July 10, 2017

Reporter's calendar: Purdue events for journalists

JOURNALISTS: Here is a list of upcoming Purdue events that reporters may want to consider covering.


* July 17-22 – Purdue event researches the science of humor, laughter


Purdue event researches the science of humor, laughter

July 17-22.  Purdue will be the first U.S. university to host the International Summer School and Symposium on Humour and Laughter. The event, in its 17th year, will feature lectures as well as one-on-one and group talks on the interdisciplinary research of humor. The event will look at artificial intelligence, including a workshop on what it takes for a computer to generate jokes. Other lectures will look at topics such as history (the evolution of jokes about disasters), sociology (the meanings and underpinnings of ethnic jokes) and medicine (people who live in fear of laughter). A related news release is available at http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2017/Q3/purdue-summer-event-researches-the-science-of-humor,-laughter.html.

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