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A brief look at what Arts and Science people are reading now.

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Junior Vivien G. Haupt (pictured), psychology, is reading Brain Sex by Anne Moir and David Jessel for her neuroscience class. 

Other recent reads:

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Pickup by Nadine Gordimer (as part of a reading group with her mom)

The State Of The Earth by Paul Conkin, professor of history, emeritus (makes me want to meet the author)

Papers on the synchronous discharge of nerve cells in the cerebral cortex

The Bourne Betrayal by Robert Ludlum (airport reading)

Ford Ebner, professor of psychology and professor of cell and developmental biology

The New Yorker

The New York Times (online)

Empire Falls by Richard Russo

Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama

The Republic in Print by Trish Loughran

The Postal Age by David M. Henkin

Teresa A. Goddu,
director of American studies and associate professor of English

Ghost Riders by Sharyn McCrumb

Spider Woman’s Web: Traditional Native American Tales about Women’s Power by Susan Hazen-Hammond

Traditions of the Arapaho by George A. Dorsey and Alfred L. Kroeber

Anne Hill, administrative assistant, history of art

Rethinking Expertise by Harry Collins and Robert Evans

Why Posterity Matters by Avner de-Shalit 

New Foundations of Cost-Benefit Analysis 
by Matthew D. Adler and Eric A. Posner 

Worst-Case Scenarios by Cass Sunstein 

Climate Change 2007, Vol II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
by IPCC Working Group 2 

Experience and Nature by John Dewey

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
by Lawrence Sterne 

Judge Fogg by Randy O’Brien 

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (bedtime reading to my daughter) by J.K. Rowling

Out of the Labyrinth: Setting Mathematics Free by Robert Kaplan and Ellen Kaplan 

Jonathan Gilligan, senior lecturer in earth and environmental science and public policy

Linda Tressel by Anthony Trollope

Miss Majoribanks by Margaret Oliphant

Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell

The Glimpses of the Moon by Edith Wharton

The Monk by Matthew Lewis

Jo Ann Staples, senior lecturer in mathematics and director of teaching

The New Yorker 

Now a Major Motion Picture by Christine Geraghty

Scripts by a very talented Russian script writer of the 1970s, Iurii Klepikov

Irina Makoveeva, Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian

Blogs: Hot Air, Protein Wisdom, The Next Right and American Thinker

Defending Identity by Natan Sharansky

Mike Warren, junior, economics

Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet by Katie Hafner and Matthew Lyon

Back issues of The New York Times and various books on the Vietnam War 

Propitious Esculent: The Potato in World History by John Reader (reading it was more fun than it sounds) 

Peter Brush, librarian and East Asian studies bibliographer

photo credit: Steve Green

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