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Harvard Professor Gives Brodie Family Lecture

Story posted April 15, 1999

April 28, 1999, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Ellen Langer, a professor of psychology at Harvard, will speak on "The Power of Mindful Learning" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in Kresge Auditorium in the Visual Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public.

Langer is this year's Brodie Family Lecturer. Theodore H. Brodie, a graduate of Bowdoin and a College Overseer from 1983-1995, established the lectureship in 1997. Each year the lectureship brings a speaker to Bowdoin to discuss problems and practices in teaching and learning. Langer's appearance is also sponsored by the education department.

When teaching and learning, people often rely on traditional rules to guide them, some of which may be incorrect. Langer will discuss alternative methods of learning and ways to teach one's mind and memory to work better.

Langer has written seven books and published more than 100 papers. She has been honored by the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society.

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