Confucius Institute Airs Grant-Funded Documentary on Chinese Tea
Thursday, April 28, 2016 (from KSU News)
With $100,000 in grant funding from the Freeman Foundation, KSU's Confucius Institute and Georgia Public Broadcasting have produced a documentary on tea: “Chinese Tea: Elixir of the Orient” takes viewers to China to explore how tea became an integral part in forming the country’s culture as well as being thought of as its signature drink. Read the full story.
Center for Sustainable Journalism Wins Top Rated Paper for Research on Journalism through Virtual Reality
Monday, April 25, 2016
KSU's Center for Sustainable Journalism (CSJ) was recently honored at the 17th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) with the award for Top Rated Research Paper. CSJ Director Leonard Witt presented his paper Journalism: How One University Used Virtual Worlds to Tell True Stories at the symposium, aiming "to inform journalism, communication and media studies programs in deciding if they should be offering immersive journalism courses or developing immersive journalism curriculum and virtual reality labs or centers." Co-authors include Farooq A. Kperogi, Gwenette Writer Sinclair, Claire Bohrer, and Solomon Negash. Read the full paper here.
Jennifer Priestley Named Datanami 2016 Person to Watch
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Congratulations to KSU's own Jennifer Priestley, Professor of Statistics and Data Science and Director of the Ph.D. in Data Sciences, for being honored as one of Datanami's 2016 People to Watch! Datanami, a news portal "providing insight, analysis, and up-to-the-minute information about emerging trends and solutions in big data," heralded Priestley's accomplishments in pioneering the first Ph.D. in Data Science program in the country and the importance of data science's presence in academia. Read the interview at www.datanami.com.
Upcoming NSF Grant Conference 2016
Registration opens September 8, 2016!
The National Science Foundation has announced that its next Grants Conference will be held November 14-15, 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA. NSF states, "this two-day conference is a must, especially for new faculty, researchers and administrators who want to gain key insight into a wide range of current issues at NSF..." Don't miss out on this important opportunity! Registrations spots fill up fast! For more information go to: https://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/outreach.jsp.
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