Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
Students walk on campus at the University of Utah Monday, July 30, 2012. Graduation rates.

SALT LAKE CITY — A scholar will speak at the University of Utah on the role of communication during the Cold War and U.S. nuclear weapon productions.

Bryan Taylor will present “War Voice: Exploring Communication’s Intrinsic Resources for the Study of Security,” Thursday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., in Room 1110 of the Language and Communication Building. Taylor is the keynote speaker for the 27th annual B. Aubrey Fisher Memorial Lecture, sponsored by the U.’s Department of Communication.

He will discuss how communication shapes the evolving relationships between media, institutions, power and identity.

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Taylor also will hold an informal seminar open to the public titled “The Contribution of Communication Scholarship to the Interdisciplinary Study of Security,” Friday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. in Room 2120 of the Language and Communication Building.

Taylor received master's degree and doctorate from the U. He is a professor of communication at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He also is the co-author of “Qualitative Communication Research Methods.”

The B. Aubrey Fisher Memorial Lecture was established by the Department of Communication in 1986 to recognize Fisher’s outstanding achievements as a communication scholar and to provide a forum for presenting original research and theory in communication.