The common reading for all learning communities for fall 2014 is Joel Greenberg's A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction.
"The epic story of why passenger pigeons became extinct and what that says about our current relationship with the natural world."
All learning communities will read A Feathered River Across the Sky in fall 2014. Students will have the chance to discuss it in class, write about it, and submit their essays to an all-communities competition.
The author, Joel Greenberg, will visit Duquesne for a forum in which he will talk about the book. Writers of the best student essays will lead off the question-and-answer session that follows and will be invited to dinner with the author, Deans Swindal and Stoddard, and their professors afterward.