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Guest Speaker: Dr. Seema Yasmin, Emmy Award-Winning Journalist

Blue and Gold invitation

Each October, Georgian Court hosts an expert in their field to give a public talk to the university on a significant topic. This annual series, “Blue and Gold Invited Talk,” brings together students, faculty, staff, and alumni to expand their perspectives and learn from leading experts.

Dr. Yasmin is the Director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University’s Department of Medicine, and Visiting Professor at the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she teaches crisis management and communications.

Her most recent book, What the Fact? Finding the Truth in All the Noise, tackles one of today’s critical issues: misinformation and overexposure to news and data. Dr. Yasmin explores the crucial need for media literacy and fact-based reporting, and provides us with the necessary skills to discern truth from lies.

While the event is open to the public, the first 75 students, faculty, and staff to register and attend will receive a copy of What the Fact? Finding the Truth in All the Noise.

To attend the talk on Tuesday, October 17th at 4 p.m. in the Casino, please RSVP here. We can’t wait to see you there!

Aerial view of GCU.

About Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,100 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 15 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at BrookdaleGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.