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Skate Soccer - Ghana by Thomas Groves

One of the exciting aspects of being a university professor is the ability to explore, discuss, and debate multiple topics with students all over the world. While many opportunities have been presented to me I was extremely excited when I was awarded the the Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship. This allowed me to pick campuses in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa to continue my teaching for a period of three months. I quickly selected the dream location to teach in Accra, Ghana. While conducting my research in preparation for my trip, I came across a unique story of an organization with the goal to raise awareness of polio through the sport of football (soccer). This immediately caught my attention and became one of my main goals to witness while I passed my time in Ghana.

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PechaKucha Accra by Thomas Groves

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It has been a busy September! I have been invited to participate at PechaKucha Accra!!! The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in February, 2003 and encourages creativity and sharing of ideas. PechaKucha now takes place in 900 cities around the world.

Vol. 3 PechaKucha Accra will be their Photography Edition and I have been invited to share my work of the Headhunters of Nagaland. 

To read more about the event click the link below:

http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/accra/events/59bfc80f3c70ef2dcb000603

 

Campus Thought Leadership Seminar by Thomas Groves

Had a great session discussing social media pros and cons for businesses at the recent Campus Thought Leadership Seminar. ‘Evolution of WhatsApp as a business Tool’ was our main topic but the discussion ventured off into all forms of new media. It was a great please to talk with speakers Francis Kofigah, CEO Dough Man Foods, and Kojo Nyame Biney, Co-Head, Online Digital Marketing, Ringier Ghana(Pulse.com.gh). Very interesting to see how new media is used in other countries. A special thank you to the outstanding moderator Desmond Frimpong, Writer (Business Insider SSA), for the great follow up topics and often keeping us inline.