Robert Shuter

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Robert Shuter is Director and Founder of the Center for Intercultural New Media Research.  A pioneer in intercultural communication studies, Dr. Shuter is currently professor of international
communication at Marquette University (USA) and Chair of the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the National Communication Association.

A noted researcher on communication across cultures, he has published over 60 articles and books in major scholarly journals including Journal of Social Psychology, Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, Management Communication Quarterly as well as popular press outlets like the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. His recent article on emerging interpersonal norms of text messaging in India and the US appeared in the July 2010 issue of the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research.  He is editing a special forum (2011) on intercultural new media research for the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication as well as a special issue (2012) of the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research on new media research across cultures.

Culture Shots

“On Monday the 18th of July at 6.30 pm, Near90fm [Dublin, Ireland] will broadcast Culture Shots, the first show in a series of 13 programmes examining the meaning of culture, and what begins when people from different cultures meet and start communicating. Through conversations, stories, interviews and music, Culture Shots aims to promote understanding between the myriad cultures present in Irish society.

Culture Shots is the culmination of an 8 week training and production initiative which was made possible by support from the European Integration Fund. This initiative brought together 4 migrants from beyond the EU and 4 Irish nationals to work in collaboration to develop skills for understanding and creating media from an intercultural perspective. Before production of the series, participants completed requirements towards earning a FETAC Level 4 in Community Radio, and a certificate in Intercultural Media Literacy.

Gillian McInerney, a North Dublin resident and a presenter on the programme said, “By including voices from very different communities and identities, Culture Shots expresses the diversity of voices, perspectives and languages in Ireland today.”

The series debuts with a programme in which two individuals from different cultures were brought together and asked to collaboratively prepare a 3-course meal. Shannette Budhai, one of the chefs and a presenter on Culture Shots said, “Listening to our culinary experiment shows how people from different cultural traditions, when cooking in a common space, can reflect on how we define ourselves and where we come from through the foods we grew up with. By sharing our stories, along with useful cooking techniques, we were an example of how people of different cultures working in collaboration with one another leads to creativity and innovation.”

Tune in to Culture Shots on 90.3 fm or livestream at www.near.ie each week, Mondays from 6.30 to 7.

This project is co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund and is supported by the Office of the Minister for Integration and Pobal.

The Near Media Coop is a democratic, not for profit community media initiative based in Coolock, North Dublin. Part of our mission is to provide an alternative to mainstream media by offering an outlet for those underrepresented or excluded through training and access to distribution facilities.”

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Illinois College Asst Prof

The Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies at Illinois College announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Intercultural Communication, to begin Fall 2012. The ideal candidate will also have experience in one or more of the following areas of study: business communication, persuasion, research methods, health communication, and/or another specialized area of expertise. As part of a 3-3 teaching load, the candidate will teach Intercultural Communication, multiple sections of public speaking, and one or more courses in the areas listed above. We will consider candidates who work from a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives; with experience in either qualitative or quantitative analyses, or both. Applicants must have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, advising, scholarship, and service. Illinois College is a small liberal arts college dedicated to student opportunities for excellence and success.

Ph.D. preferred; ABD’s will be seriously considered. Applicants submit a letter of application, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, evidence of teaching (syllabi, teaching evaluations), scholarly research (samples of work), and commitment to service, and three reference letters to the Office of Academic Affairs Attn: Elise Meyer and Professor Adrienne Hacker Daniels, Chair of Search Committee, Illinois College, 1101 West College Ave., Jacksonville, IL 62650 or Elise.Meyer@ic.edu. Review of applications begins October 1 and continues until the position is filled. Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.

Evelyn Ho

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Evelyn Y. Ho is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of San Francisco. She received her BA from the University of Washington, MA and PhD from the University of Iowa. Beginning with an understanding that communication is a cultural activity and that health care systems and beliefs are profoundly cultural, Dr. Ho’s teaching and research focus broadly on the intersections of health, culture and communication. Health care in the United States is increasingly confronted with a variety of domestic and international-based alternatives to Western biomedicine and her research studies the discursive construction of holistic (or alternative) medicine especially in relationship to biomedicine.

Recent research has focused on patient education for talking about complementary and alternative medicine with biomedical practitioners and the use of acupuncture and massage therapy use for HIV-related neuropathy. She has also been involved in a UCSF/USF study about Chinese Americans and Type 2 Diabetes. Her research has been published in Research on Language and Social Interaction, Health Communication, Qualitative Health Research, and elsewhere.

At USF Dr. Ho teaches courses in Communication and Culture, Ethnography of Communication, Health Communication, Holistic Medicine, and Asian American Studies. She also serves as faculty co-advisor to Lambda Pi Eta, the Communication Honor Society, and the Asian Pacific American Student Coalition (APASC). Professor Ho is one of the founding members of the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) Caucus.

Evelyn Ho is the current Chair of the Language and Social Interaction Division of the International Communication Association (ICA).

Publications

Ho, E. Y. & Robles, J. S. (2011). Cultural resources for health participation: Examining biomedicine, acupuncture and massage therapy for HIV-related peripheral neuropathy. Health Communication, 26(2), 135-146.

Bylund, C. L., D’Agostino, T. A., Ho, E. Y., & Chewning, B. A. (2010). Improving clinical communication and promoting health through concordance-based patient education. Communication Education, 59(3), 294-311.

Ho, E. Y., Koenig, C. J., Wingard, L. & Bansavich, J. (2009). Learning LSI means doing LSI: Reflections on technology use in two Language and Social Interaction courses. Electronic Journal of Communication, 19(1-2).

Ho, E. Y., Bylund, C. L., Rosenbaum, M., & Herwaldt, L. A. (2009). Teaching health communication through found poems created from patients’ stories. Communication Teacher, 23, 93-98.

Ho, E. Y. & Bylund, C. L. (2008). Models of health and models of health delivery in the practitioner-client relationship in acupuncture. Health Communication, 23, 506-515.

Baxter, L., Egbert, N. & Ho, E. (2008). Everyday health communication experiences of college students. Journal of American College Health, 56,427-435.

Ho, E. Y. (2007). “Have you seen your aura lately?”: Examining boundary-work in holistic health pamphlets. Qualitative Health Research, 17,26-37.

Ho, E. Y. (2006). Behold the power of Qi: The importance of Qi in the discourse of acupuncture. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 39,411-440.

Zickmund, S., Ho, E. Y., Masuda, M., Ippolito, L. & LaBrecque, D. R. (2003). “They treated me like a leper”: Stigmatization and the emotional burden of hepatitis C. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 18,835-844.

Marquette Asst Prof

The Strategic Communication Department in the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor beginning August 20, 2012. The Diederich College of Communication includes majors in advertising, broadcast and electronic communication, communication studies, corporate communication, journalism, performing arts and public relations. A $28 million gift from the Diederich family has made possible renovations of Johnston Hall, the college’s home; laboratory and studio technology; and generous support for faculty development and travel.

Duties and Responsibilities: Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in the public relations field such as, Public Relations Writing, Multicultural and International Strategic Communication, Integrated Marketing Communication, Crisis Communication, PR Strategies, Emerging and Social Media, Digital Communication and Health Communication. Engage in a rigorous research program, advise undergraduate and graduate students and provide service as requested to the college and/or university.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ph.D. required. Applicants should have Ph.D. in communication or closely related field with knowledge base in public relations or strategic communication and demonstrated potential for teaching excellence and high quality research. Competence in digital technologies and social media and professional experience in the PR industry preferred. Ability to teach in advertising is a plus.
Applications must include: 1) A cover letter that addresses interest in and qualifications for the position, including a statement explaining how the candidate’s teaching and research will contribute to the department; 2) A curriculum vitae; 3) Evidence of teaching, and 4) Names and contact information for a minimum of three references.

Applications must be submitted through the Marquette University Human Resources website. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Marquette University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Media, Info Lit, ICD

UAC-MILID

UNESCO and UNAOC have created the UNESCO UNITWIN UNAOC Network of Universities on Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue (“UAC-MILID”).

UAC-MILID specific objectives include:
*Act as a Observatory for critically analyzing: the role of Media and Information Literacy (“MIL”) as a catalyst for civic participation, democracy and development; for the promotion of free, independent and pluralistic media; as well as MIL’s contribution to the prevention and resolution of conflicts and intercultural tensions and polarizations.
*Enhance intercultural and cooperative research on MIL and the exchanges between universities and mass media, encouraging MIL’s initiatives towards respecting human rights and dignity and cultural diversity.
*Develop within the participant universities educational and media production practices that contribute to dissolving prejudice and intercultural barriers and favour global dialogue and cooperation among citizens as well as social and political institutions around the world. In addition to the international dimension, these practices will be reflected at the local level in the 8 cities or neighbourhoods in which the partner universities are located.
*Promote global actions relating to MIL (including adaptation of the UNESCO MIL Curriculum for Teacher Education and other relevant tools, publications, congresses, seminars, teaching resources, and faculty and students’ exchanges) that could contribute towards stimulating dialogue and understanding among people of and within different cultures and societies.
*Create a virtual centre to research on, and study and develop MIL initiatives aimed at the creation of projects and publications linking universities and research centres.
*Promote and support other global media initiatives that could reinforce civic participation through open, free and independent media and information systems that favour intercultural dialogue and cooperation.
*Encourage and support citizen participation as well as educational and cultural institutions whose initiatives promote media and information literacy, cooperation and intercultural dialogue.

UAC-MILID current universities include:
*The Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
*The University of Cairo, Egypt
*Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
*Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
*The University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
*Queensland University of Technology, Australia
*University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica
*Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, Morocco

For information on UAC-MILID, please contact Jordi Torrent, torrent@un.org and/or see original post.

Theatre as tool in ICD

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Theatre as a Tool for Intercultural Dialogue
20-26 September 2011  Iİzmir, Turkey

This project will bring young people from diverse European backgrounds together to participate in an activity using Theatre Tools for Intercultural Dialogue. The primary focus of the Training will be analysing the topical subject of diversity and all its related issues. Activities will include working in groups and having a practical experience at international level.  At the end of course we will prepare a show to perform for public. Spain, Belgium, Turkey, Italy, Uk, Poland, Romania are our partner counties.  21 Participants will attend this project. We have 4 trainers from İtaly, Spain, UK and Turkey. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. Turkish National Agency is general coordinator and supporter of  this projects.

Objectives:
– to raise debates and confrontations about the subject matter
– to introduce working methods using different experiences
– to know organisations from other European countries
– to create an atmosphere of mutual understanding between people from different cultures
– to develop innovative activities at local level

Date and Venue:  Our training is in Izmir. It is the 3th biggest city in Turkey. We will stay at a Deniz Atı holiday village on seaside of Eagen Sea.  Participants will be at hotel before 15.00  20 September  2011 . Participants will leave the hotel on 26 September 2011 after breakfast.

This project is organized by Youth for Art and INCA (International Network for Culture and  Art).

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Euro-Med Seminar ICD

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

We are pleased to announce the Euro-Mediterranean seminar “Indicators for Intercultural Dialogue in Non-formal Education Activities”, organised in the framework of the partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of youth from 22-24 September 2011 in Mollina, Spain, during the 12th University on Youth and Development.

The participants of the seminar will be youth workers, trainers in non-formal education, educational experts and researchers, stakeholders, and youth policy experts from the Euro-Mediterranean region. All participants should:
Be interested and experienced in the topics of intercultural dialogue;
Be familiar with the intercultural dialogue aspects in non-formal education activities;
Be ready to contribute to the programme and reflections of the seminar;
Be able to work in English;
Be interested in the University on Youth and Development;
Be available for the full duration of the seminar.
Priority will be given to the participants/practitioners interested in contributing to the testing and evaluation phase of the project.

The detailed presentation of the project and of the seminar, as well as the application procedure can be found in Presentation call for pax seminar ICD indicators Sept 2011. Please note that the application form should be submitted on-line by 18 July 2011.

Viktoria Karpatska
Partnership between the Council of Europe and the European Commission in the field of youth
c/o: Council of Europe – Directorate of Youth and Sport
European Youth Centre Budapest
H-1024 Budapest, Zivatar u. 1-3. HUNGARY
E-mail: viktoria.karpatska@coe.int; Fax: +36 1 212 4076
http://youth-partnership-eu.coe.int | http://www.eycb.coe.int

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U MD Intercultural position

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK
Department of Communication
Assistant/Associate Professor, Intercultural Communication

The Department of Communication at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a primary emphasis in the area of intercultural communication. The starting date for this position is August 23, 2012.

The successful candidate will demonstrate or show promise of significant research, have a high level of competence in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and be capable of directing graduate research in intercultural communication. In addition, it would be desirable for the candidate’s research to intersect with one or more of the department’s other research areas (feminist studies; health communication; media studies; persuasion and social influence; public relations; and rhetoric and political culture). Ability to teach communication theory and research methods is required, and teaching experience at the university level is highly desirable.

The Department of Communication offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. Its program in intercultural communication was ranked 5th in the 2004 National Communication Association’s reputational study of doctoral programs.

The University of Maryland is located within the Washington, DC metropolitan area, one of the world’s most ethnically diverse and internationally significant cities. Applicants interested in the area’s research resources and opportunities, including its access to federal funding agencies, are especially encouraged to apply.

For best consideration, candidates should submit a complete application by September 15, 2011. The application should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Application materials should be e-mailed to Mr. Ray Chang, at raychang@umd.edu. Applicants with questions should e-mail Dr. Elizabeth L. Toth at eltoth@umd.edu.

Information about the Department of Communication is available on the departmental Web site at http://www.comm.umd.edu.  The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, members of minority groups, and disabled individuals are especially encouraged to apply.

USC Journalism position

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
New Position in Communication and Journalism

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism seeks a junior scholar of journalism studies to be jointly appointed in its School of Communication and School of Journalism.  Candidates should have a record of scholarship in the study of journalism and society, be able to relate to scholarship in communications and journalism, and make connections with relevant disciplines in the social sciences and humanities.  Doctoral degree in communication or related discipline is required.   Professional experience in journalism is desirable for this position.

The School of Communication and Journalism is a leader in the implementation of USC’s strategic plan, which emphasizes innovation in inter-disciplinary research that addresses societal needs.

Applicants should send a CV, three letters of recommendation, and samples of their work to Journalism Studies Search, Dr. Imre Meszaros, Associate Director, School of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, 3502 Watt Way, Ste 305,  Los Angeles, CA 90089-0281.  For questions, please write to meszaros@usc.edu , (213) 740-0934.

Review of applications will begin on September 1st and continue until the position is filled.  USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.