When Peter Ho Davies’ The Fortunes was chosen for Case Western Reserve University’s common reading program it was described as “a beautifully written book that moves between humor and tragedy.”
“We believe the many themes and topics the author brings together will deeply engage our new students, who come to CWRU with a wealth of different experiences and backgrounds,” said Daniel Goldmark, a professor of music and an associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, who chaired the common reading committee.
In an effort to continue the conversation and further engage in conversations about history, politics, music, family, technology and religion, the Office of First-Year Experience and Family Programs has instituted a slate of programming to further explore these themes. First-Year students and the entire Case Western Reserve University community are invited to attend any of the events listed below to further engage with this year's common reading selection.
- Sept. 18: History of Cleveland's Chinatown Screening
- Sept. 20: Situational Awareness Workshop
- Sept. 29: Movie Series: Vincent Who?
- Oct. 27: Movie Series: Good Luck Soup, a Documentary - Postponed!
Additional events may be added in the future. Be sure to visit Common Reading Resources for details.
There’s also still time to suggest a book for next year’s common reading selection.