Events & Discussions


FALL 2014 SJSU Campus Reading Program Activities

Discussion Groups Schedule for "My Beloved World" (Campus Reading Program) Fall 2014

All discussions are scheduled in Clark Hall 100H (the large fishbowl room).

Thursday, Aug. 28 Noon - 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 3 2-3 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 9 Noon - 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 17 Noon - 1 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 25 3-4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 1 1 - 2 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 9 3 - 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 15 Noon - 1 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 27 11 a.m. to Noon
Thursday, Nov. 6 Noon - 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19 1 - 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 2 2 - 3 p.m.

Possible discussion questions are at


  • Thursday, Sept. 18, 3 p.m. at MLK Library 225-229:Lecture

"Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Making the Constitution Safe for Democracy." Prof. Kenneth Nuger of the Political Science Department will share some reflections and insights about this justice's approach and rationale in interpreting the law of the land.  This event is held in recognition of Constitution Day as well, which comes every year on September 17 to honor the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. at Concert Hall, Music 176: CONCERT

The Latin Jazz Ensemble will present a concert that includes highlights of music related to the place and culture of Puerto Rico.  Join us as we savor the rhythms of Justice Sotomayor's ethnic heritage.

  • Monday, Oct. 20, 4 p.m. at Student Union: SOTOMAYOR Interview

Justice Sonia Sotomayor will come to San Jose State to share more of her thoughts and experiences in an interview conducted by her former clerk, UC Berkeley Law Professor Melissa Murray. Tickets will be available by physically picking them up at the Events Center box office, first come first serve, beginning Sept. 1. They are free, one per person, to SJSU ID card holding students, faculty, and staff. Non-SJSU individuals may obtain tickets at $10 apiece, with a limit purchase of two per person. There will be open seating in the ballroom, not reserved.

  • Thursday, Nov. 20, 4:30 p.m. at MLK Library 225-229: PANEL DISCUSSION

Prof. Tanya Bakhru, Women's Studies, will chair a panel discussion on the related topic of "Women in Justice Systems." Participants will include Prof. Kate Davis, Global Studies; Prof. Edith Kinney, Justice Studies; Layma Ahmadzai, Student Affairs.