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Oct. 13, 2005

RSU Prof to Review Influential Writer’s Works

Emily Dial-Driver, professor in Rogers State University’s Department of Communications and Fine Arts, will review two titles by Malcolm Gladwell, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Stratton Taylor Library.

The review, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 3:30 p.m. in the library, room 207. The event is part of the library’s Literary Review Series.

Dial-Driver will be reviewing, “Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” and “The Tipping Point: How Little Things Make a Big Difference,” both of which were New York Times bestsellers. Gladwell, who has been a staff writer for the New Yorker magazine since 1996, recently was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People for his “practical applications of cutting-edge academic scholarship.” In “Blink,” Gladwell examines the effectiveness of snap decisions, while “The Tipping Point” studies the virus-like paths that ideas, trends and fads take through society.

Dial-Driver teaches composition, technical writing and literature courses at RSU. She received a doctoral degree in higher education curriculum, a master’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from Oklahoma State University. She has authored textbooks and articles, and has had poetry published in local and national publications. She also has had her plays and other media produced.

For more information, call the Stratton Taylor Library at 343-7716.