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12:00 pm

Department of Communication and Journalism Fall 2019 Colloquium Series

November 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
Dunn Hall, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

All diseased things are critics. A talk by Nathan Stormer, a professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism.

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3:00 pm

Spaghetti and Waffle Thinking: Using Diversity to Improve Sustainable Design

November 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

A talk by Christian Wells, professor of anthropology and director of the Center for Brownfields Research and Redevelopment at the University of South Florida. A student describes the relationship between anthropologists and engineers as like that between waffles and spaghetti. Engineers, she says, think like waffles, which are made up of structured little compartments into […]

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4:45 pm

Beyond “Fake News”: Digging into Media Literacy and Cognitive Bias

November 4, 2019 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom 1, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

In recent years, claims of "fake news," bias and misinformation have become so common that many people have not only become tired of the news, but some avoid it altogether. However, staying well-informed is more important than ever. How do we move beyond charges of "fake news" to determine the reliability of news content? And […]

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6:00 pm

McGillicuddy Humanities Center Film Series: Carol

November 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hill Auditorium, Engineering Science Research Building, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5708 United States

The McGillicuddy Humanities Center Film Series will feature a collection of six films throughout the academic year related to "The Cinema of Colonization and Decolonization." The global films in the series, from France, Africa, Canada, Argentina and the United States, feature a variety of filming styles, including documentary, ethnographic, and outsider films alongside studio productions. […]

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