'Mediated' author to speak at Huntington University

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2006-11-16
Huntington, Ind.—The Huntington University Forester Lecture Series will feature Dr. Thomas de Zengotita, a residential scholar at Dalton University and adjunct professor at New York University, on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

De Zengotita will discuss how new media has transformed American life. He is the author of “Mediated: How the Media Shapes Your World and the Way You Live in It,” which won the Marshall McLuhan Award for outstanding book in the field from the Media Ecology Association.

De Zengotita received a Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University. In addition to his academic roles, he serves as a contributing editor of Harper’s Magazine. As contributing editor, de Zengotita has penned such articles as “She’ll Kill Bill While You Chill” and “The Gunfire Dialogues: How Media Influences Children Prone to Violence.”

Huntington University presents the Forester Lecture Series each semester. The lectures are designed to bring interesting people and topics to the attention of students and the regional community. All lectures are open to the public and free of charge.

For information about the Forester Lecture Series, log on to www.huntington.edu/fls/.
 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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