||Topics in Algebra by I.N. Herstein
||May Day, F, Scott Fitzgerald (novella not a book)
||Mathematics a Human Endeavor by Harold R. Jacobs
||Donald in Mathmagic Land
||Geometry and the Imagination, by D. Hilbert and S. Cohn-Vossen
||The Odyssey, by Homer, (trans. Fagles)
||Between the Folds
||Uncle Tungsten (Oliver Sacks)
||The Earthsea Trilogy (Ursula K LeGuin)
||The Man in the White Suit
||The English Patient
||The Art of Racing in the Rain
||Philadelphia My Sister's Keeper
||Wide Neighborhoods: A Story of the Frontier Nursing Service by Mary Carson Breckinridge
||Christy by Catherine Marshall
||Unfortunately, there are not really any good movies about nursing. Most movies do
not portray an accurate and respectful image of nursing. My favorite movie about a
health condition is Temple Grandin that was on HBO.
||My Fair Lady
||The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
||City of Angels
||Possession by A. S. Byatt. Two terrific interwoven stories with a surprise-surprise-surprise
ending! The best new book I have read is Kate Atkinson's Life after Life -- Wow!
||Voices of Morebath by Eamon Duffy! Totally changed my understanding of the profound
disruption to English village life caused by the Reformation. The Stripping of the
Altars, also by Duffy, offers a broader view.
||Moonstruck directed by Norman Jewison; screenplay by John Patrick Shanley (with Cher,
Danny Aiello, Vincent Gardenia, Olympia Dukakis, and a very young Nicholas Cage.)
Smart, funny, sinfully romantic. I also revere Philadelphia Story (Katherine Hepburn,
Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart) for the same reasons!
||Memory of the Camps. "Favorite" is not quite the word, but everyone should see this,
especially now during the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration
camps. It is in the SSU library and also free online at PBS Frontline.
||English and Humanities/ Education (retired) TLS Director
||Jessie Stuart, The Thread that Runs So True
||The Book Thief, Zusak
||Mona Lisa Smile, with Julia Roberts
||Out of Africa, " a beautiful movie"
||English: Medieval and Renaissance literature
||La Morte D'Arthur
||The Life of Pi
||I don't have a favorite book, but I would recommend just writing. Keep a journal,
start a blog, write for fun. No one has to see it; just do something to keep your
creativity flowing over break. Who knows, you might find you like it.
||The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
||The Dead Poets Society
||Out of Africa
||Optimality Theory, Introduction à la prononciation française
||I really only read books in my academic area :) That's what happens when you specialize.
||The Linguistics, American Tongues, Les Choristes (The Chorus), La Vie en Rose, the
list goes on...
||The list is quite long: Forrest Gump, any movies where Angela Bassett plays a historic
figure, any movies where Denzel Washington plays a historic figure
||The Book Thief, Persepolis, Maus, Buenas Noches Luna, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Color
Purple, Hamlet, The Hiding Place (Corrie Ten Boom), The Thief (The Queen's Thief)
||Radical, The Reason for God, The End of the Spear, New Testament
||In the Time of the Butterflies, Hamlet (Kenneth Branagh), Frida, Mar Adentro
||The Fault in Our Stars, The End of the Spear, TLOTR series, Harry Potter series
|Jon B. Dunham
||Compostion / Psychology
||Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Major Medical Breakthroughs in the Twentieth Century
by Morton Meyers
||1. Freakonomics [Revised and Expanded]: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side
of Everything by Stephen D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner - 2. SuperFreakonomics: Global
Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
by Stephen D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner - 3. Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics
Offer to Retrain Your Brain by Stephen D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
||1. Quiet Rage: The Stanford Prison Experiment 2. Bowling For Columbine 3. Fahrenheit
||1. Murphy's Romance 2. Seems Like Old Times 3. His Girl Friday
||The Mismeasure of Man (Gould)
||Age of Innocence (Wharton)
||A Beautiful Mind (2001)
||Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
||"A Sacred Voice Is Calling" by John Neafsey
||"Creation Regained" by Al Wolter
||Mr. Holland's Opus
||Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
||Lifescripts: What to say to get what you want in life's toughest situations
||Clan of the Cave Bear ... and all the books that follow (this is a 7 book series so
far, but worth EVERY second!)
||The Social Network (2010)
||Music (Guitar) UIS Dept.
||The Guitar Cookbook: The Complete Guide to Rhythm, Melody, Harmony, Technique & Improvisation
by Jesse Gress I can dive into this book at random and usually learn something new.
A real rut breaker.
||A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.A very humorous book set in New Orleans.
I've read it many times.
||Les Paul - Chasing Sound!"An interesting film about one of the true musical and technological
innovators of the 20th Century. The guy was a genius.
||O Brother, Where Art Thou? A film by the Coen Brothers, set in the Depression Era
United States and based on Homer's "The Odyssey. Hilarious.
||Silence by John Cage is an extremely friendly and readable work regarding his 20th
||Zen Flesh, Zen Bones is a collection of classic and often witty stories in English
||Immortal Beloved offers an intimate portrait of Beethoven, continuing to compose while
||Sanjuro. Akira Kurosawa is one of the great film directors. Each meticulously crafted
frame could be a painting. Plus it is fun and entertaining.
||Art Education/Art History I teach the Survey of Non-Western Arts course
||Thomas Cleary has a great collection of books such as "The Essential Tao" and "The
Essential Confucius" that provide easy to read translations of Eastern religions we
discuss in class.
||I am an avid reader and have many favorite books, but one of my all time favorites
is Jon Krakauer's "Into the Wild"
||You can't go wrong with any of iconic Japanese filmmaker Akira Kuroswa's work, particularly
his samurai films "Seven Samurai" (1954) and "Rashomon" (1950) Also check out the
Apu Trilogy made in India by Satyajit Ray
||I love films with a passion, so picking one above all others is near impossible, instead
I will refer you to master film critic Roger Ebert's book "The Great Movies" it has
100 fantastic selections and something for everyone! Enjoy!