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Summer 2012 - London, England, Served as Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame Law School London Law Programme, teaching Press Freedom in the United Kingdom.

October 4, 2007 Washington, D.C., attended SDX Foundation Board meeting.

September 28, 2007 Met with Mr. Marek Svehla, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Respekt (a weekly newspaper published in Prague, Czech Republic), to discuss media ethics in the United States. Mr. Svehla was visiting the United States under the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.

September 17-18, 2007 – London, England, was invited participant at the Media Law Resource Center London Conference, where she took part in roundtable discussions about international developments in libel, privacy, newsgathering and new media law.

March 2, 2007 – Murfreesboro, TN, served as both a “wise elder” and a delegate representing the Silha Center at the U.S. Media Ethics Summit II held at Middle Tennessee State University from February 27-March 2, 2007. More information is available online at: http://www.mtsu.edu/~masscomm/ethics/ethics_index.html

January 19, 2007 – Washington, DC, participated in a small group discussion on dealing with current threats to press freedom, including subpoenas and the possibility of criminal prosecution under the espionage laws, at the ASNE (American Society of Newspaper Editors) First Amendment Summit. More information is available online at: http://www.asne.org/index.cfm?id=6417

January 18, 2007 – Washington, DC, was an invited participant at the ASNE (American Society of Newspaper Editors) First Amendment Summit held in Washington, DC on January 18. More information is available online at: http://www.asne.org/index.cfm?id=6417

August 24, 2006 – Chicago, IL, attended the meeting of the board of Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

2006 – University of Minnesota, recommended Justin Bowyer's Conversations with Jack Cardiff: Art, Light and Direction, for the College of Continuing Education's U Reads 2006 "10 More Books" program. Since 2002, the Universsity of Minnesota's College of Continuing Education U Reads program has invited University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students to recommend a favorite or unforgettable book. With suggestions in hand, it then produces the U Reads list--10 titles that have the ability to inspire people across the University to pick up books they might not otherwise read. http://www.umn.edu/umnnews/Feature_Stories/U_Reads_20063A_10_more_books.html

April 23, 2006 – Indianapolis, IN, attended the meeting of the board of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

February 22 – 24, 2006 – Cincinnati, Ohio, served as a judge for the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Awards. Together with Prof. Robert O'Neil of the University of Virginia (who is also a Silha Center board member) and Foundation Vice President Sue Porter, she selected the winners for two categories: Service to the First Amendment and Journalism Teacher of the Year. More information is available online at: http://foundation.scripps.com/foundation/news/newsrelease/06jan10.html

October 16, 2005 – Las Vegas, NV, attended the SDX Foundation Board Meeting.

June 12-14, 2005 – Philadelphia, PA, was an invited participant at a meeting of the Commission on the Role of the Press in a Democracy, sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands and convened at the Annenberg Public Policy Center in Philadelphia.

May 1, 2005 – Indianapolis, IN, attended National SDX Foundation Board Meeting.

September 9, 2004 – New York , NY, attended the SDX Foundation Board Meeting

June 5-6, 2003 – Arlington, VA, was an invited participant at the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE) Freedom of Information Summit, held at the Freedom Forum. The event was attended by about 60 representatives of press organizations, media law firms, and academic centers.

April 25-27, 2003 – Indianapolis, IN, attended the SDX Foundation Board Meeting.

Professor Jane Kirtley provided one of two jacket "blurbs" for the book, "Bok! The 9.11 Crisis in Political Cartoons," a collection of the work of 2000 Silha Lecturer Chip Bok. The book is published by The University of Akron Press.

September 2, 2002 – Fort Worth, TX., attended the SDX Foundation Board Meeting.

April 27-28, 2002 – Indianapolis, IN., attended the SDX Foundation Board Meeting.

October 4, 2001 – Bellevue, WA, attended the SDX Foundation Board meeting.

September 2001 – Professor Kirtley was profiled as "A Woman to Watch" in the newsletter of the Women in Communications Law Subcommittee (WICLS) of the American Bar Association's Forum Committee on Communications Law.

May 16 - June 9, 2001 – Professor Kirtley led a Spring Intersession study-abroad seminar in London. The course, "Freedom of the Press in the United Kingdom," allowed students to meet with British journalists, public officials, representatives of British non-governmental organizations, and attorneys who have been involved in recent controversial free press cases.

November 5, 1999 and April 14, 2000 – Denver, CO, served as an expert witness on newsgathering and the use of confidential sources in Miller v. Colorado in Jefferson County Court.

October 29-31, 1999 – Washington, D.C., participated in the meeting of the American Bar Association's National Conference of Lawyers and Representatives of the News Media.

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