Open Books – Open Minds (OBOM) has been reimagining the role of the common book at Rhode Island College. Common reading programs seek to generate intellectual and social engagement throughout the campus and help to create a sense of community, increase the vitality of academic discourse, and overall improve participants' feelings about their school. From its inception in 2006 at RIC, OBOM has engaged students in dialogue with the College and Rhode Island communities. We now envision a broader scope for the program, which continues to encourage the participation of freshmen in OBOM as we expand our year-long series of events inspired by the common book to involve students from all academic levels and diverse disciplines.


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10th Annual Open Books—Open Minds (Online) Student Conference

Open Books -- Open Minds: Award Winners