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Open BookSpring 2012

Even with course work, studying and research, Arts and Science people always make time to read for pleasure and to stay current on world happenings. Here’s what some have been enjoying lately.

Junior Valerie Kuznik’s reading list reflects her interests in Spanish and communication studies. In addition to material for class, she just finished…

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Fall 2011Open Book
Arts and Science people always have books and magazines on their reading, just read and to-read-next lists. Some are for courses, some for research and some are for sheer pleasure.

Notes on Democracy by H.L. Mencken In Defense of Freedom and Related Essays by Frank S. Meyer Freedom and Federalism by Felix Morley The Man Versus The State by Herbert Spencer Reading now: Saint Augustine’s Confessions —Keith Neely, junior, history The Wall Street Journal, mediapost.com (daily) Advertising Age Flight Journal Magazine, Car and Driver, Cooking [...]

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Open BookSpring 2011
You can’t judge a book by its cover—but it is fun to see what Arts and Science students, staff and faculty are reading.

Senior Will Johnson (pictured) is reading Africa: A Biography of the Continent by John Reader. (Will traveled to South Africa a few semesters ago as part of Vanderbilt’s VISAGE program). The economics major is also reading: The Book of Basketball by Bill Simmons From Poverty to Prosperity by Arnold Kling and Nick Schulz Shakespeare’s Richard [...]

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Fall 2010Open Book
Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, classics and new works — Arts and Science people are captivated by writing in all formats: printed, online, audio and even e-books.

Meg Risen (pictured) serves as the education coordinator for the managerial studies program. In addition to reading The New York Times, House Beautiful magazine and Gawker.com regularly, she’s just finished: A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace Moneyball by Michael Lewis Baltimore’s Alley Houses by Mary Ellen Hayward Shop Class [...]

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Open BookSpring 2010
Arts and Science people love to read—whether in print form, on audio or online.

Joya Hampton, (pictured) a junior psychology major, focuses on course-related reading: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave by Frederick Douglass African American Family Life by Vonnie C. McLoyd (for Psychology 2100) Perception by Randolph Blake (for Psychology 214) Excerpts from The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (for Spanish 243) The Associate by John Grisham [...]

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Fall 2009Open Book

The mix of written material that Arts and Science people read is always intriguing. Here’s what some of them have been reading for study and pleasure. Junior interdisciplinary studies major Tommy Obenchain (pictured) recently finished reading several books, among them South: The Endurance Experience by Ernest Shackleton. His other reading material: Business Stripped Bare by [...]

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Open BookSpring 2009

When you ask someone from Arts and Science if they’ve read any good books lately, be prepared to be amazed, entertained and informed. Richard McGregor (pictured), assistant professor of religious studies, is reading Production of Presence: What Meaning Cannot Convey by Hans Gumbrecht.  Picture Theory by W.J.T. Mitchell (explores the conundrum that we fill our world [...]

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A brief look at what Arts and Science people are reading now.
Fall 2008Open Book

           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 [...]

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Open BookSpring 2008

Apple’s Steve Jobs recently uttered the bromide that people don’t read anymore. Don’t tell that to people connected to the College of Arts and Science. Here’s a selected bibliography of what we are reading now.

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