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A Public Forum: “Pre-Election B.S. Detection”

Posted on 10/31/2016 8:49:55 AM

“Pre-Election B.S. Detection,” a public forum presented by IUP faculty members and student organizations in the Journalism and Public Relations Department and the Political Science Department, will discuss the 2016 election as a teachable moment about truth, falsehood, and bulls**t.

Associate professors David Chambers, chair of the Political Science Department, and David Loomis, of the Journalism and PR Department, will lead the discussion on Thursday, November 3, 6:00–7:30 p.m. in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Building, room 225. The public is invited. Audience questions are encouraged. Attendance vouchers will be issued for those who require them. Light refreshments will be provided

The event is cosponsored by the IUP chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the IUP Political Science Student Leadership Committee. For more information, contact Chambers at David.Chambers@iup.edu or Loomis at David.Loomis@iup.edu.

A selected list of relevant readings, including fact-checking websites, will be posted on the website of the IUP Society of Professional Journalists. Among them is a long-running best-seller On Bullshit, by Harry Frankfurt, PhD, professor emeritus of philosophy at Princeton University. The book is in the IUP library.