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Friends of Fondren Library - FOFL
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
Please join us for THE BOOKS THAT SHAPED MY WORLD, featuring David Leebron, Rice University President
On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, the Friends of Fondren Library will host its annual event honoring Rice faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Friends of Fondren Library who have authored a book, edited a journal, composed a major musical work or mounted a one-person art show in the calendar year 2017.
Please register for this event using the button to the right.
Friends of Fondren Library's Meet the Author Co-Chairs Kristin Necessary '01 and Mindy Vanderford '84 invite you to join us for a special event featuring John B. Boles '65, the William P. Hobby Professor of History at Rice University and the former editor of the Journal of Southern History, who will discuss his book "Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty." A question-and-answer session and casual reception will follow.
Houston Folk Music Archive Celebration
Sponsored by Friends of Fondren Library and the Woodson Research Center
Thursday, Nov. 9, 6-9 p.m.
Ray Courtyard, Rice Memorial Center
Live music / Light refreshments / Old friends
On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the Friends of Fondren Library will host its annual event honoring Rice faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Friends of Fondren Library who have authored a book published in calendar year 2016, edited a journal published in 2016, composed a major musical work in 2016 or mounted a one-person art show in 2016.
Farnsworth Pavilion in the Ley Student Center
or RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org