Month: October 2016

Free Lecture: “What Will Election 2016 Mean to Your Future”

Derek Thompson, Sr. Editor of The Atlantic, to Speak at the Rozsa on educational, economic and political topics in his lecture “What Will Election 2016 Mean to Your Future” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 5).

Derek Thompson is a senior editor for The Atlantic magazine and the author of its 2015 cover story “A World Without Work” about the future of technology and employment. He also writes the business column for the magazine and contributes to the website on issues ranging from behavioral psychology to the economics of entertainment. Thompson is a weekly contributor to “Here and Now,” the national afternoon news show on NPR, and he appears regularly on CBS and MSNBC. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Columbia Journalism School. He has appeared on numerous lists, including Folio’s “15 Under 30 in Media.” Thompson is currently working on his first book about the science of hits in pop culture.

This lecture is free, open to the public and is part of the Van Evera Distinguished Lecture Series, presented with support from WGGL, Minnesota Public Radio.


Upcoming RTC Colloquium Announced

RTC colloquium event posterThe Department of Humanities is pleased to announce a Rhetoric, Theory and Culture Colloquium to be held on Friday, October 14. RTC student Silke Feltz will first present her talk “Slaughter, Art, & Tofu: The Rhetorical Ecologies of the Pig” followed by RTC student Kim Tweedale presenting “Rhetorical Ecologies: WPA Outcomes Statement.” Abraham Romney will be providing commentary to the presenters.

Please join us 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 14 in the Great Lakes Research Center room 203.