Elections 2008 lecture series

U.S. FlagThe fall 2008 Fairhaven Lecture Series theme is “Election 2008: Political Processes, Presidents, and Prognostications.”

Lectures are open to the public and free. All take place on Mondays at 3 p.m. at Fairhaven Retirement Community’s Fellowship Hall (435 West Starin Road, Whitewater, WI).

If you can’t attend, podcasts of the lectures will be posted at the series web site.

  • Sept. 15 “North-South Divide: Regional Partisan Divisions in Presidential Elections” by Larry Anderson (Political Science Dept.)
  • Sept. 22 “The Role of New Media on National Elections” by James Kates (Communication Dept.)
  • Sept. 29 “Action on the Front Line: Managing a Local Political Campaign” by Carol Scovotti (Marketing Dept.)
  • Oct. 6 “Direct Democracy: Initiatives/Referendums in the General Election” by Jolly Emrey (Political Science Dept.)
  • Oct. 13 “Comparing the 1968 and 2008 Elections: War, Race, and the Politics of Change” by Richard Haven (Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Communication)
  • Oct. 20 “Politics, Personality, and Hypocrisy: Using Psychology to Understand Political Perceptions, Behavior, and Party Differences” by Dan Stalder (Psychology Dept.)
  • Oct. 27 “Presidential Libraries: Dust Bunnies from the White House Attic” by Richard Haney (Emeritus Professor, History Dept.)
  • Nov. 3 “The Operation and Strategies of the Electoral College” by John Kozlowicz (Emeritus Professor, Political Science Dept.)
  • Nov. 10 “Where Will This Election Lead Us?” by a panel of Faculty from the Political Science Dept.
  • Nov. 17 “How the New Administration Will Treat and Affect the Economy” by Jeffery Heinrich (Economics Dept.)
  • Nov. 24 “International Affairs and the New Administration” by Anne Hamilton (Political Science Dept.)

The University Library has resources for those of you who want to know more.
Generation Digital book cover
For example, if the Sept. 22nd topic interests you, search the Library Catalog for books, and you will find titles such as “Generation digital: Politics, commerce, and childhood in the age of the Internet” and “Blog! How the newest media revolution is changing politics, business, and culture.” Search article databases such as Academic Search Premier and find articles such as “Flickring here, twittering there” in Economist (8/16/2008 issue on pp. 30-31), which, according to the abstract, “reports on the significant impact the Internet has had on American politics” and examines “[t]he use of the Internet by 2008 presidential candidates Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain.” Materials related to other lecture topics are also available. For assistance please contact a Reference librarian (call 262-472-1032 or email refdesk@uww.edu).

About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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