"Being Wrong" by Kathryn Schulz
The book selected for students in 2013-14 is “Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error,” by journalist Kathryn Schulz.
Errors: Why do we hate being wrong? How do you know what you know? How do you know when you're right, and when you're wrong?
It's not all bad to be wrong. Some of the world's most outstanding discoveries came from "failed" experiments. And, much personal growth can come from striving to be correct, or better, or among the norm...you get the idea.
Thousands of WSU students this academic year will use topics from the book in classes. They will also attend special presentations and a popular expert lecture series featuring WSU research faculty, staff, and learned guests. Check the Common Reading calendar for up-to-date information and schedules.
What is a "common reading?"
Topics from a single, carefully selected book for freshmen are featured in first-year and other classes in disciplines across the university, and in special events and presentations. Having a shared source for such topics provides a common ground for students and their professors, and stimulates discussions and learning around The same topics also lend themselves to presentations in the lecture series, and to discussions between students and faculty within and beyond classrooms.Check the Common Reading calendar for up-to-date information and schedules.
Neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp's 11/7 Presentation on Animal Emotions and Human Consciousness online, thanks to WSU Global Campus!
SAVE THE DATE:
Feb. 24, 2014
"Being Wrong" author
Kathryn Schulz at WSU!
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Check the Common Reading calendar for upcoming faculty and guest expert presentations at Common Reading Tuesdaysevents.