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Journalism alumnus Terrell Starr talks about experiences in Ukraine

3/2/2011  5:30 pm

Terrell StarrTerrell Starr '09 MS JOURN talked with faculty and students about his experiences on a Fulbright Fellowship in the Ukraine on Monday, Feb. 28. His experiences covering the Feminist movement, African-Ukranians and his numerous stops by the local police made his story all the more interesting, said Rich Martin, interim department head of journalism.

His experience in the former USSR and Europe is broad: having volunteered in a Russian orphanage in the summer of 2001; Peace Corps Georgia 2003-2005; spending the summer of 2008 in Georgia studying Georgian language when the Russian/Georgian War began; twoweeks in Romania and Italy reporting and co-producing a radio documentary on Romanian/EU relations; two trips to Armenia, and one to Moldova. He has also traveled to Haiti and Senegal.

In addition, Starr spoke on March 1 about his research on the African diaspora in Ukraine as part of the Russian East European, and Eurasian Center Noontime Scholar Lecture Series.

Terrell has masters’ degrees in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and Journalism from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, and earned a B.A. in English from Philander SmithCollege in Little Rock, AR. He is a native of Detroit, Michigan.

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