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2013-2014 First Year Book available to faculty/staff

Event Type(s): Other

Each year we select a book that will provide a shared intellectual experience for all first-year students, faculty, and staff. The First Year Book signals to incoming students the importance we place on intellectual engagement across the curriculum.

The 2013-2014 First Year Book is The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver. Silver asks us to consider: why are most predictions--even by experts--so woefully wrong? And what can we do to improve our ability to sift through the noise to see the signal of what is most likely to happen?

Nate Silver will speak on campus on November 13, 2013.

Faculty members who may consider using the First Year Book in their classes should stop by 2110 Marie Mount and pick up book. Please check out website during the summer for programming ideas and special events.


For more information, contact:
Lisa J. Kiely
+1 301 405 0966

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