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‘Great expectations’ for book discussions

You are invited to be a part of the 2011-12 Friends of the UNCG Libraries book discussions. The first is scheduled for Sept. 26. This is their 10th year of holding these faculty-led events. The discussions have been drawing a growing number of participants from UNCG staff and faculty.

Registration is now open:

  • Monday, Sept. 26 at 4 p.m.: “No God But God: The Origins and Evolution of Islam by Reza Aslan.” Discussion led by Dr. Omar Ali, African American Studies.
  • Monday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.: “Straight Man” by Richard Russo. Discussion led by Dr. Richard Barton, History.
  • Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. Discussion led by Dr. Matina Kalcounis-Rueppell, Biology.
  • Monday, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m.: “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens (in honor of his 200th birthday on Feb. 7). Discussion led by Dr. Hephzibah Roskelly, English.
  • Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m.: “Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier” by Edward Glaeser. Discussion led by Dr. Ken Snowden, Economics.
  • Monday, April 23 at 7 p.m.: “The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession With Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health–And a Vision for Change” by Annie Leonard. Discussion led by Dr. Spoma Jovanovic, Communication Studies.

All discussions will be held in the Hodges Reading Room in Jackson Library. Visit their blog for a full description of the selections

Register here.