The Norman Transcript

Education

October 9, 2013

Harvard professor and award-winning author to deliver lecture at OU

NORMAN — Thomas E. Patterson, Bradlee professor of government and the press at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, will deliver three public lectures on the theme “Feeding the Fire: The Media’s Role in Party Polarization” on Oct. 22-24 as part of the Julian J. Rothbaum Distinguished Lecture in Representative Government series at the University of Oklahoma.

All of the lectures will be at 4 p.m. in the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation Auditorium, Room 1140 in Gaylord Hall, 395 W. Lindsey St. on OU’s Norman campus.

Patterson will discuss “The Broadcast Era” on Oct. 22, “The Cable Era” on Oct. 23 and “The Networked Era” on Oct. 24.

His most recent book, “Informing the News,” examines the declining quality of public information, the consequences for what people know and only think they know and what can be done to fix the problem.

Patterson has received numerous awards, including the American Political Science Association Graber Award for his book “Out of Order” (1993) and a Choice Award for “Mass Media Election” (1980). His book “The Unseeing Eye” (1976) was named one of the 50 most influential books on public opinion in the past half-century by the American Association for Public Opinion Research.

For information about the lectures, which are open to the public at no cost, or for accommodations on the basis of disability, call the Carl Albert Center at 325-6372.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Education
  • honor_roll.jpg Local students make the grade

    Norman Public Schools has released the most recent honor rolls. Click a school to see if you know a student who made the grade.

    View honor rolls for Norman High School | Norman North High School
    Alcott Middle School | Irving Middle School | Longfellow Middle School | Whittier Middle School

    June 10, 2013 1 Photo

  • Norman High student argues his way to the top

    Knowing the ins and outs of an argument that involves complex research is the type of skill one expects a high paid attorney to have not a high school student. Yet debate competitor Nicky Halterman has been arguing his way to the top of ...

    July 30, 2014

  • Grad to serve as delegate at camp

    William Long, 2014 Norman North High School graduate, recently represented Oklahoma as a delegate at the 2014 National Youth Science Camp. Long joined 100 other top high school graduates representing the United States and eight other ...

    July 25, 2014

  • More than 700 to receive clothing, school supplies

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Citizens Caring for Children will host a two-day Back-to-School shopping event for school-aged children in foster care living in Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, Grady, Lincoln, Logan and Pottawatomie counties....

    July 24, 2014

  • Program to fund classroom projects

    U.S. Cellular is donating $1 million to fund teacher classroom projects across the nation, including Oklahoma, through its “Calling All Teachers” program. Last year, the company contributed $500,000 toward educational materials for ...

    July 23, 2014

  • New AP program to begin in Norman

    NORMAN — Norman Public Schools Board of Education learned about Advanced Placement Capstone at a regular board meeting Monday....

    July 22, 2014

  • Noble teacher is state finalist

    Local teacher Roger Clement has been named one of 12 finalists for the 2015 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year award by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. Clement teaches physical science, biology, chemistry and chemistry II at Noble ...

    July 17, 2014

  • MNTC board to consider purchases

    The Moore Norman Technology Center Board of Education will conduct a regular board meeting at 5:30 p.m. today on the Norman campus, 4701 12th Ave. NW, conference room A-200....

    July 17, 2014

  • Principals named for Norman North, Madison Elementary

    The Norman Board of Education announced tonight that it is hiring Dr. Peter Liesenfeld as principal of Norman North High School and Annette Williams as principal of Madison Elementary....

    July 16, 2014

  • Three more local students named National Merit Scholarship winners

    On Monday, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced approximately 1,600 additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities. Three area students were named National Merit Scholarship ...

    July 15, 2014