Journalism symposium: ESPN investigative reporter Tisha Thompson will headline a Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism event on Thursday at 4:15 p.m. at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at Maryland. Thompson will discuss her career path and her work, including her recent coverage of the sexual assault scandal at Michigan State. George Solomon, director of the center, will moderate the conversation, which will be followed by an audience Q&A. The event, which will be held in the Gene Roberts Room on the third floor of Knight Hall, is free and open to the public. For information, email email@example.com, 301-405-4605 or visit www.povichcenter.org.