El Centro's staff will be attending the Latism Conference in Houston on Oct. 25 - 27. The Conference, entitled "Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media" will offer a wide range of topics including: technology, business, health and education.
Key note speakers are Nely Galán, Latino Media dynamo and women's empowerment advocat; Sanda Cisneros, Novelist, poet, educator and Latina advocate; Nell Merlino, Founder and President of Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence; and Ramon De Leon.
For more information on the Latism Conference, please visit their website, www.http://conference.latism.org/
Dr. Subervi wins Lionel C. Borrow Jr. Award
Dr. Subervi’s Trip to Spain
During the week of June 11-15, Dr. Federico Subervi, director of El Centro, traveled to Barcelona, Spain. While there he visited the Universidad Abat Oliba to explore the possibilities of establishing an exchange program with the School of Journalism. Located in a lovely area of Barcelona, the university offers a large number of classes in English, which would facilitate the transition of a Texas State student wishing to pursue a semester or year abroad in that cosmopolitan city. Research and short courses for students from each university were also on the agenda for future collaboration between institutions. In the photo, Dr. Subervi (center) is accompanied by Dr. Joan-Andreu Rocha Scarpetta, Vice-Dean of the School of Journalism (left) and Professor Marc Perelló, Lectuerer of Journalism Studies and in charge of facilitating visiting programs.
While in Barcelona, Dr. Subervi also attended the 8th conference of the Multi-Ethnic Studies Association: Europe & the Americas (MESEA), which took place at the Blanquerna School of Communication of the Ramon Lull University. At the conference, Subervi made a presentation of his research on how “The media do make a difference: New directions in the study of media and Latino political mobilization.” The photo shows co-presenters at his panel: Dr. Michele Fazio, from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (left), and Ms. Esen Kara, doctoral student at Yasar University, Turkey (right). Dr. Fazio discussed her work entitled “From broadsides to blogs: Recovering the memory of ‘two good men,’” and Ms. Kara discussed the topic of “The role of social media on the transformation of public acts: A Turkish censorship demonstration act.”
A third academic visit by Dr. Subervi was to the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, where he met with colleague Dr. Lorenzo Vilches of the Faculty of Communication Sciences. During their meeting they discussed with other faculty, staff and students future research collaboration on a variety of topics. In the photo, from left to right, Prof. Fernando Morales, who conducts research on fiction for mobiles phones; Ms. Paula Hernández, Ph.D. student and research assistant on Digital Fiction; Subervi; Ms. Alejandra Vilches, Coordinator of the Master Internacional de Escritura de Televisión y Cine; and Dr. Lorenzo Vilches, director of the research group OITVE (Observatorio Internacional de Television) at UAB.
El Centro Staff at "Puntos de Vista" 2012
he Center for the Study of Latino Media & Markets (El Centro) will host the 3rd International Spanish-language Documentary Festival, “Puntos de Vista”, on Friday, April 27th, 2012 at Texas State University LBJ Student Center. “Puntos de Vista” promotes the creativity and originality of documentaries written and produced by Hispanic students in Communications and Film Studies. The topics explored in the 15-20-minute documentaries cover relevant social issues on a global scale and depict how different groups experience their own reality under their own perspective.
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Edúcate is a documentary supporting higher education in the Latino community. Through this documentary, our purpose is to engage the attention of students and parents by encouraging and persuading them to support education after high school. By addressing important responses to concerns and worries that parents naturally may have, the documentary provides useful information and opinions about the use of social media and the new trends that these have brought to our society.
Watch Edúcate below.
Congratulations to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication for receiving the Equity & Diversity Award by the Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. AEJMC recognizes the innovation in racial, gender and ethnic equity and diversity