Summer Reading

The Summer Reading program at the Honors College provides you with an opportunity to explore the ideas of community, innovation, and teamwork through a common book, and also to engage in open civil discourse with your fellow students about a current issue in our society.

Summer 2017 Reading Book

Clash of Civilizaions Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio - Amara LakhousThis summer, we've asked all incoming Honors College students to read Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio by Amara Lakhous. In August, we'll open our online discussion platform where students will engage with fellow classmates from their future hall at the Honors College. This fall, the author will come to the Honors College to speak and students will have a chance to explore the book's themes with the author, with their mentor-in-residence, and in the classroom.

Clash of Civilizations Over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio touches on many subjects including prejudice, cultural misunderstanding, assimilation, and community. 

New students should stay tuned for more details on our upcoming online discussion platform. 


Previous Readings

Summer Reading 2016
Summer Reading 2015


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