Amy Kerr, Information Technology is reading...

Radical Candor: be a kick-ass boss without losing your humanity
By: Kim Scott

Radical Candor is intended to be a self-help book for managers, but I’ve found it has changed my perspective on many of my relationships both professional and personal. The premise is pretty simple: the most important thing you can do to create healthy productive relationships with people you care about is to tell the truth …

Sofia Trogu '19 is reading...

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
By: Michael Pollan

Despite the brain’s ability to map out function and behavior in an organized way, the mind transcends this fundamental capacity, and functions in many diverging directions based on a variety of environmental influences. Michael Pollan explores this complex interaction between nature and nurture – the neurological debate of the century – in his most recent …

Eduardo Pazos Palma, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, is reading...

Flourishing : Why we need religion in a globalized world
By: Miroslav Volf

Since we’re right in the middle of the Multifaith Fellowship, I’ve been reading a lot of books and articles about engaging faith/religion/tradition with society and history. One of my favorites so far is by Miroslav Volf,  Flourishing: Why We Need Religion in a Globalized World.  Flourishing is the work of professor Volf’s seminar, “Faith & Globalization” …

Michael Danahy, Senior Lecturer, Chemistry, is reading...

The invention of Russia : from Gorbachev's freedom to Putin's war
By: Arkady Ostrovsky

Russia/USSR has long been a place that fascinates me.  As a kid growing up in the 1980’s, some of my earliest memories were of Mikhail Gorbachev’s visits to the US.  As a product of a liberal arts college, I took classes in Russian language, history, and literature (in addition to my chemistry classes).  The Russia …