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UAlbany Libraries Present Internet Expert
Author of “The Internet Goes to College” will speak on April 6

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 11, 2005) -- Steven Jones, Pew Senior Research Fellow and principal author of The Internet Goes to College will present an update to his study at a luncheon event, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday April 6, 2005, Campus Center Ballroom, UAlbany’s uptown campus. The event includes a luncheon, and requires paid reservation by April 1, 2005.

“The Internet Goes to College” was a major attempt to benchmark and track the use of the Internet in American life. The study in 2002 attempted to learn about and assess the Internet’s impact on college students’ daily live. In November 2004, an update included faculty and their use of the Internet.

Teresa M. Harrison and James Watt will join Jones in a panel discussion about the studies. Harrison is chair of the department of communication at the University at Albany. Her current research is supported by the National Science Foundation, and focuses on developing a community information system based on the World Wide Web. James Watt is chair of the language, literature, and communication department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is the co-author of two books and more than 70 articles, book chapters, and scholarly papers on new communication technologies, computer-mediated communication, and marketing communication.

To register, go to For further information, contact Mary Sellen, assistant director, University Libraries, or (518) 442-3617.

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