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Kristin Matthews Presents Final Beckham Lecture Oct. 29

Each fall semester, the School of Communications presents the Raymond E. and Ida Lee Beckham Lecture in Communications series. The series includes three lectures that explore the interactions between media and society.

The final lecture of this year’s series is on October 29, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the HBLL auditorium. The speaker will be Kristin Matthews, a professor of English and American Studies here at BYU. Her lecture will be entitled, “New Media for an Old Message: Print Culture, Democracy, and New Left Politics in 1960’s America.”
You can also check out the first two lectures on YouTube including “Creating Viral Content: The Science Behind Social Sharing,” by Ryan Elder and “Transforming the Soviet Soul: Labor, Science, and Religion in Gulag Newspapers,” by Jeff Hardy.
The lectures were established in 1995 in honor of Ray Beckham’s late wife, Ida Lee. Raymond E. Beckham was a leader in education at BYU for 42 years. He was the driving force behind the BYU Evening school program, the BYU Travel Studies program, Aspen Grove, and founded the New York Internship program for Communications majors.