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Go back to college for a day with One Day University event in SLO

Jeffrey Hancock is professor of communications at Stanford University. He will speak on the Future of Lying and Trusting at the One Day University in San Luis Obispo on Oct. 2.
Jeffrey Hancock is professor of communications at Stanford University. He will speak on the Future of Lying and Trusting at the One Day University in San Luis Obispo on Oct. 2.

Three top professors from Stanford University, Harvard University and the University of Southern California will be featured speakers at an event in San Luis Obispo on Sunday, Oct. 2. Their topics range from American power to lying and trusting.

The program — from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cal Poly — is being held by One Day University, an adult learning company based in New York City that brings professors from the nation’s top universities and colleges to communities nationwide.

The cost is $149, but the first 100 Tribune subscribers to register will pay $99 if they use the coupon code “SLO” when registering.

Here’s a closer look at the three speakers:

▪ “Genius, Madness, Creativity and Depression: Understanding the Connections,” Shelley Carson, an associate of the psychology department and a lecturer at Harvard University. She received the Petra T. Shattuck Excellence in Teaching Award at Harvard.

▪ “The Future of Lying and Trusting,” Jeffrey Hancock, professor of communications at Stanford University who won the Provost’s Award for Distinguished Scholarship. His TED Talk on deception has been seen more than 1 million times.

▪ “American Power: Dominance or Decline?,” Steven Lamy, professor of international relations and a vice dean at the University of Southern California. He has been named professor of the year four times and won a USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Since launching in New York City in 2006, One Day University has grown to about 130 programs a year nationwide. Organizers draw on 226 professors from about 60 universities and colleges, founder Steven Schragis said. The speakers selected are “not necessarily the most senior, tenured heads of departments,” he said, but rather extremely popular teachers who resonate most with students.

The San Luis Obispo event is organized in partnership with The Tribune. Proceeds will benefit The Tribune’s News in Education program, which provides digital news and curriculum to 3,411 students and teachers daily.

If you go

When: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2

Where: Spanos Theatre, Cal Poly, 1 Grand Ave.,

San Luis Obispo

Cost: $149. The first 100 Tribune subscribers to register will pay $99 if they use the coupon code “SLO” when registering.

For more information and to register, go to www.onedayu.com or call 1-800-300-3438

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