Overview UB Reads
UB Reads is the University at Buffalo’s annual book club. The goal of the program is to contribute to the sense of community at UB – among students, faculty, and staff – through a shared reading experience. Each year, a new book is chosen that reflects topics and issues of global importance.
The program objectives are to:
- Encourage students, faculty, and staff to read the selected book;
- Provide opportunities for discussion and active engagement related to the topics and issues addressed in the book;
- Provide a Distinguished Speakers Series lecture related to the book and encourage students to attend; and
- Emphasize the value of reading as a form of lifelong learning.
Blake Mycoskie, author of Start Something That Matters, meets with UB students prior to his DSS lecture.
Here are previous UB Reads books:
- 2013: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, by Malcolm Gladwell*
- 2012: Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie*
- 2011: The Meaning of Matthew by Judy Shepard*
- 2010: Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson*
- 2009: The Soloist by Steve Lopez*
- 2008: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini*
- 2007: A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah*
- 2006: Freedom in Exile: The Autobiography of Dalai Lama by the Dalai Lama*
- 2005: There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America by Alex Kotlowitz*
- 2004: Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich*
- 2003: Finding Fish: A Memoir by Antwone Fisher* with Mim Eichler Rivas
- 2002: Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom*
- 2001: It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins
- 2000: John Glenn: A Memoir by John Glenn with Nick Taylor
* Authors who have visited UB