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University of Louisville's Book-in-Common 2010


by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner


 "Imagine a whip-smart economist with a sprawling imagination. Now imagine he's nine years old and wants to know everything.

That is the basic profile of Steven Levitt." - Time

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Keynote Lecture & Dessert Reception: Dr. Charles Wheelan
Thursday, October 21; 7:00PM (Middleton Auditorium, Strickler Hall)

Don't miss Dr. Wheelan, author of Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science, use pop culture and every day examples to demystify economic principles! One lucky student will win a Nook E-Book Reader! Dr. Wheelan is a professor at the University of Chicago and a Yahoo! Columnist: The Naked Economist: Undressing the Issues of the Day. This event is FREE and open to the public. Strickler Hall is located behind the Rauch Planetarium. Parking is available in the Speed Art Museum Garage.

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Don't miss out!

How exciting will it be to come to UofL and already have something in common with other new students? That's the idea behind Book-in-Common, a series of events relating to the themes and characters from one book, read by our campus community.

UofL's Book-in-Common (BinC) is one of the many First Year Initiatives aimed at introducing new students to UofL. You're guaranteed to meet other new students, upperclass students, faculty and staff. You'll also get to experience a unique facet of academic life at UofL as you look at this one book from a number of perspectives and disciplines, learn about new cultures, and attend fun, interactive events related to the current text .

How does Book-in-Common Work?

Students will read and explore a common text which will be incorporated into English 101 and other classrooms across disciplines. First Year Initiatives will partner with campus and local community members to provide a series of out-of-class activities revolving around the themes and issues raised throughout the book. Related activities take place throughout the academic year, and planned programs include a featured speaker, out-of-class group discussions, essay contest, film screening, and faculty lecture/panel.

Why participate?

Through BinC, participants will:

  • Explore key themes related to the text
  • Make meaningful connections with faculty, staff and other students
  • Respect diverse ways of thinking and being
  • Read critically and question deeply







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