Lunchtime Lectures

Lunchtime Lectures is a new series of events intended to give alumni a taste of their college days. Lunches are $25 for members or $35 for nonmembers, and lunch is provided.

Tracy Dahlby HeadshotTracy Dahlby

MAY 9, 2018 AT 11:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M. AT THE ETTER-HARBIN ALUMNI CENTER

"ALIVE IN A TIME OF FAKE NEWS: A MEDIA SURVIVAL GUIDE."

Tracy Dahlby joined the faculty as professor and holder of the Frank A. Bennack, Jr. Chair in Journalism in 2006 after a career mainly spent in international reporting. His interests at the University of Texas at Austin include examining the changing roles of both foreign reporting and journalistic storytelling in a time of digital revolution, and in helping students cope with and benefit from such changes.

In 2009, Dahlby founded Reporting Texas, a program that today serves as a hub for the School of Journalism’s professional practice curriculum and platform for editing and publishing its best reporting work. In 2011, Dahlby introduced Reporting Texas to the School’s regular curriculum as a capstone-style course.

Other courses Dahlby has authored include “Explanatory Journalism: Storytelling in a Digital Age,” “Reporting the World: A Critical Examination of the U.S. News Media,” and a course for Senior Fellows, the Moody College honors program, called “Storytelling in Digital Times,” which explores the evolution and arc of human storytelling. Dahlby also created “Reporting China: A Foreign Correspondent's Workshop,” a month-long apprentice-style field course that he taught in China in 2008, 2009 and 2011.

Each fall, Dahlby teaches Fundamental Issues in Journalism, a large lecture-style course that serves as the gateway for the journalism major and a primer on how journalists think and work for majors and non-majors alike.

 In 2012, the University of Texas System recognized Dahlby with its Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. In 2017, he was inducted into UT-Austin’s Academy of Distinguished Teachers.

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Dr. Jerome Bump HeadshotDr. Jerome Bump

JULY 25, 2018 AT 11:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M. AT THE ETTER-HARBIN ALUMNI CENTER

"FEELINGS: WHAT GOOD ARE THEY?"

Jerome Bump has been awarded a number of research fellowships as well as the Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching, Liberal Arts Council, Texas 10, and Plan II Chad Oliver teaching awards. He was an editor of Texas Studies in Language and Literature and has written the Gerard Manley Hopkins review and 60 articles. His current project is Alice the Conqueror, about the representation of animals in the Alice books. His latest publication is "Biophilia and Emotive Ethics: Derrida, Alice, and Animals" (Ethics and the Environment 12/2014).

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Dr. William Inboden HeadshotDr. William Inboden

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 AT 11:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M. AT THE ETTER-HARBIN ALUMNI CENTER

William Inboden is the executive director and William Powers, Jr. Chair at the William P. Clements, Jr. Center for National Security at The University of Texas-Austin. He is also an associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, and Editor-in-Chief of the Texas National Security Review. Inboden’s other current roles include non-resident fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States, associate with the National Intelligence Council, member of the CIA Director’s Historical Review Panel, and associate scholar with Georgetown University’s Religious Freedom Project.

Previously he served as Senior Director for Strategic Planning on the National Security Council at the White House.

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