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Cokie Roberts lecture at Loyola rescheduled for April 4

Loyola press release - February 25, 2013

This week’s Presidential Centennial Guest Series talk featuring Cokie Roberts has been postponed until April 4, 2013. 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, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m.

The event time and location have not changed, and Roberts' lecture will be held in Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall at 7 p.m.

The next lecture in the Presidential Centennial Guest Series features Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Nicholas Carr April 17 at 7 p.m. in Roussel 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.”

The talk featuring the Rev. James Martin, S.J., originally scheduled for March 18 has been cancelled.