Is the availability of information on the World Wide Web a threat to individual privacy? Is it a threat to decency? Should information be censored on the Web? The Wake Forest debate team will tackle these issues and more from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. in Carswell Hall, Room 111. Audience members will have an opportunity to participate in the debate, as well. Admission is free. The event is part of a series of events addressing the topic, “Living in a Networked World: Community, Security and Privacy.”
The Super Bowl is the most talked about game of the season not only for the game itself, but also for the commercials. Sheri Bridges, who specializes in consumer issues and advertising, said the stakes are high for companies advertising during the Super Bowl. “Lots of money, lots of exposure and lots of prestige,” she said. Bridges, an assistant professor in the Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy, is available to answer questions about the annual “hype” surrounding Super Bowl commercials and the potential benefits and drawbacks for companies airing the commercials. To arrange an interview, call the News Service at 336-758-5237.
Award-winning scientist, environmentalist and television program host David Suzuki will deliver the Founders’ Day Convocation address at 11 a.m. on Feb. 10 in Wait Chapel. Admission is free and the public is invited. Suzuki is familiar to American television viewers as the host of the eight-part PBS series, “The Secret of Life,” and his five-part series, “The Brain,” which aired on the Discovery Channel. He also hosts the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s television program, “The Nature of Things,” and is well known for explaining the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling and easily understood way. Suzuki’s visit is part of “Science and Technology: The Next Millennium,” a yearlong celebration of scientific inquiry.
For more information about “Science and Technology: The Next Millenium,” Wake Forest’s yearlong celebration of scientific inquiry, visit www.wfu.edu/yost. The Web site features news releases, a calendar of upcoming events and profiles of faculty members and their research. Also featured is an on-line essay collection titled, “Science in the 20th Century.” The essays, written by Wake Forest faculty members, discuss major science and technology developments of the 20th century.