Brown Bag Discussions

What is a Brown Bag?

A brown bag lunch or seminar is generally a scholarly exchange session during a lunch break and typically runs an hour. Because attendees bring their lunches packed in brown paper bags, hence the name “brown bag lunch session.” Brown bag sessions are good opportunities for faculty members, outside speakers and graduate students to discuss their ongoing research, bounce ideas off one another, find potential research collaborators and eventually build the research culture in our college.







Spring 2014

Apr. 25, 2014 | Dhavan Shah, Maier-Bascom Professor, Director of the Mass Communication Research Center (MCRC) and Scientific Director in the Center for Health Enhancement System Studies, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison




Apr. 1, 2014 | Sri Kalyanaraman, associate professor and director of the Media Effects Lab in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and co-editor, Media Psychology
From Ideas to Ink: The Publication Process in Media Psychology




Mar. 31, 2014 | Sri Kalyanaraman, associate professor and director of the Media Effects Lab in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and co-editor, Media Psychology
As "I" Like it: The Psychology of Customized Messages




Mar. 11, 2014 | Rachel Kalban, Research Director for "Out of the Blue Enterprises" -- producers of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood on PBS
Creating Television that Teaches: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’s Research Based Approach




Feb. 28, 2014 | Erik Bucy, Ph.D. and Marshall and Sharleen Formby Regents Professor of Strategic Communication
Branding television that’s good for you: Strategic advice and media insights for a hidden campus treasure




Feb. 11, 2014 | Gary Braasch, Environmental Photojournalist, Owner of Braasch Environmental Photography
World View of Global Warming: How a photojournalist covers climate change science, effects and response




Glenn Cummins, Ph.D.

Glenn Cummins, Ph.D.

Jan. 22, 2014 | Glenn Cummins, Ph.D.
Making sports exciting: Applying, testing, and (possibly) expanding theory in the context of broadcast sports




Fall 2013

Nov. 11, 2013 | Spiro Kiousis, Ph.D., APR
Political Public Relations: Foundations and New Frontiers





George Daniels, Ph.D.

George Daniels, Ph.D.

Oct. 7, 2013 | Dr. George Daniels, Associate Professor of Journalism and Assistant Dean for Administration in the College of Communication and Information and Sciences at The University of Alabama
Researching Sports Media When You're NOT A Sports Fan




Sept. 16, 2013 | Drs. Kristi Gilmore, Lea Hellmueller, Justin Keene, Andy King, Sun Lee, and Eric Rasmussen
"Parade" of New Research "Pageants"




Spring 2013

April 30, 2013 | Clay Craig, Sherice Gearhart, Dane Kiambi and Patrick Merle
Successful Academic Job Hunting Experiences




April 15, 2013 | Rob Peaslee, Ph.D.
From Chi-Squares to Narratives




Feb. 15, 2013 | Dr. Chen-Chao Tao, Associate Professor, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Complex information, attention, and memory: What eye movements can and cannot tell you and how to deal with (model) them