Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This week's events for Office of Diversity & Community Engagement at UT Dallas CommuniTEA: Understanding Everyday Incivility Tuesday, Jun 26
(12 p.m. - 1 p.m.) Location: Galerstein Gender Center, SSB 4.300.

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In her book, Understanding Everyday Incivility, Author Dr. Shelley D. Lane Lane (Associate Professor, Communication Studies at UT Dallas) delves into the day-to-day annoying behaviors that color our interactions with other people, such as the use of crude language in public, and family members who claim that they’re “just teasing” and we’re “too sensitive”. Lane explores what is considered uncivil behavior, why we label some acts as crude or selfish while others are deemed polite and proper,and how these labels often change from one context to the next.

Shelley D. Lane is associate professor of communication studies and associate dean of undergraduate education at the University of Texas at Dallas. She has over thirty-five years of experience in university teaching, publishing, and administration. She is the author of Interpersonal Communication: Competence and Contexts, A Stirling Diary: An Intercultural Story of Communication, Connection, and Coming-of-Age, lead author of Communication in a Civil Society and most recently, Understanding Everyday Incivility: Why Are They So Rude?