Past Features

April 7, 2008 (Vol. 7, No. 6)

Pioneering Internet Researcher to Visit Lehman April 10

Barry Wellman
Professor Barry Wellman
Professor Barry Wellman, a pioneering Internet researcher, will visit Lehman April 10 to talk about the new networks being created by the electronic revolution, allowing each of us to sit at the center of our own web of connections. His lecture will begin at 2 p.m. in Room B-04 of Carman Hall and is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Office of Undergraduate Studies, and the Department of Sociology.

A graduate of the Bronx High School of Science, Professor Wellman is the S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology and director of the NetLab Centre for Urban and Community Studies at the University of Toronto. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, he has written over 200 articles and edited three books, including (with Caroline Haythornthwaite) The Internet in Everyday Life and Networks in the Global Village: Life in Contemporary Communities. He received his bachelor's degree from Lafayette College and his master's and doctoral degrees from Harvard University.

His talk will focus on the individual networks, not tied to our workplaces or residences, that are being created by the integration of the Internet with mobile communications.

For more information, contact Professor Elhum Haghighat at 718-960-7863 or