Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Jarice Hanson

Goodell • Bernie Dallas Room
UMass Amherst Campus
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Professor Jarice Hanson of the Department of Communication presents her lecture entitled "Communicating More -- or Less? Social Networking and Democratic Action in the Global Arena."

Digital technologies—especially social media and social networking—are shaping new behaviors, communication contexts, social practices, and grassroots political movements around the world. Professor Hanson will focus on themes that reflect the shift from “old” to “new” media: online social practices such as cyberbullying and identity formation, the idea that new technology leads to efficiency, and the belief that interactive media are more “democratic”—both in the United States and emerging power bases elsewhere.

This event is free and open to all. A reception follows the lecture.

Sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor and the Office of the Provost.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 4:00pm