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The Ministry of Culture and the Argentine presidency extended an invitation to Diego Bonilla, Communication Studies, to travel to Buenos Aires to give a presentation about the future of the book at the MICA (Argentine Cultural Industries Market, He will share his experiences in the development of new forms of interaction with different kinds of digital media. Bonilla has developed several literary and cinematographic hypermedia projects using databases and reconstructive algorithms. The gathering took place April 13-14, at Tecnopolis, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Karen Levy, English, has had a book published. My Father’s Gardens was released Saturday, April 6, by Homebound Publications ( My Father’s Gardens is the story of young girl who comes of age in two languages, and on two shores, between warring parents and changing rules. She must decide: is she more Israeli or American? “This book gripped me in its first pages,” says Florence Howe, author and founding publisher of The Feminist Press.

Xiaoying Xu, visiting scholar from Shenzhen, China, and Virginia L. Dixon, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, co-authored a paper on creativity contrasts and comparison in China and the United States. The event and publication: International Organization of Social Sciences and Behavioral Research, April 11-12 in Atlantic City, N.J.

David Zuckerman, Communication Studies, has been invited to the China Cultural Industry Forum, May 28-29, in Beijing. The forum is tailored to the fast-growing cultural/creative industries. Its goal is to bring global industry and opinion leaders together to discuss investment, learning, business exchange and international cooperation. Zuckerman, a Fulbright scholar, was invited by China’s Ministry of Commerce.