Westar Energy president to present lecture at KU
Jim Haines, president and chief executive officer of Topeka-based Westar Energy, will present the Kansas University School of Business' Anderson Chandler lecture Nov. 8 at the Lied Center.
Haines, who has a law degree and has been a professor of business ethics, will present, "Corporate Governance, Business Ethics and Individual Responsibility" at 7:30 p.m.
Political activists check out rivals' viewpoints
Are right-leaning voters spending all their online time on Rushlimbaugh.com? Are left-leaning voters locked into the like-minded Talkingpointsmemo.com?
Actually, no. They're checking out the other sides' sites, surprising researchers who had expected to see "selective exposure" among Internet users.
Researchers from the Pew Internet and American Life Project and the University of Michigan's School of Information found Internet users were more knowledgeable than nonusers about arguments that challenged their points of view.
"They were extremely aware of the arguments for their guys, but they are no less aware of arguments challenging their guys," said Lee Rainie, director of the Pew group.
Name that company
I trace my roots back to 1985 and the Wire & Plastic Products company, which manufactured wire baskets in the United Kingdom. Today, based in London and New York, I'm one of the world's leading communications services groups, strong in advertising and public relations. The names under my umbrella include J. Walter Thompson, Ogilvy & Mather, Young & Rubicom, MindShare, Hill and Knowlton, Landor, Burson Marsteller and Research International. I employ more than 60,000 people in 100-plus nations. My clients have included American Express, AT&T, Colgate-Palmolive, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Nestle, Pfizer, Philip Morris and Unilever. Who am I?