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The primary goals of the Center for the Digital Globe (CDiG) include interdisciplinary research, teaching and service to Missouri businesses. We also collaborate on research, teaching and service at the national and international levels. Our initial priority was the creation and implementation of a certificate program at the master’s and professional levels on digitization and globalization of technology. We now offer a 12 semester hour certificate program for both professional degree seeking students and graduate degree seeking students. Our required introductory and capstone courses for graduate certificate students, Management 8100 Exploring the Digital Globe (3 Semester Hrs) (offered fall semesters) and Journalism 8052 Case Studies in the Digital Globe (3 Semester Hrs) (offered fall and winter semesters), give students a great opportunity to get to know professors and students outside of their departments and to share common interests, networks and connections. Students also work closely with their advisor to select the additional courses needed to complete their certificate program. In addition to our graduate level certificate program, we are offering a new undergraduate level 15 credit-hour project-oriented interdisciplinary certificate program in digital global studies, the MU Global Connect Undergraduate Certificate Program.
 
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Success From Our Students

“The CDiG offered me a wonderful opportunity to conduct my research on “Contingent Organization-Public Relationships” (COPR), which is a newly developed concept for the measurement of public relations. I would like to thank the Center for the great support. This grant was definitely an encouraging early career recognition and the best gift for people who love research.” ~ Yang Chen / Graduate Student

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Success From Our Students

“As I get ready to graduate and pursue a career in International journalism, I think it is very important—whether I go into foreign correspondence or go into reporting from here on international issues— to be able to see global issues through different lenses, whether that is is through commerce and commodities or the effects of war or the effects of women issues in different countries and how that bears on family units.” ~ Brittany Crocker / Graduate Student

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“The Most Powerful Weapon” Chapter 7

The relationship between the University of Missouri and the University of Western Cape celebrated its 30 year anniversary. The historical partnership continues to foster collaboration with constant visits between both universities. It is the fourth year University of Missouri students visit the UWC campus and do journalism from one of the vastest archives of South Africa’s liberation movement, the Mayibuye Archive. The visits promote these historic documents by giving students the opportunity to do stories on them and discover South Africa’s struggle. Read More

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