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Student Project on Arab Spring Continues to Garner Attention from PBS, CRS, Others

Posted on 1/22/2013 10:25:00 AM

RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 22, 2013) – Last fall, the College Media Association (CMA) honored a group of Cabrini College alumni for an international multimedia project they produced while students about the Arab Spring. 

YouthVoicesRise.com, a capstone project created by 13 students in a senior Honors Convergence class, shines a light on how the group’s peers in the Middle East risked their lives to help inspire a democratic movement. 

Faculty advisor Cathy Yungmann, an associate professor of communication at Cabrini, recently published a piece on PBS’ Media Shift website:

The American University in Cairo, which collaborated with the Cabrini students, reported on the project, and Catholic Relief Services also featured YouthVoicesRise.com on their website.

In November 2011, the CMA awarded YouthVoicesRise.com a 2012 Pinnacle Award for Best Multimedia Feature Presentation, beating out entries from around the nation; Baylor and Kent State universities were among the finalists.


About Cabrini University

Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cabrini University is a Catholic institution that empowers students to become advocates of social change through an Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, community engagement, and leadership development.

Cabrini enrolls approximately 1,300 undergraduates in more than 35 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations, and minors on its serene 112-acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The University also enrolls 900 students in graduate, doctoral, and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, PA, and at five off-campus locations.