Academic Roundtable — Rest, Contemplative Computing, and Creativity: A Conversation with Dr. Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Please join us on Tuesday, February 23, 2016,  in the Davis Family Library 105B at 12:15 p.m.

The stressors of academic life take their toll on our well-being, but could those stressors, and a lack of rest and contemplative practice, also be affecting our creativity and productivity?

In this Academic Roundtable, Dr. Amy Collier, Associate Provost for Digital Learning, will host an informal conversation with guest speaker Dr. Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, author of “The Distraction Addiction” and a forthcoming book called “Rest: Why Working Less Gets More Done.” They will discuss the importance of rest and contemplative practice in our daily lives, whether we are checking email, writing a research paper, teaching a class, or at home with our families and friends. Through an interactive conversation, Dr. Pang will provide tips for prioritizing and reaping the benefits of more rest, and strategies for managing technology’s interruptions using mindfulness techniques.

Join us for this important session and bring your own questions for Dr. Pang.  Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Doreen Bernier via email at by noon on Friday, February 19, 2016.

Dr. Pang will also be giving talks during his visit to our campus.

On Monday, February 22, at 4:30 p.m. in Library 105, he will talk on “Rest: Why Working Less Gets More Done.”

On Tuesday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall, he will be speaking on “Contemplative Computing.”

The Academic Roundtable is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching, Learning, & Research and the Library & Information Services