Conversations Beyond the Headlines
The Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement is continuing the Democracy Square. LIVE! program (previously Times Talks) for the Fall 2011 semester. This program engages students in discussions concerning current headlines in the New York Times, USA Today and the Associated Press.
Check out our Spring Schedule!
Check out the readings for:
Book Connection: The Other Wes Moore
March 19, 11:30-12:30 p.m., UC Otto Budig Theater
Host: Rich Shivener
The Other Wes Moore website
The Other Wes Moore video synopsis
'The Other Wes Moore' author knows what might have been
Human Impact on Oceans
March 26, 1-2 p.m., SU 109
Host: Charles Acosta
Will Seismic Blasts Upend Atlantic Marine Life
Rising Acidity is Threatening Food Web of Oceans
Pace of Ocean Acidification Has No Parallel in 300 Million Years
Acid Test for Oceans and Marine Life
Report Warns of 'Global Collapse' of Fishing
'Only 50 years left' for sea fish
Civil Liberties vs. Security
April 4, 5:30-7pm, UC Otto Budig Theater
Host: Jennifer Kinsley
Assessing the Trade-Offs Between Liberty and Security
Petraeus Case Raises Concerns About America
Top Secret America
April 8, 1:30pm, SU 106
Host: Shauna Reilly
Holy Grail of Voters
Few Voters Are Truly Up for Grabs, Resarch Suggests
Obama Aims Economic Plans at Elusive Independents
President Exit Polls
Missed one of the fall events? Check out our archives to catch up on all the articles!
Democracy Square LIVE! consists of discussion-based events in which faculty and students engage in conversation about current topics in the media. The goal of Democracy Square LIVE! is to create more civically-minded students in the classroom and community. By inviting knowledgeable faculty to host these discussions, the hope is to generate lively discussion among students and to provide participants the opportunity to learn from the faculty and from each other.
This program is an offshoot of the Newspaper Readership Program, also sponsored by the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement. The Newspaper Readership Program partners with The New York Times and USA Today to bring free newspapers to campus for students and faculty. For more information about the Newspaper Readership Program, visit the web page.
Feel free to contact Mark Neikirk (859) 572-1449 or Jeff Steller (859) 572-7639 for more information or if you are interested in hosting one of these discussions.