Event Calendar

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A Conversation with Deb Gelman

February 12

A Conversation with Deb Gelman

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Location: TBA

A conversation with alumna Deb Gelman, a producer/director for CBS Sports and president of Creative Spark Productions. Free public session sponsored by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and University Libraries. 

February 20

“Digital Punctuation and Social Transformation”

Richard Taylor

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: 3 Carnegie Building

Presentation by Professor Emeritus Richard Taylor. Dramatic social changes are ahead. Embedded information networks will affect all aspects of our lives. How will things change? What will it mean for us? Is it building up to some dramatic societal shifts? Are we approaching an historic “punctuation” in human society driven by the convergence of data networks and machine learning? Sponsored by the Institute for Information Policy and the Department of Telecommunications.

Guest Lecture: Halle Stockton

February 20

Guest Lecture: Halle Stockton

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Kern Auditorium (112 Kern Building)

Alumna Halle Stockton, managing editor of Pittsburgh-based publicsource.org, will be featured in a session designed for COMM 260W students, discussing the importance of journalism, and local journalism in particular. She'll also discuss her career and responsibilities, offer some advice and take questions. Stockton will be on campus as part of the Hearst Visiting Professional program.

February 21

The Page Center Awards

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: The Grand Hyatt Hotel - New York City

The second annual Arthur W. Page Center Awards for Integrity in Public Communication will be on Feb. 21 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. The Page Center hosts the event to showcase the importance of ethical decision-making in public communications, including public relations and journalism—two areas of communication that made up much of Foster’s distinguished career.

Website: http://awards.thepagecenter.org

February 22

Schreyer Scholars Roundtable

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: 101 Carnegie Building

Annual informal event with reseach presentations and updates by Schryer Scholars in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications.

February 24

PSU Talks: Four Personal Journeys from Happy Valley to Hollywood

Time: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: James Bridges Theater, Los Angeles

The Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications and the College of Arts and Architecture invite you to one evening featuring four stellar alumni. Join us for an event featuring Jonathan Frakes (Producer/Director/Actor), Suzanne Kamenir (VP, Global Creative Services, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment), Michael Robinson (Studio Analyst, NFL Network), and Jess Weiner (Cultural Changemaker and CEO, Talk to Jess, LLC) in a "TED Talk" format, followed by a moderated Q&A. This program, on the UCLA Campus in the James Bridges Theater, will begin promptly at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Seating is general admission. Please register by Thursday, February 15, 2018.


Crisis Management: Why Do Companies Keep Getting it Wrong?

February 28

Crisis Management: Why Do Companies Keep Getting it Wrong?

Rob Britton, Airline Expert and Marketing Consultant

Lecture Series: Page Center Professional in Residence

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center

Free public lecture by airline expert and marketing consultant Rob Britton. Supported by the Arthur W. Page Center Professional in Residence program.