Note from the Dean
Summer is quickly winding down at Owen, with students already arriving on campus; however, I know August is a key vacation month for many of our alumni. Summer beach reads offer a great opportunity for fun or advancement. We asked a few Owen faculty what was in their beach bag this summer. Here is what we heard.
Bill Christie – Clock Dance (Anne Tyler), Being Mortal (Atul Gawamde), The Great Halifax Explosion (John Bacon)
Brian McCann – Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World (Cal Newport).
Germain Boer – Overcharged: Why Americans Pay Too Much for Health Care (Charles Silver and David Hyman)
Eric Johnson – East of Eden (John Steinbeck), The Happiness Hypothesis (Jonathan Haidt – this was Vanderbilt’s freshman summer book), Falling Upward (Richard Rohr).
Nancy Lea Hyer – The Word is Murder (Anthony Horowitz)
Tim Vogus – The Culture Code (Daniel Coyle), Brotopia (Emily Chang), In Shock (Rana Awdish).