SCS Faculty and Staff Book/Podcast Recommendations

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Today, January 24th, we celebrate International Education Day. To celebrate the occasion, we asked SCS faculty and staff what books/podcasts they read/listened to in 2022. What made them laugh or cry? What inspired them? Fact or fiction. Past or present. We wanted to share their recommendations with our community. It’s time to open the envelopes. The name of the book and author is followed by who made the suggestion. Thanks to everyone at SCS for participating. Happy reading in 2023!



A Promised Land by Barack Obama - Linda Odhiambo (Program Advisor, Student Success and Enrolment Mangement)

Bibi: My Story by Benjamin Netanyahu - Linda Odhiambo

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai - Linda Odhiambo

Pour qui je me prends by Lori Saint-Martin - María Sierra Córdoba Serrano (Assistant Dean of Curriculum & Program Development – Associate Professor)



Chronicles from the Land of the Happiest People on Earth by Wole Soyinka - Carola Weil (Dean of Continuing Studies)

Femme forêt by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette - Gabrielle Deschamps (Program Administrator, Global and Strategic Communication domain)

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro - Mandana Bassiri (Director of Finance and Administration)

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho - Mandana Bassiri and Linda Odhiambo

The Book of Negros by Lawrence Hill - Mandana Bassiri

The Earthsea Quartet by Ursula K. Le Guin - Caroline Telfeyan (Assistant to the Dean)

The Sleeping Car Porter by Suzette Mayr - Carola Weil

The Song is Achilles by Madeline Miller -  Mandana Bassiri



A Woman of Firsts by Edna Adan Ismail - Linda Odhiambo

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find – and Keep – Love by Amir Levine M.D, and Rachel Haller M.A. - Maha Daoud (Faculty Lecturer, Administration and Governance domain)

Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel by Carl Safina - Sue Laver (Associate Dean of Academic and Faculty Affairs)

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah - Linda Odhiambo

Désormais ma demeure by Nicholas Dawson - Gabrielle Deschamps

Gratitude by Oliver Sacks - Carola Weil

How to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi - Carola Weil

Look younger, feel energized, cleanse your mind and soul – Facing East Ancient Health + Beauty secret for the modern age by Jungduan Yang, M.D., F.A.P.A, with style icon Norma Kamali - Maha Daoud

Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us about Ourselves by Frans de Waal - Sue Laver

My Best Mistake: Epic Fails and Silver Linings by Terry O’Reilly - Lia Chinen (Graphic Designer, Communications Office)

Rushing women syndrome: The impact of a never-ending To-Do-list and how to stay healthy in Today’s busy world by Dr. Libby Weaver - Maha Daoud

The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman - Elisa Schaeffer (Academic Director, Technology and Innovation domain)

The Elements of Style by William Stunk Jr. - Elisa Schaeffer

Thérapie Existentielle by Irvin Yalom - Caroline Telfeyan



Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir - Elisa Schaeffer

The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin (Ken Liu – translator) - Elisa Schaeffer



Inner French Podcast Pawan Kashyap (Office Assistant, Student Success and Enrolment Mangement)

NY Times Podcast - The Daily - Julia Nascimento (Marketing Associate, Communications Office)


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