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TWU to host Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture Oct. 5


DENTON — Dr. Brenda Dervin, a professor in the School of Communication at Ohio State University, is the guest speaker for the Institute for Scientific Information’s Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture, scheduled Friday, Oct. 5 at Texas Woman’s University.  The lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in room 301 of the Administration & Conference Tower (ACT), located on Administration Drive on TWU’s Denton campus.  Admission is free.  For more information, call (940) 898-3408.

The lecture, titled “Myths about Recalcitrant and Uppity Users, by Whatever Names They are Called — Audiences, Patients, Patrons, Citizens …,” will explore Dr. Dervin’s Sense-Making Methodology.  Sense-Making provides a theoretic, a methodology and a set of data collection methods designed to study how people make sense of their world.

Dr. Dervin is the Joan N. Huber Fellow in Social & Behavioral Sciences at Ohio State University, where she has served since 1986.  She received her master of science and her Ph.D. in communication research from Michigan State University.  In 2000, she was awarded an honorary doctorate in social sciences from the University of Helsinki.

Thomson Scientific sponsors the ISI Samuel Lazerow Lecture.  The lecture is hosted by the TWU School of Library and Information Studies and the TWU Office of Lifelong Learning.





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Karen Garcia
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e-mail: kgarcia@twu.edu

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