The College of LSA welcomes you to the University of Michigan and invites you to participate actively in the 2009 Summer Reads Program.
- What is the Summer Reads Program?
Students in the Michigan Learning Communities (MLCs) will be reading a common book to begin their participation in the intellectual life of the University. In the Fall, students will be invited to participate in events related to Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder, as well as other theme semester events on campus.
- What is the book about?
Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder is about a small, quirky Museum of Jurassic Technology maintained in a Los Angeles store-front by David Wilson. The book raises the issue of how we decide what is "real" and what is "true". It is a fascinating look at the convergences between art, science, perception and reality.
- Come Meet the Author!
Author Lawrence Weschler will be coming to campus to talk about his book and the idea of convergences. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker and is currently the Director of the Institute for the Humanities at New York University. The talk will be on Tuesday, September 15 at 4:30 p.m. at the UM Power Center.
Books can be purchased on campus for $10 (this price reflects a discount provided by Nicola's Books and a subsidy from the LSA Dean's Office).