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Faculty members to promote Big Read project on 'Bottom Line' April 25

Two members of Old Dominion University's Big Read project team will appear Sunday, April 25, on the "The Bottom Line," WAVY-TV's half-hour weekly community affairs program, to discuss the Big Read kickoff at Asia Fest 2010. The show, which airs at 5:30 a.m., will be made available online at www.wavy.com.

Gail Singleton Taylor, associate professor of teaching and learning, and Zhongtang Ren, research scientist with ODU's Programs for Research and Evaluation for Public Schools, will talk about the ODU Darden College of Education's sponsorship of the upcoming, community-wide Big Read project, which was funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Part of a nationwide initiative, the local Big Read program is designed to promote reading among adults in Hampton Roads ethnic communities. The project team is promoting the reading of Amy Tan's 1989 groundbreaking novel, "The Joy Luck Club."

The official kickoff for the Big Read program will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 1, in conjunction with Asia Fest 2010, at the Chesapeake Central Library. Limited copies of "The Joy Luck Club" will distributed during the kickoff.

For more information about the Big Read project, contact Taylor at gstaylor@odu.edu.

This article was posted on: April 21, 2010

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