More than 1,700 incoming University of Dayton (UD) students are required to read Melody Moezzi’s ’01 book, War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims, before they arrive on campus Aug. 22 for first-year orientation, according to a July 26 Dayton Daily News article.
The book is an award-winning collection of essays about young American Muslims, Moezzi is an American Muslim of Iranian descent.
UD is a Marianist Catholic university.
Moezzi’s book will serve as the basis for a series of student dialogues on the issue of diversity and differences.
“I hope that they’ll be able to see a human side of Islam and not a politicized version of it, which obviously we all get too much of,” Moezzi said in the article.
“War on Error” was one of 48 books nominated for the first-year read in a UD campus poll. It was selected in part because of Moezzi’s Dayton roots and its timely subject matter.