Please join the Friends of Fondren Library for The Books that Shaped My World, Featuring David Leebron, Rice University President.
David W. Leebron, J.D., has served as Rice University's seventh president since 2004, a period of growth and transformation for the university. A native of Philadelphia, Leebron is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, where he was elected president of the Harvard Law Review. Following a judicial clerkship on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, he taught at the UCLA School of Law in 1980. After two years in private practice, he joined the faculty at the NYU School of Law in 1983. In 1989, Leebron joined the faculty of Columbia Law School, where in 1996 he was appointed dean and served in that position until coming to Rice. He is a member of the political science faculty at Rice, and has written in the areas of international trade and investment, torts, privacy, corporate law and human rights. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the boards of the Association of American Universities, and the IMAX Corporation. He has also been awarded Commandeur de l'Ordre National du Mérite by the government of France and the Encomienda de la Orden de Isabel La Católica by the government of Spain.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Kyle Morrow Room, Fondren Library 3rd Floor
To RSVP, please visit https://foflbooksleebron.eventbrite.com.
This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Guests are welcome.
Parking is available in the Central Campus Garage, in Founder's Court Lot, in Lot N at Gate 21 off of Rice Boulevard or in the Stadium Lot. A credit card is required. A campus map with parking information is available at www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back – Dr. Seuss
The Way Things Work – An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Technology
Things Fall Apart – Chinua Achebe
Abuse and Oppression:
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself – Harriet Ann Jacobs
Night – Elie Wiesel
The Metamorphosis – Franz Kafka
The Copernican Revolution – Thomas S. Kuhn
The Life of Galileo – Bertolt Brecht
What to Read in Paris:
Down and Out in Paris and London – George Orwell
Lew Miserables – Victor Hugo
Eiffel’s Tower – Jill Jonnes
Problems of the Mind:
Into the Wild – Jon Krakauer
An Unquiet Mind – Kay Redfield Jamison
The Age of Rights – Louis Henkin
Political Theory and International Relations – Charles R. Beitz
Black Panther – the recent movie
Fighting for Justice:
Michael Kohlhaas – Heinrich Von Kleist
Ragtime – E.L. Doctorow
In the Middle of All This – Fred G. Leebron
Silent Spring – Rachel Carson
The Sixth Extinction – Elizabeth Kolbert
Crime, Guilt, Punishment & the Obligatory Russian Novel:
Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
An American Tragedy – Theodore Dreiser
Books That Shaped Me (Literally):
Michelin Guide to France
Zagat Survey New York City Restaurants
Rice University Books:
Edgar Odell Lovett and the Creation of Rice University – Edgar Odell Lovett
University Builder – John B. Boles
News & Features
Voter Registration Events - Sep. 21, 25, 27 & 28
Register to vote! Deputy Voter Registrars will be in Fondren Library near the circulation desk to help you register to vote and answer any questions you may have about registration or the voting process before the October 9 registration deadline.
TRIAL: The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society.
This collection contains "the American Antiquarian Society's extraordinary holdings of slavery and abolition materials [that] delivers more than 3,500 works published over the course of more than 100 years." This database "addresses every facet of American slavery - one of the most important and