Latinos in the Media: "The World Outside and the Pictures in our Heads"

Feb. 19 2020 from 12 - 1p

White Hall, Room 200, Kent Campus

Mark your calendars for this informative presentation. Our colleagues from the School of Communication honor us with this presentation on the stereotypes and bias in media that shape our minds about Latinos. This presentation was presented to an invitational only audience last fall prior to the Ohio Latino Educational Summit held here at Kent State University. Join us for Latino inspired lunch and certainly information about the media shapes our images.

Dr. Joseph Underwood selected as Tyson Scholar

Assistant professor of art history and co-curator of the "We the People" exhibition, Dr. Joseph Underwood, was selected through an international competition for the Tyson Scholars Program at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art for the spring of 2020.

Sept. 16, 2019 from 7:30p-9p

KIVA, Kent Student Center 

Film will be followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Francoise Massardier-Kenney (Director of Institute for Applied Linguistics and co-director of KSU Global Understanding Research Initiative), Dr. Abdi Shaeye (Assistant Professor of Economics and Co-PI of Somali Economics Impact Study of Franklin County).

Sept. 4, 2019 from 7p-9p

Center for Visual Arts (CVA) 165 

Film will be followed by a short panel discussion with Joseph L. Underwood (Art History) and refugees from our local community.

WE THE PEOPLE EXHIBIT MEDIA COVERAGE


SENEGAL EXHIBIT EVENT

Jan. 17 - Feb. 22, 2019

Featuring work created in the last ten years, this exhibition offers a wide panorama of art practice from the perspective of artists who uncover aspects of their own identity as they reflect on contemporary life in Senegal. Collectively, their work acts as a portrait of how one African country can inspire creative minds, balancing universal questions with local characteristics.

COMING TOGETHER: SENEGALESE  ART AND LITERATURE

Feb. 6, 2019 noon - 2:00 p.m.

Join small groups to walk the exhibit with Dr. Joseph Underwood, the curator of the exhibition, and Dr. Babacar M'Baye, expert in Senegalese literature.

FRANCOISE MASSARDIER-KENNEY: “YOU WANT TO KEEP AMERICA GREAT, GROW THE NEH”

In response to the current budget proposal to completely defund the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities, PEN America asked Members to share their experiences with the NEA or NEH.

RESEARCH MAGAZINE 2018 - GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING 

To be “globally competitive” in the 21st century requires global understanding — that is to say a thorough understanding of developments around the world, and of the way local experiences are impacted by broader global patterns.