• Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania, "Recognizing and Debunking Political Deception and Viral Deception (‘Fake News’)"
    February 27 7:30pm
    This lecture will define viral deception, explain why it is problematic, indicate why it is powerful, and examine ways to prevent its spread and blunt its influence. Kathleen Hall Jamieson is Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenb more »
  • Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania, "Communicating Sound Science in a Polarized Age"
    March 01 7:30pm
    Language and context play critical roles in how the public comes to understand and view science. Scientific findings are conveyed by researchers in scholarly publications, then transmitted by the mainstream media, which influences public understanding. All along, the process is fraught with language issues that may contribute to misperceptions o more »
February 2018