Event Calendar

April 2021
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“Decoding Big Tech”

April 2

“Decoding Big Tech”

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Location: Virtual

Tackling issues in technology requires robust solutions that prioritize people’s interest. To initiate productive conversations, the Penn State Law, Policy, and Engineering initiative has collaborated with the Penn State Science Policy Society student organization to host Decoding Big Tech, a Law, Policy, and Engineering Colloquium.

An expert panel comprised of Penn State faculty members, including Andrea Matwyshyn, Sascha Meinrath, Margaret Hu and Daniel Susser, will discuss big tech in the context of data privacy laws, anti-trust enforcement, broadband access in rural and underserved communities, content moderation, and tech-ethics. Sandra Allain will serve as the colloquium moderator.

Register for the event at bit.ly/LPE-Big-Tech.

Website: http://bit.ly/LPE-Big-Tech

“A Mission to Prevent a Second Holocaust”

April 6

“A Mission to Prevent a Second Holocaust”

Boaz Dvir

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: https://web.cvent.com/event/6d2077b5-2165-48a4-8f85-b25d190ae047/summary

Free public event: Virtual Speaker Session presented by the Penn State Alumni Association featuring Boaz Dvir.

Website: https://web.cvent.com/event/6d2077b5-2165-48a4-8f85-b25d190ae047/summary

April 6

Journalism Speakers Forum

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/97819425179)

Website: https://www.bellisario.psu.edu/journalism-speakers-forum

Wellness Day — No Classes

April 7

Wellness Day — No Classes

April 13

“Both Sides of the Camera”

Rosalind Pichardo and Tony Heriza

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/97819425179)

Community activist and educator Rosalind Pichardo and documentary filmmaker Tony Heriza will talk about the relationship of journalists and documentarians to their subjects when telling the stories of marginalized communities. What is the role of the journalist? What is their responsibility? How does it feel to have your life reported, photographed and documented? Reporters need to consider their purpose when choosing to tell these stories and how should the consent of a subject be addressed? What is the intersection of truth and fairness and responsibility?

The session is part of the ongoing Journalism Speakers Forium.  https://www.bellisario.psu.edu/journalism-speakers-forum

Website: https://www.bellisario.psu.edu/journalism-speakers-forum

April 14

“Experiencing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Children, Peace Communication and Socialization”

Yael Warshel

Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_domRqhigSES5nzPunBU2Ug

A panel of leading scholars in communication will discuss the forthcoming book “Experiencing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Children, Peace Communication and Socialization” by Yael Warshel, assistant professor of telecommunications and media industries, research associate in the Rock Ethics Institute, and affiliate faculty of international affairs, international and comparative education, African Studies, and Middle Eastern studies at Penn State. The virtual event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration here is required.

April 15

Bellisario College Research Brownbag

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/92130797100)

Presentations by three graduate students with current works in progress or who have upcoming conference presentations.

April 21

Virtual Coffee Break

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Session for faculty and staff of the Bellisario College.

“Spectacularized and Branded Digital (Re)presentations of Black People and Blackness”

April 26

“Spectacularized and Branded Digital (Re)presentations of Black People and Blackness”

Francesca Sobande

Lecture Series: Pockrass Memorial Lecture

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Zoom

Dr. Francesca Sobande, a lecturer in digital media studies and director of the BA Media, Journalism and Culture program at Cardiff University, will discuss digital racism and racial capitalism related to online (re)presentations of Black people and associated marketplace logics, digital practices and (re)mediations of Blackness in the service of brands. Free, public event with preregistration required. Info here: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KEzLWQZfRKeEIR91LUkJow

April 26

Student Awards Show

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: https://www.bellisario.psu.edu/student-awards-show

A special event celebrating student achievement and success during the 2020-21 academic year.

Website: https://www.bellisario.psu.edu/student-awards-show

April 27

“Ethics in Political Communication”

Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CbyClsZIRbuFQarLg0GFHA

A panel discussion featuring Peter Loge, associate professor of media and public affairs at George Washington University, Patrick Plaisance, the Davis Professor of Ethics in the Bellisario College, and Mary Stucky, the Sparks Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Penn State. Free public session (registration required) sponsored by the Rock Ethics Institute and the McCourtney Institute for Democracy. To register: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CbyClsZIRbuFQarLg0GFHA

“Journey Into the Industry”

April 28

“Journey Into the Industry”

Brianna Cooper ('20)

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Zoom (https://psu.zoom.us/j/91818275496)

A Comm Career Conversations session featuring alumna Brianna Cooper ('20 Film), a production assistant for "90-Day Fiancé." Session coordinated by the Office of Internships and Career Services.

April 30

Spring Semester Classes End

April 30

Senior Open House

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Building

Special event for graduating seniors. A walk-through open house at Carnegie Building and nearby Thompson Hall Tent allowing selfies with Dean Marie Hardin as well as the opportunity to pick up Class of 2021 Alumni Association buttons, Bellisario College Alumni t-shirts and some sweet treats. Seniors are welcome to visit any time during the free event.

Blue and White Film Festival

April 30

Blue and White Film Festival

Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: https://www.bingewave.com/f/blue-and-white-film-festival-2021

The annual Blue and White Film Festival, featuring student-produced work (12 short films this year), will be conducted from 7-10 p.m. Friday. A Q&A session with creators will follow the screenings. The event is free. No RSVP or ticket required. You can watch it all here: https://www.bingewave.com/f/blue-and-white-film-festival-2021