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COMmon Read: College of Marin Reads Becoming Dr. Q
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Spring 2016 Events

Dr. Q's Video Greeting for College of Marin
January, 2016. Just two minutes long!
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Dr. John Marmysz, College of Marin Professor of Philosophy - The Nihilist: A Philosophical Novel
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 11:30 AM to 12:25 PM

Melissa Cistaro - Pieces of My Mother

Friday, March 25, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
IVC Book Forum -  Becoming Dr. Q: Book Discussion
March 25, 2016, 3:00 PM  to 5:00 PM, Indian Valley Campus, Novato
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
William Petrocelli - The Circle of Thirteen
Friday, April 29, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 6:00 PM
Diamond Physical Education Center, Kentfield Campus


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Audio Book Sorry, Becoming Dr. Q. is not available as any kind of audio book.


    Dr. Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa - CNN Interview




    COMmon Read:
     Becoming Dr. Q
    August 2015 - May 2016

    Dr. Q's short video message for College of Marin


    Dr. Q's Commencement Address at College of Marin Graduation (Go to minute 35)

    Welcome to our brand new, college-wide COMmon Read. With this shared reading program, we are encouraging the entire COM community to join together to read and discuss a book in common. We hope to foster a greater sense of community through a shared academic and social experience; encourage an exchange of ideas among students, faculty, and staff; increase awareness of academic, cultural, and social issues; and promote various disciplines across campuses.


    Book Description


           Dr. Q as a child                       a young adult                     a neuroscientist

    Today he is known as Dr. Q, an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and neuroscientist. But not too long ago, he was Freddy, a nineteen-year-old undocumented migrant worker toiling in the tomato fields of central California.

    In this gripping memoir, Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa tells his amazing life story -- from his impoverished childhood in Mexico to his transformation as a student at San Joaquin Delta College, UC Berkeley, Harvard Medical School and beyond.


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