Scholars Week 2017 / March 27-31, 2017
MTSU Scholars Week is an annual week-long celebration of research, scholarship, and creative projects. Scholars Week 2017 will take place on March 27-31, 2017, with a full schedule of events ranging from College-sponsored events to Friday's University-Wide Poster Exposition.
Keynote Speaker: Nick Carr - "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains"
Monday, March 27, 7:00-8:00 PM, Student Union Ballroom
Book signing will follow.
Drawing on the themes in his Pulitzer Prize finalist and New York Times bestselling book, Nick Carr lucidly examines the most important topic in contemporary culture – the mental and social transformation created by our electronic environment. In this presentation, Carr will provide a deep, enlightening examination of how the Internet influences the brain and its neural pathways and concludes with a very humanistic petition for balancing our human and computer interactions.
This event is free and open to the public.
The keynote lecture is presented by the Strickland Visiting Scholar Program and the MTSU Distinguished Lecturers Fund with additional support from the Department of Computer Information Systems, the Department of History, the Office of the Provost, the Office of Research, and the College of Liberal Arts.