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Noted media designer Mario Garcia to speak at Syracuse University on Oct. 30 as part of The University Lectures
Noted media designer Mario Garcia to speak at Syracuse University on Oct. 30 as part of The University LecturesOctober 15, 2002Patrick Farrellpmfarrel@syr.edu
Mario R. Garcia, president and CEO of Garcia Media, will share his experiences in the field of newspaper design in the next installment of The University Lectures at Syracuse University. Garcia will present “Media Design: Less is More” on Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Studio A of Newhouse II. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Garcia, an “information architect,” has redesigned over 450 newspapers worldwide, including The Wall Street Journal, Die Zeit (Germany), El Mercurio (Chile), El Tiempo (Bogota, Columbia), The San Jose Mercury News, The Charlotte Observer and The Philadelphia Inquirer. According to Garcia, a new period is just beginning in the world of newspaper design-a renaissance of the simple, elegant and uncomplicated. “Newspaper design is about to experience monumental changes,” he says. “Simplicity will rule over complex design.”
Garcia is the author of a dozen books, including his most recent, “Redesigning Print for the Web.” Since 1984, he has been on the faculty of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, where he founded the graphics department.
Garcia has won numerous awards from the Society of News Design and was the first recipient of that organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in newspaper design.
In addition to the Garcia lecture, The University Lectures will present the following lectures this fall:
- Nov. 5: “Understanding the Challenge in the Middle East” presented by Shibley Telhami, the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland and a leading expert on the Middle East conflict. Telhami is a frequent op-ed contributor to major newspapers, including the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, and has appeared as a guest commentator for the major news networks.
- Nov. 14: “Recent Work,” presented by Rem Koolhaas, the world-renowned Dutch architect who was named the 2000 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate; and
- Nov. 20: “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: Stress, Disease and Coping” presented by Robert Sapolsky, a MacArthur “Genius Fellow,” professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and research associate with the Institute of Primate Research, National Museums of Kenya.
The University Lectures is a cross-disciplinary lecture series that brings to the University individuals of exceptional accomplishment in the areas of architecture and design; the humanities and the sciences; and public policy, management and communications. The series is generously supported by the University’s Trustees, alumni and friends.