English faculty member Dawn Fallik recently presented with Dr. Julianne Holt-Lundstad on a panel at South by Southwest (SXSW). In "Generation Lonely: 10,000 Followers and No Friends," Fallik discussed interviews she's been conducting about modern experiences and medical consequences of the loneliness epidemic, which is happening despite our increased connections through technology and social media. When the first scheduled panel quickly sold out, organizers added an encore session which also sold out. Coverage of the panel has been distributed internationally, including a story in USA Today that has been picked up by dozens of newspapers nationwide, as well as stories in Spanish and French. Indeed, the reception of her work was so positive that she's been asked to return to SXSW in 2020. The panel's name is the same as the book Fallik is currently writing about the causes and consequences of modern loneliness.
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