Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is the book chosen for this year's New Student Book Project. All new students will be reading the book this summer, and participating in discussions during orientation week that provide not only an initial social experience, but also a shared intellectual one. Frankenstein invites reflection on a number of issues, both historical and contemporary, in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities--from concerns about cloning and other technologies to questions about the creativity and the nature of our humanity.

This video is part 1 of 3 in the Frankenstein series.