Book in Common

book cover

Marie & Pierre Currie: A Tale of Love and Fallout

Lauren Redniss


The Book in Common initiative, funded by the president’s office, is an ongoing study for A&M-Commerce freshmen meant to bring students together to learn in an environment that fosters discussion and reflection as they navigate their first year of college.

Importance of the Book in Common:
 “Through the Book in Common program, freshman students across all majors, as well as faculty, are unified with the study of one book that’s chosen to provoke deeper thought and engaging discussions. In this setting, they are allowed to be both the students and the teachers as they collectively learn from one another.”
Dr. Mark Rudin

Importance of the book for freshmen
“The Book in Common is chosen because of its cross-disciplinary ability to make us think, discuss and understand the world in new ways. Faculty, staff and the larger community can take part in discussions of self-discovery, justice and social change that have been thematic elements of prior book selections.”
Dr. Yvonne Villanueva-Russell  
Dean, University College

Key events open to all university faculty, staff, students and the public:
Author’s Address: Monday, October 14th at 6pm in Ferguson Auditorium

Copies of the book are available for purchase at the university bookstore, and have been put on reserve in Gee Library for 2-week check out.
Academic faculty are encouraged to submit abstracts to present at the Lion’s Lecture.

Contact person:
Dr. Yvonne Villanueva-Russell
Dean, University College

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