Author Nicholas Carr to Speak at Medaille College

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October 30, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

 

Part of Freshman Summer Reading Program

Photo of Nicholas Carrv(Buffalo, NY – Oct. 23) – Medaille College is pleased to announce Nicholas Carr, author of the freshman reading selection for 2013, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, will speak at the Buffalo campus on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. A book signing will be held from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in the Huber Hall Library with Carr speaking at 6:00 p.m. in the Events Arena. The event is free and open to the public.

Nicholas G. Carr is an American writer who has published books and articles on technology, business, and culture. His book The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction.

Now in its fifth year, the Summer Reading Program encourages intellectual discourse and a common academic experience for all incoming freshmen at the Buffalo Campus. It is part of Project EQUIP, funded by The John R. Oishei Foundation, a comprehensive program focused on community-based learning for undergraduate students at Medaille’s city campus.  Medaille recognizes that a key to success is being an active, engaged learner. The Summer Reading Program encourages active learning and helps freshmen successfully transition to college-level study. The Shallows was chosen as required reading to help students actively engage with relevant ideas and inspire them as they embark on a college career. The Shallows will be incorporated into Learning Community coursework during the fall 2013 semester.

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