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October 2022

Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Alex Reed

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - All book discussion sign-ups announced at the beginning of the semester Book: INTO THE WILD by Jon Krakauer Discussion Leader: Dr. Alex Reed, Associate Professor of Legal Studies Date: Wednesday, October 5, 6-8 p.m. Location: Moore Hall 116 Description: In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his…

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Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Nicholas Allen

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - All book discussion sign-ups announced at the beginning of the semester Book: BEATLEBONE by Kevin Barry Discussion Leader: Dr. Nicholas Allen, Director of the Willson Center and Professor in Humanities Date: Monday, October 10, 6-8 p.m. Location: Moore Hall 116 Description: It is 1978, and John Lennon has escaped New York City to try to find the island off the west coast of Ireland he bought eleven years prior. Leaving behind domesticity, his approaching forties, his inability…

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Honors Book Discussion with Jessica Hunt

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - All book discussion sign-ups announced at the beginning of the semester Book: GOLD DIGGERS by Sanjena Sathian Discussion Leader: Ms. Jessica Hunt, Assistant Dean and Director of Scholarships, Morehead Honors College Date: Monday, October 24, 6-8 p.m. Location: Moore Hall 116 Description: A magical realist coming-of-age story, Gold Diggers skewers the model minority myth to tell a hilarious and moving story about immigrant identity, community, and the underside of ambition. A floundering second-generation teenager growing up in…

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Honors Book Discussion with Professor Grace Jun

October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - All book discussion sign-ups announced at the beginning of the semester Book: UNIVERSAL MATERIALITY: WEARABLE INTERACTION DESIGN AND COMPUTER AIDED PROCESS FOR ACCESSIBLE WEARABLE SOLUTIONS by Jeanne Tan and Grace Jun Discussion Leader: Professor Grace Jun, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design (and co-author of book) Date: Wednesday, October 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (note special time) Location: Moore Hall 309 Description: Universal Materiality is a summary of design examples from a collaboration including designers, engineers, occupational therapists, nonprofits, academic…

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Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Cas Mudde

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - All book discussion sign-ups announced at the beginning of the semester Book: THE FAR RIGHT TODAY by Cas Mudde Discussion Leader: Dr. Cas Mudde, Stanley Wade Shelton UGAF Professor of International Affairs (and author of the book) Date: Wednesday, October 26, 6-8 p.m. Location: Moore Hall 116 Description: The far right is back with a vengeance. After several decades at the political margins, far-right politics has again taken center stage. In this timely book, leading global expert…

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November 2022

Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Carolyn Medine

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - All book discussion sign-ups announced at the beginning of the semester JESUS AND THE DISINHERITED by Howard Thurman Discussion Leader: Dr. Carolyn Medine, Professor of Religion and Director of the Institute for African American Studies Date: Tuesday, November 1, 6-8 p.m. Location: Moore Hall 116 Description: Famously known as the text that Martin Luther King Jr. sought inspiration from in the days leading up to the Montgomery bus boycott, Howard Thurman’s Jesus and the Disinherited helped shape…

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Honors Book Discussion with Dr. Éric Morales-Franceschini

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Moore Hall, 108 Herty Drive
Athens, GA 30602 United States

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - All book discussion sign-ups announced at the beginning of the semester Book: OLGA DIES DREAMING by Xochitl Gonzalez Discussion Leader: Dr. Éric Morales-Franceschini, Assistant Professor of English and Latin American and Caribbean Studies Date: Wednesday, November 16, 6-8 p.m. Location: Moore Hall 116 Description: It's 2017, and Olga and her brother, Pedro “Prieto” Acevedo, are boldfaced names in their hometown of New York. Prieto is a popular congressman representing their gentrifying Latinx neighborhood in Brooklyn, while Olga…

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