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My Beloved World
by Sonia Sotomayor 

Why A Book-in-Common?

The Book-in-Common program is a university-wide initiative developed to foster a learning environment focused on the success of students to live, work, and lead in a diverse and complex world.  The program will promote an awareness and appreciation for the richness that is brought by embracing all forms of diversity and multicultural perspectives.  In addition, it supports University initiatives such as curricular and co-curricular efforts in Global Connections, Wellness Connections, and Business Connections.

Common Reading Programs

  • intellectually engage students on a variety of social issues and diverse perspectives related to values and ethics
  • foster a sense of intellectual community throughout the university
  • engage students in interdisciplinary dialogue outside of the classroom
  • provide opportunities for increased interaction among students, faculty, staff, and alumni 

Book Selection

My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an inspiring testament to her own extraordinary determination and the power of believing in oneself. (Credit:

Fall 2016 Book Discussions

October 11th @ 2:00pm:  Intersection of Health and Latino Community - Presented by Sonia Redwine

October 19th @ 1:00pm:  Navigating Mentorship - Presented by Michelle Prudhomme-Coleman

October 25th @ 3:00pm:  Can I Be Everything to Everyone? - Presented by Dr. Carmen Cruz

November 8th @ 1:00pm:  The Election and the Supreme Court: How Are They Related? - Presented by Dr. Jeffrey Robb

November 15th @ 10:00am:  Living and Coping with Diabetes - Presented by Dr. Julie Brinzo


Denton Campus - BHL 234
Houston Campus - 10300D (video conference)
Dallas Campus - TBD (video conference)


Contact Us

Theresa Lindsay
Coordinator, Learning Success Programs
BHL 226
For additional faculty resources:
Dr. Jörg Waltje
Executive Director, Center for Faculty Excellence
SH 302

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