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Santiago (Chile) -- Seminar for Schools of Communication

A group of journalists and teachers in the field of communications from Uruguay, Argentina, Peru and Chile gathered on August 16, 2005 in the Curacavi Conference Center for the first seminar for Schools of Communication in the “Southern Cone” of Latin America. The purpose of the conference was to exchange ideas and experiences about the social responsibility of professionals in the communication media and their role in the re-Christianization of culture.

The opening address was given by Eileen Hudson, dean of the School of Communication in the University of Montevideo (Uruguay), who spoke on the need to give a Christian meaning to the various activities related to the formation of journalists. Taking part in the roundtable held at midday were Isabel Gálvez, dean of the School of Communication in the University of Piura (Peru), Maria Ignacia Errázuriz, dean of the School of Communication in the University of the Andes (Chile), and Cristina Fernández, a member of the Board of Directors of the School of Communication at Austral University (Argentina). The speakers explained the institutional profile of their respective academic centers, as reflected in their programs of study, relations between teachers and students, university extension programs, and research projects.

The conference ended with an address by María José Lecaros, vice-rector of the University of the Andes, on the Christian identity that marks Opus Dei’s works of corporate apostolate.

Romana, No. 41, July-December 2005, p. 329.

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