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Student Photo Exhibit Will Highlight International Education Week University News
For release: November 3, 2009

For press information, contact Erica Christensen, 901-678-5918

In recognition of International Education Week, the University of Memphis’ Study Abroad Program will present an International Photo Contest exhibit Nov. 16-22. The photos were taken by U of M students while studying abroad in 2008-09.

Thirty photos will be on display in the rotunda of the Ned R. McWherter Library. They will include images from Hungary, Switzerland, Japan, China, Spain, Germany, France, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Poland, India, Italy, England and Wales.

A lecture and awards ceremony will take place Nov. 18 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the library rotunda. Dr. Jim Blythe, a professor and graduate coordinator in the U of M’s Department of History, will discuss how to capture a cross-cultural experience in a photo.

Photos will be judged on their ability to communicate a cross-cultural message and their artistic merit. The judging committee comprises faculty, staff, and one student. First prize is a $750 travel voucher to any destination in the world, second prize is a $500 travel voucher, and third prize is a four-piece luggage set donated by Travelennium.

For more information, contact Erica Christensen by phone at 901-678-5918 or by email at

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