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Up next at High Noon at FYI: Professor Janet Kwami talks about the digital age

NOVEMBER 3, 2011
by Vince Moore, Media Relations Director

Janet Kwami

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University’s fall High Noon at FYI lecture series is currently underway and meets each Wednesday at noon in the FYI center in downtown Greenville.

The fall schedule consists of eight consecutive lectures by Furman professors that will run through Nov. 9.

All FYI lectures begin at noon and last approximately one hour.  The FYI center is located at 612 South Main Street across from Mary’s Restaurant at Falls Cottage.

For more information, contact Furman’s Marketing and Public Relations office at 864-294-2185 or e-mail Marie Newman-Rogers at

Here is the remaining portion of the schedule:

November 9

“Social Media and Transformations in a Global World”

Janet Kwami, Professor of Communication Studies

Recent citizen uprisings such as the Arab spring and London riots have spurred debate over the role of social media in mobilizing people for different causes, and freedom of expression in a digital age.   Dr. Kwami will discuss the use of social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and IM in these recent events and the stakes of social appropriation of information and communication technologies in changing contemporary societies.

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