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Interpretation and Misinterpretation of Scholarly Research

*Interpretation and Misinterpretation of Scholarly Research *

Scholarly Communication Fall Symposium

*Friday, October 1, 2010; 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. **
*Lauinger Library, Murray Room, 5th Floor**

Among faculty and among universities, cooperation exists often 
uneasily next to intense competition for grants, first-credit for 
research or interpretive breakthroughs, and the best and 
brightest students at all levels. Similarly, network technologies 
have changed communication and publishing: speed and exchange of 
work are facilitated but there is also the challenge whereby deep 
scholarship could be sacrificed by what grabs attention and 
sells. Is there a distortion not only inside academia but also 
distortion by the press, journals, policy-makers, and lobbyists 
(sometimes aided by the researchers themselves)? Our speakers 
will discuss the importance of these questions to our community.

*Panel of Speakers:*

*Judy Feder* is Professor of Public Policy at the Georgetown 
Public Policy Institute.  She is also a Senior Fellow at the 
Center for American Progress.

*Daniel Kevles* is the Stanley Woodward Professor of History, 
Professor of History of Medicine, American Studies, and Law at 
Yale University.

*Michael Nelson* is Visiting Professor of Internet Studies in the 
Communication, Culture, and Technology Program at Georgetown 
University.  Prior to joining Georgetown, he was Director of 
Internet Technology and Strategy at IBM. He is also moderating 
this symposium.

******Please RSVP to William Olsen, wco4@georgetown.edu
*Presented by the Georgetown University Scholarly Communication Team