Solutions for Higher Education engages in deeper reflection of critical issues in the world of colleges and universities.
As part of the podcast series Solutions for Higher Education, SUU President Scott L Wyatt will lead a “Summer Reading Club” focusing on a new book each month. Readers who join the podcast will be given an introduction to the book by Scott Wyatt and podcast host Steve Meredith near the beginning of each month, and then near the end of the month, an expert guest will join the conversation to give additional insight and context to the completed reading.
June - A Deadly Wandering: A Mystery, a Landmark Investigation, and the Astonishing Science of Attention in the Digital Age by Matt Richtel
A Deadly Wandering by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Matt Richtel explores the enormous changes that current technology has brought to our lives, and especially to the ability to focus our attention on tasks at hand. Told in a narrative form, the book alternates between scientific exploration on the subject of human attention, and the tragic story of a young Utah man named Reggie Shaw, whose distracted driving led to devastating consequences. The story also details legislative changes that resulted from the tragedy, and ultimately ends as a hopeful tale of forgiveness and redemption. Matt Richtel covered the story for the New York Times, and his Pulitzer Prize-winning series of reports, Driven to Distraction, form the basis for the book.
Listen to Episode 22 here.
A Deadly Wandering by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Matt Richtel explores the enormous changes that current technology has brought to our lives, and especially to the ability to focus our attention on tasks at hand. [Listen to Part 1 - the book introduction]
This is our discussion episode after reading the book. Joining the podcast are special guests Dr. David Strayer and Terryl Warner, both who were parts of the story as it unfolded in real life and the book.
Listen to Episode 23 here.