Submitted by Shirley Lin / United States Naval Academy on Mon, 09/18/2017 - 17:28

Friends of VIPEr,

If you are a fan of dystopian novels and Socratic seminars, please check out One Book, Many Conversations ( The week of Oct 9-15, this organization will be hosting a series of moderated forums around the country on the classic book 1984 by George Orwell. This is a great chance to engage with colleagues, friends, and fellow citizens over a thought-provoking text that remains relevant to our present day.

I especially encourage all STEM faculty to participate. Books like 1984 and the discussions that come from them are not solely for those in the humanities. As evidence, I invite you to check out a blog entry I wrote on a chemical aspect of the novel. It can be found at

More details about events can found on the One Book, Many Conversations website. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.