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The McCourtney Institute for Democracy Roundtable Presents : “Truth Replaced by Silence: Private Censorship in Russia”

Featured Guest: Charles Crabtree (Political Science Graduate Student and McCourtney Institute Graduate Research Fellow, Penn State)
When Mar 31, 2015
from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where TBA
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Faculty Meeting

When Apr 03, 2015
from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where 124 Sparks
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Colloquium Presents: Media controversy about cancer prevention and screening: Implications for cancer communication

When Apr 03, 2015
from 03:35 PM to 05:00 PM
Where 158 Willard Building
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Presented by: Rebekah H. Nagler, Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota

Research has shown that routine media exposure to health information can influence health knowledge, behaviors, and public policy support. Although some of these effects are positive, a growing body of evidence suggests that this may not always be the case. Drawing on mixed-methods research from the cancer communication context, this talk will present findings on 1) the prevalence of media exposure to conflict and controversy about cancer prevention and screening, and 2) potential adverse consequences of exposure to such information. A central question is whether underserved populations are particularly susceptible to conflicting or controversial health information—a pressing concern, given persistent cancer disparities.

The McCourtney Institute for Democracy Roundtable Presents : “The Contribution of State Courts to Inequality in America”

Featured Guest: Michael Nelson (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Penn State)
When Apr 07, 2015
from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where TBA
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The McCourtney Institute for Democracy Roundtable Presents : “The Impact of State-Mandated Insurance Coverage on Access to Infertility Treatment”

Featured Guests: : Erin Heidt-Forsythe (Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies and Political Science, Penn State) and Michelle McGowan (Associate Professor of Women’s Studies and Bioethics, Penn State)
When Apr 09, 2015
from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Where 124 Sparks
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Colloquium Presents: "“It’s Penn State’s Fault: My Career”

Presented By: Roderick Hart, Professor - Department of Communication Studies, Dean – Moody College of Communication, Shivers Chair in Communication, Director – Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life
When Apr 10, 2015
from 03:35 PM to 05:00 PM
Where 158 Willard
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Abstract:

I owe so much of my good fortune to Penn State and the education it provided me.  But my graduate education also horribly warped me, turning me into a frankensteinian creature trapped between the humanities and the social sciences.  Personally, I’ve been happy enough living in this netherworld but my approach to scholarship deeply offends tidier scholars.  I shall try to redeem myself on April 10th by discussing the value of Big Data approaches to rhetorical behavior.  If past is prologue, I’ll make only half of my audience happy.  But which half?

Bio:

Roderick P. Hart holds the Shivers Chair in Communication and is Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin where he also serves as Dean of the Moody College of Communication and where he was founding director of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life.  He is the author or editor of fourteen books, the most recent of which is Political Tone: What Leaders Say and Why (University of Chicago Press, 2013). Hart has been named a Fellow of the International Communication Association, a Distinguished Scholar by the National Communication Association, and has received the Edelman Career Award from the American Political Science Association.   He is also a member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers at U.T-Austin.

The 23rd Annual Kenneth Burke Lecture in Rhetoric featuring David Zarefsky

The Center for Democratic Deliberation invites you to attend the 23rd Annual Kenneth Burke Lecture in Rhetoric. David Zarefsky will deliver a talk, titled: "Somehow, May, and If: Key Terms in Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address."
When Apr 14, 2015
from 07:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library
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Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address has been called his greatest speech. Yet the speech violates both the conventions of the genre and the likely expectations of the audience, since it addresses neither the progress of the war nor Reconstruction. How can this be, and what does Lincoln do instead? He addresses three main questions: (1) What caused the war? (2) Who is to blame? (3) Why has it been so brutal? In each case he almost arrives at an answer, only to use a hedging term to distance himself from that answer. Leaving the questions in limbo affects Lincoln’s view of what the next steps should be. The lecture will explore these issues, illustrating the value of Kenneth Burke’s advice to notice “what goes with what” and “what opposes what.”

David Zarefsky is Owen L. Coon Professor Emeritus of Argumentation and Debate, and Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies, at Northwestern University, where he served as Dean of the School of Speech from 1988 through June 2000.  His research and teaching are in the areas of rhetorical history and criticism, argumentation and debate, and forensics.  He is the author, co-author, or editor of nine books and the author of over 100 articles in professional journals, including two award winning books, President Johnson’s War on Poverty: Rhetoric and History (University of Alabama Press, 1986) and Lincoln, Douglas, and Slavery: In the Crucible of Public Debate (University of Chicago Press, 1990).

100th Anniversary Pitt-PSU Public Debate - Should College Student-Athletes Be Paid?

The Penn State Speech & Debate Society will host the William Pitt Debating Union to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first debate between the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pittsburgh. The debaters will address the motion: Should college student-athletes be paid?
When Apr 16, 2015
from 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Where Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library
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CAS Annual Awards Ceremony

When Apr 17, 2015
from 03:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Nittany Lion Inn, Faculty Staff Club
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Faculty Meeting

When May 01, 2015
from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Where 124 Sparks
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Graduation Event

When May 09, 2015
from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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International Communication Association Annual Conference

When May 21, 2015 12:00 AM to
May 25, 2015 12:00 AM
Where San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Rhetoric Society of America, Biennial Summer Institute

When Jun 01, 2015 12:00 AM to
Jun 07, 2015 12:00 AM
Where University of Wisconsin - Madison
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The 20th Annual CSLEE Values & Leadership Conference

The theme of the upcoming conference is "Moral Literacy and Ethical Leadership: From the Local to the Global." Selected presentation and discussion topics at the conference include ethical leadership, education, and social justice; models of ethical development and developing ethical leaders; diverse forms of ethical leadership, from policy to classrooms; the juxtaposition of local and global perspectives on education, ethics and leadership; and education, ethics, and multiple literacies, including the intersection of ecological and moral literacy. Unique to this conference is a focus on ethics and social justice in education, as well as discussion of ethical development and ethical leadership in diverse educational realms (from educational policy and administration to pedagogy and classroom practices). The conference will be attended by individuals from numerous countries and from a variety of disciplines.
When Oct 15, 2015 08:35 AM to
Oct 17, 2015 08:35 AM
Where Nittany Lion Inn, The Pennsylvania State University
Contact Name
Contact Phone 814-863-0314
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