April 1, 2005
Mark Bauerlein, Director of Research and Analysis at Natonal Endowment for the Arts, to lecture at ShimerCollegeon 'The Costs of Not Reading'
Mark Bauerlein, Ph.D., Professor of English at EmoryUniversity in Atlanta and Director of Research and Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts will deliver a lecture on 'The Costs of Not Reading' on April 4 at ShimerCollege. The lecture is free and open to the public.
A widely published author on American literature and social history, Bauerlein has also written extensively on the current state of American education from the elementary to the university level. At the NEA, Dr. Bauerlein’s role is to foster instrumental research in the arts and culture that promotes high educational standards and evidence-based policies. He is an ardent advocate of ShimerCollege's Great Books model of education.
In his presentation Dr. Bauerlein will discuss reading declines among Americans as documented in the NEA's population survey, 'Reading at Risk.' Before entertaining questions from the audience he will address the costs of non-reading to businesses, universities and civic life.
The lecture, which will begin at 7:30 p.m., will take place in Prairie House on the ShimerCollege campus. Prairie House is located at the corner of Genesee and Cory Streets, one block west of the 400 block of Sheridan Road. For more information, contact Albert Fernandez.