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“Discourse” Discovery Café to be held March 15

Text: Discovery Café. Miami Ideas logo. March 15. 7:00pm. 1st floor King Library. Discourse. In a Presidential election year, there's no shortage of discourse. Join us as Amanda Gillespie (Political Science), Tammy Kernodle (Music), and Annie-Laurie Blair (Media, Journalism, and Film) explain why. Free. Open to the public.

In November, OARS and The Graduate School began hosting Miami University’s Discovery Café.

Modeled on the Science Café concept originated by the PBS documentary series Nova, Discovery Café helps celebrate Miami’s Year of Creativity + Innovation. It’s a fun, casual — and free! — way to find out what’s new and next in nearly every field, from art to mechanical engineering to zoology.

At the next Café — scheduled for Tuesday, March 15 — three of Miami University’s most dynamic researcher-scholars will explore the theme, “Discourse.”

Amanda Gillespie is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. Her research focuses on the narratives, symbols, and language used in political discourse and its impact on public opinion.

Tammy Kernodle is a professor in the Department of Music. Her scholarship focuses in part on various genres of African-American music, including the role music has played in African-American politics.

Annie-Laurie Blair is a senior clinical professor in journalism. An environmental reporter, she has been exploring visual and interactive ways to communicated science to the public after a 19-year career in news media.

After the experts offer their perspective, the audience will have a chance to ask questions and engage in conversation.

All are welcome to attend the event, which takes place at 7:00pm on Tuesday, March 15, in the AIS on the first floor of Miami University’s King Library. Light refreshments will be served.

We hope to see you there!

Photo of Jim Oris by Miami University Photo Services.

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