News from the Institute

April 2017

Terence P. Moran Announced as the 65th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecturer

2017-04-25T12:39:08+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Events, News, Press|

The Institute of General Semantics is pleased to announced that New York University professor of media ecology Terence P. Moran will deliver the 65th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture on October 27th, 2017, at the Princeton Club in New York City. To RSVP and for information about the event, click here. For information on the history [...]

New Book – “How to Avoid Making a Damn Fool of Yourself” by R. Wayne Pace

2017-04-25T12:40:10+00:00 April 21st, 2017|IGS Books, News, Press, Publications|

The Institute of General Semantics is pleased to announce its latest book in the New Non-Aristotelian book series. The book, How to Avoid Making a Damn Fool of Yourself: An Introduction to General Semantics by R. Wayne Pace, provides a classic refresher of basic principle of GS brought into today's world. The book presents itself an ideal workbook [...]

Call for Papers | 2017 General Semantics Symposium

2017-04-25T12:37:28+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Active Calls for Papers & Books, Calls for Papers, Presentations & Books, Events, News, Press|

The call for papers for the 2017 General Semantics Symposium, which will be held October 28th-29th, 2017, at the Princeton Club in New York City, is now available. The topic for this year is Crazy Talk, Stupid Talk, a title inspired by the popular book by famed general semantics scholar and past editor of ETC Neil [...]

January 2017

December 2016

Lance Strate Delivers a Talk on General Semantics at Henan University (Kaifeng, China)

2016-12-28T07:44:45+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Events, News, Press|

Signage for Lance Strate's 2017 talk at Henan University On December 27, 2016, Fordham University professor and IGS trustee Lance Strate delivered a talk on general semantics at Henan University in Kaifeng, China. There were about 100 faculty and students in attendance from his host, the School of Journalism and Communication, as well as [...]

Mary P. Lahman Joins the IGS Board of Trustees

2016-12-17T21:57:02+00:00 December 17th, 2016|News|

Mary P. Lahman Mary P. Lahman, PhD, was recently accepted onto the Institute of General Semantics board of trustees. A Professor of Communication Studies at Manchester University, Mary incorporates appreciative inquiry and diversity-affirming ethics into her teaching of intercultural communication, listening, and general semantics. Her publications include articles in ETC: A Review of General [...]

IGS Trustee Thom Gencarelli to Lead Panel at ECA

2016-12-17T12:35:40+00:00 December 17th, 2016|Events, News, Press|

Institute of General Semantics trustee Thom Gencarelli (Manhattan College) will lead a roundtable panel at the Eastern Communication Association's 108th Annual Convention. The panel, titled "Freedom to Agree to Disagree? General Semantics, Political Discourse, and the 2016 Presidential Campaign and Election," will feature IGS trustee Lance Strate (Fordham University), IGS trustee and president Martin H. [...]

November 2016

IGS Mourns the Passing of Frank Scardilli, IGS Honorary Trustee, Veteran Mediator, and Longtime General Semantics Advocate

2016-11-20T16:12:22+00:00 November 20th, 2016|News|

Frank Scardilli holds up a formula meaning “Rules times Facts equals Decision” in his 2010 lecture “How Just Is Our System of Justice: Some Challenges and Insights into American Law and Lawyering” We just learned of the passing of Frank Scardilli, honorary trustee for the Institute of General Semantics. […]

Videos from the 64th AKML & 2-Day General Semantics Symposium

2016-11-20T11:42:36+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Events, Media, News, Press, Updates, Video, Website Related|

To the IGS YouTube account, we are currently adding videos of presentations from the 64th Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture & 2-Day General Semantics Symposium, sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics, and co-sponsored by the Media Ecology Association and the New York Society for General Semantics. The entire event was held at the Princeton Club in New [...]

October 2016