Known for her representation as Brendan Dassey’s lawyer in the Netflix series Making a Murderer and Damien Echols of the notorious West Memphis Three case, Laura Nirider is the co-director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions. Nearly a quarter of all wrongful convictions involve individuals who falsely confessed to crimes they didn’t commit.Nirider introduces her audience to this fascinating psychological phenomenon and uses stories of real-life murder interrogations to explain how commonly used interrogation tactics can cause not only the guilty, but also the innocent, to confess. She blows up common myths about the justice system and explains why children are particularly likely to falsely confess to crimes they didn’t commit. Along the way, she will share her inspirational personal story of professional dream-chasing.
Elkin Hall, Great Room
Join us for a biweekly discussion open to all members of the IUP community.
Our goal is to address hate and strengthen our campus community.
Folger Hall Private Dining Room
Elkin Hall Great Room
of the semester getting you down? Is your mind overwhelmed by projects, papers,
and prepping for exams? Stop by the Great Room in Elkin Hall on Thursday, November 21, to enjoy a restorative cup of tea and engaging conversation! Come try Arabic tea and dates while resting your brain.
about trying a new culture’s traditional tea? Bring some of your own to
drink and share!
HUB Ohio Room
Join Health and Wellness Promotion and learn about HIV and AIDS as we raise awareness of World AIDS Day.The program will include a special guest speaker who will discuss how living with HIV has affected his life.
Elkin Hall Great Room (The Multicultural Center)
Multicultural Affairs and Student Success is excited to host the free “Winter Celebration: A Kwanzaa-Themed Pre-Commencement Ceremony and Awards Event” to recognize the successes of our diverse and multicultural graduating students from IUP.
For further information, please contact MASS at 724-357-2598, or stop by the Center in Elkin Hall, room 128.