May 8, 2014
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Thank You for Your Service Selected as 2014 AU Reads Book


David Finkel’s Thank You for Your Service is the 2014 Adelphi Community Reads book. Named an Amazon 2013 Best Nonfiction Book of the Year, it tells the poignant stories of Iraq war veterans and their families as they adjust to life in the aftermath of combat.

All first year students participate in the First Year Reading Program, which aims to educate students about global issues and help them develop an understanding of the nature and value of human diversity. Reading and discussion of the book will be cornerstones of Adelphi’s year-long focus on the Changing Nature of War and Peace.

Author and Pulitzer Prize winner David Finkel will be on campus in October to speak to the Adelphi community. 

Copies of Thank You for Your Service in multiple languages will be available at the Swirbul Library for any interested faculty, staff, students and administrators to check out and read. There will also be copies available at the libraries at the Manhattan, Hauppauge and Hudson Valley.

This piece is from the May 2014 issue oeNews from AU.

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.

Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City’s cultural and internship opportunities—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

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