|Book Review Series Begins June 11
Twenty LVC professors will call on their expertise and special interests this summer as they discuss a wide-ranging collection of books in two separate book review series that are free and open to the public. A full schedule and reading list is posted below.
One series will be on Mondays at 1:45 p.m. from June 13 to Aug. 22 at Freeman Auditorium, Cornwall Manor, Cornwall. The second series will be on Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m. from June 14 to Aug. 16 at the Pennsylvania Chautauqua Community Building in Mt. Gretna. Each session begins with coffee and cookies, followed by the book review.
Lebanon Valley College Book Review Series, Summer 2012, at the Pennsylvania Chautauqua Community Building, Mount Gretna. Tuesdays: 9:45 a.m., coffee and cookies, book reviews begin at 10 a.m.
June 12: Mark Mecham, Clark and Edna Carmean Professor of Music, reviews Christopher Paolini’s "Inheritance, or The Vault of Souls"
June 19: Jeffrey Robbins, associate professor of religion and philosophy, reviews Olivier Roy’s "Holy Ignorance: When Religion and Culture Part Ways"
June 26: Gabriela McEvoy, assistant professor of Spanish, reviews Isabel Allende’s "The Sum of Our Days: A Memoir"
July 3: Kevin Pry, associate professor of English, reviews James S. Shapiro’s "Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare?"
July 10: Stacy Goodman, professor of biology, reviews Deborah Blum’s "The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York"
July 17: Barbara McNulty, director of the Suzanne Arnold Gallery, reviews Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino’s "Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World’s Richest Museum"
July 24: Jim Broussard, professor of history, reviews Ron Chernow’s "Washington: A Life"
July 31: Christopher Dolan, associate professor of political science, reviews Leslie Dunton-Downer’s "The English Is Coming!: How One Language Is Sweeping the World"
August 7: Paul Heise, professor emeritus of economics, reviews Thom Hartmann’s "Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became 'People'—And How You Can Fight Back" and Jeffrey Clements’ "Corporations Are Not People: Why They Have More Rights Than You Do and What You Can Do About It"
August 14: Diane Johnson, associate professor of political science, reviews Robert K. Massie’s "Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman"
Lebanon Valley College Book Reviews Series Summer 2012 at Cornwall Manor, Freeman Auditorium, Cornwall, Pa.; Mondays, 1:45 p.m., coffee and cookies; book reviews begin at 2 p.m.
June 11: John Hinshaw, associate professor of history, reviews Robert H. Frank’s "Falling Behind: How Rising Inequality Harms the Middle Class"
June 18: Marianne Goodfellow, associate professor of sociology, reviews Kristin Kimball’s "The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love"
June 25: Todd Snovel, student services, reviews Jose Saramago’s, "Cain"
July 2: John Kearney, professor emeritus of English, reviews David G. McCullough’s "The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris"
July 9: Mary Pettice, associate professor of English, reviews Jeffrey Eugenides’ "The Marriage Plot: A Novel"
July 16: Courtney Lappas, assistant professor of biology, reviews Robert Graves’ "I, Claudius: from the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius, Born 10 B.C. and Deified A.D. 54"
July 23: Michael Schroeder, assistant professor of history, reviews Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson’s "Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer—and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class"
July 30: Karen Walker, associate professor of education, reviews Tom Brokaw’s "The Times of Our Lives"
August 6: Ann Damiano, associate dean of the faculty, reviews Joyce Carol Oates’ "A Widow’s Story: A Memoir"
August 13: Arthur Ford, professor emeritus of English, reviews Paul Hendrickson’s "Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961"