A recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program previews Scholars Week, the university’s annual tribute to academic rigor and critical thinking skills.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Susan Myers-Shirk, interim chair of the Department of History and member of the Scholars Week Committee, first aired March 20 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org. You can listen to their conversation below.
Scheduled for March 27-31, Scholars Week enables both undergraduate and graduate students to display their research at various locations around campus with one day set aside for each university college.
Nick Carr, author of “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains,” will deliver the Scholars Week keynote address at 7 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the Student Union Ballroom, followed by a book-signing opportunity. The event is free and open to the public.
“He looks at the way the technologies of reading and writing have changed over time, and then he links that to ideas about neuroplasticity,” Myers-Shirk said of Carr. “He describes the way in which our thinking and reading changed as our tools changed.”
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.