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Common Reading Program Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement

Schools, Youth, and the Criminal (In)Justice System

Pullman, Wash.- The Washington State University Common Reading Program hosts a lecture by John Lupinacci at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday Nov. 17 in Todd 116.  The event is free and open to the public.

The session will accompany this overview of youth in prisons by posing questions for audience participants to discuss.  Often such presentations can leave us feeling powerless; however, this session will culminate by providing audience participants with opportunities to connect with regional and national efforts to reform and/or abolish the systemic incarceration of youth through the school-to-prison pipeline. » More …

“Reflections of a Segregated Life” lecture by Jeff Guillory at Sept. 22 WSU Common Reading Program

Pullman, Wash. – “Reflections of a Segregated Life,” a lecture about the personal side of growing up in the Jim Crow south, will be presented by Jeff Guillory, director of Washington State University’s Office of Diversity Education, at 7 p.m. Tues., Sept. 22, in Todd 130.  The public is welcome at this free event hosted by the Common Reading Program. » More …

From Mendel’s garden to DNA fingerprinting topic of Sept. 8 WSU Common Reading lecture by Brian Kemp

PULLMAN, Wash.—How did 19th century monk Gregor Mendel’s observations of pea plants lead to DNA analysis used in forensic sciences today?

Washington State University molecular anthropologist Brian Kemp will introduce aspects of DNA and the human genome structure at a free public lecture set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 in room 203 of the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education. » More …