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4-21-2011 Community Engagement and Academic Initiative Presentations

Colorado student Kylie Bearse wins two-hundred and fifty Euro prize for her presentation!

For The Umbra Institute “community engagement” means forging meaningful bonds between students and schools, businesses and other local institutions. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to broaden students’ cultural perspectives as a way of developing intercultural awareness and sensitivity with the hopes that students will see their own communities from a more comparative, global perspective. With all this in mind, each semester Umbra personalizes both group and individual projects to meet community and student needs to create a memorable experience and important exchange for all involved.

This semester’s Community Engagement efforts were showcased in a series of final presentations held at the Uggucione Sorbello di Ranieri Association on Tuesday afternoon. The“Romeyne Robert Academic Prize,” offered by the Ranieri di Sorbello Foundation was awarded to Kylie Bearse, a Broadcast Journalism major and graduating senior at Colorado University at Boulder. Ms. Bearse completed an independent study in Italian Media with Professor Antonella Valoroso. Her presentation, “Italian Media – Ieri, Oggi e Domani,” was an informational overview of the media in Italy including insights on her experience as an intern working with Perugia’s International Journalism Festival, an event held annually in Perugia, attracting over one-hundred journalists from all over the world.

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