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Upcoming Events

MARCH 16, 2018

Dr. Jean Twenge, PhD

Title of Lecture: Cultural trends shaping iGen:  Individualism, Insecurity, Internet, and In No Hurry to Grow Up

Location:  The Twentieth Century Club (located on the Pitt Campus)

Time:  7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Dr. Twenge will address how American culture has grown steadily more individualistic over the last few decades. Based on data from nationally representative surveys of 11 million adolescents and young adults, this resulted in generational shifts favoring individual freedom and less importance placed on marriage and family. For Millennials (born 1980-1994), individualism led to more positive self-views and more happiness as teens, but that trend reversed for iGen (born 1995-2012), who are less happy, more lonely, and more depressed. iGen spends more time online and on social media and less time interacting with friends in person than previous generations at the same age, a pattern of time use associated with compromised mental health. iGen is also growing up more slowly, taking longer to engage in adult activities such as working, driving, dating, having sex, and drinking alcohol.

This lecture is sponsored by The University Honors College and the Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law and Public Policy.

Co-sponsored by The Office of the Provost in honor of "The Year of Healthy U," and the Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health.

 

MARCH 20, 2018

Ryan Calo

Title of lecture:  A Decade of Drones in America

Location:  The University Club / Ballroom B (located on the Pitt campus)

Time:  12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Mr. Calo will discuss the rise of drones in the United States and the legal and policy challenges drones have encountered over the past decade. These include safety, privacy, and free speech. The talk will then discuss what is next for drones in America, with particular emphasis on the use of drones to deliver goods and services.

This lecture is sponsored by The Dick Thornburgh Forum for Law & Public Policy and co-sponsored by The University Honors College, Pitt Law, and The Institute of Cyber Law, Policy, and Security.

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In the photo above: Cokie Roberts book signing following her presentation of the American Experience Distinguished Lecture. Dec. 6, 2016.