Tag: Douglas Starr

Starr: Dracula was the original thug

In a recent article published by Slate Magazine, Science Journalism Prof. Douglas Starr claims today’s interpretation of Dracula is very different from the original character in Bram Stoker’s eponymous 1897 novel. As Starr writes, “He was the very model of a thug.” Starr connects the dots between Bram’s Dracula and Italian psychologist Cesare Lombroso, who… Read More

COM in the news: Late summer 2012

COM professors sought for commentary recently include: Election 2012/Politics Tobe Berkovitz Associate Professor, Advertising Bloomberg, Michelle Obama Makes Personal Appeal in Convention Speech (9/5/12) The Hill, Biden to offer unique portrayal of Obama (9/3/12) The Hill, Dems arrive in Charlotte confident of Obama’s second-term chances (9/3/12) Bloomberg, Romney Heads to Louisiana on First Day as… Read More

Starr helps with your summer reading

Prof. Douglas Starr took to the NPR airwaves to share some of his favorite new science journalism reads for the summer ahead. “I’ve got books in environment, computers, physics, medicine and porn,” Starr told Science Friday host Ira Flatow. [audioplayer file=”http://pd.npr.org/anon.npr-mp3/npr/totn/2011/05/20110520_totn_02.mp3″ image=”/com/files/2011/05/sciencefriday.jpg”] See the transcript at the NPR website.

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