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Baruch College/CUNY

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New York, NY 10010-5585

 

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Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Message Archive



Friday, October 13, 2017

 

This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

For an archive of announcements sent from the Associate Provost beginning June 2011, click here.

 

Dear Colleagues,

As mentioned in my email of September 15, a colleague suggested in the Faculty Senate that we organize a faculty book club. In response to my request for suggested titles, we now have eleven. This email asks those interested in participating to help choose the book for Spring 2018. To facilitate your decision, we are providing links to easily available reviews of the suggested books, so that you can get a sense of the content of the book if you are not familiar with it. Please use the link below (rather than an emailed response) to share your preference by 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 22. Here are the nominated titles with links to reviews:

George Anders, You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/george-anders/you-can-do-anything/

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30659.Meditations

Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton:  A Global History
https://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/04/books/review/empire-of-cotton-by-sven-beckert.html

Douglas A. Blackmon, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II​
http://www.pulitzer.org/winners/douglas-blackmon

William Deresiewicz, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite & the Way to a Meaningful Life
https://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/13/books/excellent-sheep-william-deresiewiczs-manifesto.html

Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7126.The_Count_of_Monte_Cristo

Duff McDonald, The Golden Passport:  Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism, and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/duff-mcdonald/the-golden-passport/

Thomas M. Nichols, The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/books/the-death-of-expertise-explores-how-ignorance-became-a-virtue.html

Lauren A. Rivera, Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs
https://www.ft.com/content/0f995d00-0540-11e5-8612-00144feabdc0

Miya Tokumitsu, Do What You Love: And Other Lies about Success and Happiness
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23492333-do-what-you-love-and-other-lies-about-success-and-happiness

Isabel Wilkerson, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/05/books/review/Oshinsky-t.html?pagewanted=all

 

Please use this link to share your preference for the book we will select as the Spring 2018 Faculty Book Club reading:

https://baruch.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0lExP7788QZrJCR

This survey will close at 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 22, 2017, so your response this week will facilitate our polling process.

If you experience any technical difficulties with the survey, please contact Rachél Fester, Assistant Provost, at rachel.fester@baruch.cuny.edu.

Your participation in this poll, and in the Faculty Book Club, is appreciated!

 

Dennis Slavin

Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning

Assistant Vice President

Baruch College, CUNY

646-660-6504 (phone); 646-660-6531 (fax)

Dennis.Slavin@baruch.cuny.edu

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/provost/teaching_learning.htm