‘The Cellist’ talk of the campus

Jerry Naunheim Jr. (2)

Andrew Knight (in white, right center), PhD, assistant professor of organizational behavior in the Olin Business School, leads a small-group discussion outside the South 40 House Aug. 29 of The Cellist of Sarajevo, the First Year Reading Program book selection for 2011-12. Numerous discussions took place around campus that day as part of new student orientation. Freshmen read Steven Galloway’s The Cellist of Sarajevo over the summer and came prepared to share their ideas on the haunting novel that follows four people trying to survive and maintain their humanity in war-torn Sarajevo. The students will encounter themes from the book in classes and discussions throughout the academic year. In addition, Galloway will deliver an Assembly Series talk, free and open to the public, at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in College Hall in the South 40 House. The First Year Reading Program, which provides a common intellectual experience for incoming students and allows them to meet and interact with members of the faculty in an informal discussion outside the classroom, is in its ninth year.