UW Today | 10/5/11
Though Feynman was a physicist, his lectures, as transcribed in the Common Book "The Meaning of It All," were not about physics. Subtitled “Thoughts of a Citizen Scientist,” the book takes on diverse matters, from the conflict between science and religion to the validity of faith healing and telepathy.
UW 360 | April 2011
Profile of Manic Mouth Congress, UW’s slam poetry collective. Features Common Book student ambassadors, Manic Mouth Congress officers, and Honors students Shelby Handler and Katie McCorkell. Video.
The Daily | 4/21/11
Daily writer Lauren Kronebusch share some of the student Q & A with Pulitzer Prize Awardee poet Philip Levine. Levine was visiting the UW as part of the UW Common Book events.
UW You Tube Channel | 2/8/11
Undergraduate researcher and Honors student Geoffrey Morgan visits China as part of a year-long study abroad of sustainability practices.
UW Today | 2/18/11
The votes are in, the judges have spoken and winners have been chosen in the 2011 UW Pocketmedia Film Festival. Entries in the film festival had to be two minutes or less and feature the Common Book in some way.
The Daily | 2/28/11
University of Washington students who have an interest in global health now have a minor designed for them. The minor was designed to complement students’ majors with a deeper foundation in global health study. UW administrators approved the creation of the minor last month due to increasing student interest in the subject. The UW Common Book is mentioned.
Columns Magazine | December 2010
During a recent drizzly Saturday afternoon, UW senior Audrey Djunaedi encouraged Seattle middle school students visiting the Marine Life Center in Bellingham to get to know the plants and animals living at our shores. Audrey is a former participant in Alternative Spring Break.
Columns Magazine | December 2010
“What Work Is” was featured in the 2010 UW Common Book, You Are Never Where You Are. Since 2006 the UW has chosen one book for all freshmen to read. This year’s book marks two major firsts: It is the first Common Book to focus on poetry and the first original anthology—the 15 poems in the book appear together nowhere else.
UW Today | 11/17/10
How do you engage people with a poem? Speak it, sing it, scream it, scrawl it. Discuss it, argue over it, dance to it — anything to launch the words off the printed page and into the world. Story focuses on Anis Bawarshi’s class using the Common Book and a student-initiated flash mob inspired by the class.
The Daily | 11/18/10
“This is not a heart / it’s a volume knob,” UW senior Jillian Skeen read into a microphone yesterday afternoon in Red Square as she led a group of students in a flash mob inspired by this year’s Common Book.
The Daily | 10/21/10
Whatever you do, just don’t call these poets and their work ordinary. As each artist performs his or her piece, particular attention is paid to inflection of volume and tone. This is poetry with pizazz. Perhaps sitting in the audience is something that must be experienced to fully comprehend the art of it. Feature on Manic Mouth Congress, UW Slam Poetry group. Shelby Handler, Sam Kolodezh, and Javonna Arriaga served on the Common Book selection committee.
The Daily’s Double Shot | 10/22/10
The second season kicks off with Breanna Lai’s look into the pages of this year’s common book, "You Are Never Where You Are." Selection committee members Christopher Campbell, Shelby Handler, and Frances McCue are interviewed.
The Daily | 9/29/10
Once freshmen have read the common book, the hope is that it will introduce and connect them to the community while also strengthening engagement with the book’s themes. In past years, the book has been integrated into classes and Freshman Interest Groups with guest speakers and other related events.
MyNorthwest.com | 9/29/10
It’s become something of a tradition for universities to choose a book for the entire freshman class to read. The University of Washington took the road less traveled this year by going with a book of poems, called "You Are Never Where You Are."
examiner.com | 9/23/10
examiner.com blogger re-caps some news stories about "You Are Never Where You Are" and adds context about critical reading and poetry.
Seattle P-I | 9/22/10
The roughly 5,500 University of Washington freshmen attending orientation this month are receiving a slim book titled "You Are Never Where You Are."
Crosscut.com | 9/22/10
A University of Washington committee took a brave step, deciding that this year’s common book for all incoming freshmen would be a volume of poetry.
The Daily | 9/6/10
The Daily’s Welcome Edition features a story on the 2010 UW Common Book, "You Are Never Where You Are."
Real Change News | 8/18/10
Interview with Frances McCue about her book "The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs." McCue is writer-in-residence in the University Honors Program and served on the selection committee of the 2010 UW Common Book, and wrote the introduction to it.
The Daily | 2/25/10
Sophomores Gabbie Duncalf and Fitsum Misgano were taking a class about mixed race when they first learned about the organization Mixed. Ralina Joseph, professor of communications who participated in the UW Common Book discussion about Barack Obama’s "Dreams from My Father," is quoted.
U Week | 1/28/10
Little things can add up to a lot, and until Feb. 22 you can donate your change to Stand With Haiti, a special coin drive organized by the Combined Fund Drive to help earthquake relief efforts. The money raised will benefit Partners in Health, one of the largest nongovernmental health care providers in the country. Paul Farmer, founder of Partners in Health, was the subject of the 2006-07 UW Common Book, "Mountains Beyond Mountains."
University Week | 11/19/09
A Common Book event at the UW usually means an appearance by the chosen book’s author. But this year that proved difficult, given that the Common Book is "Dreams from My Father," written by Barack Obama. Since he’s now the President of the United States, it was a little bit difficult to get on his busy schedule. Stepping into the breach for the event, scheduled for Dec. 1, are three professors for whom Obama’s journey holds special significance.
Here & Now Radio, an NPR affiliate in Boston, produced a 5-minute-program about common book programs and interviewed people from three institutions: University of Washington, Skidmore, and North Carolina State.
The Daily | 9.29.08
The Devil’s Highway highlights issues involved in a Washington State lawsuit. Read the Daily feature on this lawsuit.
University Week | 05/22/08
The Devil’s Highway: A True Story, by Luis Alberto Urrea, has been selected as the third UW Common Book by Undergraduate Academic Affairs. The UW Common Book project aims to introduce freshmen to the University’s academic community through a common reading experience and opportunities to engage in campus discussions and activities around the book.
The Daily | 10/18/07
More than 1,000 UW students and alumni attended a Common Book panel at 7 p.m. yesterday at Hec Edmundson Pavilion to discuss Field Notes from a Catastrophe, the latest book from award-winning journalist Elizabeth Kolbert.
The Daily | 10/16/07
Elizabeth Kolbert, author of the second-annual UW common book, Field Notes from a Catastrophe, joins the freshmen class in a discussion on global climate change and her book tomorrow.
University Week | 10/11/07
Elizabeth Kolbert tells scary stories, the kind that stick in your head long after you’ve finished her book, Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change.
U.S. News | 06/07/07
Many of next fall’s first-year college students have thrown their tasseled caps in the air and are ready to pick up the sunscreen and surfboards, but there may be another item to put in the beach bag: a book assigned by the university.
The Seattle Times | 04/09/07
Remember Friday? The sun was out and the temperature rose into the 70s.
The Daily | 04/04/07
Last week, the UW Undergraduate Academic Affairs department announced next year’s Common Book for incoming freshmen will be Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert.
Seattle P-I | 03/29/07
Global warming has been explored in political debates, news stories and this year’s Academy Award-winning documentary. Now the entire freshman class of the University of Washington will study the subject.
University Week | 03/29/07
It’s official: The next Common Book is Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change.
University Week | 03/01/07
For author Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains was all about a compelling story, the tale of Dr. Paul Farmer and his band of friends bent on ending world poverty both globally and one patient at a time.
The Daily | 02/28/07
Hundreds of people crammed into Kane 130 last night for “A Conversation with Tracy Kidder,” the author of Mountains Beyond Mountains, the UW’s Common Book.
The Seattle Times | 02/26/07
Author Tracy Kidder has lost count of the number of colleges around the country that have chosen his book, "Mountains Beyond Mountains," as a common text for the campus community.
The Seattle Times | 02/16/07
Last fall the University of Washington embarked on an ambitious reading project — having every entry-level UW student read the same book (that would be a 5,000-member book club).
University Week | 11/16/06
Paul Farmer came to the UW on Monday, urging his listeners to regard health care not as a privilege but as a right, something that must be part of the social contract.
The Daily | 11/14/06
Paul Farmer, the subject of the UW common book selection Mountains Beyond Mountains, talked about his experiences working with communities across the world last night in Kane Hall. Farmer, a medical doctor, has dedicated his life to lessening the disparities caused by illnesses that disproportionately affect the poor …
The Daily | 11/13/06
Dr. Paul Farmer, famous for his work battling illnesses in low-resource communities, will be speaking tonight in Kane 120 at 7 p.m. …
The Seattle P-I | 11/13/06
Joe Stockton is taking what he’s learned in the classroom into the community …
The Seattle P-I | 10.02.06
Sometimes it’s hard to believe that one man can make a difference in a world surrounded by wars, terrorist threats and atrocities against human beings …
University Week | 09.28.06
Students can register now to hear Paul Farmer, the subject of Tracy Kidder’s book, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World,who will discuss his work in global health at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 …
UNIVERSITY WEEK | 6.22.06
Photo of first incoming UW freshmen to receive Mountains Beyond Mountains, the inaugural UW Common Book selection.
SEATTLE P-I | December 6, 2005
The University of Washington will ask each incoming student to read the same work of non-fiction — what it’s calling the "Common Book" — before they come to campus next fall …
UNIVERSITY WEEK | November 17, 2005
Students who enter the UW next fall will have at least one thing in common — they will all have read the same book. Tracy Kidder’s Mountains Beyond Mountains has been chosen as the book that all incoming freshmen will be given and expected to read before fall classes begin …
SEATTLE TIMES | November 16, 2005
Move over, Oprah. The University of Washington is launching a book club with 5,000 members — some more willing than others …