Lehigh News Article

Lehigh introduces social media grid for symposium coverage
The real-time social grid will feature posts shared on Twitter and Instagram tagged with the #lehighuresearch hashtag.
Lehigh’s fourth biennial Academic Symposium, to be held at Baker Hall in the Zoellner Arts Center on Thursday (April 4), will employ a new real-time grid that incorporates social media into the day’s events.

The Academic Symposium brings new ideas to campus while celebrating the work of the campus community, especially the work of Lehigh students. Between the day’s special presentations, an exhibition of undergraduate and graduate student research will be highlighted.

Posts shared on Twitter and Instagram tagged with the #lehighuresearch hashtag will be posted to the grid throughout the day. The posts will also be archived and available on the Academic Symposium website after the day’s events are complete.

Community members are encouraged to attend the Symposium and participate in the dialogue throughout the day by sharing thoughts, photos and videos via social media.

The real-time grid will be featured on Inside Lehigh, and a banner on the homepage will link to the grid as well. Information on the grid will include quotes from Symposium presenters, video clips, testimonials and facts about research at Lehigh.

Access to the campus portal and other areas on the Lehigh website will not be affected.

The event will open with remarks by Alan J. Snyder, vice president and associate provost of research and graduate studies, and President Alice P. Gast. The schedule for this year’s featured symposium presentations is as follows:
  • 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: “Understanding the Planetary Life Support System: Next Generation Science in the Ocean Basins” – presented by John Delaney ’64, professor of oceanography and Jerome M. Paros Endowed Chair in sensor networks at the University of Washington
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: "Detroit: Then and Now" – presented by Tiya Miles, chair of the department of Afro-American and African studies and professor of history, American culture and Native American studies at the University of Michigan
  • 1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: "The Evolution of Reasons" – presented by Daniel Dennett, Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, university professor and co-director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University
  • 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: "Palliative Care: Transforming the Care of Serious Illness" – presented by Diane Meier, professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine, Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics and vice chair for public policy at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine

For information on upcoming lectures and programs, visit Lehigh's events calendar. Follow Lehigh on Facebook at facebook.com/lehighu and on Twitter at @LehighUNews.