Louisa Slowiaczek, Professor of Psychology, is reading...

A Very Stable Genius
By: Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig

(Professor Slowiaczek also recommends The Wind in the Willows, see below.) Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig’s book  A Very Stable Genius is about the first three years of the Trump presidency.  The authors are journalists at the Washington Post and the style of the book is in keeping with their profession.  Rucker and Leonig take an …

Mike McDermott, Digital Technology Integration Librarian, is reading...

The Line Becomes a River
By: Francisco Cantú

Headlines. Slogans. Politicized rhetoric. Campaign promises. Facebook posts. This is where I was getting all of my information on the state of our southern border. As the issue got hotter and more divisive, it was becoming harder to empathize with people directly involved in the situation. Border residents, immigrants documented and undocumented, the customs and border …

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 …