Upcoming Events – Fall 2021

As the Fall 2021 incoming Engineering class reads the book — Born a Crime and prepares for their discussion sessions, make sure to engage with our social media accounts (on Facebook or Twitter), and come back to the page closer to the Fall as we plan are prepare supporting events for this book.

Past Events

2019 PANEL: “What is Happening in Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century?”

Panel on the Michigan Engineering Common Reading Experience of Full Body Burden.

The Michigan Engineering community had a conversation with leaders from the nuclear industry to complement that year’s Common Reading Experience.

Watch the Lecture Capture here

Students around Allen school sign

2015 EVENT: Reading to Local Schoolchildren

Event organized by the Common Reading Student Advisory Board, partnered with the Ginsberg Center.

Volunteers joined in a continuous effort to read The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind to local schoolchildren in Ann Arbor. The event helps to promote literacy in Ann Arbor.

William Kamkwamba speaking

2014 KEYNOTE: “How I Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope”

Keynote event with William Kamkwamba, co-author of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

In this Keynote Event, William shared a moving tale of invention that changed his life.  His achievements are a testament to the triumph of imagination and the power of human potential under the most adverse circumstances.

D. Merritt speaking

2013 KEYNOTE: “Doing Well and Doing Good

Keynote Event with on Common Reading Experience of The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy

David Merritt, former Michigan Basketball captain and local business owner spoke to students about how something as simple as the purchase of a t-shirt can “do good” in the world and make an impact in the lives of others.