Common Read/ Common World Program
The University has chosen Listening is an Act of Love by Dave Isay as the book for its Common Read/Common World program to take place during the 2022-2023 academic year. It was previously the Common Read book in 2014-2015. Listening is an Act of Love takes and develops, in print format, stories of the lives of everyday people as recorded by the StoryCorps Project.
Dave Isay founded StoryCorps in 2003. He is the author or editor of five books that grew out his work with the organization: Listening is an Act of Love, Mom: a Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps, All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps, The Ties That Bind, and Callings: the Purpose and Passion of Work.