Sergey Golitsynskiy, assistant professor, Communication Studies will speak on “A Big Data Approach to Measuring News Media Reliance on the Press Release.” Golitsynskiy will discuss the results of two studies addressing the use of public relations content in news media, an issue that has been prominent in journalism scholarship for at least a century, yet has not been investigated sufficiently due to methodological challenges. Golitsynskiy will share his experience using a computational approach to tackle such challenges by constructing and analyzing a very large data set of press releases and relevant news coverage. His results suggest that news media delivers reasonably impartial content, which contradicts opinions often voiced in journalism literature. However, the use of computation also lead to a discovery of a "smoking gun" – a striking example of PR influence on the media.
All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this interactive workshop regarding LinkedIn. Free head and shoulder photographs will be offered prior to the workshop for registered attendees.
To register for the workshop, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/linkedin14
Beyond Your Bachelor's UNI Graduate Programs Open House, sponsored by the Graduate College and Continuing and Distance Education, will showcase the UNI graduate programs available on-campus and at a distance. Graduate program faculty will provide information and answer questions about their programs. Information on support services, such as financial aid will be available.
Though not required, please RSVP to receive further event details, including parking. To RSVP visit www.grad.uni.edu/openhouse
Tammy Gregersen, associate professor, Languages and Literatures, presentation explores how a learner's motivation interacts with other emotional and psychological variables in ever-fluctuating, moment-by-moment ways and how teachers might capitalize on their learners' future visions of themselves. The session will start with a discussion on the dynamics of motivation and move towards classroom ideas that tap into learners' potential. At the conclusion there will be examples of Gregersen's research observations and motivational outcomes.
The Graduate College Faculty Showcase will feature presentations by regular summer fellowship and PDA recipients. Oral presentations will be from 3-4 p.m. in 115 Seerley Hall; poster presentations and refreshments will be from 4-5 p.m., in the Great Reading Room, Seerley Hall. The program, including oral presentation times and abstracts can be viewed on the Graduate College website.
The Eighth Annual Graduate Symposium on April 1 will showcase the research and creative work of graduate students. Included will be poster presentations, oral presentations, and creative performances which will be judged by graduate faculty.
Steven Pals will defend his history M.A. thesis, "Education at Its Corp: The Civilian Conservation Corps and Democratic Uplift, 1933-1942."
Chris Larimer, department of political science, will present "A Stranglehold on Power: Explaining gubernatorial stability in Iowa." Since 1962, only two incumbent governors in Iowa have lost their reelection bids. Despite their long tenures, Governors Robert Ray, Terry Branstad and Tom Vilsack, all faced formidable challengers along the way, and all three retained office while dealing with serious declines in the state’s economy. This research seeks to gain a better understanding of gubernatorial stability in Iowa; in short, why modern Iowa governors are continually reelected despite what political science models say should happen.
Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.
Attending a professional conference allows you to present your work to faculty and colleagues, build your resume or CV, network,and receive field-related experience outside of the classroom. Come and learn the benefits of attending conferences, preparation suggestions, tips on networking, and resources for more information. There will also be a recent conference attendee available to answer any other questions about conferences.
Kevin Finn, School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services, will present “Studies in Hungary – Reflections of a Fulbright Experience.” Bring your lunch; cookies will be provided.