The University of Connecticut’s UConn Reads program has been created to bring together the University community – from students, faculty, and staff to alumni and friends of UConn, as well as citizens of Connecticut – for a far-reaching and engaging dialogue centered on a book suggested by the community.
We invite you to join us in reading this year’s book of choice and, over the coming year, participating in the conversation through an exciting series of discussion groups and other events and activities hosted by the University. We look forward to what is sure to be a stimulating and fulfilling conversation.
Our Book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma
Since its publication, Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (2006) has sparked a national conversation about the American ways of eating and their impact on our health and environment. With our passion for the environment, health, and human rights, the UConn community is ready for a wide-ranging debate about the culture, politics, and science of eating. Read more about our book selection on UConn Today.
The UConn Co-op will carry The Omnivore’s Dilemma at a discount. The book is available in eBook format as well. To follow the UConn Reads conversation on Twitter, use the hashtag #UConnReads.
Renowned Philosopher Peter Singer to Give Free Lecture in Storrs
The 2014-15 UConn Reads events programming will kick off on Thursday, Oct. 9, with a free lecture by world-renowned philosopher and ethicist Peter Singer at the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts on the UConn Storrs campus. The lecture, to be held at 7 p.m., will be open to the public. Read more…