April 4 (Tuesday): UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY SPEAKERS SERIES
Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
Conversation — 6:30 p.m., SEFCU Arena
Nominated to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama on May 26, 2009, Sonia Sotomayor became the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in U.S. history. She is the author of My Beloved World (2012), a memoir that recounts her life’s journey from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench. Michiko Kakutani in a New York Times review called the book “compelling and powerfully written…[ with] the power to surprise and move the reader.” Nina Totenberg on NPR called it “a page-turner, beautifully written…with hope and exhilaration. This is a story of human triumph.”
Sponsored by the University at Albany Student Association, Division of Student Affairs, Alumni Association, and University Auxiliary Services in partnership with the Writers Institute.
To obtain free tickets, please see instructions to be posted closer to the date on the Writers Institute website.