Books available for Faculty Book Discussion

The Library has electronic and print copies of both books featured in the Fall Faculty Colloquium Book Discussion: The Great Influenza by John Barry and Darwin's Origin of the Species.

To find the print or electronic copy, just go to the Library homepage at and type in the title in the Search Resources "Book/Music/Movies" tab box.

This symbol EBook symbol means the book is electronic and can be read online. Note: The Library has a couple of different electronic books for Darwin's Origin of the Species, we suggest you select the 2001 version for easier viewing.


More Information from Rick DeWitt and Susan Rakowitz--

Here is the lineup for this fall’s book discussions: 1. Thursday, October 29: At this meeting we will be discussing The Great Influenza: The story of the deadliest pandemic in history, by John M. Barry. We aim to please, and this book is sure to make you feel better about the H1N1 virus. 2. Wednesday, December 9: Here we will be discussing Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. We occasionally revisit a classic, and as the first edition of the Origin was published very late in 1859, this will allow us to revisit this classic exactly 150 years after it first appeared in print. If you already own a copy, we suggest you stick with it. But if you need to get a copy, we recommend a facsimile of the first edition, for example, the one described here: (one copy is available in library)

All of our discussions this semester will be in BCC 200 (second floor of the Barone Campus Center), beginning around 5:15 PM, and followed by dinner about 6:30 (courtesy of the Senior Vice President). It is helpful to have a count for dinner, so if you are interested in attending one of more of the discussions, please drop a note to Rick at (please don't reply to this message). For those not familiar with the Faculty Colloquium series, we basically are a low key book discussion group. We usually meet three times a semester, and discuss a book that has been chosen by a crack panel of experts (or at least, we discuss books that have been chosen by some means or other). The meetings are lively and fun, and all full and part time faculty, staff, and administration are welcome. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact one of us. We hope to see you at one or more discussions.

Rick DeWitt and Susan Rakowitz