“Talking Together � Engagements for Creative Dialogue,” a new community outreach effort by the USC Emeriti College, is being offered to business and professional communities.
The events give USC faculty an opportunity to share their expertise and interact with people in the community.
“USC faculty � current or emeriti � will provide an engrossing presentation of a pre-selected topic, followed by an intelligent, animated and interactive dialogue with participants,” said William R. Faith, director of the Emeriti College.
Participants in each event will be invited by the sponsoring group, Faith said.
The first event, an informal breakfast held in the board room of Green Hasson & Janks accounting firm in Westwood, was attended by 25 clients of the firm.
Thomas A. Hollihan, associate dean of the USC Annenberg School for Communication, led a discussion titled “Media Coverage of the 2004 Presidential Campaign” on how media � print, broadcast and Internet � inform and influence U.S. voters.
“I greatly enjoyed having the opportunity to discuss media coverage of the campaign with this very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and hospitable audience,” Hollihan said. “I found the questions provocative and the interaction stimulating. I would be delighted to be invited back for a return visit.”
Proceeds from sponsored “Talking Together” events will go to support the philanthropic Emeriti College Public Lectures that are presented at community and senior centers throughout Los Angeles.
A second event is slated for early 2005, Faith said.
For more information or to take part as a lecturer, contact Faith, (email@example.com), or Jill Trimble, the Emeriti College’s associate director (firstname.lastname@example.org).