Pockrass Memorial Lecture
The Pockrass Lecture was named after the late Professor Robert M. Pockrass, a member of Penn State’s journalism faculty from 1948 to 1977. Pockrass, who specialized in public opinion and popular culture, served as the graduate officer and taught radio news writing.
April 02, 2012
Living In Media = Creating Art with Life
A leading scholar whose forthcoming book argues the pervasive media culture has changed how people live their lives will present a free public lecture titled “Living in Media = Creating Art With Life” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 2, in Foster Auditorium of Paterno Library on Penn State's University Park campus.
Deuze, who also holds courtesy appointments at the Lisbon University Institute and Leiden University, has published more than 50 journal articles and seven books -- including “Media Life” (Polity Press, 2012).
Deuze’s work has been translated in Chinese, German, Portuguese, Greek and Hungarian. He has served as a research fellow at the Center for International Communications Research of the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom and a visiting Fulbright Scholar at USC.
October 19, 2012
“Media and Preschoolers”
Media scholar Kristen Harrison will present "Media and Preschoolers' Perceptions of Healthy Eating: Findings from the Michigan STRONG Kids Project," a lecture sponsored by the College of Communications, the Department of Communications Arts and Sciences and University Libraries.
April 08, 2013
Curing Taste: Lifestyle Television and the Globalizing Subject
Professor Divya McMillin of the University of Washington Tacoma teaches courses on Asian film, non-western television audiences, critical research methods and media globalization. In 2012, she earned the Distinguished Research Award, the highest recognition of faculty scholarship offered to faculty at the University of Washington Tacoma.
October 21, 2013
“That’s Pretty Realistic ...”
Rick Busselle, a visiting associate professor at Bowling Green State University, will present "That's Pretty Realistic ... If You Think About It: Media Effects and Audience Perceptions of (Un)Realism." Busselle investigates the relations between narrative experiences and perceptions of people and problems in the actual world. Specifically, he is interested the notion of realism, the extent to which media consumers perceive fictional people and events differently from their real world counterparts, and the role perceived realism plays in drawing audiences into or driving them out of narrative experiences. His lecture is free and open to the public.