TV programs offered on Grounds
happened today in Azerbaijan, Cuba, Israel, Turkey or Vietnam?
Foreign language students and others can now get news and popular
television from abroad through shows broadcast on U.Va.'s cable
on an International Activities Planning Commission recommendation
championed by its chair, Brantly Womack, the University is subscribing
to SCOLA, a non-profit organization that transmits international
television programs for educational use via satellite. The programming
includes news, documentaries and entertainment from about 60 countries,
with more being added regularly. SCOLA digitally transmits three
channels that U.Va. airs on ITC
cable channels 45, 46 and 47. U.Va. previously carried only one
channel. They are available in the residence halls and several
places around Grounds.
a great resource for U.Va. to have, for faculty, foreign visitors
and students, especially international students. It can be used
in myriad ways," said Rachel Saury, director of the Arts
& Sciences Center for Instructional Technologies. Individuals
can watch shows at the foreign language lab, and the center makes
copies of programs in languages taught at U.Va. and keeps them
for a week, she said.
To find out if a particular room on Grounds is wired for SCOLA
offerings, call the ITC help desk at 924-3731.