This year’s Commencement Weekend, will also feature Fred Turner, associate professor of communication, giving the Class Day lecture and Zen Buddhist priest and poet Norman Fischer giving the Baccalaureate address.
Clifford Nass, professor of communication and director of the Communication Between Humans & Interactive Media (CHIMe) Lab, died of a heart attack this weekend at age 55.
In a study from the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning (VPOL), researchers found that seniors between the ages of 60 and 70 encompass the age demographic that posts most often on Coursera forums.
“You have to understand that everything you do [on the Internet] now is going to be there forever, is going to be searchable, is going to be reproducible and is going to be broadcast around the world,” said Howard Rheingold during a discussion about his latest book, “Net Smart: How to Thrive Online” at Braun Auditorium Thursday evening.
Much like a chef prepares an elaborate meal with diverse ingredients, Allison Carruth ’04 M.A. ’08 Ph.D., the new associate director of Stanford’s Science, Technology and Society program (STS), has returned to campus to concoct a dish of her own. However, instead of a gourmet meal, this dish comes in the form of spicing…
Turner’s shelves are stacked with books from graduate school, books he has taught from and others he is referencing for the book he is writing. The topics in his collection range from social psychology to 1930s Germany to World War II and the Cold War–and then move into the 1950s and 1960s, where there “was a lot of art oriented around perception, and about changing your perception so as to free your soul,” he said.
Communication Prof. Fred Turner is set to replace longtime Science, Technology and Society (STS) Director Robert McGinn next fall after McGinn’s three-year appointment ends in August.