The Department of Communication Studies offers many kinds of events, most free and open to the public. We organize and sponsor numerous lectures, workshops and conferences over the course of the academic year. Our programming covers a wide range of topics and features presenters from diverse disciplines and is designed to foster an understanding of the mass media and emerging media.
Stephen Mulkey Lecture: Higher Education During the Great Disruption
As a scholar of the interdisciplinary literature in environmental science, Stephen Mulkey is an active public interpreter of climate change and sustainability. His recent research focuses on the role of landscape carbon stocks in climate mitigation and on the academic structure of interdisciplinary programs in the environmental and sustainability sciences.From 2011 to 2015, he served as president of Unity College in Maine, a four-year liberal arts institution dedicated to sustainability science.
MC²: Michigan & the Climate Crisis is presented in conjunction with the Bicentennial LSA Theme Semester with support from: Science for the People, Office of the Provost; School for Environment and Sustainability; College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Bicentennial Office; College of Engineering, Rackham School for Graduate Studies; Center for the Study of Complex Systems; Institute for the Humanities; Ross School of Business; Joseph A. Labadie Collection; LSA Honors Program; Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; American Culture; Chemistry; Communication Studies; Earth and Environmental Sciences; Ecological and Evolutionary Biology; Ford School of Public Policy; Graham Institute; History; Museum of Natural History; Physics; Program in Science, Technology, and Society; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies; Anthropology; Asian Languages and Cultures; English Language and Literature; and Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies.