In an article just published on the Chronicle of Higher Education website, Facebook weighs in on friendship trends on college campuses. Travis Kaya reports, “College freshmen are more likely to make friends with peers they share a dorm room or major with than they are to befriend those from similar racial backgrounds, a study on the Facebook profiles of first-year students found.”
The study was conducted by researchers at Harvard University and the University of California, Los Angeles and a paper on the study will be published next week in The American Journal of Sociology.
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Students at St. Bonaventure University could barely contain their excitement while attending a book signing featuring Rebecca Skloot, author of the university’s “All Bonaventure Reads” 2010 selection The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The book signing was one part of a campus-wide event held on Sept. 29th, which included a free public lecture and small group discussions with St. Bonaventure students.
St. Bonaventure Freshman Elizabeth Johnson loves THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS
St. Bonaventure Freshman Kayla Cronin shows off her Rebecca Skloot autograph
Elizabeth Johnson, Kayla Cronin, and Brooke Huebner pose after the book signing
St. Bonaventure Freshmen with author Rebecca Skloot
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Griftopia tells story behind the most audacious power grab in American history: The financial crisis that exploded in 2008; the rise, fall, and rescue of Wall Street and the grifter class—made up of the largest financial players and politicians—who had been transferring wealth upward for generations through increasingly complex financial mechanisms and political maneuvers. In Griftopia, Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi unravels the whole story, digging beyond the headlines to get into the deeper roots and wider implications of the rise of the grifters.
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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret is the story of the first woman to circumnavigate the globe. It is also a tale of the men with whom she traveled, from the obsessive naturalist and also her lover, Philibert Commerson; the fashion-plate Prince of Nassau-Siegen, who was often mistaken for a woman himself; and the sour ship’s surgeon, François Vivès, who despised Baret and Commerson, several different versions of the expedition emerge and many different tellings of Baret’s extraordinary achievement.
The book’s combination of science and gender studies issues along with high seas adventure make it a sure-fire conversation starter for your common reading program.
CommonReads is giving away advanced reader’s editions of The Discovery of Jeanne Baret. Comment below to request one! Offer only available to teachers, professors and school administrators in the United States.