Author Nicholas Carr to speak on campus today

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    Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains, is today’s keynote speaker at 6 p.m. in the Brown-Lupton University Union ballroom.

    The Shallows is this year's Common Reading book, a program where each first-year student reads and discusses the book in small groups during Frogs First.

    Carr wrote more than a dozen articles and interviews for Harvard Business Review and writes regularly for the Financial Times, Strategy & Business and The Guardian. His articles have also appeared in the New York Times, MIT Sloan Management Review, Wired, Business 2.0, Boston Globe, Industry Standard, The Banker, Director, Business Week Online as well as in his blog, Rough Type. Carr has served as a commentator on CNBC, CNN, and other networks and was a featured speaker worldwide at industry, educational, and government forums.

    The Pulitzer Prize nominee and former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review writes and speaks on technology, business, culture, and economics. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.A., in English literature, from Harvard University. 

    The Shallows was selected as a Pulitzer Prize finalist and is a New York Times bestseller.