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Notes Below the Staff By Herb Beattie ’48 with Lauren Arnest “Not many people can begin an anecdote like this: ‘Beverly Sills was sitting next to me on a flight from New York to Pittsburgh…’,” and so begins the forward by Dave Mason ’78 to Beattie’s memoir, published by Rhyolite Press, 2019. Beattie was one…

Issue: Spring 2020 • Tags:

What’s on Your Reading List, David Gardiner?

We asked Associate Professor of Religion David Gardiner “What’s on Your Reading List?” “I have long been interested in the overlapping domains of psychology, neuroscience, and religious studies. Michael Pollan’s latest book, ‘How to Change Your Mind,’ tells the fascinating story of research on the effects of LSD going back to the 1950s. Legal medical research was…

Issue: Spring 2020 • Tags:

What’s on Your Reading List, Neena Grover?

We asked Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Neena Grover “What’s on Your Reading List?” “What does it mean to be human? Three books that I read recently provided ample perspectives on our perceived similarities and differences. Rebecca Skloot’s ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ highlights the role of ethics and race in medicine. What happens when we…

Issue: Winter 2019 • Tags:

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The Pacific Alone By Dave Shively ’03 In the summer of 1987 Ed Gillet achieved what no person has accomplished before or since, a solo crossing from California to Hawaii by kayak. Gillet, at the age of 36 an accomplished sailor and paddler, navigated by sextant. Still, Gillet underestimated the abuse his body would take…

Issue: Winter 2019 • Tags:

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100 Things to Do in Colorado Springs Before You Die By Kirsten Akens ’96 The breathtaking views of Colorado Springs from the summit of Pikes Peak inspired Katharine Lee Bates’ unforgettable anthem, “America the Beautiful.” The city embodies some of the best that the West has to offer, and any visit to the region will…

Issue: Summer 2019 • Tags:

What’s on Your Reading List, Tom Cronin and Bob Loevy?

This originally appeared in Colorado Politics on Nov. 30, 2018 Political novelists are our nation’s storytellers. They tackle the big questions inherent in the idea of America. They bring to life the tragedies of our history — slavery, Manifest Destiny, the Depression, “America First” isolationism, political corruption, political paranoia, as well as our exalted faith…

Issue: Summer 2019 • Tags:

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The Journey Is the Goal By Jack Walker ’62 Walker chronicles his journey from child to man, a journey that started in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley during the Great Depression and took him to Colorado, where for the first 10 years of his life he was raised by his maternal grandparents, with stop-offs with foster parents.…

Issue: Spring 2019 • Tags:

What’s on Your Reading List, Andrea Bruder?

We asked Department Chair and Associate Professor of Mathematics Andrea Bruder What’s on Your Reading List? “‘Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics’ by Talithia Williams features biographies of 30 female mathematicians, spanning 300 years of history. Williams showcases each woman’s accomplishments and tells their stories of overcoming significant obstacles in order to be…

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What’s on Your Reading List, Ofer Ben-Amots?

“I hardly ever read one book at a time. I usually have a stack of books on my nightstand, some in preparation for a course and others for fun. Currently I am reading two books: ‘Aboriginal Music: Cross-Cultural Experiences from South Australia’ by Catherine J. Ellis, and, because linguistics and etymology are a serious hobby…

Issue: Winter 2018 • Tags: ,

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Brooklyn’s Sweet Ruin By Paul Raphaelson ’90 Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Refinery, once the largest in the world, shut down in 2004 after a long struggle. Most New Yorkers know it only as an icon on the landscape, multiplied on T-shirts and skateboard graphics. Raphaelson, known internationally for his formally intricate urban landscape photographs, was given…

Issue: Winter 2018 • Tags:
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