be partnering with the Consulate of Canada in Minneapolis to host the 2012 MWACS conference in Grand Forks on Oct. 5-6, 2012.

On Friday, Oct. 5, we will bring in speakers engaged in issues related to border security in the Great Plains and Prairies. Both the University and the Consulate have a strong relationship with the border patrol agencies in the United States and Canada, as well as with government officials in the region and members of the military at the Grand Forks Air Force base. Our hope is to encourage a broad-ranging discussion involving scholars and practitioners.

On Saturday, Oct. 6, panels will represent a wide range of papers by MWACS scholars, not just about the border, but about the topics of your research, again in the hope of encouraging a broad-ranging and interdisciplinary discussion.

Contact Timothy Pasch or Kyle Conway, both UND Communication Program faculty, for further information.  For online registration, visit: http://mwacs.undborderlands.org./page9/index.html

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Doctoral examination for Charlotte Klesman, Sept. 28

The doctoral examination for Charlotte Klesman, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Communication and Public Discourse, is set for 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in 219 Merrifield Hall. The dissertation title is “Communication Challenges Associated with Voyageurs National Park Using Narrative Analysis.” Kyle Conway (Communication) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.

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Communication Program Colloquium Series Begins

The Communication Program Fall Colloquium Series begins this Thursday, September 13th from 2-3:30 pm in Swanson Hall room 10-12 with Dr. Slavka Antonova.  Dr. Antonova is a Communication Program associate professor and will speak on Establishing human rights as the conceptual framework of the global Internet governance debate. The U.S. philosopher Alan Gewirth’s concept of “community of rights” will be explored in the context of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) debates. The argument is that the IGF debates demonstrate how a global community of rights is taking shape.

All UND faculty and students are invited to attend.  With questions, contact Dr. Slavka Antonova at slavka.antonova@und.edu or 701-777-4184.

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Communication scholars publish on journalism education in Russia

UND Communication Program faculty members Slavka Antonova and Richard Shafer recently published their co-authored article: “Journalism Education in Russia: Contemporary Trends in a Historical Context” in the Journal of Global Mass Communication. The article draws on interviews with Russian faculty of journalism leaders – Moscow University among them, which Antonova is familiar with from her studies there. Shafer has written and published extensively on Soviet-era journalism history and was a Fulbright scholar in the former Central Asian republics of the Soviet Union. The article is also co-authored with Prof. Eric Freedman of Michigan State University.

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