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Open Books - Open Minds

2014-2015 Common Book Selection

The Open Books-Open Minds Committee is pleased to announce the 2014-15 common book:

Musicophilia : Tales of Music and the Brain

by Oliver Sacks (Knopf 2007)

Drawing on the individual experiences of patients, musicians, composers, and everyday people, the author explores the complex human response to music, detailing the full range of human reactions to music, what goes on and can go wrong when we listen to music, and how music can affect those suffering from a variety of ailments.

Adobe PDFMusicophilia Reading Notes

Upcoming Events

Roundtable Discussion: strategies for teaching Musicophilia

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., Craig-Lee 255 (English Department Seminar Room)
Presentation by RIC professors representing a variety of academic disciplines.
Instructors, student mentors, and all other interested parties are welcome!

The Musicophilia Musicathon

Thursday, September 18, 2014, from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. on the Quad outside the Student Union CafĂ©. Students, faculty, and staff will perform throughout the day. All are welcome to join in! It’s a musical “open mic.” Sign up here for a time to perform.
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Reference Department student assistant,
Hector Nunez in the OBOM Book Nook

2015-2016 Short List

Stop by the library to browse in the OBOM Book Nook. We have all ten short-listed books for your reading pleasure! The OBOM committee welcomes your feedback on these selections as we narrow the list for campus-wide voting, which opens at the end of the fall semester.

Adobe PDFOpen Books Open Minds Shortlist for 2015/2016

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Page last updated: September 10, 2014