S. Shyam Sundar, Ph.D., founder and co-director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory Distinguished Professor & Co-Director, Media Effects Research Laboratory, Film/Video & Media Studies Department, College of Communications, Penn State University will speak about “Emphasizing the Self in Health Communication: Message and Medium Factors.” Thursday, October 24, 2013, from 12:30 - 1:30 pm, at the CHIP lecture center.
The lecture will be in Video Conference Room 204 on the second floor of Ryan at 2006 Hillside Road at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. You can also view this talk streamed live during or after the lecture at the following link: http://www.chip.uconn.edu/lecture-10-24-13.
Sundar currently teaches courses in the psychology of communication technology, mass-communication theory, and research methodology. He holds joint faculty appointments in the departments of film-video and media studies, advertising, architecture, and communication arts and sciences at Penn State, where he investigates “social and psychological effects of technological elements unique to online communication, ranging from websites to newer social and personal media.” In particular, Sundar’s researches the “effects of interactivity, navigability, multi-modality, and agency (source attribution) in digital media interfaces upon online users’ thoughts, emotions, and actions.”
His studies are supported by the National Science Foundation, Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation and Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services, among others.
Attendees can select their preference for lunch from a choice of Roast Beef/Red Pepper Sandwich (roast beef, roasted red peppers, Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, horseradish mayonnaise on sourdough roll); Gazpacho wrap (grape tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, mozzarella cheese, lettuce on whole wheat wrap); and 3 Tangier Vegan Wrap (hummus and tabbouleh, lettuce, cucumbers, carrots on whole wheat wrap) by letting Stacy Leeds know their choice no later than Monday, October 21 at 11:00 am sharp. Call her at 860 486-5917.