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KNOXVILLE — Mihai Coman, dean of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Bucharest, Romania, will visit the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for the next 10 days to talk about the state of journalism in present day Romania. He will speak in a variety of classes and at the I-House, and he will deliver a public lecture tonight.

Coman’s visit is sponsored by the College of Communication and Information’s School of Journalism and Electronic Media and Ready for the World.

His lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center, 1640 Cumberland Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

Coman will visit with students in some journalism and electronic media classes, as well as a political science class.

A member of the International Communication Association, Coman has written more than 500 articles in Romanian dailies, weeklies, literary magazines and scientific reviews. He also has published numerous books and received several notable awards. Coman is an international member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the American Association of Anthropology.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely (865-974-5034,