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Common Reading


Cover of the bookThe common reading for all learning communities for fall 2014 is Joel Greenberg's A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction.

Photo of Joel Greenberg with a stuffed passenger pigeon

"The epic story of why passenger pigeons became extinct and what that says about our current relationship with the natural world."

All learning communities will read A Feathered River Across the Sky in fall 2014.  Students will have the chance to discuss it in class, write about it, and submit their essays to an all-communities competition.

The author, Joel Greenberg, will visit Duquesne for a forum in which he will talk about the book. Writers of the best student essays will lead off the question-and-answer session that follows and will be invited to dinner with the author, Deans Swindal and Stoddard, and their professors afterward.