Five short essays

REQUIRMENTS: Each event needs a one page reflection paper, double space. You just talk about hows the experience and what do you think. you can do some research online, but more talk about personal feeling. (fake personal feeling), please save them individualy.

1. Friday, April 8, 3pm Falk College, room 175 “Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight – and What We Can Do About It” FST_Lecture_Harriet_Brown.pdf (Over the last 25 years, our longing for thinness has morphed into a relentless cultural obsession with weight and body image. In Body of Truth, Harriet Brown unpacks the ways in which biology, psychology, media, and culture shape our ongoing obsession with our bodies, and how we can start to shift the way we think. She exposes the myths behind the rhetoric of obesity, gives historical and contemporary context for what it means to be “fat,” and offers readers ways to set aside the hysteria and think about weight and health in more nuanced, accurate, and productive ways. About the presenterHarriet Brown teaches Magazine Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. As a nonfiction writer, her works include Body of Truth, Brave Girl Eating, and Feed Me. She is well known for her publications and speaking on the topic of weight and health.

2. Investing in Your Future

Wednesday, April 6 at 6:45pm in 141 N3

Living on your own paycheck soon? You can do more than skip your $5 coffee once a week to plan for the future. Dr. Ravi Shukla gives free advice from a financial planner standpoint. Learn how to make more than your salary by:

investing early and wisely
using financial tools
understanding the risks and rewards of investing

If you have any questions, please reach out to Leah Strassburg at or Danielle Hay at

About: Ravi Shukla is an associate professor of finance at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at SU, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in finance and investments. Shukla’s research interests are in the areas of asset pricing, portfolio selection and mutual fund performance evaluation. His work has been published in leading academic finance journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Research and the Journal of Economics and Business. His recent work deals with attributes, composition and performance of mutual funds. Shukla was an editor of the Journal of Economics and Business and serves on the editorial advisory board of International Journal of Managerial Finance.


April 19, 2016

12:30 PM– Room 430, NCC3

In celebration of the New York primary on Tuesday, we’ll be watching the very first episode of THE APPRENTICE from January 8, 2004, before the advent of YouTube or Twitter. Among the surprises in store: the team that wins the first challenge is rewarded by an invitation to Trump’s apartment! Wrapped in gold, the place makes Vegas and Versailles look like understated minimalism, but all the contestants do their best to pretend they think it’s beautiful. If that weren’t enough, Melania shows up to greet them! You’ll meet Omarosa, one of the early instant reality TV stars, and the season’s runner-up, Kwame Jackson, who just dissed Trump in a press conference on Friday. Can Trump’s reality show reveal meaningful insights into the Trump campaign? You decide on Tuesday

4. Blogging in the Age of Obama, Wed, 4 pm, Dineen Hall

Wednesday marks our final Law Politics and the Media speaker for the semester. Matt Dickinson, political science professor and politics blogger, will speak at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, in Room 360, Dineen Hall. Lecture Poster – April 20.pdf (Matthew Dickinson is a professor of political science at Middlebury College, and is the author of the blog “Presidential Power.”Dickinson previously taught at Harvard University, where he also received his Ph.D. working under the supervision ofpresidential scholar, Richard Neustadt.)

5. TONIGHT – Lisa Arbetter, StyleWatch EIC, the Herg, 5:30pm

The Newhouse Magazine Department Speaker Series

Lisa Arbetter
Editor, StyleWatch
TONIGHT, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Herg Auditorium, Newhouse 3

Last year, Lisa Arbetter, who graduated from SU in 1989 with a B.S. in magazine journalism, was named the editor of StyleWatch, the leading fashion media brand for millennials.

The appointment marks a return to StyleWatch for Arbetter, who played an integral role in its launch while serving as Deputy Editor.

She was later promoted to Deputy Editor of InStyle, a role she held for six years. During her tenure, InStyle was twice named among the top five media brands of the year by Advertising Age. Arbetter’s Time Inc. career began at InStyle where she earlier held the roles of Fashion Editor and Senior Editor.

Don’t miss this leading figure in fashion magazines in a conversation about fashion, magazines, and the changes buffeting both. A question/answer period to follow.