10th Annual Newman Lecture Tackles the Future of Knowledge in the Information Age

Lance Strate, a founder and first president of the Media Ecology Association, will deliver the keynote lecture.

Photo of Lance Strate smilingManhattan College will host the 10th annual Cardinal Newman Lecture on Wednesday, September 25 at 4 p.m. The event will take place in the Rodriguez Room, room 311, in Miguel Hall on campus.

The event’s topic will be The Future of Knowledge and the Fate of Wisdom in the Age of Information, focusing on a new environment of knowledge generation and communication, with a vast amount of information and content available at our fingertips. 

Lance Strate, Ph.D., professor of communication and media studies at Fordham University, will be the keynote speaker. Strate is one of the founders and the first president of the Media Ecology Association; a trustee and former executive director of the Institute of General Semantics; president of the New York Society for General Semantics; and past president of the New York State Communication Association.

Strate is the author of several books, including Echoes and Reflections: On Media Ecology as a Field of Study (2006); Amusing Ourselves to Death: Neil Postman’s Brave New World Revisited (2014); an original collection of essays published in Mandarin under the title, McLuhan and Media Ecology (2016); and Media Ecology: An Approach to Understanding the Human Condition (2017). His poetry collection, Thunder at Darwin Station, was published in 2015.

By Pete McHugh