Beth Hoppe, Social Sciences Research & Instruction Librarian, is reading...

A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age
By: Daniel J. Levitin

I picked this up when it first came out and have found it to be a fresh perspective on something I talk about all of the time.  Levitin takes a look at the different types of information that constantly surrounds us and provides a critical lens through which to view them.  Wondering how someone can …

Stephen Houser, Director, Academic Technology & Consulting, is reading...

Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built
By: Duncan Clark

Recently I’ve been reading about an Internet shopping company in China that is larger than Amazon, yet in the U.S.A. we are only just beginning to hear about it. The company, or three pillars, as it’s founder calls it, consists of Alibaba, Alipay, and Aliexpress. Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built, by Duncan Clark, is …

Kate O'Grady, Assistant Director, Alumni Relations, is reading...

When Breath Becomes Air
By: Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air is the impossibly beautiful story about the end of a gifted young life. This haunting and beautifully written metaphysical memoir seeks to understand the human condition, and its exploration of that question is equal parts Walt Whitman and Religio Medici. The story traces the life—and ultimate death—of Paul Kalanithi, MD, from …

Anne Adams, Assoc. Director, Children's Center, is reading...

The Soul of Discipline
By: Kim John Payne

I’ve been working in early childhood education for years and have read countless books about children, social emotional development, behaviors, early learning and discipline but as my husband and I prepare to welcome our first child in early March I find myself reading these books with a different lens. In particular when I picked up …