“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.