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2012 UNH Common Read Selection
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“dou′ble take′, | A rapid or surprised second look, either literal or figurative, as a person or situation whose significance has not been completely grasped at first. 2. "An empowering read."            
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 After considerting a number of titles nominated by University of New Haven faculty, students, and staff, the Common Read 2012 Committee chose Double Take: A Memoir by Kevin Michael Connolly.  The Committee was seeking books that allow for meaningful issues to be raised, were thematically rich, have interesting characters, promote reading as a pleasurable activity, are hopeful and upbeat, and can be discussed across many academic disciplines.  Double Take: A Memoir fit the fill in each of these criteria.  This book was the unanimous choise of students who read the book.  The Commitee choose this book because of its fcus on difference, independence, transitions, familty relationships and resilience. 


Double Take: A Memoir is rich with possibilities for discussion and programming across campus and in the local community.  The book will be distributed to students during SOAR and will be an integral part of the Freshman Seminar and E105. 


All UNH faculty, students and staff are encourage to read Double Take: A Memoir, attend convocation and other scheduled events and engage in discussion aroung the important issues of the book.



  • Sunday, Aug 26, 2012: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon -- Faculty meet with author Kevin Michael Connolly
    Moulton Lounge, Bartels Hall
  • Sunday, Aug 26, 2012: 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. --- Author meets with Student Leaders
    Alumni Lounge, Bartels Hall
    DREAM Team, Resident Assistants, First Year Success Mentors, Experienced Students
  • Sunday, Aug 26, 2012: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Convocation Speaker - Kevin Michael Connolly
    Bixler/Botwinik Quad
  • Sunday, Aug 26, 2012: 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Book Signing
    Author Kevin Michael Connolly
    Tent in Bixler/Botwinik Quad
  • Sunday, Aug 26, 2012: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ---First Year Students "Meet the Author"
    Opportunity for first year students to meet with Kevin Michael Connolly either in the book signing venue or in the Faculty Dining Room over dinner

About the Book

HarperCollins, the publisher of Double Take: A Memoir, provides information about the book.

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