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Summer Reading

 

Summer-readingEach year, our SAS Honors Program faculty, staff, and students work together to choose a book for new SASHP students to read over the summer. In July and August, new SASHP students begin a conversation about the Summer Reading Book with faculty, staff and students on our SASHP Summer Reading Blog. In the fall, we have a lecture, book-signing, and reception with the author of the book. The Summer Reading Book is also the primary text for the fall SAS Honors Colloquium course.

Summer 2013 Reading Program

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Program Description

Each year, our SAS Honors Program faculty, staff, and students work together to choose a book for new SASHP students to read over the summer. We are pleased to announce that this year’s book is “The Speed of Dark” by Elizabeth Moon.

In July and August, new SAS Honors Program students will begin a conversation about the book with faculty, staff, and students on our SAS Honors Program Summer Reading Blog. On Friday, August 30, 2013, new SAS Honors Program students will discuss the book with Dr. Deborah Carr, Chair of the Department of Sociology and Dr. Allan Horwitz, Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research. On Wednesday, September 25, 2013, Elizabeth Moon will speak to the SAS Honors Colloquium. After the lecture, the SAS Honors Program will host a reception and book-signing with Elizabeth Moon. “The Speed of Dark” will also be the basis for the fall 2013 SAS Honors Colloquium course.

Assignments

  1. All new SAS Honors Program students are required to read “The Speed of Dark” by Elizabeth Moon.
  2. All new SAS Honors Program students must participate in our SASHP Summer Reading Blog: sakai.rutgers.edu/portal. New incoming first year SAS Honors Program students are required to post a minimum of two comments in July and two comments in August. All new continuing and transfer SAS Honors Program students are required to post a minimum of four comments in August. The SASHP will send additional details about the Summer Reading Program to students over the summer.
Please note: Students must have a Rutgers NetID and Rutgers email account to participate in the Summer Reading Blog. Incoming SASHP students can create a Rutgers NetID and email in the Admissions Enrollment Pathway:  www.ugadmissions.rutgers.edu/pathway/login.asp

Additional Information

Previous Summer Reading Books

  • Summer 2012: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot
  • Summer 2011: "The Monsters of Templeton" by Lauren Groff
  • Summer 2010:  “The Sparrow” by Mary Doria Russell
  • Summer 2009:  “The Last Town on Earth” by Thomas Mullen
  • Summer 2008:  “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One  
                             School at a Time” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
  • Summer 2007:  “The Six Questions of Socrates” by Christopher Phillips

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