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How to Succeed in College and Beyond: The Art of Learning

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 4:30pm

Olin Library, Rm 107
Olin Library, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

There is a growing anxiety about investing in higher education today, with rising tuition and increasing student debt, but overall, college graduates still earn more than those who do not have a degree and have more career opportunities.

Join us for a Chats in the Stacks book talk with Daniel Schwarz, Frederic J. Whiton Professor of English Literature and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow at Cornell. His new book “How to Succeed in College and Beyond” (Wiley-Blackwell, February 2016) is an insightful guide to the undergraduate experience, helping them balance the joy of learning with the necessity of career preparation.

Reflecting on his 48 years as a faculty member, Schwarz shares feedback and suggestions from previous students, colleagues, and university administrators. Not only is his new book a guide for applying to college and searching for financial aid, but it provides advice to parents and lets students know what options are available to them during each year of study and after graduation. Schwarz also highlights the importance of studying the humanities, no matter what your major. Benefits include learning how to write effectively, speak articulately, and think critically.

Daniel Schwarz has received Cornell’s Russell Distinguished Teaching Award and is the author of 17 books. He also writes about higher education for the Huffington Post.

Refreshments served and books available for purchase. This event is hosted by Olin Library.

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Contact Name

Lynn Bertoia

Contact Phone

(607) 255-4144


Daniel Schwarz

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Free and open to all

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