North­eastern fac­ulty mem­bers have written at length on a wide range of topics. Volume eight of the fac­ulty reading list includes an array of schol­arly works penned by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity pro­fes­sors, such as assis­tant pro­fessor of archi­tec­ture Ivan Rupnik’s look into archi­tec­ture in Croatia as it broke from Yugoslavia and inte­grated into the Euro­pean Union, and asso­ciate pro­fessor of phar­macy Judith Barr’s resource for phar­macy edu­ca­tors and industry professionals.

Title: “Sonic Per­sua­sion: Reading Sound in the Recorded Age”

Author: Greg Goodale, assis­tant pro­fessor of com­mu­ni­ca­tion studies

Descrip­tion: The author exam­ines how sounds on radio, in film and even in car­toons — whether vocal or musical  — are used to per­suade the audi­ence. Goodale high­lights common sounds of industry and war in pop­ular media, and how pro­gram­ming pro­ducers and gov­ern­mental agen­cies employed sound to evoke a sense of fear in lis­teners. By ana­lyzing impor­tant audio cues such as dialect, pausing and accent, Goodale explains how sounds can be “read” and reveals inter­pre­ta­tions of iden­tity, cul­ture and his­tory in sound.


Title: “A Periph­eral Moment: Exper­i­ments in Archi­tec­tural Agency”

Author: Ivan Rupnik, assis­tant pro­fessor of archi­tec­ture

Descrip­tion: The book offers a glimpse into a decade of exper­i­mental archi­tec­ture in Croatia during a ten­uous period while it broke off from Croatia and was inte­grating into the Euro­pean Union. The book also exam­ines how Croatia’s com­plex post-​​socialist and postwar iden­tity affected archi­tec­ture as a pro­fes­sion. The author tells this story through mul­tiple lenses, pro­viding per­spec­tive from renowned writers and archi­tec­ture pro­fes­sionals from that era.


Title: “Phar­macy Edu­ca­tion: What it Means in Learning and Teaching”

Author: Judith Barr, asso­ciate pro­fessor of phar­macy

Descrip­tion: This book is an essen­tial resource for phar­macy edu­ca­tors at any level as well as phar­macy res­i­dency direc­tors to design and develop clin­ical edu­ca­tional pro­grams in phar­macy. It covers a variety of teaching set­tings and guides the reader in devel­oping a deeper under­standing of what it means to be a teacher. Each chapter includes useful sce­narios and reflec­tive work­book exer­cises that enable the reader to per­son­alize the mate­rial to his or her stage of development.


Title: “Mag­netics, Dielectrics, and Wave Prop­a­ga­tion with MATLAB® Codes”

Author: Carmine Vit­toria, pro­fessor of elec­trical and com­puter engineering

Descrip­tion: This book sim­pli­fies the fun­da­men­tals that govern the phe­nom­enon of mag­netic res­o­nance and wave prop­a­ga­tion in magneto-​​dielectric mate­rials. From basic prin­ci­ples to cal­cu­la­tion tools, it pro­vides a valu­able resource for engi­neering stu­dents to develop an under­standing of wave prop­a­ga­tion and effec­tively bridges the gap between micro­scopic and macro­scopic prin­ci­ples and the basics of mag­netic parameters.


Title: “Faith, Pol­i­tics and Press in Our Per­ilous Times”

Author: Stephen Bur­gard, director of the school of jour­nalism

Descrip­tion: This book, divided into three digestible sec­tions — reli­gion and the news in the post-​​9/​11 world; cov­ering reli­gion in the 21st cen­tury, with spe­cial atten­tion to new tech­nology and web resources; and cov­ering the new reli­gious land­scape — allows jour­nal­ists, blog­gers and pol­i­cy­makers to better under­stand how reli­gion influ­ences the day’s news. It is also a valu­able resource for reli­gion spe­cial­ists and stu­dents in jour­nalism, policy or com­mu­ni­ca­tions pro­grams who may pursue careers in inter­na­tional affairs, polit­ical lead­er­ship or reli­gion and philosophy.