PROFESSORIAL PASTIMES

The CLU faculty may consist of energetic academics committed to pushing the bounds of scholarship but hey — even professors need to unwind. When faculty members leave the classrooms and labs where they interact closely with students all day (the student to faculty ratio at CLU is 15:1), they shift gears for a different kind of intellectual exercise — settling in with popcorn and a much loved film, or curling up with a favorite book to do a little recreational reading.



Match these profesors and their favorite book and movie :


Craig Reinhart
Kristine Butcher
Rusell Stockard
Akiko Yasuike
Paul Hanson
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Sample Syllabus

Classes: Programming; Algorithms; Object Oriented Design and Analysis; Computer Organization and Architecture; Software Engineering
Professor of Chemistry, Department Chair

Sample Syllabus

Classes: General Chemistry; Physical Chemistry; Senior Seminar
Associate Professor of Communication

Classes: Broadcasting and New Media; Sports-Related Marketing; Principles of Marketing; Campaign Communication; U.S. History through Media
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Sample Syllabus

Classes: Introduction to Sociology; Families and Intimate Relationships; Quantitative Methods; Gender and Society; Immigration in the Global Age
Professor of History


Sample Syllabus

Classes: World Civilizations; The Greco- Roman World; Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean; The Modern Middle East; History and Politics of South Asia

Favorite Book: THE ALCHEMIST

I like the story of a young shepherd searching for the meaning of life since we all confront or avoid that issue.”

Favorite Movie: THE GREAT DEBATERS

I love the way 'The Great Debaters' entertains while connecting debating with social justice and the fight for racial equality.”

Favorite Book: DUNE

This sci-fi novel was written in the 1960s and is still appealing because it exposes human nature that is universal regardless of time and space.”

Favorite Movie: DADDY AND PAPA

The film features four gay families and their triumphs and struggles. It shows positive sides of humanity and makes me feel good and warm inside.”

Favorite Book: HISTORY OF THE PELOPONNESION WAR

Written over 2,400 years ago, this book remains remarkably relevant and insightful for our own times.”

Favorite Movie: GANDHI

Visually stunning, beautifully photographed, epic in scale, this is a larger than life story that reminds us how a remarkable individual can have a profound impact on history.”

Favorite Book: A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES

I like the way the characters interact, and I'm a big fan of parallel plots that eventually come together to influence one another, very much like a typical Seinfeld episode.”

Favorite Movie: ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES

Who couldn't love all the Planet of the Apes movies for their thought-provoking view of the Creation versus Evolution debate?”

Favorite Book: THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY

In 'Kavalier and Clay,' I love the way the main character mirrored the actions of a 'superhero,' and it was interesting reading about the golden age of comic books!”

Favorite Movie: CASABLANCA

I enjoy 'Casablanca' every time I see it. Every line of dialogue is perfect.”

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