The Edmond Sun

November 18, 2013

UCO design chairwoman to moderate symposium in Qatar

Special to The Sun

EDMOND — University of Central Oklahoma Department of Design chairwoman Ruki Ravikumar will advance the global position of design by facilitating and moderating the Middle East Design Educators Association’s (MEDEA) first symposium, Nov. 22-23 in Doha, Qatar.

The MEDEA serves as an inspirational and informational platform that enables educators and practitioners in the Middle East to internationally share ideas, methods, challenges and opportunities, ensuring they have a voice and presence in the global conversation on design education.

Ravikumar first got involved with MEDEA while she served as chairperson for the American Institute of Graphic Arts Design Educators Community from 2011-13.

“I am so thrilled to see this group form after two years of working with them,” Ravikumar said.

“This is so important for their region and for the future of design education globally.”    

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