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 …

Michael Friedland '21 is reading...

The Book of Separation: A Memoir
By: Tova Mirvis

If you’re interested in the world of Modern Orthodox Jews, I’d definitely recommend reading any of Tova Mirvis’s wonderful novels. However, Mirvis’s 2017 memoir, The Book of Separation, which documents her decision to leave the Orthodoxy, should be on the top of your reading list. Even if you’re not interested in Modern Orthodox Judaism–which you …

David Israel, Academic Technology & Consulting is reading...

Long Shadows, High Hopes: The Life and Times of Matt Johnson & The The
By: Neil Fraser

The band The The is performing live for the first time in 16 years. So I snapped up some tickets and went to look for my old CDs of theirs in the basement (remember those shiny round things? I couldn’t find mine, so I am listening on an iPad).  Going through their catalogue – primarily Soul …

Karl Fattig, Systems/Digital Initiatives Librarian, is reading...

We Need to Talk : How to Have Conversations that Matter
By: Celeste Headlee

Over the last Summer period, many of us in the library would gather together in the Media Commons to watch a short TED Talk, and discuss it afterwards. What did we learn? Was there anything surprising or particularly resonant with our work lives? Did we agree with the premise of the speaker, etc.? Now, the …