Prof. Gaik Ambartsoumian, Mathematics, was invited by the Library to choose an item to add to the Library's collection on the occasion of their Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure.
Prof. Ambartsoumian chose Black Dog of Fate: a memoir by Peter Balakian, New York, NY: Basic Books, 1997.
Prof. Ambartsoumian's remarks on this item:
"It is a winner of the 1998 PEN/Albrand Prize for memoir and a New York Times Notable Book. It tells the story of how an American boy growing up in New Jersey uncovers the heritage of his Armenian ancestry. The book touched my heart when I read it the first time, and all of my friends who read it upon my recommendation loved it too. Especially the ones who are coming from a first or second generation immigrant families."