Spring 2012 News
BLSC co-sponsors Bloomberg View panelists with Project Impact
BLSC is taking applications for a full time Continuing Lecturer position to begin August, 2012. Click here for complete posting and application instructions.
Is Social Media Changing the 2012 Election: Social media executives to discuss networks' impact on democracy
February 27, 2012 - News Release
Social media executives to discuss networks’ impact on democracy
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —Executives from Google and Twitter will speak about social media and democracy at a March 22 forum at Purdue University.
"Is Social Media Changing the 2012 Election?" will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on March 22 in Stewart Center's Loeb Playhouse. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Project Impact, the initiative bringing election issues-related events to Purdue.
Susan Swain, co-president of C-SPAN, will serve as moderator for the panel that will include Jonathan Perelman, global lead in industry relations for Google, and Adam Sharp, the Washington/Political lead for Twitter. As with previous Project Impact events, the forum will be interactive; audience members will be asked to participate in an instant poll, and attendees will have the option to ask questions or tweet them for panelists via @Project_Impact. Swain is a longtime moderator for the Washington Journal, the morning call-in and interview program on C-SPAN, and has hosted nearly 400 events on the network. In her role as co-president, Swain oversees programming for C-SPAN's television channels and C-SPAN radio, and has been involved in the creation of numerous history series for the network. "In more than 25 years as a journalist and interviewer, Susan Swain has demonstrated a unique talent of taking complicated topics, making them accessible, and engaging everyone from the experts to those who are learning about a subject for the first time," said Carolyn Curiel, director of Project Impact and a former U.S. Ambassador and senior White House aide. "Jonathan Perelman and Adam Sharp are among the best in helping anyone to make the most of the time invested in using social media." At Google, Perelman's duties include helping to align the company's business and public policy objectives. Perelman also serves as co-chair of Google New York's community affairs team, which seeks to use technology to improve the community through partnerships with nonprofit and educational institutions. As Twitter's Washington liaison for government and politics, Sharp helps politicians and government employees already on Twitter to better use the network.
The forum is part of a yearlong series of Project Impact events planned and executed by students under the direction of Curiel, who founded Project Impact as a way to engage Purdue and its community by bringing nationally known issues experts and decision-makers to campus. Project Impact will host its final forum of the spring semester on April 5, when a team from Bloomberg News, View and TV will be on campus to discuss jobs and the economy.
The Project Impact series is made possible through support from the Office of the Provost, the College of Engineering, the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), the Krannert School of Management, International Programs, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, the Department of History, the Brian Lamb School of Communication, the Purdue Alumni Association, the College of Education, the Purdue Exponent, the College of Technology, the Department of Political Science, and members of the Lafayette community.
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C-SPAN founder to speak at Purdue about media, presidential election
Fevruary 17, 2012 - News Release
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —C-SPAN founder and CEO Brian Lamb will lead a classroom forum about media, politics and the presidential election at Purdue University on Feb. 28.
"Master Class With Brian Lamb," which is free and open to the public on a first-come basis, is 9-10:15 a.m. at the Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142. A continental breakfast will be provided. Lamb, also a Purdue alumnus, will lead a discussion with two liberal arts classes in communication and political science. Both classes are taught by Carolyn Curiel, clinical professor of communication and director of Project Impact, an initiative that features a variety of speakers leading up to the 2012 presidential election. The event also will be streamed live via the Purdue website gomeet.itap.purdue.edu/lambclass. In 2011, Purdue named the Brian Lamb School of Communication after the alumnus who founded C-SPAN in 1979. Lamb, a Lafayette native, received his bachelor's degree in communication from Purdue. During his visit Lamb also will meet with communication faculty, graduate students and staff.
Project Impact events for the rest of the semester will include two forums at Loeb Hall in Stewart Center. Like past forums, these will be interactive, with audience polling at the start of each event. Attendees also will be allowed to ask questions live or via Twitter. Both forums are free and open to the public.
* On March 22, C-SPAN co-president Susan Swain will moderate a discussion on social media and democracy. The panel will include Jonathan Perelman, global lead of industry relations, for Google; and Adam Sharp, Washington/political lead for Twitter. This forum will begin at 6:30 p.m.
* On April 5, a team of nationally recognized journalists and analysts from Bloomberg News, Bloomberg View and Bloomberg TV will discuss jobs and the economy beginning at 6 p.m. at Loeb. Panelists will include Bloomberg contributing commentators and analysts Michael Kinsley, and Margaret Carlson, as well as Ezra Klein, of The Washington Post; Ramesh Ponnuru, of The National Review; Clive Crook, of The Atlantic; and a local panelist to be announced.
Curiel, who is a former U.S. ambassador and senior White House aide, works with a group of students to develop and plan the forums. The Project Impact series is made possible through support from the Office of the Provost, members of the Lafayette community, the College of Education, the College of Engineering, the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), the Brian Lamb School of Communication, the Krannert School of Management, International Programs, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, the Department of History, the Purdue Alumni Association, the Purdue Exponent, the College of Technology, and the Department of Political Science.
Related websites: Purdue University Home Page: http://www.purdue.edu
PRSSA Com Day 2012 - Feb. 24-25
Purdue's Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter hosts its annual Com Day Feb. 24-25, 2012 in Lilly Hall. The event provides attendees with a chance to network with professionals and gain a better understanding of different communication professions. See: pucomday.tumblr.com
CANCELED.......due to schedule conflict
Lamb School co-sponsors Project Impact visit by US Deputy Secretary for Education...Brian Lamb to moderate discussion.
Due to a schedule conflict that just appeared for U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Tony Miller, his Feb. 27 luncheon forum with Brian Lamb of C-SPAN is canceled.
We apologize for any inconvenience to you, and thank you for your interest in this event.
Since its inception in Spring 2010, Project Impact has hosted eight forums featuring national leaders. We hope to host you at a future forum here at Purdue.
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Project Impact is directed by Ambassador Carolyn Curiel in the Brian Lamb School of Communication, operated by Purdue University students, and supported by the Purdue community.
PRESEDENTIAL ELECTION 2012 INTERACIVE FORUMS - It's Not Just Politics, It's Our Future. Special Purdue Alumni Anthony Miller, Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of Education, and discussion moderator, C-SPAN founder and CEO, Brian Lamb will be visiting Purdue on Monday, February 27th, 2012.
"How Education Can Lift the US Economy" A Project Impact event, free to the public. Seating is limited and must be reserved. Check-in starts at 11:20 AM.