Lisa Parks will deliver the 2019 commencement address at the University of Montana on May 4.
“We are delighted to have such an esteemed University of Montana graduate and respected thinker as our speaker this year,” UM President Seth Bodnar said in an earlier statement.
Parks leads the MIT Global Media Technologies and Cultures Lab, or GMTaC, and she studies the influence of satellites on modern culture, among other areas. UM notes the media systems researcher has lectured in more than 25 countries.
“Dr. Parks is a leader in her field, an inspired teacher and scholar who works across disciplines, and an example of the strength of a UM education,” Bodnar said.
Livestream of the commencement: https://livestream.com/accounts/3923558/events/5368634