Heard on Campus: Michael Berkman on election 2008

October 31, 2008


"My expectation for Tuesday is that my students’ cell phones will be beeping continuously, and they will be asked, ‘Did you vote? And if you voted, have you told your friends to vote? Have you called them? Have you texted them?''' -- Michael Berkman, professor of political science, on the Obama campaign’s use of cell phone numbers.


Berkman hosted the third Research Unplugged conversation of the fall season on Wednesday, Oct. 29. He discussed "Election 2008: Change, Reform or More of the Same?" with an attentive audience of colleagues and community members in the gallery of Penn State's Downtown Theatre. A full podcast of the event will be available on iTunesU and the Research|Penn State Web site http://www.rps.psu.edu on Monday, Nov. 3.

Research Unplugged is an informal lecture series hosted by Penn State's Office of Research Publications and held at noon Wednesdays in Penn State's Downtown Theatre Center. The afternoon begins with a brief introduction of the topic, followed by an open floor for questions, comments and discussion. The event is free to the public. Complimentary coffee and light refreshments are served.

For information, visit http://www.rps.psu.edu/unplugged.



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