West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
WVU Parkersburg to host presentations by Fulbright Scholar April 25 and 27.
CONTACT: Carol St. Peter, Humanities Division office, 304-424-8301.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A Fulbright Scholar who was in residence during the spring 2003 semester at West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be a featured presenter of the Humanities Divisionís Speaker Series April 25 and 27.
Mohamed Ghouse Nasuruddin will discuss the traditional Malay theatre in the context of 21st Century Malaysia in the presentation to be held at 7:30 p.m., April 25. He will discuss a brief historical background, the forms of theatre and their general characteristics, performance elements and the threats to their existence.
On April 27th, he will present a combination lecture/demonstration on Malay dance. It will be held at 4 p.m.
Both presentations are free and open to the public. They will be held in Room 2536-38.
Nasuruddin earned his bachelorís degree from the University of Malaya in Malaysia and his masterís and Ph.D. in Drama and Theatre from Indiana University in Bloomington. He regularly teaches at the Universiti Sains Malaysia (the Science University of Malaysia) in Penang. Currently, he is a Fulbright Scholar in residence at State University of New York College at Cortland, NY.
A Fulbright scholarship is funding Nasuruddinís visits to several college campuses, including WVU Parkersburg, Ohio University and the University of California at Riverside. The Fulbright Program is designed to build mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and other countries.cd041006