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Canceled: 2020 Hammerman Lecture: Maryanne Wolf

Canceled: 2020 Hammerman Lecture: Maryanne Wolf

Maryanne Wolf, an internationally recognized expert on the science of reading, gives a talk entitled "The Reading Brain in a Digital World: Promises and Threats."

Monday, April 20, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Goucher College, Kraushaar Auditorium
  Faculty/Staff     General Public     Students  
Maryanne Wolf (UCLA)

Dr. Wolf will discuss what her multi-disciplinary research has revealed about changes to the evolving reading brain in a digital culture, particularly "deep reading" processes like critical analysis, empathy, and the contemplative function. Dr. Wolf will also describe a proposal for a "biliterate reading brain" for the next generation.

The lecture will be held in Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204.

Admission is free and open to all.

About the Speaker:

Maryanne Wolf, Ed.D., is a scholar, a teacher, and an advocate for children and literacy around the world. She is the director of the Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. She is the author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain (2007, HarperCollins), Dyslexia, Fluency, and the Brain (Edited; York, 2001),  Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century (2016, Oxford University Press), and Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World (August, 2018, HarperCollins).

The Judge Robert I. H. Hammerman Memorial Lecture was established at Johns Hopkins University in 2006 as a tribute to Judge Hammerman’s devotion to scholarship and education for the greater Baltimore and Hopkins communities.

The Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center promotes scholarship by encouraging original research using the Sheridan Libraries’ rare books, manuscripts, and archives. The Center’s fellowships and programming create and promote contributions to the scholarly record.

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