Faculty Member Meets with New Librarian of Congress
SLIS Assistant Professor Emad Khazraee, Ph.D., presented a report on the National Archive of Afghanistan (NAA) to Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Carnegie Corporation president Vartan Gregorian on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at a reception in Washington, D.C. SLIS Director Kendra Albright, Ph.D., accompanied Khazraee for the presentation.
The report addresses the efforts of Khazraee and others to organize and supervise a team of international scholars to travel to Afghanistan (April 13 - May 4, 2016) to train the staff of the National Archive of Afghanistan in preservation and cataloging of manuscripts. The project was funded by The Islamic Manuscript Association at University of Cambridge, UK, and Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at University of Maryland.
As a digital media production student, Ailene Joven, '21, began creating the short film “Define” during the early days of COVID-19. Several years later, that film is set to be screened at the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) on March 28, 2023.
Kent State alumna Courtney Flickinger, ’20, has been using communication skills to advocate for aging populations since her senior year of college. In 2019, she was a communications intern with Direction Home Akron Canton Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities, and has since began her career there as a Communication Specialist. This semester, she’s sharing her knowledge and experiences with students in two Communication Studies courses.
Peter Bobkowski will join the School of Media and Journalism this fall as Kent State University’s second Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism, dedicated to leading national efforts to revitalize journalism in the nation's high schools.