Marek Haltof (English) delivered several presentations this summer in Poland and the Czech Republic. In July, he was an invited guest at the International Film Festival, also known as Summer Film School, in Uherske Hradiste in the Czech Republic, where he gave a lecture on Krzysztof Kieślowski’s art cinema and introduced several of his films. At the beginning of August, he had a series of seven lectures in Polish and in English on various aspects of Polish cinema for the participants of the International Summer School of Polish Language and Culture at the University of Silesia. In May, he delivered an invited presentation in Polish at the University of Wrocław titled “Building a Nation: Australian Film Renaissance in the 1970s and the 1980s.”
Mark Shevy (CAPS) presented a meta-model he developed called the "Five Antecedents of Media Effects" at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Aug. 9-13 in St. Louis. Shevy's meta-model provides a comprehensive overview of the variables that come together to create an effect of media within individuals. For example, when somebody learns information by watching a newscast, that learning may be based on five factors: the context and duration of the viewing situation, characteristics of the viewer, the way in which the viewer interacts with the message and medium, the content of the newscast and the form in which the newscast is presented.
Shuang Xie (CAPS) presented "News Programs of Phoenix TV: Dancing in the Tension between the Global and National" at the 2011 conference of the International Communication Association in Boston.
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