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Cokie Roberts talk Feb. 26 is postponed

February 22, 2013

Next week’s Presidential Centennial Guest Series talk featuring Cokie Roberts has been postponed. Roberts, a veteran journalist with ABC News and political commentator with NPR, has been called to Rome to cover the Pope’s resignation and unfortunately won’t be able to give her talk at Loyola University New Orleans scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. The event will be rescheduled at a later date.

Information on the rescheduled event will be available in future issues of Loyola at a Glance newsletter and on the Loyola website.

The next lecture in the Presidential Centennial Guest Series features Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Nicholas Carr April 17 at 7 p.m. in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall. Carr, known for his book “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains,” will examine how our growing dependence on the Internet is influencing the way our minds work, encouraging superficial skimming at the expense of deep conceptual thinking.

Carr is also the author of two other influential books, “The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google,” published in 2008, and “Does IT Matter?” published in 2004. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages, and his essay “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” is featured in several anthologies, including “The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009,” “The Best Spiritual Writing 2010” and “The Best Technology Writing 2009.”

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