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    • 2016 Project Wake: Alexander Hamilton

    • Sunday, August 28th, 20161:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Ron Chernow’s biography Alexander Hamilton runs 818 pages and weighs more than 2 pounds (even in paperback). You should read it anyway, and once you start reading about this brilliant, inspiring, scandal-prone Founding Father you will have a hard time setting the book down. As a public policy . . .

    • Location: Reynolda House
    • 2016 Project Wake: All Our Names

    • Sunday, August 28th, 20161:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    •  A story about an immigrant and the social worker who loves him, All Our Names takes on complex issues of belonging, identity, and commitment to the countries that shape our views of the world. The novel is a love story at heart, and it raises questions about what it means to love--people, . . .

    • Location: South Residence Hall - 127
    • 2016 Project Wake: Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers, by Kwame Anthony Appiah

    • Sunday, August 28th, 20161:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Discussion leader: Dr. Win-chiat Lee, Philosophy We are all citizens of the world. That statement sounds pretty cool. But what does it mean? Does it make sense to identify ourselves as citizens of the world even if there is no such political entity as the world state of which we are all . . .

    • Location: Tribble Hall A307
    • 2016 Project Wake: Divergent

    • Sunday, August 28th, 20161:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Discussion leader: Matt Clifford, Residence Life & Housing Have you ever felt like there are completely artificial structures and rules built into our society? What if we, as 16 year-olds do in the dystopian novel Divergent, took an aptitude test to determine our faction? These factions . . .

    • Location: Johnson B030, Basement Lounge
    • 2016 Project Wake: Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

    • Sunday, August 28th, 20161:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Discussion leader: Dr. Angela Mazaris, Director of the LGBTQ Center Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, written by MacArthur grant awardee Alison Bechdel, is a “tragicomic memoir” written in graphic novel form. The story, which follows Bechdel’s coming of age as a lesbian and . . .

    • Location: Benson Center 311
    • 2016 Project Wake: Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

    • Sunday, August 28th, 20161:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Discussion leader: Amanda Foster, Z. Smith Reynolds Library We all wear clothes. Cheap and readily available, the introduction of “fast fashion” has fundamentally changed the relationship Americans have with clothes. Historically, most Americans rotated through a few outfits, most . . .

    • Location: Babcock Residence Hall Parlor c109
    • 2016 Project Wake: Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

    • Sunday, August 28th, 20161:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Discussion leader: Dr. Al Rives, Chemistry  The core of our citizenship is revealed in our values … or at least our ability to make decisions and behave in ways that reflect those values.  Predictably Irrational explores decision-making in some common arenas, and, in . . .

    • Location: Salem Hall Room 8
    • 2016 Project Wake: Take Me With You: A Memoir

    • Sunday, August 28th, 20161:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Discussion leader: Dr. José Villalba, Counseling and Office of the Dean of the College  Citizenship, or what some might summarize as a “sense of belonging and devotion to,” can take on many forms. The manner in which second-generation immigrants, or rather those . . .

    • Location: South Residence Hall 132, Media Room
    • 2016 Project Wake: Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us

    • Sunday, August 28th, 20161:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Discussion leader: Dr. Alan Brown, Education   Why School? by Mike Rose contains compelling stories from Rose’s 40 years of working in education and insights into the nature of learning and the development of our country’s educational institutions. Chapters range from . . .

    • Location: Tribble A205
    • 2016 Project Wake: Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

    • Sunday, August 28th, 20161:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Discussion leader: Rosalind Tedford, ZSR Library  Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague might seem an unlikely pick for a book about citizenship but it is a fictionalized account of an actual story. In 1665, when the plague was ravaging England, the small Derbyshire village of Eyam . . .

    • Location: 2101 Royall Drive