WVU's Campus Read program (formerly the "Common Read") is creating a community of learners by engaging students, faculty, staff and the Morgantown area in an academically-driven common reading experience.
Why It Matters
The Campus Read fosters an exchange of ideas and critical thinking through thoughtful dialog. Make new connections and talk about important ideas with other Mountaineers.
The Campus Read is a voluntary program, and the book has been adopted by faculty in many courses across campus enabling them to explore themes in the book within their disciplines.The campus and community are invited to participate in a series of events throughout the year discussing themes of segregation, sex discrimination, women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), the race into space, the power of education, and West Virginians who have made a significant contribution to society.
The Campus Read book selection for the 2017-2018 academic year is Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly. Learn more about the book and pick up your copy today.