ReadUP 2021 will conclude with the Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series hosting Dr. Ibram X. Kendi as he engages the community in a dynamic conversation on Wednesday, March 31 at 5:15 p.m. via live Zoom webinar. Advance registration is required, though the event is free and open to all. Kendi will address questions submitted by UP community members in advance of the event. Book discussion groups across campus will harvest questions, and for those reading on their own, UP students, faculty and staff can supply questions on this form; sign in with your UP credentials. Questions will be generously curated by staff in the Office of International Education, Diversity and Inclusion, with the goal of hearing from as many people as possible. For more information on this year’s ReadUP events and resources: up.edu/readup or email@example.com.
Didn’t reserve a book? No worries. You can read one of the many digital copies available through the library.
And don’t forget to mark your calendar for the conversation with Dr. Kendi via Zoom on Wednesday, March 31, at 5:15 p.m. as part of the Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series.
How might this year’s ReadUP/Schoenfeldt selection inform our teaching? In this week’s Teaching & Learning Collaborative tip, Lars Larson gathers a few ideas from Ibram X. Kendi’s powerful work How to Be an Antiracist. Please note that electronic copies of Kendi’s book can be accessed through the Clark Library here, and paper copies will be distributed in early February, with details forthcoming.
For more information contact Larsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to learn more about the ReadUP book selection, The Leavers? The Clark Library has created a companion guide with author interviews, reviews, awards, and other resources. Visit the ReadUP site for the latest on upcoming events and opportunities to discuss the book. Faculty, staff, and commuter students can now pick up their pre-reserved copy of The Leavers from the Clark Library service desk.
Fr. Charlie Gordon, C.S.C., will lead the final discussion of this year’s ReadUP selection, Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann, on Tuesday, February 19, noon to 1 p.m., in the Clark Library conference room. Light refreshments provided. All are welcome.
For more information about this year’s ReadUP book and author – including a reading guide and video highlighting compelling themes – visit up.edu/readup. For questions about discussion groups, contact the Garaventa Center at x7702 or email@example.com.
These events are sponsored by the Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writers Series, the Office of the Provost, Garaventa Center for Catholic Intellectual Life & American Culture, Clark Library, Office of Residence Life, the Office of University Relations, and the Office of Marketing and Communications.
The ReadUP website has been updated to include several photos of people all over campus reading this year’s book, and also a video by Lars Larson, English, highlighting compelling elements and possible takeaways from the book, at this link.
For more information contact Karen Eifler, Garaventa Center, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
People all over campus have been spotted diving into Let the Great World Spin, the 2019 ReadUP selection. For an extra burst of inspiration about what to look for in Colum McCann’s novel, check out this 2-minute video with insights from Lars Larson, English. For a reading guide compiled by UP’s rockstar librarians and details about discussion groups and McCann’s February 20 visit to campus, check out the ReadUP website here.