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Below are the books which newly promoted faculty selected for addition to the Library collection in August, 2021. These additions were made to commemorate their recent career advancements. They are listed alphabetically, by the honorees last name.
LIFE PRINCIPLES FOR THE STORM OF LIFE As you struggle through difficult days, do you ask, "HOW?" As you seek to rid yourself of heavy baggage from sorrows long past, do you ask, "WHEN?" This study guides you through Scripture to show you how your Father God longs to bring you through the suffering to victory in Jesus-victory by coming through each storm with a stronger faith in Him and a deeper relationship with Him. Women will discover indisputable truths that remain unchanged by their difficult situations, allowing then to resolve anger and bitterness. They will be encouraged to find strength in Scripture, challenged to seek God's purpose and perspective in a time of suffering to draw close to Him for strength for healing Life Principles for the Storms of Life is an eight-week Following God Bible study that leads women through dark days using the analogy of a storm: preparing as the clouds gather, walking through the intense storm, and picking up the pieces after the crisis has passed. readers will apply God's Word to their difficult situations, allow them to resolve anger and bitterness. Finally, they will be encouraged to find strength in Scripture, challenged to seek God's purpose and perspective in a time to suffering, and inspired to draw close to Him for strength and healing. Selected by DEBORAH BROWN / Health & Wellness
… [On topics ranging from] concussions or mTBi to traumatic brain injury, this book will be your … guide in learning about TBI scientifically and practically, so you can be ready to take the right action at the right time to limit the damage and overcome the challenges that come with it, both as the caretaker and as the patient. From understanding symptoms and accurate diagnosis with early recovery to long term goal[s], covered are the mechanics, anatomy, symptoms of brain injury, diagnosis, … acute management and treatment options, rehabilitation, early recovery, outcomes of TBI, mTBI or concussion, discharge plan, post-concussion syndrome, what to expect, goal setting, outpatient rehabilitation therapies, caregiving at home, caretaker fatigue. Provided are online resources, tips for living [, and]… for dealing with fatigue, cognitive impairment, [E]emotions, [C]communication issues, [B]behavior issues. Traumatic Brain Injury is a silent global epidemic, and the outcome of this tragic event spans a wide spectrum of symptoms, future complications and disabilities. While prevention is the cure, it is an undeniable fact that living with Traumatic Brain Injury is the real challenge. The good news, however, is that with the right knowledge and approach, you can live a normal life after any TBI.[Review from Syndetics.] Selected by DR. CARRIE CHAPMAN / Health & Wellness Sciences
"An engaging voyage into some of the great mysteries and wonders of our world." --Alan Lightman, author of Einstein's Dream and The Accidental Universe "No one is better at making the recondite accessible and exciting." --Bill Bryson Brain Pickings and Kirkus Best Science Book of the Year Every week seems to throw up a new discovery, shaking the foundations of what we know. But are there questions we will never be able to answer--mysteries that lie beyond the predictive powers of science? In this captivating exploration of our most tantalizing unknowns, Marcus du Sautoy invites us to consider the problems in cosmology, quantum physics, mathematics, and neuroscience that continue to bedevil scientists and creative thinkers who are at the forefront of their fields. At once exhilarating, mind-bending, and compulsively readable, The Great Unknown challenges us to consider big questions--about the nature of consciousness, what came before the big bang, and what lies beyond our horizons--while taking us on a virtuoso tour of the great breakthroughs of the past and celebrating the men and women who dared to tackle the seemingly impossible and had the imagination to come up with new ways of seeing the world. Selected by BLERTA ERIDITARIO / Science & Mathematics
Through brilliant visual storytelling, Redniss walks us through Curie's life, which was marked by extraordinary scientific discovery and dramatic personal trauma--from her complex working and romantic relationship with Pierre Curie, to their discovery of two new scientific elements, to Pierre's tragic death, to Marie's two Nobel Prizes. A haunting and wondrous portrait of one of history's most intriguing figures, Radioactive combines archival photos, images, and clippings with dazzling line drawings and a compelling narrative to tell Curie's story. Far more than an art book or a graphic novel, Radioactive is a stunning visual biography and a true work of art. [Review from Syndetics.] Selected by DR. MARY GRADY / Health & Wellness Sciences
…Selected by the New York Times as one of the 50 Best Memoirs of the Past 50 Years Viv Albertine [‘s work is pioneering.] … As lead guitarist and songwriter for the seminal band The Slits, she influenced a future generation of artists including Kurt Cobain and Carrie Brownstein. … With brash honesty--and an unforgiving memory--Albertine writes of immersing herself into punk culture among the likes of the Sex Pistols and the Buzzcocks. Of her devastation when The Slits broke up and her reinvention as a director and screenwriter. Of abortion, marriage, motherhood, and surviving cancer. Navigating infidelity and negotiating divorce. And launching her comeback as a solo artist with her debut album, The Vermilion Border. Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys is a raw chronicle of music, fashion, love, sex, feminism, and more that connects the early days of punk to the Riot Grrl movement and beyond. But even more profoundly, Viv Albertine's remarkable memoir is the story of an empowered woman staying true to herself and making it on her own in the modern world. [Review from Syndetics.] Selected by JAMES JORDAN / Social Sciences & Human Services
This volume provides an in-depth global study of nursing as a profession. The contributors discuss projected patterns about nursing now and in the future and present their views on how the profession should go forward. This volume contains 78 original chapters by 105 contributing authors, many of whom are elected Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. [Review from Syndetics.] Selected by DR. KAREN JORIS / Health & Wellness Sciences
In Joy at Work, bestselling author and Netflix star Marie Kondo and Rice University business professor Scott Sonenshein offer stories, studies, and strategies to help...eliminate clutter and make space for work that really matters. Using the world-renowned KonMari Method and cutting-edge research, Joy at Work will help you overcome the challenges of workplace mess and enjoy the productivity, success, and happiness that come with a tidy desk and mind. [Review from Syndetics.] Selected by LEE KOLCZUN / Engineering, Business and Information Technologies
Based on Dave Burgess's popular "Outrageous Teaching" and "Teach Like a PIRATE" seminars, this book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. You'll learn how to tap into and dramatically increase your passion as an teacher [...as well as ...] how to develop outrageously engaging lessons that will draw students in like a magnet and ... transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students. This groundbreaking inspirational manifesto contains over 30 hooks specially designed to captivate your class and 170 brainstorming questions that will skyrocket your creativity. Once you learn the Teach Like a PIRATE system, you'll never look at your role as an educator the same again. [Review from Syndetics.] Selected by DR. DONNA LUPINSKI / Health & Wellness Sciences
Nursing the Finest Art: An Illustrated History traces the social, political, and economic history of nursing from its origins through contemporary practices - covering all specialties and settings. Few nursing history books include complete coverage from [p]rehistoric times through present day, making this book a fascinating journey through the profession. Almost 95% new artwork [...is included...with] ... [o]ver 400 fine art images encompassing nurses in history through present time and around the globe. Timelines ... [summarize] each era at a glance before each chapter [and] let you know where to find key information about nursing history and facilitate easy review. 4 all-new units focusing on: The Nursing Transformation [,] The Healing Spirit of Nursing [,] A Global View of Nursing and Healthcare [and] an Epilogue ... [bring] closure to the text. Foreword written by renowned historian Joan E. Lynaugh, PhD, RN; Professor Emeritus; University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing New. [Review from Syndetics.] Selected by DR. TRACY PARSONS / Health & Wellness Sciences
Teaching Mindful Writers introduces new writing teachers to a learning cycle that will help students become self-directed writers through planning, practicing, revising, and reflecting. Focusing on the art and science of instructing self-directed writers through major writing tasks, Brian Jackson helps teachers prepare students to engage purposefully in any writing task by developing the habits of mind and cognitive strategies of the mindful writer. Relying on the most recent research in writing studies and learning theory, Jackson gives new teachers practical advice about setting up writing tasks, using daily writing, leading class discussions, providing feedback, joining teaching communities, and other essential tools that should be in every writing teacher's toolbox. Teaching Mindful Writers is a timely, fresh perspective on teaching students to be self-directed writers. [Review from Syndetics.] Selected by DR. JUSTIN SEVENKER / Arts & Humanities