Cleveland State University Library will host the Common Reading Brown Bag Speaker Series on March 20, March 25, and April 3. The talks are based on the book chosen for this Common Reading pilot program - Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, whose main character is a mathematically-gifted autistic teenager.
If you know anyone affected by autism or that has a disability you'll want to attend the following presentations, which will be held from noon - 1:00 p.m. on the Library’s first floor, near RT 103. The talks are open to all CSU faculty, staff, and students and to the Cleveland Community.
Thursday, March 20, 2008 - "Autism and the Brain" will be presented by Dr. Jeffrey R. Dean, Professor and Chairperson, BGES.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - Discussing Libbi Chilia's new book Imagine... Amazing Me! will be Dr. Anthony Menendez, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education and the author herself - Libbi Chilia, a CSU Graduate Student in Special Education. Find out how her book, inspired by her daughter who has a limb deficiency, will disband any misconceptions about people with disabilities. There will be a book signing after the presentation (books can be purchased after the presentation).
Thursday, April 3, 2008 - Dr. Colleen McMahon, Associate Professor, Psychology, will present "Friendships and Autism: A Look at the Social Lives of People with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Film screenings on the topic of autism are also open to the campus community. All of the following screenings will be held in the Multimedia Viewing room, RT 325 from noon - 1:00 p.m. Descriptions of each film can be found at http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/cr/events.html .
Thursday, March 6 - Autism: The Child Who Couldn't Play
Tuesday, March 18 - On the Spectrum: A Film
Thursday, March 27 - Autism
Tuesday, April 1 - Rain Man
For more information about these events, call 216-875-9734
For more information about the Common Learning Experience visit the website at http://www.ulib.csuohio.edu/cr/index.html or contact Dr. Elizabeth A. Lehfeldt, Interim Director of General Education and Associate Professor of History, at 687-3935 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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