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Faculty to examine voting rights in panel discussion

Roger Coda

Members from three academic departments – Sociocultural and Justice Sciences, History, and Politics and International Affairs – will discuss voting rights from their respective disciplines in a virtual panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m.

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Maytum Convocation speaker to explore fake news, online rumors

Roger Coda

Craig Silverman, a journalist who has examined online rumors, fake news and misinformation for nearly 10 years, will present “Fake News, Real Consequences” as an online Maytum Convocation lecture on Thursday, Sept. 23.

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Empathy's role in hiring the topic of upcoming presentation

Roger Coda

A virtual talk that focuses on how empathy can be one of the more sought-after traits when it comes to employers searching for new hires, will be presented by Dr. Irina Filonova on April 28 at 6 p.m.

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Maytum Convocation speaker to examine science communication in a polarized world

Roger Coda

Emily Calandrelli, an MIT engineer turned Emmy-nominated science television host, will serve as the keynote speaker for the Convocation 2020-2021 series at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Her address, “Empathetic Science Communication in an Increasingly Polarized World," will be presented over Zoom on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

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Convocation series to present ‘Wonder Boys’ screening

Marketing and Communications staff

The comedy/drama “Wonder Boys,” which stars Michael Douglas as a college professor who suffers from writer’s block and struggles to deal with the pressures of his complex love life, will be shown as part of the Convocation film series “Ivory Tower Misfits. Images of Higher Education and College Professors in Hollywood Films,” on Thursday, Feb. 6.

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Reacting to climate change is focus of next Convocation talk

Roger Coda

The topic “Responding to Climate Change: Reality, Action and Hope” will be addressed by James D’Aloisio, a structural and building envelope engineer and an Al Gore-trained climate reality presenter who considers himself a “conditional optimist,” in a Convocation Series talk on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m., in the Science Center’s Kelly Family Auditorium.

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Kasky tapped as Maytum Convocation Lecturer

Lisa Eikenburg

Activist and advocate Cameron Kasky will be the 2019-2020 Maytum Convocation Lecturer and Williams Visiting Professor. His presentation, “Be the Change: Tools for a Movement” will be given in King Concert Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 3 p.m. The first in an annual series of events, Mr. Kasky’s presentation will highlight the 2019-2020 Convocation theme, “Be the Change.”

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