Is the way Americans experience politicians and political conflict different now from how it was in the past?
On October 25 at 4pm, Dr. Diana C. Mutz will deliver the 3rd Dr. Melvin L. DeFleur Distinguished Lecture entitled, “In Your Face Politics: Television and the Intensification of Political Emotions.” During her presentation, Dr. Mutz will draw on a series of experimental and survey studies to illuminate the consequences of incivility and the unique visual perspective of televised politics. Dr. Mutz’s findings have implications for understanding the strong emotions tied to contemporary politics.
Dr. Mutz is a Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Communication and Director of the Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics at the University of Pennsylvania. She specializes in research on public opinion, political psychology and mass political behavior with an emphasis on political communication.
On Thursday April 5th, Dr. Maxwell McCombs will give a lecture as part of the College of Communication‘s Dr. Melvin L. DeFleur Distinguished Lecture Series. Dr. McCombs, who is Professor and Jesse H. Jones Chair in Communications at the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, will present “Do the Media Tell Us What to Think About? The Psychology of Agenda Setting.” His lecture will address the contemporary communication landscape in which an unprecedented amount of information is available for consumption and navigation and the role the media plays in shaping how we perceive it. His talk will take place in the Colloquium Room of the Photonics Center from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. with a reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the Communication Research Center: firstname.lastname@example.org.
<img src=”http://blogs.bu.edu/bunow/files/2009/09/besser.gif” alt=”besser” width=”181″ height=”191″ /><a href=”http://www.cdc.gov/about/leadership/leaders/besser.htm”>Dr. Richard E. Besser</a>, Senior Health and Medical Editor for <a href=”http://abcnews.go.com/”>ABC News</a> and former Acting Director of the <a href=”www.cdc.gov/”>Centers for Disease Control and Prevention</a> (CDC) will be the guest speaker at the 11th annual Dudley Allen Sargent Lecture at the College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College today. The title of his lecture is “Pandemics, Public Health, and Political Transition.” The lecture will begin at 3:00 p.m. at 635 Commonwealth Avenue in Room 101. All attendees are invited to a reception following the lecture at 4:00pm in the Setterberg lounge on the 2nd floor. <strong>THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC</strong>
<a href=”http://www.bu.edu/archives/”>The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center</a> will host its Friends of the Libraries Annual Meeting, featuring noted mystery author <a href=”http://www.elizabethgeorgeonline.com/”>Elizabeth George</a>, this afternoon. An exhibition of Ms. George’s archives will be opened to the public, and she will be speaking about her work, <span style=”text-decoration: underline”>Careless In Red.</span> The lecture will be held at Metcalf Hall, 775 Commonwealth Avenue. The evening begins at 5:30 PM and is <strong>open to the public and free to BU students</strong>. For more information, call 617-353-1226 or email email@example.com.
<a href=”http://blogs.bu.edu/bunow/files/2009/03/bob-dylan.jpg”><img src=”http://blogs.bu.edu/bunow/files/2009/03/bob-dylan-300×300.jpg” alt=”" width=”245″ height=”245″ /></a>The <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/archives/”>Boston University Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center</a> presents renowned Dylan expert <a href=”http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2005/jan/29/poetry.oxforduniversity”>Christopher Ricks</a>. He will discuss race and its relations to the art of Bob Dylan in his lecture “All Because of the Color of his Skin.” The lecture will take place on Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 PM in <a href=”http://www.bu.edu/dbin/infocenter/content/index.php?pageid=646″>Metcalf Hall</a>, which is located on the 2nd Floor of the GSU, 775 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. <strong>EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC</strong>