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One Book One Northwestern

Liza Mundy

WHEN: Tuesday April 14, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

WHERE: Harris Hall Room 107, 1881 Sheridan Rd.

Liza Mundy, an award-winning journalist and New York Times-best-selling author of four books including Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II, will be talking about how she discovered the story of some 10,000 women during the war working on different aspects of code breaking.

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2019-20 One Book Selection

"Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly

"Hidden Figures" is the true story of the black women mathematicians at NASA who helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. In the book, Shetterly celebrates these unsung heroes, teasing out issues of race, gender, science and innovation against the backdrop of WWII and the Civil Rights Era.


Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly is Northwestern University’s One Book One Northwestern all-campus read for the 2019-20 academic year. For the first time this year, all first-year and transfer students will receive an eBook copy over the summer. The author of the book, Margot Lee Shetterly, will be on campus October 17 at both the Chicago and Evanston campuses.

Heather Pinkett, an associate professor of molecular biosciences in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and Teresa Woodruff, dean of The Graduate School, will serve at faculty co-chairs this year. This book will provide the foundation for dozens of events throughout the upcoming academic year.

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Upcoming Events

SESP Community-wide Book Club: Sally Nuamah's 'How Girls Achieve'

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Annenberg Hall, 2120 Campus Drive

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Women's Center Symposium

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive

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Dearborn Observatory Viewing

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Dearborn Observatory, 2131 Tech Drive

Come see the night sky with the historic 18.5” refracting telescope (weather permitting).  Space is limited. Please RSVP...


Student Fellows and Ambassadors

The One Book fellows and ambassadors are integral to the running of the One Book program. The fellows are paid to help run the office on a weekly basis by working on the newsletter, website, social media and marketing.  The ambassadors assist with events throughout the academic year as needed.  All students contribute to the blog and are readers of several books for the selection of next year’s common read program.

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