Web Video Exchange

Students at Whitney Young Magnet High School in Chicago and Labone Senior Secondary School in Accra, Ghana created and exchanged Web video stories about their lives and their communities. University scholars guided a Web dialog about the students’ stories. Exhibits and public performances grew out of this exchange.

Signing of Amman-Chicago Sister City Agreement

Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago and Mayor Nidal Al-Hadid of Amman signed a sister city agreement between Chicago and Amman, solidifying an already existing relationship between the two cities. His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan attended the ceremony on June 6, 2004.

Second Annual Accra Technology Camp

The Second Annual Accra Technology Camp took place from August – September, and introduced Ghanaian children to computer skills, including navigating the internet, graphic design and other software use, as well as solar technology.

Athens Committee Sponsor Greek Mural

As part of the CTA “Adopt-a-Station” program, the Athens Committee sponsored the “Ithaca” mural by Eleni Glinou of Athens. The mural was installed at the Halsted Street Station, which is located on the south boundary of Greektown.

Athens Committee Sponsor Telecommunications System

The Athens Committee of CSCI sponsored the telecommunications system that was established between Chicago’s Children’s Memorial Hospital and Aghia Sophia Hospital in Athens. Both Mayors Daley and Avramopoulos attended the inauguration of the system.

CSCI Accra Committee Visit Ghana

The First Lady of Accra, Mrs. Aurora Nuno-Amarteifio, welcomed members of the Accra Committee and personally conducted a cultural tour of Ghana. Committee members produced a video about their experiences in Ghana.

DePaul University Faculty Members Exchange

The Accra Committee provided technical assistance for an exchange of faculty members from DePaul University. Two DePaul faculty members traveled to Ghana to plan a student and study seminar which took place in Ghana in December 1996.