Understanding Digital Propaganda – A Talk by Sam Woolley

DMC 5.208 (Dean’s Briefing Room)

There’s no question about it. Propaganda ain’t what it used to be. With the wide availability of digital tools, and the anonymity they afford, deceptive influence and its polarizing effects are everywhere. In his new book, Manufacturing Consensus: Understanding Propaganda in the Era of Automation and Anonymity (2023), Sam Woolley provides an inside look at “the people who make, build and leverage technology ...

Higher Ed Strikes & Workers’ Rights: Improving News Coverage of Labor Issues

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ABOUT THE EVENT: Higher education’s growing labor movement has made local, national, and international headlines lately, in part due to large-scale strikes at places like University of California at the end of 2022. Join us for a panel discussion with graduate worker organizers from universities across the United States who will share their insights into labor issues that news coverage ...

Introduction to Blockchain, Web3, and the Metaverse

DMC 5.208 (Dean’s Briefing Room)

Crypto, Web3 and the metaverse are becoming part of the vernacular. In this 90-minute workshop you will be introduced to the new decentralized world. Topics covered: Blockchain Digital currencies NFTs Web3 Metaverse This workshop will be presented by three leading Web3 organizations - CryptoConexion, Minero and Web3 Familia. Workshop participants will be introduced to each concept, see current examples of ...

Leading Positive Change: Collaborating to End Homelessness

DMC 2.106 300 W. Dean Keeton, Austin, TX

The Inaugural Ann and David Chappell lecture will feature a panel with the following guests from non-profit organizations in the Forth Worth area who are working to end homelessness: Toby Owen is the CEO of the Presbyterian Night Shelter in Fort Worth, with over 25 years of experience in the social services sector. He has overseen multiple expansions of the ...

Film Screening: “Jud Suss 2.0: Antisemitism, Misinformation, and Social Media”

Avaya Auditorium (POB) 2.302 201 E 24th St, Austin

Join the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies, along with the Austin Jewish Film Festival, for a screening of Felix Moeller’s award-winning new documentary, Jud Süss 2.0. The film provides an in-depth analysis of contemporary antisemitism, tracing the historical roots of antisemitic rhetoric and exploring how social media and online disinformation have exacerbated the spread of antisemitism worldwide. The screening will ...

Teaching Exchange

CMA 5.136

CATE is sponsoring a speaker series in the spring semester on current teaching topics. The sessions involve a 30-minute informal presentation followed by a 30-minute open discussion period. In our third event, Professor Octavio Kano Galvan will talk about continuously improving teaching. We will meet on March 24 at CMA 5.136 (Lady Bird Johnson Conference Room) from 12PM to 1PM. This is Brown Bag format, so ...

2023 Health Communication Leadership Institute

DMC 1.202

The Health Communication Leadership Institute (HCLI) is the UT Center for Health Communication's premier professional education offering. In this engaging advanced workshop, current and aspiring health communication leaders will evaluate their leadership practices and explore strategies and best practices for leadership, management, and innovation. Speakers include respected experts from diverse sectors and settings.