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The John J. Witmeyer III Dean's Colloquium series, which invites distinguished alumni back to campus to discuss their careers, presents Dr. Ned Hallowell a psychiatrist and learning differences specialist. He is the founder of the Hallowell Centers, which specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of learning differences, especially attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia, in adults and children. Having both ADHD and dyslexia himself, he sees them not as disorders but rather as traits that can confer enormous benefit.

Bob Schieffer, legendary television journalist and former host of CBS’s Face the Nation, and H. Andrew Schwartz, chief communications officer at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will discuss their new book about modern political journalism, Overload: Finding the Truth in Today’s Deluge of News. From the explosion of fake news to the challenges of the 24-hour news cycle, Schieffer and Schwartz will examine the changing role of media and whether today’s citizens are more informed or just overwhelmed.