University of Texas at Arlington

Department of Communication

Faculty members busy with fall projects

Posted 11-22-2013 by Barrie Hill

Communication Department faculty members are actively engaged in research, writing and professional endeavors outside the classroom.

Dr. Eronini Megwa traveled to Nigeria Oct. 16 - 26 to present a paper entitled, "The Changing Mechanisms of Influence: social media & Reporter-source interplay," at the 16th annual conference of the African Council for Communication Education (ACCE). 

The conference took place at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.  Dr. Megwa chaired a workshop session on Oct. 18.  He also traveled to collect data on a research project he initiated in Summer 2012, examining the effects of social media on the relationship between journalists and news sources in Nigeria.  Preliminary data collecting for the project was conducted from Oct. 19-24 at two broadcast stations in Lagos [Radio Nigeria and Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Ikeja].

An interview with Communication Lecturer and graphic specialist Roby B. McEuen is included in the Bard Graduate Center Craft, Art & Design Oral History Project. McEuen’s daughter, Laurel McEuen, interviewed her dad as part of her master’s work on the project.

 

The Bard Graduate Center Craft, Art and Design Oral History Project is an online archive of oral history interviews of contemporary craftspeople, artists and designers. The primary form of the interviews are transcripts, often accompanied by photographs of interviewees and their work; some also feature audio and video clips. These makers come from many fields: studio craft in wood, ceramics, fiber, jewelry, and metalwork as well as multiple media; architectural, industrial, graphic, fashion, and costume design; and sculpture and installation art. Topics discussed include background and education, aesthetics, goals, career choices, and the marketplace.

 

The interviews have been conducted by graduate students in the seminar “Craft and Design in the USA, 1940–Present,” taught by Assistant Professor Catherine Whalen, who also directs the project. Bard Graduate Center students have been building this archive since 2007 and are continuing to do so.

 

McEuen is listed as a graphic designer and educator and the UTA Department of Communication is listed in on McEuen’s interview page. The page also includes a link to McEuen’s Profile page here at UTA.

 

http://www.bgccraftartdesign.org/

 

Broadcast professor Dr. Andrew Clark was interviewed Oct. 28 for a story that aired on CW33 during the station’s 9 p.m. newscast.

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