UConn Reads Established Fall, 2011
The University of Connecticut's UConn Reads program has been created to bring together the University community – from students, faculty, and staff to alumni and friends of UConn, as well as citizens of Connecticut – for a far-reaching and engaging dialogue centered on a book suggested by the community.
Susan Herbst, the University of Connecticut's new president, comments on the UConn Reads program in her blog.
Book Reviews of Half the Sky
New York Times Book Review
September 17, 2009
Washington Post Book Review
September 11, 2009
Kirkus Reviews Book Review
June 15, 2009
Harvard Magazine Book Review
Sept/Oct issue, 2009
The Guardian Book Review
July 30, 2010
Moghadam, Valentine M. 2010. "Global Gender Inequality and the Empowerment of Women." Perspectives on Politics 8(1):284-286.
Momaya, Masum. 2010. "Half the Sky Only Half the Picture: A Review of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide." Women’s Policy Journal of Harvard 7:71-72.
Narayan, Uma. 2010. "Global Gender Inequality and the Empowerment of Women." Perspectives on Politics 8(1):282-284.
Ross, Amy. 2011. "Neo-Missionaries and the Polemics of Helping." Expositions 5(2):103-110.
Link to article
UConn Reads Blog
Find more links and reviews of this year's UConn Reads Selection Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.
Media Stories about UConn Reads
Mansfield Today published an article, "Half the Sky film fest at UConn focuses on freedom, dignity, morality" on Thursday, March 8, about the film fest associated with the UConn Reads Half the Sky program.
The Hartford Courant presented "Half The Sky: Visualized' At UConn Contemporary Gallery" on Friday, March 9, about an exhibition that visually complements the UConn Reads Half the Sky program.