“There’s zero correlation between the gift of gab and good ideas”: Susan Cain to Speak at Case Western Reserve

Quiet PBSusan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking has been selected as Case Western Reserve’s 2013 Common Reading book.  Cain will speak at Case Western’s opening ceremonies on Aug. 28, at 4:30 p.m., and she will be presenting the Elaine G. Hadden Distinguished Visiting Author Lecture, which was created in 2012.

Edwin Mayes, director of Case Western’s First-Year Experience and a member of the Common Reading Committee, commented that “introverts should not try to pass as extroverts, but learn and value their strengths.”  Furthermore, Timothy Beal, the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion and chair of the faculty-led Common Reading Committee, stated that “Quiet will be a great read for our students…We hope it will encourage them to reflect on what kinds of learners and professionals they are and will be, as well as how they fit into this community socially and how they relate to others in and out of the classroom.”

All incoming first-year students are required to read the book prior to arriving on campus in late August.

Click here to view author Susan Cain’s presentation at the 2013 First-Year Experience® Conference in Orlando, Florida.

Click here to download download the new Quiet Teacher’s Guide.

Click here to learn more about Case Western Reserve’s Common Reading program.


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