Category: Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center

“In Your Facebook” sparks debate on social media and the job search

September 22nd, 2011 in Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center 0 comments

On Monday, September 20th, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center hosted a panel, “In Your Facebook,” which focused on the use of social networks in professional networking and the job search. Associate Professors John Carroll and Stephen Quigley of the College of Communication, and Eleanor Cartelli, Associate Director of Marketing & Communications for the Center for Career Development, focused on the use of tools like Facebook and LinkedIn, and touched on implications of students making every aspect of their lives public online.

(L-R) John Carroll, Eleanor Cartelli and Stephen Quigley discuss professional and personal applications of social tools at "In Your Facebook."

(L-R) John Carroll, Eleanor Cartelli and Stephen Quigley discuss professional and personal applications of social tools at "In Your Facebook."

A debate sparked on the Internet’s role in broadening or limiting users’ world views. Professor Carroll warned against limiting news sources to online-only, and advised using “Old Media” to avoid the “echo chamber” phenomenon (consulting only sources we agree with, cutting off other opinions.)

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Gotlieb hosts “Espionage, Secrets and Spies” tonight

September 21st, 2011 in Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center 0 comments

Tonight, the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center hosts “Espionage, Secrets and Spies,” offering a close-up look at World War II and Cold War-era documents and artifacts. The collection will include items from the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg case; documents on the first US orbital spy satellite, Corona; and objects from the precursor to the CIA, the Office of Strategic Services.

Espionage, Secrets and Spies event flyer

“Espionage, Secrets and Spies” will be hosted tonight at 6:00 in the Gotlieb Reading Room on the fifth floor of Mugar Memorial Library. The event is part of Gotlieb’s Student Discovery Seminars (pdf) and is open to students with a BU ID. For more information, visit the related BU Today article and the Gotlieb website.

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