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Plan II Spring 2009 Perspectives Class: Perspectives on Happiness: Happiness: Devotion or addiction?

Wed, February 11, 2009 • 7:00 PM • Gearing Hall (GEA), Room 105

Tonight's speaker is Dr. Meme Drumwright, Department of Advertising. This unique course, taught by Plan II Director Professor Michael Stoff,  brings together a panel of faculty members from various disciplines to discuss their views on happiness.  Despite the guarantee of its pursuit as a constitutional right, happiness has often been hard to find.  Is happiness attainable in an imperfect world?  How is it defined and who exactly doesthe defining?  Does the meaning of happiness change over time

Meme Drumwright is an associate professor in the Department of Advertising in the College of Communication. She previously was an assistant professor at the Harvard Business School and a senior lecturer in the U.T. Marketing Department. Her current research involves studies of social responsibility in business, particularly in marketing and advertising. Her research interests also include services marketing, marketing strategy, and business ethics, and she has written articles and cases for various books and journals, including Journal of Marketing and Marketing Letters. She has won two school-wide teaching awards at U.T. for her MBA course on services marketing. Outside the university, she has taught in corporate executive education programs in Mexico, Europe, and Asia as well as in the U.S. In between her undergraduate and graduate degrees, she worked in advertising and public relations for seven years.

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