Event Calendar

November 2021
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Centre Film Festival

November 1 to November 7

Centre Film Festival

Annual three-day festival that brings together faculty, filmmakers, community members and students to celebrate the potential and power of films and filmmaking. 

Website: https://centrefilm.org/

November 1

Faculty Meeting

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

November 1

Faculty/Staff Reception

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: Bellisario College Tent, West Halls

November 2

Guest Lecture: Sarah Silbiger

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Award-winning photojournalist Sarah Silbiger will discuss and share her work during a session that is free and open to the public.

“Social Responsibility in the Creative World”

November 3

“Social Responsibility in the Creative World”

Bianca Guimaraes

Lecture Series: Davis Symposium in Advertising Ethics

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Bianca Guimaraes, an Emmy Award-winning creative advertising director based in New York City who has been named one of the "30 Most Creative People in Advertising Under 30” four times, will present the 2021 Davis Lecture in Advertising Ethics. Guimaraes will make her presentation remotely. The session is free and open to the public.

“Going Back, Coming Home? Future and Return Perspectives Among Sahrawi Youth Abroad”

November 5

“Going Back, Coming Home? Future and Return Perspectives Among Sahrawi Youth Abroad”

Rita Reis, University of Lisbon

Time: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Zoom

Rita Reis, a Ph.D. candidate in social anthropology, Institute of Social Sciences at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, will be featued during a session titled "Going Back, Coming Home? Future and Return Perspectives Among Sahrawi Youth Abroad." The event is sponsored by the Children, Youth, Media and International and Global Conflict Zones Initiative of the Rock Ethics Institute. Hosted by Yael Warshel, an assistant professor, Department of Telecommunications and Media Industries. She is a Rock Ethics Research Associate and founding director of the Children, Media and Conflict Zones Lab:

https://rockethics.psu.edu/events/children-media-and-conflict-zones-lab-talk-with-rita-reis/

Website: https://rockethics.psu.edu/events/children-media-and-conflict-zones-lab-talk-with-rita-reis/

“Afghan Children: Four Decades of War”

November 8

“Afghan Children: Four Decades of War”

Weeda Mehran, University of Exeter

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Zoom

Weeda Mehran, a faculty member at the University of Exeter, will be featued during a session sponsored by the Children, Youth, Media and International and Global Conflict Zones Initiative of the Rock Ethics Institute. 

Website: https://rockethics.psu.edu/events/children-media-and-conflict-zones-lab-talk-with-weeda-mehran/

November 10

Bellisario College Research Brownbag

Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Location: 103 Willard Building (Bellisario Media Center) and Zoom

An opportunity to support our graduate students, provide feedback and review their work, as they hone their presentations for teh National Communicaiton Association.

  • Am I Just Eating Because I'm Bored? TikTok's #Quarantine15's Influence on Body Image and Intent to Diet and Exercise (Maranda Berndt, Magdalayna Drivas, and Christopher Doty)
  • "The Chance of Receiving, Say, Lionel Messi, is Microscoptic--But Theoretically Possible": Loot Boxes and Consumption Vulnerability for Child Gamers (Erika Solis)
     
  • Overwhelmed by Wicked Problems: Expanding Efficacy in the EPPM (Cassandra Troy)
“Material Access Still Matters”

November 10

“Material Access Still Matters”

Dr. Teresa Correa, Universidad Diego Portales

Lecture Series: Pockrass Memorial Lecture

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Zoom

Dr. Teresa Correa of Universidad Diego Portales will present "Material Access Still Matters: The Opportunities and Challenges of Digital Inclusion Through Mobiles Only”

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.

November 11

BAMS Meeting

Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: 103 Willard Building (Bellisario Media Center)

Regular meeting of Bellisario Alliance of Multicultural Students.

November 11

SciComm Speaker Series: “Vaccine Dissent and the Post-COVID Landscape”

Bernice Hausman

Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Zoom

Speaker: Bernice L. Hausman, Chair of the Department of Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, public conversation about vaccine dissent focused largely on childhood vaccines and parental resistance. The reviled imago of the antivaxxer was a mother, usually white and educated, who resisted routine childhood vaccinations through scientific misunderstanding, gullibility to internet charlatans, or misplaced beliefs in natural approaches to health and wellness. COVID-19 changed all that. As the pandemic wore on and new rationales for vaccine dissent emerged, they were increasingly understood through the politics of race. First Black and brown communities were a focus of the new understanding, as these communities experience significant distrust of medicine due to histories of exploitation and discrimination. Then rural white and politically conservative communities became foci of interest, especially as Republicans have resisted calls for vaccine mandates to stem the tide of the Delta variant.

What is going on in our understanding of vaccine dissent and the politics of vaccine refusal? In tracing arguments about who dissents and why they do so, Dr. Hausman will explore how COVID has upended received ideas about what causes and sustains vaccine skepticism.

Zoom link: https://psu.zoom.us/j/93478458839?pwd=NVNTZXgremtpbXM4NkhSUExucm1iUT09

Website: https://psu.zoom.us/j/93478458839?pwd=NVNTZXgremtpbXM4NkhSUExucm1iUT09

November 11

Interest Meeting: Short Doc Workshop

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Cinema (113 Carnegie Building)

Interest meeting for Bellisario College students regarding annual Short Doc Workshop, which will be conducted on campus in late March 2022. The intense, hands-on, multi-day workshop gives students the chance to produce short documentaries while working closely with alumni professionals who return to campus as instructors and mentors.

November 15

Internship Info Session

Julie Miller

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: 60 Willard Building

November 16

Bellisario College Staff Meeting

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Zoom

November 17

Resume Workshop

Bob Martin

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: 360 Willard Building

November 21 to November 27

Thanksgiving Break (No Classes)