Campus urged to vote for 2005 ORI book

imageThe Oswego Reading Initiative committee has whittled the list of nominations for the next ORI selection down to five choices.

They are:

• “Times Eye” by Arthur Clarke and Stephen Bactor

• “The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down” by Anne Fadiman

• “The Speed of Dark” by Elizabeth Moon

• “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi

• “Living Downstream” by Sandra Steingraber

The ORI selection will be promoted for campus-wide reading in summer 2005 with a number of performances, special events and course activities expected to tie in thematically.

This year’s ORI choice, “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven” by Sherman Alexie, has spawned activities that include a campus appearance by the author, an artistic and cultural residency by Native American singer/songwriter Bill Miller and an American Indian Basket exhibition in Tyler Art Gallery.

To find out more about the ORI finalists and to vote, visit

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(Posted: Oct 14, 2004)