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"Youth and Media Violence" Discussion, Oct. 24th

Rutgers University communications professor Robert Kubey of the School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies (SCILS), a widely published commentator on the effects of television viewing, will lead a discussion on "Youth and Media Violence: What We Know, What We Can Do" on Sunday October 24th, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The event, sponsored by the Friends of the Rutgers University Libraries, is free and open to the public. It will take place in Special Collections Room of the Library of Science and Medicine, on the Busch campus in Piscataway.

Professor Kubey is the director of SCILS's Master's Program in Communication and Information Studies. He has also served as the research director of the Media Education Laboratory in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Rutgers, Newark. His essays and opinion articles have been published in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, The Chicago Tribune, Education Week, and other U.S. periodicals.

Professor Kubey has filed briefs with the Federal Communications Commission on the effects of advertising in children's television programming and testified before a subcommittee of the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary on behalf of a bill concerned with television violence and the effects of competition in the television industry.

To reserve a seat, get directions to the library, and receive copies of articles for recommended reading, please call 732/932-7505 or send email to

Posted September 27, 1999