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Teaching the History of the Book by Matteo Pangallo (Editor); Emily B. Todd (Editor)With original contributions from a diverse range of teachers, scholars, and practitioners in literary studies, history, book arts, library science, language studies, and archives, Teaching the History of the Book is the first collection of its kind dedicated to book history pedagogy. Presenting a variety of methods for teaching book history both as its own subject and as an approach to other material, each chapter describes lessons, courses, and programs centered on the latest and best ways of teaching undergraduate and graduate students. Expansive and instructive, this volume introduces ways of helping students consider how texts were produced, circulated, and received, with chapters that cover effective ways to organize courses devoted to book history, classroom activities that draw on this subject in other courses, and an overview of selected print and digital tools. Contributors, many of whom are leading figures in the field, utilize their own classroom experiences to bring to life some of the rich possibilities for teaching book history in the twenty-first century. In addition to the volume editors, contributors include Ryan Cordell, Brigitte Fielder, Barbara Hochman, Leslie Howsam, Matthew Kirschenbaum, Clare Mullaney, Kate Ozment, Leah Price, Jonathan Rose, Jonathan Senchyne, Sarah Wadsworth, and others.
Call Number: 002.0711 T253
Publication Date: 2023-05-26
Computer Basics : Absolute Beginner's Guide, Windows 11 Edition by Mike MillerMake the most of your Windows 11 laptop or desktop computer--without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to get comfortable, get productive, get online, get started with social networking, make more connections, and have more fun! Even if you've never used a Windows computer before, this book shows you how to do what you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Computer basics have never, ever been this simple! Who knew how simple using computers could be? This is today's best beginner's guide to using your computer or tablet with the Windows 11 operating system...simple, practical instructions for doing everything you really want to do! Here's a small sample of what you'll learn: * Set up your computer and personalize the Windows 11 Start menu and desktop * Connect to the Internet and browse the Web with Microsoft Edge * Get started with social networking on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn * Video chat with Zoom and Microsoft Teams * Use Windows 11's built-in apps--and find great new apps in the Microsoft Store * Connect printers and external storage * Connect to a home wireless network or public Wi-Fi hotspot * Go online to shop and sell--including ordering food and groceries online * Get work done quickly with Microsoft Office * Organize, view, and share photos * Listen to streaming music with Pandora and Spotify * Watch streaming movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, and more * Protect yourself against viruses, spyware, and spam
Call Number: 004.16 M649c 2023
Publication Date: 2022-08-04
Sams Teach Yourself C++ in One Hour a Day by Siddhartha RaoLearn C++ programming at your own pace--Covers modern C++ 20 Starting with one hour a day, you can gain all the skills you need to begin programming in C++. This complete tutorial will help you quickly master the basics of object-oriented programming and teach you advanced C++ language features and concepts. Fully updated for the C++20 standard, this practical book is designed to help you write C++ code that's faster, simpler, and more reliable and master the fundamentals of C++ and object-oriented programming. No programming experience required: start writing well-organized, efficient C++ programs quickly! Apply proven Do's and Don'ts to leverage best practices and avoid pitfalls from day one Test your knowledge and expertise with focused exercises after every lesson Simplify your code using automatic type deduction and other features Accelerate learning using nearly 300 code samples explained within Preview improvements expected in C++23 Lessons Part I - The Basics: Using Variables, Declaring Constants; Arrays and Strings; Expressions, Statements, and Operators; Controlling Program Flow; Functions; Pointers and References Part II - Fundamentals of Object-Oriented C++ Programming: Classes and Objects; Implementing Inheritance; Polymorphism; Operator Types and Operator Overloading; Casting Operators; Macros and Templates PART III - Learning the Standard Template Library (STL): The STL String Class; STL Dynamic Array Classes; STL list and forward_list; STL set and multiset; STL map and multimap PART IV: Lambda Expressions and STL Algorithms: Function Objects; Lambda Expressions;
Call Number: 005.133 R215s 2022
Publication Date: 2022-02-22
Mastering Windows Server 2022 with Azure Cloud Services IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS by William PanekExtend your on-premises Windows Server deployments to the cloud with Azure In Mastering Windows Server 2022 with Azure Cloud Services: IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, 5-time Microsoft MVP Winner William Panek delivers a comprehensive and practical blueprint for planning, implementing, and managing environments that include Azure IaaS-hosted Windows Server-based workloads. You'll learn to use the expansive, hybrid capabilities of Azure, how to migrate virtual and physical server workloads to Azure IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, and how to manage and secure Azure virtual machines running Windows Server 2022. This book also offers: Foundational explanations of core Azure capabilities, including Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Explorations of the tools you'll need to implement Azure solutions, including Windows Admin Center and PowerShell Examples of implementing identity in Hybrid scenarios, including Azure AD DS on Azure IaaS and managed AD DS Perfect for IT professionals who manage on-premises Windows Server environments, seek to use Azure to manage server workloads, and want to secure virtual machines running on Windows Server 2022, Mastering Windows Server 2022 with Azure Cloud Services: IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS is also a must-read resource for anyone involved in administering or operating Microsoft Azure IaaS workloads.
Call Number: 005.4476 P191m
Publication Date: 2022-11-01
Microsoft Office Inside Out (Office 2021 and Microsoft 365) by Joe HabrakenConquer Microsoft Office--from the inside out! Dive into the Microsoft Office application suite--and really put its productivity tools and services to work for you! This supremely well-organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds--all you need to make the most of Office's most powerful tools for productivity and decision-making. Renowned Office expert Joe Habraken offers a complete tour of Microsoft Office, with cutting-edge techniques and shortcuts for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Publisher, the 365 Online apps, and more. Discover how experts tackle today's key tasks--and challenge yourself to new levels of mastery. Create amazing content faster with Office's new features, tools, and shortcuts. Share, collaborate with, and secure Office files in the cloud. Organize, edit, and format complex documents with Microsoft Word. Build tables of contents, captions, indexes, and footnotes that automatically update. Efficiently enter and manage data in Excel workbooks, and format it for easy understanding. Build flexible, reliable Excel workbooks with formulas and functions--including XLOOKUP and other enhancements. Integrate data from external sources, including stock and currency data, and Wolfram curated knowledge. Transform data into insight with Pivot Tables and Excel charts -- including new recommended charts and the Quick Analysis gallery. Quickly create presentations with PowerPoint themes, Reuse Slides, and Libraries. Build more impactful slides with advanced formatting, SmartArt, animation, transitions, media, and free stock images. Use PowerPoint tools to present more effectively--in person or online via Microsoft Teams. Systematically improve email productivity and security with Outlook. Manage appointments and tasks and quickly plan meetings.
Call Number: 005.5 H116m
Publication Date: 2021-12-16
The Ethics of Hacking by Ross W. BellabyPolitical hackers, like the infamous Anonymous collective, have demonstrated their willingness to use political violence to further their agendas. However, many of their causes - targeting terrorist groups, fighting for LGBTQ+ rights, and protecting people's freedom of expression, autonomy and privacy - are intuitively good things to fight for. This book will create a new framework that argues that when the state fails to protect people, hackers can intervene and evaluates the hacking based on the political or social circumstances. It highlights the space for hackers to operate as legitimate actors; guides hacker activity by detailing what actions are justified toward what end; outlines mechanisms to aid hackers in reaching ethically justified decisions; and directs the political community on how to react to these political hackers.Applying this framework to the most pivotal hacking operations within the last two decades, including the Arab Spring, police brutality in the USA and the Nigerian and Ugandan governments' announcements of homophobic legislation, it offers a unique contribution to conceptualising hacking as a contemporary political activity.
The First, the Few, the Only : How Women of Color Can Redefine Power in Corporate America by Deepa PurushothamanAxiom Award Bronze Medalist for Women / BIPOC in Business A deeply personal call to action for women of color to find power from within and to join together in community, advocating for a new corporate environment where we all belong--and are accepted--on our own terms. Women of color comprise one of the fastest-growing segments in the corporate workforce, yet often we are underrepresented--among the first, few, or only ones in a department or company. For too long, corporate structures, social zeitgeist, and cultural conditioning have left us feeling exhausted and downtrodden, believing that in order to "fit in" and be successful, we must hide or change who we are. As a former senior partner at a large global services firm, Deepa Purushothaman experienced these feelings of isolation and burnout. She met with hundreds of other women of color across industries and cultural backgrounds, eager to hear about their unique and shared experiences. In doing so, she has come to understand our collective setbacks--and the path forward in achieving our goals. Business must evolve--and women of color have the potential to lead that transformation. We must begin by pushing back against toxic messaging--including the things we tell ourselves--while embracing the valuable cultural viewpoints and experiences that give us unique perspectives at work. By fully realizing our own strengths, we can build collective power and use it to confront microaggressions, outdated norms, and workplace misconceptions; create cultures where belonging is never conditional; and rework corporations to be genuinely inclusive to all. The First, the Few, the Only is a road map for us to make a profound impact within and outside our organizations while ensuring that our words are heard, our lived experiences are respected, and our contributions are finally valued.
Call Number: 331.4133 P986f
Publication Date: 2022-03-01
The Great Stewardess Rebellion : How Women Launched a Workplace Revolution at 30,000 Feet by Nell McShane Wulfhart (Contribution by)"The true story of women who stood up to huge corporations and won, creating momentous change for all working women." --Gloria Steinem, co-founder of Ms. magazine As flying boomed in the 1960s, women from across America applied for jobs as stewardesses. They were drawn to the promise of glamour, the chance to travel, and an alternative to traditional occupations like homemaking, nursing, and teaching. But as the number of "stews" grew, so did their suspicion that the job was not as picture-perfect as the ads would have them believe. "Sky girls" had to adhere to strict weight limits at all times; gain a few extra pounds and they'd be suspended from work. They couldn't marry or have children; their makeup, hair, and teeth had to be just so. Girdles were mandatory on the clock. And, most important, stewardesses had to resign at 32. Eventually the stewardesses began to push back and it's thanks in part to their trailblazing efforts that working women have gotten closer to workplace equality today. Nell McShane Wulfhart crafts a rousing narrative of female empowerment, the paradigm-shifting '60s and '70s, the labor movement, and the cadre of gutsy women who fought for their rights-and won.
Call Number: 331.4813877 M175g 2023
Publication Date: 2023-02-28
Modern Real Estate Practice in Ohio by Fillmore W. Galaty, Wellington J. Allaway, Robert C. KyleIntroduction to the real estate business -- Real property and the law -- Fair housing -- Interests in real estate -- Forms of real estate ownership -- Land description -- Transfer of title -- Title records -- Real estate brokerage -- Real estate agency -- Client representation agreements -- Real estate contracts -- Real estate taxes and other liens -- Real estate financing -- Government involvement in real estate financing -- Real estate appraisal -- Closing the real estate transaction -- Leases -- Property management -- Land-Use controls and property development -- Environmental issues and the real estate transaction -- Investing in real estate -- Ohio real estate license laws -- Appendix: State licensing agencies and statues
Call Number: 333.33 G146m 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Classics of Public Administration by Jay M. Shafritz; Albert C. Hyde; Sandra J. ParkesCLASSICS OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION is a collection of articles carefully chosen for their readability and continuing contribution to the study of Public Administration. Written by the most significant scholars from the field, these classics focus on topics and issues that are recognized as important ongoing themes in the field of Public Administration.
Call Number: 351 C614 2004
Publication Date: 2003-11-10
Minds Online : Teaching Effectively with Technology by Michelle D. MillerFrom wired campuses to smart classrooms to massive open online courses (MOOCs), digital technology is now firmly embedded in higher education. But the dizzying pace of innovation, combined with a dearth of evidence on the effectiveness of new tools and programs, challenges educators to articulate how technology can best fit into the learning experience. Minds Online is a concise, nontechnical guide for academic leaders and instructors who seek to advance learning in this changing environment, through a sound scientific understanding of how the human brain assimilates knowledge. Drawing on the latest findings from neuroscience and cognitive psychology, Michelle Miller explores how attention, memory, and higher thought processes such as critical thinking and analytical reasoning can be enhanced through technology-aided approaches. The techniques she describes promote retention of course material through frequent low-stakes testing and practice, and help prevent counterproductive cramming by encouraging better spacing of study. Online activities also help students become more adept with cognitive aids, such as analogies, that allow them to apply learning across situations and disciplines. Miller guides instructors through the process of creating a syllabus for a cognitively optimized, fully online course. She presents innovative ideas for how to use multimedia effectively, how to take advantage of learners' existing knowledge, and how to motivate students to do their best work and complete the course. For a generation born into the Internet age, educational technology designed with the brain in mind offers a natural pathway to the pleasures and rewards of deep learning.
Call Number: 371.33 M649m 2016
Publication Date: 2016-03-14
A New Culture of Learning : Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change by John Brown; Douglas ThomasThe twenty-first century is a world in constant change. In A New Culture of Learning, Doug Thomas and John Seely Brown pursue an understanding of how the forces of change, and emerging waves of interest associated with these forces, inspire and invite us to imagine a future of learning that is as powerful as it is optimistic. Typically, when we think of culture, we think of an existing, stable entity that changes and evolves over long periods of time. In A New Culture, Thomas and Brown explore a second sense of culture, one that responds to its surroundings organically. It not only adapts, it integrates change into its process as one of its environmental variables. By exploring play, innovation, and the cultivation of the imagination as cornerstones of learning, the authors create a vision of learning for the future that is achievable, scalable and one that grows along with the technology that fosters it and the people who engage with it. The result is a new form of culture in which knowledge is seen as fluid and evolving, the personal is both enhanced and refined in relation to the collective, and the ability to manage, negotiate and participate in the world is governed by the play of the imagination.Replete with stories, this is a book that looks at the challenges that our education and learning environments face in a fresh way.PRAISE FOR A NEW CULTURE OF LEARNING"A provocative and extremely important new paradigm of a 'culture of learning', appropriate for a world characterized by continual change. This is a must read for anyone interested in the future of education." James J. Duderstadt, President Emeritus, University of Michigan"Thomas and Brown are the John Dewey of the digital age."Cathy Davidson, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Duke University"A New Culture of Learning may provide for the digital media and learning movement what Thomas Paine's Common Sense did for the colonists during the American Revolution- a straightforward, direct explanation of what we are fighting for and what we are fighting against."Henry Jenkins, Provost's Professor, USC"A New Culture of Learning is at once persuasive and optimistic - a combination that is all too rare, but that flows directly from its authors' insights about learning in the digital age. Pearls of wisdom leap from almost every page." Paul Courant, Dean of Libraries, University of Michigan"Brilliant. Insightful. Revolutionary."Marcia Conner, author of The New Social Learning"Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown portray the new world of learning gracefully, vividly, and convincingly."Howard Gardner, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education"Thomas and Brown make it clear that education is too often a mechanistic, solo activity delivered to the young. It doesn't have to be that way-learning can be a messy, social, playful, embedded, constant activity. We would do well to listen to their message."Clay Shirky, author of Cognitive Surplus"Anyone who fears, as I do, that today's public schools are dangerously close to being irrelevant must read this book. The authors provide a road map-and a lifeline-showing how schools can prosper under the most difficult conditions. It is a welcome departure from all the school bashing."John Merrow, Education Correspondent, PBS NewsHour"American education is at a crossroads. By illuminating how play helps to transform both information networks and experimentation, and how collective inquiry unleashes the power of imagination, A New Culture of Learning provides an irresistible path to the future."Joel Myerson, Director, Forum for the Future of Higher Education.
Call Number: 371.33 T455n
Publication Date: 2011-01-04
My Freshman Year : What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student by Rebekah NathanAfter more than fifteen years of teaching, Rebekah Nathan, a professor of anthropology at a large state university, realized that she no longer understood the behavior and attitudes of her students. Fewer and fewer participated in class discussion, tackled the assigned reading, or came to discuss problems during office hours. And she realized from conversations with her colleagues that they, too, were perplexed: Why were students today so different and so hard to teach? Were they, in fact, more likely to cheat, ruder, and less motivated? Did they care at all about their education, besides their grades? Nathan decided to put her wealth of experience in overseas ethnographic fieldwork to use closer to home and apply to her own university. Accepted on the strength of her high school transcript, she took a sabbatical and enrolled as a freshman for the academic year. She immersed herself in student life, moving into the dorms and taking on a full course load. She ate in the student cafeteria, joined student clubs, and played regular pick-up games of volleyball and tag football (sports at which the athletic fifty-something-year-old could hold her own). Nathan had resolved that, if asked, she would not lie about her identity; she found that her classmates, if they were curious about why she was attending college at her age, never questioned her about her personal life. Based on her interviews and conversations with fellow classmates, her interactions with professors and with other university employees and offices, and her careful day-to-day observations, My Freshman Year provides a compelling account of college life that should be read by students, parents, professors, university administrators, and anyone else concerned about the state of higher education in America today. Placing her own experiences and those of her classmates into a broader context drawn from national surveys of college life, Nathan finds that today's students face new challenges to which academic institutions have not adapted. At the end of her freshman year, she has an affection and respect for students as a whole that she had previously reserved only for certain individuals. Being a student, she discovers, is hard work. But she also identifies fundamental misperceptions, misunderstandings, and mistakes on both sides of the educational divide that negatively affect the college experience. By focusing on the actual experiences of students, My Freshman Year offers a refreshing alternative to the frequently divisive debates surrounding the political, economic, and cultural significance of higher education?as well as a novel perspective from which to look at the achievements and difficulties confronting America's colleges and universities in the twenty-first century.
Wild New World : the Epic Story of Animals and People in America by Dan FloresIn 1908, near Folsom, New Mexico, a cowboy discovered the remains of a herd of extinct giant bison. By examining flint points embedded in the bones, archeologists later determined that a band of humans had killed and butchered the animals 12,450 years ago. This discovery vastly expanded America's known human history but also revealed the long-standing danger Homo sapiens presented to the continent's evolutionary richness. Distinguished author Dan Flores's ambitious history chronicles the epoch in which humans and animals have coexisted in the "wild new world" of North America--a place shaped both by its own grand evolutionary forces and by momentous arrivals from Asia, Africa, and Europe. With portraits of iconic creatures such as mammoths, horses, wolves, and bison, Flores describes the evolution and historical ecology of North America like never before. The arrival of humans precipitated an extraordinary disruption of this teeming environment. Flores treats humans not as a species apart but as a new animal entering two continents that had never seen our likes before. He shows how our long past as carnivorous hunters helped us settle America, initially establishing a coast-to-coast culture that lasted longer than the present United States. But humanity's success had devastating consequences for other creatures. In telling this epic story, Flores traces the origins of today's "Sixth Extinction" to the spread of humans around the world; tracks the story of a hundred centuries of Native America; explains how Old World ideologies precipitated 400 years of market-driven slaughter that devastated so many ancient American species; and explores the decline and miraculous recovery of species in recent decades. In thrilling narrative style, informed by genomic science, evolutionary biology, and environmental history, Flores celebrates the astonishing bestiary that arose on our continent and introduces the complex human cultures and individuals who hastened its eradication, studied America's animals, and moved heaven and earth to rescue them. Eons in scope and continental in scale, Wild New World is a sweeping yet intimate Big History of the animal-human story in America.
Call Number: 591.97 F634w
Publication Date: 2022-10-25
The Gospel of Wellness : Gyms, Gurus, Goop, and the False Promise of Self-Care by Rina Raphael"Next-level revelatory." --Sarah Knight, New York Times bestselling author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck "Excellent...Rina really knows her shit...I'm so thankful for this book." --Jameela Jamil, actress and host of I Weigh Journalist Rina Raphael looks at the explosion of the wellness industry: how it stems from legitimate complaints, how seductive marketing targets hopeful consumers-and why women are opening up their wallets like never before. Wellness promises women the one thing they desperately desire: control. Women are pursuing their health like never before. Whether it's juicing, biohacking, clutching crystals, or sipping collagen, today there is something for everyone, as the wellness industry has grown from modest roots into a $4.4 trillion entity and a full-blown movement promising health and vitality in the most fashionable package. But why suddenly are we all feeling so unwell? The truth is that deep within the underbelly of self-care--hidden beneath layers of clever marketing--wellness beckons with a far stronger, more seductive message than health alone. It promises women the one thing they desperately desire: control. Vividly told and deeply reported, The Gospel of Wellness reveals how this obsession is a direct result of women feeling dismissed, mistreated, and overburdened. Women are told they can manage the chaos ruling their life by following a laid-out plan: eat right, exercise, meditate, then buy or do all this stuff. And while wellness may have sprung from good intentions, we are now relentlessly flooded with exploitative offerings, questionable ideas, and a mounting pressure to stay devoted to the divine doctrine of wellness. What happens when the cure becomes as bad as the disease? With a critical eye, humor, and empathy, wellness industry journalist Rina Raphael examines how women have been led down a kale-covered path promising nothing short of salvation. She knows: Raphael was once a disciple herself--trying everything from "clean eating" to electric shock workouts--until her own awakening to the troubling consequences. Balancing the good with the bad, The Gospel of Wellness is a clear-eyed exploration of what wellness can actually offer us, knocking down the false idols and commandments that have taken hold and ultimately showing how we might shape a better future for the movement--and for our well-being.
Call Number: 613.04244 R217g
Publication Date: 2022-09-20
Dosage Calculations : a Multi-Method Approach by Anthony Patrick Giangrasso; Dolores ShrimptonDRUG DOSAGE CALCULATIONS: A MULTI-METHOD APPROACH introduces all three of today's leading methods of dosage calculation: Dimensional Analysis, Ratio & Proportion, and Formula. It walks step-by-step through solving dosage problems utilizing all three methods, often comparing multiple approaches to solving the same problem side-by-side. Instructors can choose their preferred method, and students can become expert with all three, ultimately choosing the approach they find most efficient. Unit I offers a diagnostic arithmetic test, reviews basic math skills, presents essentials of medication administration, and offers an easy, common sense introduction to dimensional analysis. Next, the text introduces essential metric and household medication systems and conversions. Then, building on these foundations, the text offers in-depth coverage of calculating oral, parenteral, intravenous, and enteral dosages, including flow rates, titrating IV medications, pediatric dosages, and daily fluid maintenance.
Call Number: 615.19 G433d
Publication Date: 2012-01-05
Health and Physical Assessment in Nursing by Donita D'Amico; Colleen BarbaritoHealth & Physical Assessment In Nursing helps nursing students master the art and skills of health and physical assessment that new nurses needs in order to care for diverse clients in virtually any setting. It systematically prepares students for success: readers first learn each technique; then demonstrate their skills; and finally, practice and test their knowledge. Assessment is presented holistically so that the latest principles of health promotion and client education are integrated alongside crucial concepts related to wellness, communication, and culture. The authors bring the material to life with hundreds of outstanding images, as well as engaging case studies and activities that help readers visualize the nursing process. KEY TOPICS: Introduction to Health Assessment; Health Assessment; Human Development Across the Lifespan; Wellness and Health Promotion; Cultural Considerations; Psychosocial Assessment; Assessment of Vulnerable Populations; Introduction to Physical Assessment; Interviewing and Communication Techniques; The Health History; Techniques and Equipment; General Survey; Pain Assessment; Nutritional Assessment; Physical Assessment; Skin, Hair, Nails; Head, Neck, and Related Lymphatics; Eye; Ears, Nose, Mouth, and Throat; Respiratory System; Breasts and Axillae; Cardiovascular System; Peripheral Vascular System; Abdomen; Urinary System; Male Reproduction System; Female Reproduction System; Musculoskeletal System; Neurologic System; Focused Assessments; Pregnant Females; Hospitalized Patient; Complete Health Assessment. MARKET: This title is intended for beginning-level courses in baccalaureate and associate degree nursing programs that cover health assessment or physical assessment, such as Fundamentals of Nursing Practice and Introduction to Concepts of Nursing Practice. It is also suitable to supplement courses in Medical-Surgical Nursing.
Call Number: 616.075 D158h 2016
Publication Date: 2015-02-10
The Unspoken Truths for Career Success : Navigating Pay, Promotions and Power at Work by Tessa WhiteSTOP SPINNING YOUR WHEELS AND TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR CAREER FUTURE TODAY. Building a successful career in the world of remote work, hybrid schedules, and a lack of work/life balance is not easy. In fact it's difficult and often seems impossible. But, it doesn't have to be that way. By confronting the lies we are told about building a career, this book will bring you one step closer to the epiphany that will change your life. This workplace manual lays out the truth behind the lies that are fueling the most common career frustrations, including: The truth about pay. Hard work doesn't always lead to more money. Learn how to leverage your position to maximize your salary. The truth about promotions. If you want to be considered for a better job title with better pay, you need to be better than your job description. Understand how to build the skills you need to be considered for a promotion. The truth about loyalty. Companies are not designed to return the loyalty you give them. Stop waiting for the praise you've earned and start focusing on your future. The truth about burnout. Work/life balance doesn't have to mean taking a step back. Learn to work with your brain and not against it. The truth about office politics and power. You may hate office politics, but they are in every company in every industry. Learn to use the political landscape of your workplace to your advantage. Master these unspoken truths for greater recognition, increased opportunities for pay and promotions, and to provide a path to greater influence and power. The truth can indeed set you free.
Call Number: 650.1 W588u
Publication Date: 2023-02-28
When Women Lead : What They Achieve, Why They Succeed, and How We Can Learn from Them by Julia BoorstinThis groundbreaking, deeply reported work from CNBC's Julia Boorstin reveals the key characteristics that help top female leaders thrive as they innovate, grow businesses, and navigate crises --"a must-read for all leaders as they consider the future of work" (Eve Rodsky, New York Times bestselling author of Fair Play and Find Your Unicorn Space) Julia Boorstin was thirteen when her mother told her that, by the time she grew up, women could be just as powerful as men, "captains of industry, running the biggest companies!" A decade later, working at a top business publication and seeing the dearth of women in positions of leadership, Boorstin assumed her mom had been wrong. But over the following two decades as a TV reporter and creator of CNBC's Disruptor 50 franchise, interviewing, and studying thousands of executives, she realized that a gender-equity utopia shouldn't be a pipe dream. Yes, women faced massive social and institutional headwinds, and struggled with double standards and what psychologists call "pattern matching." Yet those who thrived, Boorstin found, shared key commonalities that made them uniquely equipped to lead, grow businesses, and navigate crises. They were highly adaptive to change, deeply empathetic in their management style, and much more likely to integrate diverse points of view into their business strategies, filling voids that their male counterparts had overlooked for generations. By utilizing those strengths, they had invented new business models, disrupted industries, and made massive profits along the way. Here, in When Women Lead, Boorstin brings together the stories of over sixty of those female CEOs and leaders, and provides "critical insights into how women-founded companies begin, operate, and prosper" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). Her combination of narrative and research reveals how once-underestimated characteristics, from vulnerability and gratitude to divergent thinking, can be vital superpowers--and that anyone can work these approaches to their advantage. Featuring new interviews with Katrina Lake, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jenn Hyman, Whitney Wolfe Herd, Lena Waithe, Shivani Siroya, Julia Collins, and more, Boorstein's revelatory book "lays out a new, inclusive vision for leadership and our world at large that we all will benefit from" (Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive).
Shareware Heroes : the Renegades Who Redefined Gaming at the Dawn of the Internet by Richard MossShareware Heroes is a comprehensive, meticulously researched exploration of an important and too-long overlooked chapter in video game history Shareware Heroes: Independent Games at the Dawn of the Internet takes readers on a journey, from the beginnings of the shareware model in the early 1980s, the origins of the concept, even the name itself, and the rise of shareware's major players - the likes of id Software, Apogee, and Epic MegaGames - through to the significance of shareware for the 'forgotten' systems - the Mac, Atari ST, Amiga - when commercial game publishers turned away from them. This book also charts the emergence of commercial shareware distributors like Educorp and the BBS/newsgroup sharing culture. And it explores how shareware developers plugged gaps in the video gaming market by creating games in niche and neglected genres like vertically-scrolling shoot-'em-ups (e.g. Raptor and Tyrian) or racing games (e.g. Wacky Wheels and Skunny Kart) or RPGs (God of Thunder and Realmz), until finally, as the video game market again grew and shifted, and major publishers took control, how the shareware system faded into the background and fell from memory.
Call Number: 794.8 M913s
Publication Date: 2023-01-10
The Associated Press Stylebook, 2022-2024 by The Associated PressMaster the style guidelines of news writing, editing, and common usage with this indispensable guide perfect for students and professional writers everywhere. The style of The Associated Press is the gold standard for news writing. With the AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn how to write and edit with the clarity and professionalism for which their writers and editors are famous. The AP Stylebook will help you master the AP's rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, word and numeral usage, and when to use "more than" instead of "over." To make navigating these specialty chapters even easier, the Stylebook includes a comprehensive index. Fully revised and updated to keep pace with world events, common usage, and AP procedures, the AP Stylebook is the one reference that all writers, editors and students cannot afford to be without. This edition contains more than 300 new and revised entries, including: - A new chapter on inclusive storytelling: its importance and how to achieve it. - Detailed guidance on writing about people with disabilities and disabled people. - Many updates on immigration, the coronavirus, gender and race-related coverage, including the capitalization of Black and expanded use of singular they. - A revised chapter on religion, with guidance on when Catholic rather than Roman Catholic should be used on first reference. - A thoroughly updated chapter on using social media for reporting.
Counting Descent by Clint SmithClint Smith's debut poetry collection, Counting Descent, is a coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition. Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear. His poems move fluidly across personal and political histories, all the while reflecting on the social construction of our lived experiences. Smith brings the reader on a powerful journey forcing us to reflect on all that we learn growing up, and all that we seek to unlearn moving forward. Praise "So many of these poems just blow me away. Incredibly beautiful and powerful." - Michelle Alexander, Author of The New Jim Crow "In Counting Descent, Clint Smith reflects "even the universe is telling us/ that we can never get too far// from the place that created us." Smith weaves histories, from collective to personal, to make indelible archetypes of those places that have created us all. These poems shimmer with revelatory intensity, approaching us from all sides to immerse us in the America that America so often forgets. The broad sweep of Smith's vision delivers a sudden awareness: In this poet's hands, we sense, like Rilke, there is no place that does not see you." - Gregory Pardlo, Author of Digest Counting Descent is a tightly-woven collection of poems whose pages act like an invitation to New Orleans, to the spades' table, to mom's kitchen, to the kiss on a woman's wrist, to conversations with hydrants and cicadas. The invitation is intimate and generous and also a challenge; are you up to asking what is blackness? What is black joy? How is black life loved and lived? To whom do we―this human We― look to for answers? This invitation is not to a narrow street, or a shallow lake, but to a vast exploration of life. And death. In a voice that has the echoes of Baldwin, but that also declares itself a singular voice, Smith extends: "Maybe there's a place where everyone is both in love with and running from their own skin. Maybe that place is here." And you're invited. - Elizabeth Acevedo, Author of Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths Accolades Winner, 2017 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award Finalist, 2017 NAACP Image Awards 2017 'One Book One New Orleans' Book Selection
Call Number: 811.6 S644c
Publication Date: 2016-09-15
Decolonising the Literature Curriculum by Charlotte Beyer (Editor)This book explores pedagogical approaches to decolonising the literature curriculum through a range of practical and theoretically-informed case studies. Although decolonising the curriculum has been widely discussed in the academe and the media, sustained examinations of pedagogies involved in decolonising the literature at university level are still lacking in English and related subjects. This book makes a crucial contribution to these evolving discussions, presenting current and critically engaged pedagogical scholarship on decolonising the literature curriculum. Offering a broad spectrum of accessible chapters authored by experienced national and international academics, the book is structured into two parts, Texts and Contexts, presenting case studies on decolonising the literature curriculum which range from the undergraduate classroom, university writing centres, through to the literary doctorate.
Call Number: 820.711 D296
Publication Date: 2022-03-12
Notes on Resistance by Noam Chomsky; David BarsamianNoam Chomsky dissects the multiple crises facing humankind and the planet; and provides a road map for resistance. In this completely original set of interviews between the legendary duo of Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian, the two confront topics such as the pandemic, the wealth gap (made worse because of the pandemic), climate destruction, the increasing power of the corporate owned media, systematic racism, Big Tech, and more. Noam Chomsky is one of the most cited scholars in human history. He ranks right up there with Aristotle and Marx, and this book reaffirms his esteemed reputation. Notes on Resistance will inspire all those struggling for human liberation.
Call Number: 909.832 C548n
Publication Date: 2022-09-27
Coffee with Hitler : the Untold Story of the Amateur Spies Who Tried to Civilize the Nazis by Charles Spicer*A Telegraph and Spectator Best Book of the Year* The fascinating story of how an eccentric group of intelligence agents used amateur diplomacy to penetrate the Nazi high command in an effort to prevent the start of World War II. "How might the British have handled Hitler differently?" remains one of history's greatest "what ifs." Coffee with Hitler tells the astounding story of how a handful of amateur British intelligence agents wined, dined, and befriended the leading National Socialists between the wars. With support from royalty, aristocracy, politicians, and businessmen, they hoped to use the recently founded Anglo-German Fellowship as a vehicle to civilize and enlighten the Nazis. At the heart of the story are a pacifist Welsh historian, a World War I flying ace, and a butterfly-collecting businessman, who together offered the British government better intelligence on the horrifying rise of the Nazis than any other agents. Though they were only minor players in the terrible drama of Europe's descent into its second twentieth-century war, these three protagonists operated within the British Establishment. They infiltrated the Nazi high command deeper than any other spies, relaying accurate intelligence to both their government and to its anti-appeasing critics. Straddling the porous border between hard and soft diplomacy, their activities fuelled tensions between the amateur and the professional diplomats in both London and Berlin. Having established a personal rapport with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, they delivered intelligence to him directly, too, paving the way for American military support for Great Britain against the Nazi threat. The settings for their public efforts ranged from tea parties in Downing Street, banquets at London's best hotels, and the Coronation of George VI to coffee and cake at Hitler's Bavarian mountain home, champagne galas at the Berlin Olympics, and afternoon receptions at the Nuremberg Rallies. More private encounters between the elites of both powers were nurtured by shooting weekends at English country homes, whisky drinking sessions at German estates, discreet meetings in London apartments, and whispered exchanges in the corridors of embassies and foreign ministries.
Call Number: 940.5485 S754c
Publication Date: 2022-09-06
Invasion : the Inside Story of Russia's Bloody War and Ukraine's Fight for Survival by Luke HardingNew York Times bestselling author of Collusion and The Snowden Files Luke Harding's personal, frontline reporting on Russia's harrowing invasion of Ukraine, the biggest news event of the year and an inflection point in international politics "An excellent, moving account of an ongoing tragedy." --Anne Applebaum, New York Times bestselling author of Twilight of Democracy In a damning, inspiring, and breathtaking narrative of what is likely to be a turning point for Europe--and the world--Guardian correspondent and New York Times bestselling author Luke Harding reports firsthand on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. When, just before dawn on February 24, 2022, Vladimir Putin launched a series of brutal attacks, Harding was there, on the ground in Kyiv. But this senseless violence was met with astounding resilience--from, among others, the country's embattled president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy--and the courage of a people preparedi to risk everything to preserve their nation's freedom. Here are piercing portraits of the leaders on both sides of this monumental struggle, a haunting depiction of the atrocities in Bucha and elsewhere, and an intimate glimpse into the ordinary lives being impacted by the biggest conflict in Europe since the Second World War. Harding captures this crucial moment in history with candor, insight, and an unwavering focus on the human stories that lie at its heart.
Call Number: 947.0864 H263i
Publication Date: 2022-11-29
Nothing Ever Dies : Vietnam and the Memory of War by Viet Thanh NguyenFinalist, National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, National Book Award in Nonfiction A New York Times Book Review "The Year in Reading" Selection All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of the conflict Americans call the Vietnam War and Vietnamese call the American War-a conflict that lives on in the collective memory of both nations. "[A] gorgeous, multifaceted examination of the war Americans call the Vietnam War-and which Vietnamese call the American War As a writer, [Nguyen] brings every conceivable gift-wisdom, wit, compassion, curiosity-to the impossible yet crucial work of arriving at what he calls 'a just memory' of this war." -Kate Tuttle, Los Angeles Times "In Nothing Ever Dies, his unusually thoughtful consideration of war, self-deception and forgiveness, Viet Thanh Nguyen penetrates deeply into memories of the Vietnamese war [An] important book, which hits hard at self-serving myths." -Jonathan Mirsky, Literary Review "Ultimately, Nguyen's lucid, arresting, and richly sourced inquiry, in the mode of Susan Sontag and W. G. Sebald, is a call for true and just stories of war and its perpetual legacy." -Donna Seaman, Booklist (starred review)
Call Number: 959.70431 N576n 2017
Publication Date: 2017-11-20
Vigilance : the Life of William Still, Father of the Underground Railroad by Andrew K. DiemerThe remarkable and inspiring story of William Still, an unknown abolitionist who dedicated his life to managing a critical section of the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia--the free state directly north of the Mason-Dixon Line--helping hundreds of people escape from slavery. Born free in 1821 to two parents who had been enslaved, William Still was drawn to antislavery work from a young age. Hired as a clerk at the Anti-Slavery office in Philadelphia after teaching himself to read and write, he began directly assisting enslaved people who were crossing over from the South into freedom. Andrew Diemer captures the full range and accomplishments of Still's life, from his resistance to Fugitive Slave Laws and his relationship with John Brown before the war, to his long career fighting for citizenship rights and desegregation until the early twentieth century. Despite Still's disappearance from history books, during his lifetime he was known as "the Father of the Underground Railroad." Working alongside Harriet Tubman and others at the center of the struggle for Black freedom, Still helped to lay the groundwork for long-lasting activism in the Black community, insisting that the success of their efforts lay not in the work of a few charismatic leaders, but in the cultivation of extensive grassroots networks. Through meticulous research and engaging writing, Vigilance establishes William Still in his rightful place in American history as a major figure of the abolitionist movement.
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The Gay Talese Reader : Portraits & Encounters by Gay TaleseAs a young reporter for The New York Times, in 1961 Gay Talese published his first book, New York-A Serendipiter's Journey, a series of vignettes and essays that began, "New York is a city of things unnoticed. It is a city with cats sleeping under parked cars, two stone armadillos crawling up St. Patrick's Cathedral, and thousands of ants creeping on top of the Empire State Building."Attention to detail and observation of the unnoticed is the hallmark of Gay Talese's writing, and The Gay Talese Reader brings together the best of his essays and classic profiles. This collection opens with "New York Is a City of Things Unnoticed," and includes "Silent Season of a Hero" (about Joe DiMaggio), "Ali in Havana," and "Looking for Hemingway" as well as several other favorite pieces. It also features a previously unpublished article on the infamous case of Lorena and John Wayne Bobbitt, and concludes with the autobiographical pieces that are among Talese's finest writings. These works give insight into the progression of a writer at the pinnacle of his craft.Whether he is detailing the unseen and sometimes quirky world of New York City or profiling Ol' Blue Eyes in "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold," Talese captures his subjects-be they famous, infamous, or merely unusual-in his own inimitable, elegant fashion. The essays and profiles collected in The Gay Talese Reader are works of art, each carefully crafted to create a portrait of an unforgettable individual, place or moment.
Call Number: 071.3 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2009-05-26
From Anger to Action : Inside the Global Movements for Social Justice, Peace, and a Sustainable Planet by Ben Jackson; Harriet LambFrom Anger to Action tells the stories of the citizens' movements charting new paths to tackle the big global challenges that lie behind the political upheavals of our times. Drawing on candid insights from citizens, activists, and innovators, and their own experiences as leaders of internationally recognized advocacy organizations, the authors give an insider account of the battle for change and how it can be won - as well as trenchant criticism of where traditional civil society has lost its way and needs renewal. While unflinching on the dangers of the current political crises, the book offers hard-edged hope and a vision for citizen-led change to reshape our fractured politics. We meet communities in economically-battered towns welcoming refugees and Syrian peacebuilders reaching across impossible divides, go behind the scenes with Fairtrade banana farmers and hear of frenzied climate campaigners pushing divestment from oil companies and using social media to drive change. Lamb and Jackson explore how citizens' movements are transforming our global politics, refashioning internationalism and fighting back against narrow nationalism. The book analyses why some movements secure lasting change - and others fail. And they show how these insights could shape a wider strategy for grassroots-up transformation. From Anger to Action will be of interest to social activists and anyone interested in social movements, global change, and civil society.
Call Number: 303.372 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2021-05-07
Me and White Supremacy : Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Saad; Robin DiAngelo (Foreword by)The New York Times and USA Today bestseller! This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too. "Layla Saad is one of the most important and valuable teachers we have right now on the subject of white supremacy and racial injustice."--New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert Based on the viral Instagram challenge that captivated participants worldwide, Me and White Supremacy takes readers on a 28-day journey, complete with journal prompts, to do the necessary and vital work that can ultimately lead to improving race relations. Updated and expanded from the original workbook (downloaded by nearly 100,000 people), this critical text helps you take the work deeper by adding more historical and cultural contexts, sharing moving stories and anecdotes, and including expanded definitions, examples, and further resources, giving you the language to understand racism, and to dismantle your own biases, whether you are using the book on your own, with a book club, or looking to start family activism in your own home. This book will walk you step-by-step through the work of examining: Examining your own white privilege What allyship really means Anti-blackness, racial stereotypes, and cultural appropriation Changing the way that you view and respond to race How to continue the work to create social change Awareness leads to action, and action leads to change. For readers of White Fragility, White Rage, So You Want To Talk About Race, The New Jim Crow, How to Be an Anti-Racist and more who are ready to closely examine their own beliefs and biases and do the work it will take to create social change. "Layla Saad moves her readers from their heads into their hearts, and ultimately, into their practice. We won't end white supremacy through an intellectual understanding alone; we must put that understanding into action."--Robin DiAngelo, author of New York Times bestseller White Fragility
A Woman's Place Is in the Brewhouse : a Forgotten History of Alewives, Brewsters, Witches, and CEOs by Tara Nurin; Teri Fahrendorf (Foreword by)* North American Guild of Beer Writers Best Book 2022 Dismiss the stereotype of the bearded brewer. It's women, not men, who've brewed beer throughout most of human history. Their role as family and village brewer lasted for hundreds of thousands of years--through the earliest days of Mesopotamian civilization, the reign of Cleopatra, the witch trials of early modern Europe, and the settling of colonial America. A Woman's Place Is in the Brewhouse celebrates the contributions and influence of female brewers and explores the forces that have erased them from the brewing world. It's a history that's simultaneously inspiring and demeaning. Wherever and whenever the cottage brewing industry has grown profitable, politics, religion, and capitalism have grown greedy. On a macro scale, men have repeatedly seized control and forced women out of the business. Other times, women have simply lost the minimal independence, respect, and economic power brewing brought them. But there are more breweries now than at any time in American history and today women serve as founder, CEO, or head brewer at more than one thousand of them. As women continue to work hard for equal treatment and recognition in the industry, author Tara Nurin shows readers that women have been--and are once again becoming--relevant in the brewing world.
Call Number: 338.4766342 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2021-09-21
Much Sound and Fury, or the New Jim Crow? : the Twenty-First Century's Restrictive New Voting Laws and Their Impact by Michael A. Smith (Editor)Since 2003, several US states have passed new laws that complicate the process of voter registration and voting. Framed as controls on voter fraud, the laws have spawned controversy in both the courts and public opinion, the latter falling along a sharp partisan divide. Much Sound and Fury, or the New Jim Crow? offers a scholarly analysis, not of the intent but rather the impact of these laws. Beginning with a historical overview of the expanding and contracting right to vote, particularly regarding its impact on African Americans, subsequent chapters use quantitative analysis to analyze the impact of identification requirement laws, proof-of-citizenship requirements, felony disenfranchisement, and gerrymandering. Before 2020, the impact of the laws leaned slightly negative but was mixed. More recent developments, however, point to a far more alarming implication--widespread belief in factually-baseless allegations of fraud, which undermines Americans' trust and faith in our constitutional democracy; these allegations reached a crescendo in 2021 as a violent mob seized the US Capitol. The book concludes with an afterword on the 2020 elections and their aftermath.
Advising Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer College Students by Craig M. McGill (Editor); Jennifer Joslin (Editor); Kristen A. Renn (Foreword by)Co-published with NACADA. Changes on college and university campuses have echoed changes in U.S. popular culture, politics, and religion since the 1970s through unprecedented visibility of LGBTQA persons and issues. In the face of hostile campus cultures, LGBTQA students rely on knowledgeable academic advisors for support, nurturance, and the resources needed to support their persistence. This edited collection offers theoretical understanding of the literature of the field, practical strategies that can be implemented at different institutions, and best practices that helps students, staff, and faculty members understand more deeply the challenges and rewards of working constructively with LGBTQA students. In addition, allies in the field of academic advising (both straight/cis-identified and queer) reflect on becoming an ally, describe obstacles and challenges they have experienced and offer advice to those seeking to deepen their commitment to ally-hood.
Call Number: 378.198266 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2021-08-06
Through the Lens : the Pandemic and Black Lives Matter by Lauren Walsh2020 was a period of groundbreaking social and political upheaval, in combination with a colossal epidemiological crisis--and it urgently redefined the working conditions of photojournalists. The historic 2020 Black Lives Matter protests and the devastating Covid-19 pandemic presented unique challenges for photojournalism, forcing photographers into a terrain defined by new ethical, technological, and safety (emotional and physical) concerns, as well as innovative attacks on press freedom. Through a series of interviews--with top photographers who covered 2020's biggest crises, as well as key photo editors who grappled with these unprecedented obstacles inside the newsroom--Through the Lens: The Pandemic and Black Lives Matter unpacks the industry's most critical debates as it sheds light on the experiences and thought processes of the visual journalists themselves. Importantly, this book encourages readers to consider the efforts behind the camera lens: the challenges and risks visual journalists face to bring us the news in pictures. Richly illustrated with evocative photos, Through the Lens is a timely and vital look at the role photojournalism serves in a world of crisis. It is a powerful follow-up to Lauren Walsh's previous title, Conversations on Conflict Photography, which offers a crucial exploration of the visual documentation of war and humanitarian crisis.
Call Number: 777.0973 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2022-03-10
Black Oscars : From Mammy to Minny, What the Academy Awards Tells Us About African Americans by Frederick W. Gooding Jr.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosts an annual award show affectionately and commonly known as "the Oscars." Yet, these awards are more than a mere ceremony; they are a phenomenon. More so than the amorphous, loosely-organized, multi-faceted entities that comprise Hollywood, the Oscars are the pinnacle of fantasy, beauty, romance and high class. They are eagerly anticipated and are heavily discussed. Only the National Football League's annual televised event entitled the Super Bowl eclipses the Oscars in terms of viewing size and revenue stream. But to be the second-most popular television event on the planet is not bad - not bad for an organization that only boasts fifty-one board of governor members. For over ninety years, Oscar winners have been considered the standard bearers of all things imaginable within American culture. Not that Oscar winners are dispositive of all matters within Hollywood and entertainment, however, given their presence and popularity, it begs the question of what do these awards reflect and reinforce about larger society, particularly when it comes to the public participation of African Americans. This book will therefore draw upon American history, African American history, sociology and film studies, thereby broadening its appeal to multiple audiences. Each chapter provides a thorough analysis and overview of any blacks that were nominated for their Hollywood roles during the designated decade. Historical commentary will contextualize the socio-political meaning of the symbology of such images and the black characters as political images onscreen. Black Oscar winners (more of which occur in the latter decades) will be highlighted and cross-referenced with other winners for proper analysis of trends and patterns. Ultimately the Oscars serve as an excellent litmus test as to how what degree our society has truly embraced diversity within the hallowed confines of our sacred imaginations.
Call Number: 791.43079 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2020-05-24
Footnotes : the Black Artists Who Rewrote the Rules of the Great White Way by Caseen GainesThe triumphant story of how an all-Black Broadway cast and crew changed musical theatre--and the world--forever. "This musical introduced Black excellence to the Great White Way. Broadway was forever changed and we, who stand on the shoulders of our brilliant ancestors, are charged with the very often elusive task of carrying that torch into our present."--Billy Porter, Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning actor If Hamilton, Rent, or West Side Story captured your heart, you'll love this in-depth look into the rise of the 1921 Broadway hit, Shuffle Along, the first all-Black musical to succeed on Broadway. No one was sure if America was ready for a show featuring nuanced, thoughtful portrayals of Black characters--and the potential fallout was terrifying. But from the first jazzy, syncopated beats of composers Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, New York audiences fell head over heels. Footnotes is the story of how Sissle and Blake, along with comedians Flournoy Miller and Aubrey Lyles, overcame poverty, racism, and violence to harness the energy of the Harlem Renaissance and produce a runaway Broadway hit that launched the careers of many of the twentieth century's most beloved Black performers. Born in the shadow of slavery and establishing their careers at a time of increasing demands for racial justice and representation for people of color, they broke down innumerable barriers between Black and white communities at a crucial point in our history. Author and pop culture expert Caseen Gaines leads readers through the glitz and glamour of New York City during the Roaring Twenties to reveal the revolutionary impact one show had on generations of Americans, and how its legacy continues to resonate today. Praise for Footnotes: "A major contribution to culture."--Brian Jay Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Jim Henson: The Biography "With meticulous research and smooth storytelling, Caseen Gaines significantly deepens our understanding of one of the key cultural events that launched the Harlem Renaissance."--A Lelia Bundles, New York Times bestselling author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker "Absorbing..."--The Wall Street Journal
Call Number: 792.089 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2021-05-21
Stand up and Shout Out : Women's Fight for Equal Pay, Equal Rights, and Equal Opportunities in Sports by Joan SteidingerToday, women have greater opportunities to participate in sport than ever before, particularly due to the passage of Title IX in 1972. Yet, despite all this growth, women still struggle to hold leadership positions, become coaches of both girls and boys teams, receive equal pay, and get even adequate coverage in the media. In Stand Up and Shout Out: Women's Fight for Equality in Sports, Joan Steidinger explores the three crucial areas in sport that remain huge concerns for women: leadership, money, and media. Steidinger looks at the number of ways in which women experience vast inequalities by examining topics such as the politics of sport, sexual assault, the #MeToo movement, pay equity, women in coaching positions, and the experiences of women of color and LGBTQ athletes. Interviews with leading authorities in the field and prominent female athletes are interwoven throughout to add both expert and personal perspectives to the conversation. Stand Up and Shout Out does more than just inform readers about these important issues; its purpose is to create enlightened discussions around the unequal treatment of women and present readers with "action steps" so we can all become active contributors toward improving this situation. This is an ideal time to fight for women's equality in sport, as it draws attention to the growing need for advocacy for girls and women around the world in all areas of life.
Call Number: 796.082 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2020-03-11
Elements of Indigenous Style : a Guide for Writing By and About Indigenous Peoples by Gregory Younging"Elements of Indigenous Style provides guidelines to help writers, editors, and publishers produce material that reflects Indigenous people in an appropriate and respectful manner. Gregory Younging, a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba, has been the managing editor of Theytus Books, the first Aboriginal-owned publishing house in Canada, for over 13 years. Elements of Indigenous Style evolved from the house style guide Gregory developed at Theytus in order to ensure content was consistent and respectful. This guide contains: A historical overview of the portrayal of Indigenous peoples in literature; Common errors and how to avoid them when writing about Indigenous peoples; Guidance on working in a culturally sensitive way; A discussion of problematic and preferred terminology; Suggestions for editorial guidelines."-- Provided by publisher
Call Number: 808.02 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2018-02-15
I Am the Rage by Martina McGowan; Diana Ejaita (Illustrator)From Dr. Martina McGowan, I am The Rage is a Nautilis Award & BCALA 2022 Honor Poetry Award Winning collection perfect for fans of Amanda Gorman and Maya Angelou Through a blend of personal experiences and shared collective pain, in I am The Rage, Dr. Martina McGowan engages readers in a vital dialogue about racial trauma and inequality. It seeks to transform outrage into understanding, and denial into awareness. It offers a voice to the unheard and the marginalized, harnessing the power of poetry to convey the complex emotions felt in the face of systemic racism. In this powerful collection, you'll find: A stirring journey through emotions in the wake of the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, the landmark Black Lives Matter protests that followed, and the ongoing attacks on the Black community An empathetic and authentic examination of personal and societal grief A call to action and a testament to the strength of community An exploration of the healing power of expression, acknowledgement, and mutual understanding Beautiful illustrations by Diana Ejaita to accompany the raw emotion of each poem I am The Rage serves as a mirror reflecting the shared truth of racial disparity, and a window into the lived experiences of those impacted by it. Ideal for readers of contemporary poetry, educators, students, activists, or anyone committed to social justice and racial equality.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Harold Bloom (Editor)Perhaps best recognized for the horror films it has spawned, Frankenstein, written by 19-year-old Mary Shelley, was first published in 1818. Frankensteinwarns against the irresponsible use of science and technology and makes readers reconsider who the world's monsters really are and how society contributes to creating them. Ideal for research or general interest, this resource furnishes students with a collection of the most insightful critical essays available on this gothic thriller, selected from a variety of literary sources.
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Proving Ground : the Untold Story of the Six Women Who Programmed the World's First Modern Computer by Kathy KleimanDiscover a fascinating look into the lives of six historic trailblazers in this World War II-era story of the American women who programmed the world's first modern computer. After the end of World War II, the race for technological supremacy sped on. Top-secret research into ballistics and computing, begun during the war to aid those on the front lines, continued across the United States as engineers and programmers rushed to complete their confidential assignments. Among them were six pioneering women, tasked with figuring out how to program the world's first general-purpose, programmable, all-electronic computer--better known as the ENIAC--even though there were no instruction codes or programming languages in existence. While most students of computer history are aware of this innovative machine, the great contributions of the women who programmed it were never told--until now. Over the course of a decade, Kathy Kleiman met with four of the original six ENIAC Programmers and recorded extensive interviews with the women about their work. Proving Ground restores these women to their rightful place as technological revolutionaries. As the tech world continues to struggle with gender imbalance and its far-reaching consequences, the story of the ENIAC Programmers' groundbreaking work is more urgently necessary than ever before, and Proving Ground is the celebration they deserve.
Call Number: 004.092 K63p
Publication Date: 2022-07-26
Job Ready Python by Kimberly A. Weiss; Haythem BaltiGet ready to take on Python with a practical and job-focused guide Job Ready Python offers readers a straightforward and elegant approach to learning Python that emphasizes hands-on and employable skills you can apply to real-world environments immediately. Based on the renowned mthree Global Academy and Software Guild training program, this book will get you up to speed in the basics of Python, loops and data structures, object-oriented programming, and data processing. You'll also get: Thorough discussions of Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) scripting in Python Explorations of databases, including MySQL, and MongoDB--all commonly used database platforms in the field Simple, step-by-step approaches to dealing with dates and times, CSV files, and JSON files Ideal for Python newbies looking to make a transition to an exciting new career, Job Ready Python also belongs on the bookshelves of Python developers hoping to brush up on the fundamentals with an authoritative and practical new handbook.
Call Number: 005.133 B197j
Publication Date: 2021-11-23
C# Programming in Easy Steps by Mike McGrathModern coding with C# 10 and .NET 6. Updated for Visual Studio 2022. C# Programming in easy steps, 3rdedition is updated for Visual Studio 2022, and teaches you howto code applications and demonstrates every aspect of the C# language you willneed to produce professional programming results. Modern coding with C# 10 and .NET 6. Updated for VisualStudio 2022. The book's examples provide clearsyntax-highlighted code showing C# language basics including variables, arrays,logic, looping, methods, and classes. C# Programming in easy steps, 3rdedition begins by explaining how to install thefree Visual Studio Community Edition, to create an environment in which you canquickly begin to create your own executable programs by copying the book's examples.It demonstrates all the C# language basics before moving on to provide examplesof Object Oriented Programming. It concludes by demonstrating how you can useyour acquired knowledge to create graphic programs for traditional PC Desktopapps, and also as Universal apps for multiple devices. You need have no previous knowledge of anyprogramming language, so it's ideal for the newcomer to computer programming. Also ideal for: Programmers moving from another programminglanguage. Students who are studying C# programming at schoolor college. Those seeking a career in computing who need afundamental understanding of procedural programming. Free, downloadable sample code is available todownload from our website for checking against your own work.
Call Number: 005.133 M147c 2022
Publication Date: 2022-04-22
HTML & CSS QuickStart Guide : the Simplified Beginner's Guide to Developing a Strong Coding Foundation, Building Responsive Websites, and Mastering the Fundamentals of Modern Web Design by David DurocherMaster HTML and CSS fundamentals to create beautiful websites. The best book on the market for modern web design fundamentals. Every one of the over 4 billion webpages online today use HTML markup language to display its content. HTML is everywhere. Experienced developers know that a mastery of HTML and CSS fundamentals is not only an essential web design skill, but also the solid foundation of a robust coding skillset. In HTML & CSS QuickStart Guide author, instructor, and 10+ year Fortune 500 tech company veteran David DuRocher breaks down HTML5 and CSS3 fundamentals manageable, practical, and engaging segments designed for first-time developers. David's unique and engaging approach to teaching HTML and CSS principles means that readers are ready to start designing from the very first chapter without enduring an avalanche of boring jargon or dry technobabble. Use the enclosed bonus digital asset access to go beyond the book with your own hands-on project, GitHub code repository, online tools, resources, and more! No matter whether you are a student, jobseeker looking to improve your resume, freelancer, designer, experienced developer, or just someone who wants to create their own website from scratch, everything you need to know is right here in this book! Truly anyone, at any stage of their lives, can learn to code. HTML and CSS are the perfect starting point on that journey-easy to learn, easy to implement, HTML & CSS open the door to a world of coding possibilities.
Call Number: 005.72 D964h
Publication Date: 2021-01-25
Cisco Data Center Fundamentals by Somit Maloo; Iskren NikolovGet ready to configure and operate modern data centers--and move up to high-value CCNP Data Center (DC) certification Cisco Data Center Fundamentals is the complete guide for network engineers and other professionals who need a solid understanding of modern data center technologies. Especially useful for those preparing for the Cisco DCCOR exam and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Data Center certification, it fully addresses the essentials of networking, storage, compute, and automation in today's data center environments. Authored by two long-time experts in operating Cisco data centers and developing official Learning@Cisco training for them, this guide explains each concept step by step, balancing depth and breadth, and maximizing clarity throughout. The authors go far beyond introducing relevant products, protocols, and features. They illuminate underlying technologies, identify key interdependencies, walk through configuring working solutions, and truly help prepare you to set up and operate a modern data center. Gain a holistic, unified understanding of the data center and its core components Walk through installation and deployment of key data center technologies Explore potential applications to see what's possible in your environment Learn how Cisco switches and software implement data center networking and virtualization Discover and apply data center network design and security best practices Review Cisco data center storage technologies and concepts, including Fibre Channel, VSANs, storage virtualization, and FCoE Explore the building blocks of the Cisco UCS data center compute solution, and how UCS uses hardware abstraction and server virtualization Use automation and APIs to improve data center productivity and agility Create and customize scripts for rapid troubleshooting Understand cloud computing for the data center: services, deployment models, and the Cisco Intersight hybrid cloud operations platform
Constructing the Outbreak : Epidemics in Media and Collective Memory by Katherine A. FossWhen an epidemic strikes, media outlets are central to how an outbreak is framed and understood. While reporters construct stories intended to inform the public and convey essential information from doctors and politicians, news narratives also serve as historical records, capturing sentiments, responses, and fears throughout the course of the epidemic. Constructing the Outbreak demonstrates how news reporting on epidemics communicates more than just information about pathogens; rather, prejudices, political agendas, religious beliefs, and theories of disease also shape the message. Analyzing seven epidemics spanning more than two hundred years?from Boston's smallpox epidemic and Philadelphia's yellow fever epidemic in the eighteenth century to outbreaks of diphtheria, influenza, and typhoid in the early twentieth century?Katherine A. Foss discusses how shifts in journalism and medicine influenced the coverage, preservation, and fictionalization of different disease outbreaks. Each case study highlights facets of this interplay, delving into topics such as colonization, tourism, war, and politics. Through this investigation into what has been preserved and forgotten in the collective memory of disease, Foss sheds light on current health care debates, like vaccine hesitancy.
Call Number: 070.4496144 F751c
Publication Date: 2020-09-30
Five Things Biblical Scholars Wish Theologians Knew by Scot McKnight; Hans Boersma (Foreword by)The disciplines of biblical studies and theology should serve each other, and they should serve both the church and the academy together. But the relationship between them is often marked by misunderstandings, methodological differences, and cross-discipline tension. New Testament scholar Scot McKnight here highlights five things he wishes theologians knew about biblical studies. In a companion volume, theologian Hans Boersma reflects on five things he wishes biblical scholars knew about theology. With an irenic spirit as well as honesty about differences that remain, McKnight and Boersma seek to foster understanding between their disciplines through these books so they might once again collaborate with one another.
Call Number: 230 M159f
Publication Date: 2021-09-07
Content by Kate EichhornA concise introduction to content and the content industry, from the early internet to the Instagram egg. From the time we roll out of bed to check overnight updates to our last posts, likes, and views of the previous day, we're consuming and producing content. But what does the term "content" even mean? When did it become ubiquitous? And at what cost? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Kate Eichhorn offers a concise introduction to content and the content industry, examining the far-reaching effects content has on culture, politics, and labor in a digital age. Eichhorn traces the evolution of our current understanding of content from the early internet to the current social mediaverse. The quintessential example of content, she says, is the Instagram egg-an image that imparted no information or knowledge and circulated simply for the sake of circulation. Eichhorn explores what differentiates user-generated content from content produced by compensated (although often undercompensated) workers; examines how fields from art and literature to journalism and politics have weathered the rise of the content industry; and investigates the increasing importance of artists' "content capital"-the ability of artists, writers, and performers to produce content not about their work but about their status as artists.
Call Number: 302.24 E34c
Publication Date: 2022-05-10
Strength in Numbers : How Polls Work and Why We Need Them by G. Elliot MorrisPublic opinion polling is the ultimate democratic process; it gives every person an equal voice in letting elected leaders know what they need and want. But in the eyes of the public, polls today are tarnished. Recent election forecasts have routinely missed the mark and media coverage of polls has focused solely on their ability to predict winners and losers. Polls deserve better. In Strength in Numbers, data journalist G. Elliott Morris argues that the larger purpose of political polls is to improve democracy, not just predict elections. Whether used by interest groups, the press, or politicians, polling serves as a pipeline from the governed to the government, giving citizens influence they would otherwise lack. No one who believes in democracy can afford to give up on polls; they should commit, instead, to understanding them better. In a vibrant history of polling, Morris takes readers from the first semblance of data-gathering in the ancient world through to the development of modern-day scientific polling. He explains how the internet and "big data" have solved many challenges in polling--and created others. He covers the rise of polling aggregation and methods of election forecasting, reveals how data can be distorted and misrepresented, and demystifies the real uncertainty of polling. Candidly acknowledging where polls have gone wrong in the past, Morris charts a path for the industry's future where it can truly work for the people. Persuasively argued and deeply researched, Strength in Numbers is an essential guide to understanding and embracing one of the most important and overlooked democratic institutions in the United States.
Call Number: 303.38 M876s
Publication Date: 2022-07-12
Capitalism : the Story Behind the Word by Michael SonenscherHow the history of a word sheds new light on capitalism and modern politics What exactly is capitalism? How has the meaning of capitalism changed over time? And what's at stake in our understanding or misunderstanding of it? In Capitalism, Michael Sonenscher examines the history behind the concept and pieces together the range of subjects bound up with the word. Sonenscher shows that many of our received ideas fail to pick up the work that the idea of capitalism is doing for us, without us even realizing it. "Capitalism" was first coined in France in the early nineteenth century. It began as a fusion of two distinct sets of ideas. The first involved thinking about public debt and war finance. The second involved thinking about the division of labour. Sonenscher shows that thinking about the first has changed radically over time. Funding welfare has been added to funding warfare, bringing many new questions in its wake. Thinking about the second set of ideas has offered far less room for manoeuvre. The division of labour is still the division of labour and the debates and discussions that it once generated have now been largely forgotten. By exploring what lay behind the earlier distinction before it collapsed and was eroded by the passage of time, Sonenscher shows why the present range of received ideas limits our political options and the types of reform we might wish for.
Call Number: 330.122 S698c
Publication Date: 2022-09-20
Rethinking Environmental Security by Simon DalbyThis thought-provoking book explores how the global ecological crisis profoundly challenges conventional meanings of environmental security and raises important questions about how states and other institutions now face the future. Simon Dalby provides unique insights into the traditional search for security in terms of using firepower to dominate states and environments, and how this is now endangering people across the globe. Whereas earlier concerns about nuclear firepower focused on the security dilemmas it posed, Dalby offers a new perspective into the existential threats to civilization presented by the combustion of fossil fuels. Propounding that the constraint of firepower in both senses is now key to a flourishing human future, the book calls for international relations scholars to rethink many of the central premises in the field and formulate new policies that focus on the necessity of ecological flourishing to provide meaningful security in a climate disrupted world. Visionary and inspiring, Rethinking Environmental Securitywill be a critical read for scholars and students of international relations, climate change, environmental governance and regulation, and political geography and geopolitics. Its novel ideas will also be beneficial for policy makers and practitioners in these fields.
Call Number: 363.7 D137r
Publication Date: 2022-05-06
How Humans Learn : the Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching by Joshua R. EylerEven on good days, teaching is a challenging profession. One way to make the job of college instructors easier, however, is to know more about the ways students learn. How Humans Learn aims to do just that by peering behind the curtain and surveying research in fields as diverse as developmental psychology, anthropology, and cognitive neuroscience for insight into the science behind learning. The result is a story that ranges from investigations of the evolutionary record to studies of infants discovering the world for the first time, and from a look into how our brains respond to fear to a reckoning with the importance of gestures and language. Joshua R. Eyler identifies five broad themes running through recent scientific inquiry--curiosity, sociality, emotion, authenticity, and failure--devoting a chapter to each and providing practical takeaways for busy teachers. He also interviews and observes college instructors across the country, placing theoretical insight in dialogue with classroom experience.
Call Number: 378.125 E97h
Publication Date: 2018-10-24
The Missing Course : Everything They Never Taught You About College Teaching by David GooblarProfessors know a lot, but they are rarely taught how to teach. The author of the Chronicle of Higher Education's popular "Pedagogy Unbound" column explains everything you need to know to be a successful college instructor. College is changing, but the way we train academics is not. Most professors are still trained to be researchers first and teachers a distant second, even as scholars are increasingly expected to excel in the classroom. There has been a revolution in teaching and learning over the past generation, and we now have a whole new understanding of how the brain works and how students learn. But most academics have neither the time nor the resources to catch up to the latest research or train themselves to be excellent teachers. The Missing Course offers scholars at all levels a field guide to the state of the art in teaching and learning and is packed with invaluable insights to help students learn in any discipline. Wary of the folk wisdom of the faculty lounge, David Gooblar builds his lessons on the newest findings and years of experience. From active-learning strategies to course design to getting students talking, The Missing Course walks you through the fundamentals of the student-centered classroom, one in which the measure of success is not how well you lecture but how much students learn. Along the way, readers will find ideas and tips they can use in their classrooms right away.
Call Number: 378.125 G644m c.2
Publication Date: 2019-08-20
Geeky Pedagogy : a Guide for Intellectuals, Introverts, and Nerds Who Want to Be Effective Teachers by Jessamyn NeuhausGeeky Pedagogy is a funny, evidence-based, multidisciplinary, pragmatic, highly readable guide to the process of learning and relearning how to be an effective college teacher. It is the first college teaching guide that encourages faculty to embrace their inner nerd, inviting readers to view themselves and their teaching work in light of contemporary discourse that celebrates increasingly diverse geek culture and explores stereotypes about super-smart introverts. Geeky Pedagogy avoids the excessive jargon, humorlessness, and endless proscriptions that plague much published advice about teaching. Neuhaus is aware of how embodied identity and employment status shape one's teaching context, and she eschews formulaic depictions of idealized exemplar teaching, instead inviting readers to join her in an engaging, critically reflective conversation about the vicissitudes of teaching and learning in higher education as a geek, introvert, or nerd. Written for the wonks and eggheads who want to translate their vast scholarly expertise into authentic student learning, Geeky Pedagogy is packed with practical advice and encouragement for increasing readers' pedagogical knowledge.
Call Number: 378.125 N485g
Publication Date: 2019-07-23
First-Generation College Students : Understanding and Improving the Experience from Recruitment to Commencement by Lee Ward; Michael J. Siegel; Zebulun DavenportFIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENTS "...a concise, manageable, lucid summary of the best scholarship, practices, and future-oriented thinking about how to effectively recruit, educate, develop, retain, and ultimately graduate first-generation students." --from the foreword by JOHN N. GARDNER First-generation students are frequently marginalized on their campuses, treated with benign disregard, and placed at a competitive disadvantage because of their invisibility. While they include 51% of all undergraduates, or approximately 9.3 million students, they are less likely than their peers to earn degrees. Among students enrolled in two-year institutions, they are significantly less likely to persist into a second year. First-Generation College Students offers academic leaders and student affairs professionals a guide for understanding the special challenges and common barriers these students face and provides the necessary strategies for helping them transition through and graduate from their chosen institutions. Based in solid research, the authors describe best practices and include suggestions and techniques that can help leaders design and implement effective curricula, out-of-class learning experiences, and student support services, as well as develop strategic plans that address issues sure to arise in the future. The authors offer an analysis of first-generation student expectations for college life and academics and examine the powerful role cultural capital plays in shaping their experiences and socialization. Providing a template for other campuses, the book highlights programmatic initiatives at colleges around the county that effectively serve first-generation students and create a powerful learning environment for their success. First-Generation College Students provides a much-needed portrait of the cognitive, developmental, and social factors that affect the college-going experiences and retention rates of this growing population of college students.
LPN to RN Transitions : Achieving Success in Your New Role by Nicki Harrington; Cynthia Lee TerryReentering the rigors of academic life is a monumental decision for any LPN or LVN returning to school, involving both personal and financial investment. This book serves as a guide to assist readers in successfully balancing career, school, and personal life while pursuing educational and professional goals. It leads the reader though a series of interactive exercises and develops a Personal Education Plan. The text supports the reader during this important transition, taking into consideration individual experience, needs, and degree program.
Call Number: 610.73069 H311 2013 c.2
Publication Date: 2012-01-10
The Neuroscience of You : How Every Brain is Different and How to Understand Yours by Chantel PratWith a witty and offbeat style and real-world examples, tests, and quizzes, Chantel Prat explains exactly how our brains are different, how to can both identify our own strengths and weaknesses in learning and in life, and change for the better. With sections such as How We Think, How We Learn, and How We Communicate, The Neuroscience of You will help readers understand and explain how we see the world, but also how others do so differently, creating both a new, fascinating conversation and an accessible, appealing book that will appeal to both readers and reviewers. Many books have been published explaining how 'the' brain works - how we all learn, process information, and see and experience the world. But as University of Washington's Chantel Prat explains it, that's far from the whole story. As her unique and surprising research has revealed, every brain is actually very different, both in structure and in function. There's actually a reason that some people learn languages easily
Call Number: 612.8 P912n
Publication Date: 2022-08-02
To the Top : How Women in Corporate Leadership are Rewriting the Rules for Success by Jenna C. FisherWall Street Journal Bestseller The Next-Generation Women Leadership Playbook In To the Top: How Women in Corporate Leadership Are Rewriting the Rules for Success, accomplished leadership advisor Jenna Fisher reveals how the world faces a once-in-a-generation opportunity to close the gender gap at the top of organizations today. You'll discover how traits often held by women--including compassion, empathy, communication, mentorship, and collaboration--are now in high demand. And why, in this time of volatility and disruption, women are standing on the most solid foundation for success than ever before. Drawing on scientific research and the powerful stories of women business leaders who have already made it to the top, the book sets out how we can seize this opportunity in front of us. You'll learn: Why corporate progress for women has historically been stubbornly slow and strategies for breaking through systemic biases to take a seat at the top table Why women are particularly well-suited to lead companies through the complex challenges facing our world The specific leadership skills that are in high demand and how to develop a compassionate and commanding leadership presence The stories of women business leaders at the top of organizations today--their success, their missteps, and their lessons for success An essential and insightful treatment of women leadership in a world that desperately needs more of it, To the Top is the first book since Lean In that promises to energize and accelerate the potential of woman leaders everywhere.
Call Number: 650.1082 F534t
Publication Date: 2023-03-14
Storytelling for Grantseekers : a Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fundraising by Cheryl A. ClarkeGrantwriters often have little or no training in the practical task of grantseeking. Many feel intimidated by the act of writing, and some don't enjoy writing. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, Second Edition, Cheryl Clarke presents an organic approach to grantseeking, one that views the process through the lens of the pleasures and rewards of crafting a good story. Grantseekers who approach the process as one in which they are connecting with an audience (grantmakers) and writing a narrative (complete with settings, characters, antagonists and resolutions) find greater success with funders. The writing process becomes a rewarding way to tell the organization's tale, rather than a chore, and their passion and creativity lead to winning proposals. This book walks readers through all the main phases of the proposal, highlighting the creative elements that link components to each other and unify the entire proposal. The book contains resources on crafting an effective synopsis, overcoming grantwriter's block, packaging the story, and the best ways to approach the "short stories" (inquiry and cover letters) that support the larger proposal. Clarke also stresses the need to see proposal-writing as part of a larger grantseeking effort, one that emphasizes preparation, working with the entire development staff, and maintaining good relations with funders. In Storytelling for Grantseekers, new and experienced grantseekers alike will discover how to write and support successful proposals with humor and passion. New edition features: Overall updates as well as both refreshed and new examples Workshop exercises for using the storytelling approach New chapters on the application of the storytelling method to other fundraising communications like appeal letters and case statements, as well as the importance of site visits Example of a full narrative proposal
Call Number: 658.15224 C597s 2009
Publication Date: 2009-01-20
How Big Things Get Done : the Surprising Factors that Determine the Fate of Every Project, From Home Renovations to Space Exploration and Everything in Between by Bent Flyvbjerg; Dan Gardner"Why do big projects go wrong so often, and are there any lessons you can use when renovating your kitchen? Bent Flyvbjerg is the 'megaproject' expert and Dan Gardner brings the storytelling skills to How Big Things Get Done, with examples ranging from a Jimi Hendrix studio to the Sydney Opera House."--Financial Times (Best Books of 2023 So Far) "Entertaining . . . There are lessons here for managers of all stripes."--The Economist Nothing is more inspiring than a big vision that becomes a triumphant, new reality. Think of how the Empire State Building went from a sketch to the jewel of New York's skyline in twenty-one months, or how Apple's iPod went from a project with a single employee to a product launch in eleven months. These are wonderful stories. But most of the time big visions turn into nightmares. Remember Boston's "Big Dig"? Almost every sizeable city in the world has such a fiasco in its backyard. In fact, no less than 92% of megaprojects come in over budget or over schedule, or both. The cost of California's high-speed rail project soared from $33 billion to $100 billon--and won't even go where promised. More modest endeavors, whether launching a small business, organizing a conference, or just finishing a work project on time, also commonly fail. Why? Understanding what distinguishes the triumphs from the failures has been the life's work of Oxford professor Bent Flyvbjerg, dubbed "the world's leading megaproject expert." In How Big Things Get Done, he identifies the errors in judgment and decision-making that lead projects, both big and small, to fail, and the research-based principles that will make you succeed with yours. For example: * Understand your odds. If you don't know them, you won't win. * Plan slow, act fast. Getting to the action quick feels right. But it's wrong. * Think right to left. Start with your goal, then identify the steps to get there. * Find your Lego. Big is best built from small. * Be a team maker. You won't succeed without an "us." * Master the unknown unknowns. Most think they can't, so they fail. Flyvbjerg shows how you can. * Know that your biggest risk is you. Full of vivid examples ranging from the building of the Sydney Opera House, to the making of the latest Pixar blockbusters, to a home renovation in Brooklyn gone awry, How Big Things Get Done reveals how to get any ambitious project done--on time and on budget.
Call Number: 658.404 F648h
Publication Date: 2023-02-07
The 3D Leader : Take Your Leadership to the Next Dimension by Terence MauriThe 3D Leader will provide you with a practical set of actions to lead faster, smarter and better in a VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) world, whatever the size or type of organisation. Use the Bold, Brave and Beyond mindsets in three easy and practical steps to help you lead faster, smarter and better by a factor of 10, not 10 per cent. Much of what leaders know is no longer enough, and most organisations are still trapped in outdated 20th century mindsets that focus too heavily on efficiency and protecting the past, rather than inventing the future. Drawing on extensive research, this book reveals the three winning mindsets repeated by respected leaders again and again, which will take your leadership skills to the next level: 1. BOLD: Build a 10x mindset where you can take bold leaps into the future. 2. BRAVE: Build a challenge culture where it's safe to speak up and bring your best self to work. 3. BEYOND: Navigate the rapid pace of change, unlock your leadership purpose and BE the change. The 3D Leader will equip you with a practical set of actions for you to completely reimagine how you lead. After reading the book, you will have the know-how and tools to lead faster, smarter and better.
Call Number: 658.4092 M454
Publication Date: 2020-06-10
An Invitation to See : 125 Paintings from the Museum of Modern Art by Helen M. Franc"The pictures, all reproduced in color, were selected from more than 2000 paintings in what is generally acknowledged to be the world's foremost collection of modern masters and movements from about 1885 to the present day. The pictures, each accompanied by a comment that invites the reader to direct exploration of the specific work, indicate the quality and diversity of the modern achievement in painting." "The artists represented in "AN INVITATION TO SEE" range from such "old masters" of modernism as Degas, Cezanne, and Rousseau to more recent painters such as Pollock, Lichenstein, and Stella. Their works are not, however, arranged chronologically or grouped in conventional fashion by schools. Instead, they are presented in pairs or sequences that afford opportunities for contrasts and comparisons--sometimes of an unexpected sort. This treatment is intended not only to enhance the reader's enjoyment of the particular works included in the book, but also to encourage him to make further discoveries of his own in The Museum of Modern Art and elsewhere." "Different ways of representing such traditional subjects as portraits, landscapes, still lifes, city views, and allegories are investigated, as well as the many kinds of abstraction that have evolved during the past century. Together, illustrations and comments indicate the conflicting views that modern artists have held regarding what is "real," the relation of art to nature, and the respective roles that emotion and intellect play in creativity. Various ways of portraying reality and fantasy are strikingly revealed, as well as the painters' free experimentation with new mediums and means of expression. The artists' intentions are illuminated by frequent quotations from their own statements or writings of outstanding critics."--Text from MoMA press release on March 12, 1972
Call Number: 759.06 M986i
Publication Date: 1973-01-01
Finale : Late Interviews with Stephen Sondheim by D. T. Max"Brazenly entertaining. . . . It summons to the page a Broadway voice like no other."--Los Angeles Times "[An] erudite and affably self-conscious memoir of the creative process."--Vulture An intimate portrait of a genius: the late Stephen Sondheim in a series of illuminating and deeply personal interviews from the last years of his life--conversations that show the composer-lyricist as he has likely never been seen before. In 2017, New Yorker staff writer D.T. Max began working on a major profile of Stephen Sondheim that would be timed to the eventual premiere of a new musical Sondheim was writing. Sadly , that process - and the years of conversation - was cut short by Sondheim's own hesitations, then the global pandemic, and finally by the great artist's death in November 2021. Now, Max has taken the raw version of these conversations and knit them together into an unforgettable work of literature and celebration. Finale reveals Sondheim--a star who disliked the spotlight--at his most relaxed, thoughtful, sardonic, and engaging, as he talks about work, music, movies, family, New York City, aging, the creative process, and much more. Max brings you into the room and gives you a front row seat for their unusual and intimate three-year-long "pas de deux." The two bond, spar, separate, and reunite, as Max elicits from Sondheim a candor and vulnerability he seldom displayed in public. This is a unique portrait of an artist in his twilight, offering remarkable insight into the mind and heart of a genius whose work changed American musical theater and popular culture forever.
Call Number: 782.14 S698xm
Publication Date: 2022-11-22
Dystopian States of America : Apocalyptic Visions and Warnings in Literature and Film by Matthew B. Hill (Editor)Dystopian States of America is a crucial resource that studies the impact of dystopian works on American society--including ways in which they reflect our deep and persistent fears about environmental calamities, authoritarian governments, invasive technologies, and human weakness. Dystopian States of America provides students and researchers with an illuminating resource for understanding the impact and relevance of dystopian and apocalyptic works in contemporary American culture. Through its wide survey of dystopian works in numerous forms and genres, the book encourages readers to connect with these works of fiction and understand how the catastrophically grim or disquieting worlds they portray offer insights into our own current situation. In addition to providing more than 150 encyclopedia articles on a large and representative sample of dystopian/apocalyptic narratives in fiction, film, television, and video games (including popular works that often escape critical inquiry), Dystopian States of America features a suite of critical essays on five themes--war, pandemics, totalitarianism, environmental calamity, and technological overreach--that serve as the foundation for most dystopian worlds of the imagination. These offerings complement one another, enabling readers to explore dystopian conceptions of America and the world from multiple perspectives and vantage points.
Call Number: 809.39372 D998
Publication Date: 2022-09-13
Speak by Laurie Halse AndersonFrom 2023 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award laureate Laurie Halse Anderson, the groundbreaking modern classic Speak is a bestselling National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature with more than 3.5 million copies sold. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself.
Call Number: 813.54 A547s
Publication Date: 1999-10-22
Half American : the Epic Story of African Americans Fighting World War II at Home and Abroad by Matthew F. DelmontThe definitive history of World War II from the African American perspective, written by civil rights expert and Dartmouth history professor Matthew Delmont. Over one million Black men and women served in World War II. Black troops were at Normandy, Iwo Jima, and the Battle of the Bulge, serving in segregated units and performing unheralded but vital support jobs, only to be denied housing and educational opportunities on their return home. Without their crucial contributions to the war effort, the United States could not have won the war. And yet the stories of these Black veterans have long been ignored.
Call Number: 940.5403 D359h
Publication Date: 2022-10-18
The Presidency of Donald J. Trump : a First Historical Assessment by Julian E. Zelizer (Editor)Leading historians provide perspective on Trump's four turbulent years in the White House The Presidency of Donald J. Trump presents a first draft of history by offering needed perspective on one of the nation's most divisive presidencies. Acclaimed political historian Julian Zelizer brings together many of today's top scholars to provide balanced and strikingly original assessments of the major issues that shaped the Trump presidency. When Trump took office in 2017, he quickly carved out a loyal base within an increasingly radicalized Republican Party, dominated the news cycle with an endless stream of controversies, and presided over one of the most contentious one-term presidencies in American history. These essays cover the crucial aspects of Trump's time in office, including his administration's close relationship with conservative media, his war on feminism, the solidification of a conservative women's movement, his response to COVID-19, the border wall, growing tensions with China and NATO allies, white nationalism in an era of Black Lives Matter, and how the high-tech sector flourished. The Presidency of Donald J. Trump reveals how Trump was not the cause of the political divisions that defined his term in office but rather was a product of long-term trends in Republican politics and American polarization more broadly. With contributions by Kathleen Belew, Angus Burgin, Geraldo Cadava, Merlin Chowkwanyun, Bathsheba Demuth, Gregory Downs, Jeffrey Engel, Beverly Gage, Nicole Hemmer, Michael Kazin, Daniel C. Kurtzer, James Mann, Mae Ngai, Margaret O'Mara, Jason Scott Smith, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and Leandra Zarnow.
Call Number: 973.933 P933
Publication Date: 2022-04-12
Cleveland : a Metropolitan Reader by W. Dennis Keating; Norman Krumholz; David C. PerryAfter enjoying exceptional growth at the turn of the last century, Cleveland's fortunes, like that of many metropolitan centers, have sharply declined. How much of this change is due to characteristics of growth and development, the outmigration of population and investment' technological advances, and the changing racial composition of the population? On the eve of its bicentennial, Cleveland serves as a paradigm of American urbanization by providing lessons regarding urban America, our communities, and ourselves. Cleveland, A Metropolitan Reader emphasizes the political economy, social development, and history of Cleveland from 1796 to the present. One of the oldest communities in the United States, it is constantly remaking itself-serving as a model of innovative transformation for other industrial cities. The contributors to this volume, many of whom are contemporary urban scholars, address current issues through an interdisciplinary collection of essays. Also included are commentaries written by the leaders of Cleveland-those now actively working to transform the city. Although each has its own topic, all the essays examine ways in which technological restructuring and social relationships interact to generate a distinctively American set of urban problems. The authors of these essays do not necessarily agree on the nature of Cleveland's problems or on appropriate solutions, but together they provide a broad perspective on the reality of a great city's growth, decline, and reinvention. An ideal book for introductory urban studies courses, Cleveland, A Metropolitan Reader will be of interest to scholars of urban studies, urban planning, history, and politics as well as to those generally interested in Cleveland, the Midwest, and the broad range of challenges facing most American cities as we enter the 21st century.
Call Number: 977.132 C635 c.2
Publication Date: 1995-10-27
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Science in Black and White : How Biology and Environment Shape Our Racial Divide by Alondra OubreThis unflinching expose of racially biased research--the Alt-Right's "scientific wing"--debunks both old and emerging claims of inborn racial disparities. Racial groups differ in some of their social patterns, but the cause of those differences--nature versus nurture, or genetics versus environment-- remains fiercely debated. For the pro-nature camp-- sometimes aligned with white nationalism and eugenics, and often used to promote ideas of racial inferiority and superiority -- race-based biological determinism contributes significantly to the ethnic divide, especially the black/white gap in societal achievement. By contrast, pro-nurture supporters attribute ethnic variation in social outcomes primarily to environmental circumstances, ecological conditions, and personal experience. In this thoroughly researched book, science writer Alondra Oubre examines emerging scientific discoveries that show how both biology and environment interact to influence IQ--intelligence performance--and social behaviors across continental populations, or human races. She presents compelling evidence for why environmental and certain non-DNA-related biological phenomena overall seem to best explain black/white disparities in a gamut of social behaviors, including family structure, parenting, educational attainment, and rates of violent crime. As she demonstrates, nature still matters, but the biology that impacts racial variance in social behaviors extends beyond genetics to include other processes--epigenetics, gene expression, and plasticity--all of which are profoundly affected by a wide array of environmental forces. The complex, synergistic interplay of these factors combined, rather than just genes or just environment, appears to account for black/white divergence in a gamut of social behaviors.
Call Number: 305.8 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2020-04-21
Are You Entertained? : Black Popular Culture in the Twenty-First Century by Simone C. Drake (Editor); Dwan K. Henderson (Editor)The advent of the internet and the availability of social media and digital downloads have expanded the creation, distribution, and consumption of Black cultural production as never before. At the same time, a new generation of Black public intellectuals who speak to the relationship between race, politics, and popular culture has come into national prominence. The contributors to Are You Entertained? address these trends to consider what culture and blackness mean in the twenty-first century's digital consumer economy. In this collection of essays, interviews, visual art, and an artist statement the contributors examine a range of topics and issues, from music, white consumerism, cartoons, and the rise of Black Twitter to the NBA's dress code, dance, and Moonlight. Analyzing the myriad ways in which people perform, avow, politicize, own, and love blackness, this volume charts the shifting debates in Black popular culture scholarship over the past quarter century while offering new avenues for future scholarship. Contributors. Takiyah Nur Amin, Patricia Hill Collins, Kelly Jo Fulkerson-Dikuua, Simone C. Drake, Dwan K. Henderson, Imani Kai Johnson, Ralina L. Joseph, David J. Leonard, Emily J. Lordi, Nina Angela Mercer, Mark Anthony Neal, H. Ike Okafor-Newsum, Kinohi Nishikawa, Eric Darnell Pritchard, Richard Schur, Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, Vincent Stephens, Lisa B. Thompson, Sheneese Thompson
The Anatomy of Racial Inequality : with a New Preface by Glenn C. Loury"Lifts and transforms the discourse on 'race' and racial justice to an entirely new level." --Orlando Patterson "Intellectually rigorous and deeply thoughtful...An incisive, erudite book by a major thinker." --Gerald Early, New York Times Book Review Why are black Americans so persistently confined to the margins of society? And why do they fail across so many metrics--wages, unemployment, income levels, test scores, incarceration rates, health outcomes? Known for his influential work on the economics of racial inequality and for pioneering the link between racism and social capital, Glenn Loury is not afraid of piercing orthodoxies and coming to controversial conclusions. In this now classic work, reconsidered in light of recent events, he describes how a vicious cycle of tainted social information helped create the racial stereotypes that rationalize and sustain discrimination, and suggests how this might be changed. Brilliant in its account of how racial classifications are created and perpetuated, and how they resonate through the social, psychological, spiritual, and economic life of the nation, this compelling and passionate book gives us a new way of seeing--and of seeing beyond--the damning categorization of race. "Paints in chilling detail the distance between Martin Luther King's dream and the reality of present-day America." --Anthony Walton, Harper's "Loury provides an original and highly persuasive account of how the American racial hierarchy is sustained and reproduced over time. And he then demands that we begin the deep structural reforms that will be necessary to stop its continued reproduction." --Michael Walzer "He is a genuine maverick thinker...The Anatomy of Racial Inequality both epitomizes and explains Loury's understanding of the depressed conditions of so much of black society today." --New York Times Magazine
On Liking the Other : Queer Subjects and Religious Discourses by Kevin J. Burke; Adam J. GretemanA 2022 SPE Outstanding Book Award Winner On Liking the Other: Queer Subjects and Religious Discoursesstudies the intersection of religious and queer discourses in teacher education. It looks at the sometimes difficult topics rooted in these two particular discourses, which are often seen as unwelcome in both public and private educational spaces. In engaging in such a conversation, the authors seek the ways that these discourses, while steeped in discontent, dilemma, and difficulty, might also offer ways to reorient ourselves amidst twenty-first century educational realities. More to the point, the text puts queer histories and logics into conversations with theologies through the concept of liking. Eschewing the typical antagonism that often defines the relationships between religious and queer discourses, this book looks for resonances and overlaps that might provide new habits for conducting the work of meeting in teacher education classrooms and educational worlds. It is an excellent text for a variety of classrooms and courses. On Liking the Otheris structured in three sections, with each section divided into two chapters. Within each section, the authors explore an overarching theme through their distinct, albeit related, perspectives. This is to allow each perspective to be given its due, while also drawing on the knowledge of one another at particular junctures. Like a conversation in person, this recognizes the ways conversations (as opposed to monologues) happen and, in doing so, helps to add clarification and additional details. Kevin J. Burke is a curriculum theorist whose scholarship operates at the intersection of religion, masculinities, and English education. Adam J. Greteman is a philosopher of education whose scholarship operates at the intersection of queer theories, sexualities, and Art education. Both authors are deeply invested in the work of Teacher Education, particularly in thinking through the conundrums of engaging pre-service teachers who bring to Teacher Education classrooms and eventually their own classrooms their religious, gendered, and sexual subjectivities. The conversations here, attempting to orient ourselves differently, are meant to open up space for complicated conversations that are foundational to the work of curriculum. Perfect for courses such as: Queer Theory in Education | Multicultural Education | Critical Educational Foundations | Human Diversity, Power and Opportunity in Social Institutions | Diversity in Education | Diversity and Inclusive Teaching | Multicultural and Equity Studies in Education
Call Number: 371.102 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2021-09-28
Race Talk in White Schools : Re-Centering Teachers of Color by Mara Simon; Laura AzzaritoRacial segregation and desegregation practices have deeply impacted the teacher pipeline, contributing to historical assumptions of teaching as a white profession. The Brown vs Board of Education rulings, while couched within a narrative of social progress, have instead been a step backwards for racial equity in schools. The authors use Critical Race Theory and Critical Whiteness Studies to demonstrate how teachers of color are racialized through the centering of whiteness in schools, minoritized in contrast to their white counterparts, and de-centered through performativities of race and whiteness as ideologies. The authors share "small teaching episodes" from eight Black, Latina, and Asian female teachers who all work in predominantly white schools, illuminating the ways the teachers resisted discourses of whiteness by enacting agency within their teaching contexts. From the historical backdrop of racism and segregation to theoretical underpinnings, the counterstories of the teachers presented in this book indicate how teachers might utilize their personal experiences of marginalization to problematize invisible racism, colorblindness, and white neutrality, moving towards an empowered sense of self. The collective narrative highlights the potential for culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogies to support teachers of color in negotiating whiteness and working for social justice.
Call Number: 371.829 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2020-11-12
Mini Korean Dictionary : Korean-English English-Korean by Seong-Chui Shin (Editor); Gene Baik (Editor); Tina Cho (Revised by); Jinny Kim (Revised by)It's never a good idea to be overly-reliant on technology while traveling! Look-up words quickly and easily with this Korean travel dictionary. Tuttle's Mini Korean Dictionary is ideal for any application where a handy and portable dictionary is required. This pocket-sized dictionary is intended for use by tourists, students, and business people traveling to Korea, or as a Korean language study reference. Mini Korean Dictionary is an essential tool for communicating, and a great way to learn Korean. In addition to being an excellent English to Korean dictionary and Korean to English dictionary, Mini Korean Dictionary contains essential notes on the Korean language, Korean grammar, and Korean pronunciation. All words are written in a Romanized form as well as Korean script (hangul) so that, in case of difficulties, the book can directly be shown to the native speaker you're trying to communicate with. This mini dictionary contains the following essential features: Bidirectional Korean to English and English to Korean Over 12,000 crucial Korean words, as well as useful Korean expressions and idioms A basic overview of Korean grammar and pronunciation All the latest Korean social media and computer terms May be used for all U.S. ESL standardized testing
Call Number: 495.73 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2018-04-10
Sistuhs in the Struggle : an Oral History of Black Arts Movement Theater and Performance by La Donna ForsgrenOutstanding Academic Title, CHOICE The first oral history to fully explore the contributions of black women intellectuals to the Black Arts Movement, Sistuhs in the Struggle reclaims a vital yet under-researched chapter in African American, women's, and theater history. This groundbreaking study documents how black women theater artists and activists--many of whom worked behind the scenes as directors, designers, producers, stage managers, and artistic directors--disseminated the black aesthetic and emboldened their communities. Drawing on nearly thirty original interviews with well-known artists such as Ntozake Shange and Sonia Sanchez as well as less-studied figures including distinguished lighting designer Shirley Prendergast, dancer and choreographer Halifu Osumare, and three-time Tony-nominated writer and composer Micki Grant, La Donna L. Forsgren centers black women's cultural work as a crucial component of civil rights and black power activism. Sistuhs in the Struggle is an essential collection for theater scholars, historians, and students interested in learning how black women's art and activism both advanced and critiqued the ethos of the Black Arts and Black Power movements.
Call Number: 792.08996073 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2020-10-15
The Queer Games Avant-Garde : How LGBTQ Game Makers are Reimagining the Medium of Video Games by Bo RubergIn The Queer Games Avant-Garde, Bonnie Ruberg presents twenty interviews with twenty-two queer video game developers whose radical, experimental, vibrant, and deeply queer work is driving a momentous shift in the medium of video games. Speaking with insight and candor about their creative practices as well as their politics and passions, these influential and innovative game makers tell stories about their lives and inspirations, the challenges they face, and the ways they understand their places within the wider terrain of video game culture. Their insights go beyond typical conversations about LGBTQ representation in video games or how to improve "diversity" in digital media. Instead, they explore queer game-making practices, the politics of queer independent video games, how queerness can be expressed as an aesthetic practice, the influence of feminist art on their work, and the future of queer video games and technology. These engaging conversations offer a portrait of an influential community that is subverting and redefining the medium of video games by placing queerness front and center. Interviewees: Ryan Rose Aceae, Avery Alder, Jimmy Andrews, Santo Aveiro-Ojeda, Aevee Bee, Tonia B******, Mattie Brice, Nicky Case, Naomi Clark, Mo Cohen, Heather Flowers, Nina Freeman, Jerome Hagen, Kat Jones, Jess Marcotte, Andi McClure, Llaura McGee, Seanna Musgrave, Liz Ryerson, Elizabeth Sampat, Loren Schmidt, Sarah Schoemann, Dietrich Squinkifer, Kara Stone, Emilia Yang, Robert Yang
Call Number: 794.8 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2020-03-20
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse; Sherab Chödzin Kohn (Translator)This classic of twentieth-century literature chronicles the spiritual evolution of a man living in India at the time of the Buddha-a spiritual journey that has inspired generations of readers. Here is a fresh translation from Sherab Ch dzin Kohn, a gifted translator and longtime student of Buddhism and Eastern philosophy. Kohn's flowing, poetic translation conveys the philosophical and spiritual nuances of Hesse's text, paying special attention to the qualities of meditation experience. This edition also includes an introduction exploring Hesse's own spiritual journey as evidenced in his journals and personal letters.
Blow-Up, and Other Stories by Julio Cortázar ; translated from the Spanish by Paul BlackburnA young girl spends her summer vacation in a country house where a tiger roams . . . A man reading a mystery finds out too late that he is the murderer's intended victim . . . Originally published in hardcover as End of the Game and Other Stories, the fifteen stories collected here--including "Blow-Up," which was the basis for Michelangelo Antonioni's film of the same name--shows Julio Cortázar's nimble capacity to explore the shadowy realm where the everyday meets the mysterious, perhaps even the terrible.
Call Number: 863.6 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2014-08-05
Like Water for Chocolate : a Novel in Monthly Installments, With Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel ; translated by Carol Christensen and Thomas ChristensenEarthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. The classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy. While still in her mother's womb, her daughter to be weeps so violently she causes an early labor, and little Tita slips out amid the spices and fixings for noodle soup. This early encounter with food soon becomes a way of life, and Tita grows up to be a master chef. She shares special points of her favorite preparations with listeners throughout the story.
Location: New Books are shelved across from the elevator on the 2nd floor of the LCCC Bass Library.
Joyful Infographics : a Friendly, Human Approach to Data by Nigel Holmes- Nigel Holmes is one of the leading graphic and information designers of the late 20th and 21st century - The book is written in non-academic, easy to understand language, is full of visual examples (historical and contemporary) and will appeal to any level of reader - This is the first book to focus on humor and joy in relation to information graphics and data visualization, and it teaches the reader how to use humor and joy to make visual information more understandable
Call Number: 001.4226 H752j
Publication Date: 2022-12-13
Call Number: 005.2762 D835p
Publication Date: 2022-02-15
SPSS Demystified : a Simple Guide and Reference by Ronald D. YockeyWithout question, statistics is one of the most challenging courses for students in the social and behavioral sciences. Enrolling in their first statistics course, students are often apprehensive or extremely anxious toward the subject matter. And while IBM SPSS® is one of the more easy-to-use statistical software programs available, for anxious students who realize they not only have to learn statistics but also new software, the task can seem insurmountable. Keenly aware of students' anxiety with statistics (and the fact that this anxiety can affect performance), Ronald D. Yockey has written SPSS® Demystified: A Simple Guide and Reference, now in its fourth edition. Through a comprehensive, step-by-step approach, this text is consistently and specifically designed to both alleviate anxiety toward the subject matter and build a successful experience analyzing data in SPSS®. Topics covered in the text are appropriate for most introductory and intermediate statistics and research methods courses. Key features of the text: * Step-by-step instruction and screenshots * Designed to be hands-on with the user performing the analyses alongside the text on their computer as they read through each chapter * Call-out boxes provided, highlighting important information as appropriate * SPSS® output explained, with written results provided using the popular, widely recognized APA format * End-of-chapter exercises included, allowing for additional practice * SPSS® data sets available on the publisher's website New to the Fourth Edition: * Fully updated to SPSS® 28 * Updated screenshots in full color to reflect changes in the SPSS® software system (version 28) * Exercises updated with up-to-date examples * Exact p-values provided (consistent with APA recommendations)
Call Number: 005.55 Y54s 2023
Publication Date: 2023-03-10
Graphic News : How Sensational Images Transformed Nineteenth-Century Journalism by Amanda Frisken"You furnish the pictures and I'll furnish the war." This famous but apocryphal quote, long attributed to newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, encapsulates fears of the lengths to which news companies would go to exploit visual journalism in the late nineteenth century. From 1870 to 1900, newspapers disrupted conventional reporting methods with sensationalized line drawings. A fierce hunger for profits motivated the shift to emotion-driven, visual content. But the new approach, while popular, often targeted, and further marginalized, vulnerable groups. Amanda Frisken examines the ways sensational images of pivotal cultural events--obscenity litigation, anti-Chinese bloodshed, the Ghost Dance, lynching, and domestic violence--changed the public's consumption of the news. Using intersectional analysis, Frisken explores how these newfound visualizations of events during episodes of social and political controversy enabled newspapers and social activists alike to communicate--or challenge--prevailing understandings of racial, class, and gender identities and cultural power.
Call Number: 070.49 F917g
Publication Date: 2020-03-04
The Power of Intention : Learning to Co-Create Your World Your Way by Wayne W. DyerIntentions generally viewed as a pit-bull kind of determination propelling one to succeed at all costs by never giving up on an inner picture. In this view, and attitude that combines hard work with an indefatigable drive toward excellence is the way to succeed. However, intention is viewed very differently in this book. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer has researched intention as a force in the universe that allows the act to creation to take place. This book explores intention-not as something you do-but as an energy you're a part of. We're all intended here through the invisible power of intention.
Call Number: 158.1 D996p
Publication Date: 2004-03-01
Social Psychology by David MyersAdopting a multicultural approach, this text guides readers in the study of social thinking, social influence, and social relations. It emphasises social psychology's applications to both work and life, and uses vignettes to emphasise the relevance of social psychology research.
Call Number: 302 M996 2010
Publication Date: 2009-11-16
Alabama v. King : Martin Luther King Jr. and the Criminal Trial that Launched the Civil Rights Movement by Dan Abrams; Fred D. Gray; David Fisher (As told to)"Poignant, sometimes harrowing." -Wall Street Journal The defense lawyer for Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, the Selma marchers, and other civil rights heroes reveals the true story of the historic trial that made Dr. King a national hero. Fred D. Gray was just twenty-four years old when he became the defense lawyer for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a young minister who had become the face of the bus boycott that had rocked the city of in Montgomery, Alabama. In this incredible history, Gray takes us behind the scenes of that landmark case, including such unforgettable moments as: *Martin Luther King's courageous response to a bomb threat on his own home *Poignant, searing testimony that exposed the South's racist systems to an worldwide audience *The conspiracy to destroy Gray's career and draft him into the Vietnam War *The unforgettable moment when a Supreme Court ruling brought the courtroom to a halt Alabama v. King captures a pivotal moment in the fight for equality, from the eyes of the lawyer who Dr. King called "the brilliant young leader who later became the chief counsel for the protest movement."
Call Number: 323.1196 A161a
Publication Date: 2022-05-24
A Herstory of Economics by Edith KuiperThere were only a few women economists who made it to the surface and whose voices were heard in the history of economic thought of Adam Smith, David Ricardo, John Maynard Keynes, and Milton Friedman - right? Wrong! In this book, distinguished economist Edith Kuiper shows us that the history of economic thought is just that, a his-story, by telling the herstory of economic thought from the perspective of women economic writers and economists. Although some of these women were well known in their time, they were excluded from most of academic economics, and, over the past centuries, their work has been neglected, forgotten, and thus become invisible. Edith Kuiper introduces the reader to an amazing crowd of female pioneers and reveals how their insights are invaluable to understanding areas of economics ranging from production, work, and the economics of the household, to income and wealth distribution, consumption, public policy, and much more. This pathbreaking book presents a whole new perspective on the development of economic thought. It will be essential reading for all students and scholars of the history of economic thought and feminist economics.
Call Number: 330.092 K962h
Publication Date: 2022-07-25
Empathy Economics : Janet Yellen's Remarkable Rise to Power and Her Drive to Spread Prosperity to All by Owen UllmannNamed one of Investopedia's 7 Best Economics Books of 2022 The trailblazing story of Janet Yellen, the Ruth Bader Ginsburg of economics, and her lifelong advocacy for an economics of empathy that delivers the fruits of a prosperous society to people at the bottom half of the economic ladder. When President Biden announced Janet Yellen as his choice for secretary of the treasury, it was the peak moment of a remarkable life. Not only the first woman in the more than two-century history of the office, Yellen is the first person to hold all three top economic policy jobs in the United States: chair of both the Federal Reserve and the President's Council of Economic Advisors as well as treasury secretary. Through Owen Ullmann's intimate portrait, we glean two remarkable aspects of Yellen's approach to economics: first, her commitment to putting those on the bottom half of the economic ladder at the center of economic policy, and employing forward-looking ideas to use the power of government to create a more prosperous, productive life for everyone. And second, her ability to maintain humanity in a Washington policy world where fierce political combat casts others as either friend or enemy, never more so than in our current age of polarization. As Ullmann takes us through Yellen's life and work, we clearly see her brilliance and meticulous preparation. What stands out, though, is Yellen as an icon of progress--the "Ruth Bader Ginsburg of economics"--a superb-yet-different kind of player in a cold, male-dominated profession that all too often devises policies to benefit the already well-to-do. With humility and compassion as her trademarks, we see the influence of Yellen's father, a physician whose pay-what-you-can philosophy meant never turning anyone away. That compassion, rooted in her family life in Brooklyn, now extends across our entire country.
Call Number: 330.092 Y43xu
Publication Date: 2022-09-27
Under the Iron Heel : the Wobblies and the Capitalist War on Radical Workers by Ahmed White2022 International Labor History Association Book of the Year A dramatic, deeply researched account of how legal repression and vigilantism brought down the Wobblies--and how the destruction of their union haunts us to this day. In 1917, the Industrial Workers of the World was rapidly gaining strength and members. Within a decade, this radical union was effectively destroyed, the victim of the most remarkable campaign of legal repression and vigilantism in American history. Under the Iron Heel is the first comprehensive account of this campaign. Founded in 1905, the IWW offered to the millions of workers aggrieved by industrial capitalism the promise of a better world. But its growth, coinciding with World War I and the Russian Revolution and driven by uncompromising militancy, was seen by powerful capitalists and government officials as an existential threat that had to be eliminated. In Under the Iron Heel, Ahmed White documents the torrent of legal persecution and extralegal, sometimes lethal violence that shattered the IWW. In so doing, he reveals the remarkable courage of those who faced this campaign, lays bare the origins of the profoundly unequal and conflicted nation we know today, and uncovers disturbing truths about the law, political repression, and the limits of free speech and association in class society.
Call Number: 331.88 W582u
Publication Date: 2022-10-25
The Future Is Now : Solving the Climate Crisis with Today's Technologies by Bob McDonaldIn the absence of motorized boats and gondolas, Venice's waters have returned to a sparkling blue color. Deer have been spotted roaming cities in Italy, and mountain goats recently took over a small seaside town in Wales. Taking advantage of the decreased boat traffic, whales have returned to roaming Vancouver's harbours. The absence of 'regular' human activities has dramatically affected our environment. In this book, Bob McDonald turns his focus to global energy sources, and shows how the global shutdowns may have been exactly what we needed to show us that a greener future is achievable. This is not another 'wake-up call,' and not another plea to heed the climate science. This is an exploration of the incredible technologies that our species can use to get out of the mess we've made for ourselves. It is a work of immense optimism, to counteract the sense of doom that hangs over most discussions of the environment. Many alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, and geothermal
Call Number: 333.794 M135f
Publication Date: 2022-09-27
Sickening : Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States by Anne PollockAn event-by-event look at how institutionalized racism harms the health of African Americans in the twenty-first century A crucial component of anti-Black racism is the unconscionable disparity in health outcomes between Black and white Americans. Sickening examines this institutionalized inequality through dramatic, concrete events from the past two decades, revealing how unequal living conditions and inadequate medical care have become routine. From the spike in chronic disease after Hurricane Katrina to the lack of protection for Black residents during the Flint water crisis--and even the life-threatening childbirth experience for tennis star Serena Williams--author Anne Pollock takes readers on a journey through the diversity of anti-Black racism operating in healthcare. She goes beneath the surface to deconstruct the structures that make these events possible, including mass incarceration, police brutality, and the hypervisibility of Black athletes' bodies. Ultimately, Sickening shows what these shocking events reveal about the everyday racialization of health in the United States. Concluding with a vital examination of racialized healthcare during the COVID pandemic and the Black Lives Matter rebellions of 2020, Sickening cuts through the mind-numbing statistics to vividly portray healthcare inequalities. In a gripping and passionate style, Pollock shows the devastating reality and consequences of systemic racism on the lives and health of Black Americans.
Call Number: 362.1089 P776s
Publication Date: 2021-08-17
Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a "provocative and compelling" (NPR) argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it. "Urgent and accessible . . . Its moral force is a gut punch."--The New Yorker The United States, the richest country on earth, has more poverty than any other advanced democracy. Why? Why does this land of plenty allow one in every eight of its children to go without basic necessities, permit scores of its citizens to live and die on the streets, and authorize its corporations to pay poverty wages? In this landmark book, acclaimed sociologist Matthew Desmond draws on history, research, and original reporting to show how affluent Americans knowingly and unknowingly keep poor people poor. Those of us who are financially secure exploit the poor, driving down their wages while forcing them to overpay for housing and access to cash and credit. We prioritize the subsidization of our wealth over the alleviation of poverty, designing a welfare state that gives the most to those who need the least. And we stockpile opportunity in exclusive communities, creating zones of concentrated riches alongside those of concentrated despair. Some lives are made small so that others may grow. Elegantly written and fiercely argued, this compassionate book gives us new ways of thinking about a morally urgent problem. It also helps us imagine solutions. Desmond builds a startlingly original and ambitious case for ending poverty. He calls on us all to become poverty abolitionists, engaged in a politics of collective belonging to usher in a new age of shared prosperity and, at last, true freedom.
Call Number: 362.5 D464p
Publication Date: 2023-03-21
Control : the Dark History and Troubling Present of Eugenics by Adam RutherfordControl is a book about eugenics, what geneticist Adam Rutherford calls "a defining idea of the twentieth century." Inspired by Darwin's ideas about evolution, eugenics arose in Victorian England as a theory for improving the British population, and quickly spread to America, where it was embraced by presidents, funded by Gilded Age monopolists, and enshrined into racist American laws that became the ideological cornerstone of the Third Reich. Despite this horrific legacy, eugenics looms large today as the advances in genetics in the last thirty years--from the sequencing of the human genome to modern gene editing techniques--have brought the idea of population purification back into the mainstream. Eugenics has "a short history, but a long past," Rutherford writes. The first half of Control is the history of an idea, from its roots in key philosophical texts of the classical world all the way into their genocidal enactment in the twentieth century. The second part of the book explores how eugenics operates today, as part of our language and culture, as part of current political and racial discussions, and as an eternal temptation to powerful people who wish to improve society through reproductive control. With disarming wit and scientific precision, Rutherford explains why eugenics still figures prominently in the twenty-first century, despite its genocidal past. And he confronts insidious recurring questions--did eugenics work in Nazi Germany? And could it work today?--revealing the intellectual bankruptcy of the idea, and the scientific impossibility of its realization.
Deep Learning for a Digital Age : Technology's Untapped Potential to Enrich Higher Education by Van B. WeigelIn this timely book, Weigel presents an innovative and effective framework for e-learning in higher education that can be woven into the fabric of classroom-based education to better cultivate connection and collaboration between students and educators. Written for presidents, deans, trustees, faculty, and distance education providers, this book outlines a dynamic new approach to distance learning and shows that the ability to manage knowledge, rather than just accumulate it, should be the chief priority of higher education in a technological world. The author decries the use of distance education to simply expand enrollments and demonstrates how effective education can connect knowledge across fields and age levels rather than segmenting it. He also shows how the rich resources of the Internet can be plumbed creatively to add depth and meaning to the college curriculum and to immerse learners, whether in the classroom or at a distance, in a continuum of knowledge and experience.
Call Number: 378.00285 W419d
Publication Date: 2001-11-12
Thinking about Teaching and Learning : Developing Habits of Learning with First Year College and University Students by Robert LeamnsonHere is a compelling read for every teacher in higher education who wants to refresh or reexamine his or her classroom practice.Building on the insights offered by recent discoveries about the biological basis of learning, and on his own thought-provoking definitions of teaching, learning and education, the author proceeds to the practical details of instruction that teachers are most interested in--the things that make or break teaching.Practical and thoughtful, and based on forty years of teaching, wide reading and much reflection, Robert Leamnson provides teachers with a map to develop their own teaching philosophy, and effective nuts-and-bolts advice.His approach is particularly useful for those facing a cohort of first year students less prepared for college and university. He is concerned to develop in his students habits and skills that will equip them for a lifetime of learning. He is especially alert to the psychology of students. He also understands, and has experienced, the typical frustration and exasperation teachers feel when students ingeniously elude their teachers' loftiest goals and strategies. Most important, he has good advice about how to cope with the challenge. This guide will appeal to college teachers in all disciplines.
Call Number: 378.12 L436t
Publication Date: 1999-03-01
Life Between the Tides by Adam Nicolson (Contribution by)Adam Nicolson explores the marine life inhabiting seashore rock pools with a scientist's curiosity and a poet's wonder in this beautifully illustrated book. The sea is not made of water. Creatures are its genes. Look down as you crouch over the shallows and you will find a periwinkle or a prawn, a claw-displaying crab or a cluster of anemones ready to meet you. No need for binoculars or special stalking skills: go to the rocks and the living will say hello. Inside each rock pool tucked into one of the infinite crevices of the tidal coastline lies a rippling, silent, unknowable universe. Below the stillness of the surface course different currents of endless motion--the ebb and flow of the tide, the steady forward propulsion of the passage of time, and the tiny lifetimes of the rock pool's creatures, all of which coalesce into the grand narrative of evolution. In Life Between the Tides, Adam Nicolson investigates one of the most revelatory habitats on earth. Under his microscope, we see a prawn's head become a medieval helmet and a group of "winkles" transform into a Dickensian social scene, with mollusks munching on Stilton and glancing at their pocket watches. Or, rather, is a winkle more like Achilles, an ancient hero, throwing himself toward death for the sake of glory? For Nicolson, who writes "with scientific rigor and a poet's sense of wonder" (The American Scholar), the world of the rock pools is infinite and as intricate as our own. As Nicolson journeys between the tides, both in the pools he builds along the coast of Scotland and through the timeline of scientific discovery, he is accompanied by great thinkers--no one can escape the pull of the sea. We meet Virginia Woolf and her Waves; a young T. S. Eliot peering into his own rock pool in Massachusetts; even Nicolson's father-in-law, a classical scholar who would hunt for amethysts along the shoreline, his mind on Heraclitus and the other philosophers of ancient Greece. And, of course, scientists populate the pages; not only their discoveries, but also their doubts and errors, their moments of quiet observation and their thrilling realizations. Everything is within the rock pools, where you can look beyond your own reflection and find the miraculous an inch beneath your nose. "The soul wants to be wet," Heraclitus said in Ephesus twenty-five hundred years ago. This marvelous book demonstrates why it is so. Includes Color and Black-and-White Photographs
Call Number: 577.699 N653L 2023
Publication Date: 2023-02-21
The Five-Million-Year Odyssey : the Human Journey from Ape to Agriculture by Peter BellwoodThe epic story of human evolution, from our primate beginnings more than five million years ago to the agricultural era Over the course of five million years, our primate ancestors evolved from a modest population of sub-Saharan apes into the globally dominant species Homo sapiens. Along the way, humans became incredibly diverse in appearance, language, and culture. How did all of this happen? In The Five-Million-Year Odyssey, Peter Bellwood synthesizes research from archaeology, biology, anthropology, and linguistics to immerse us in the saga of human evolution, from the earliest traces of our hominin forebears in Africa, through waves of human expansion across the continents, and to the rise of agriculture and explosive demographic growth around the world. Bellwood presents our modern diversity as a product of both evolution, which led to the emergence of the genus Homo approximately 2.5 million years ago, and migration, which carried humans into new environments. He introduces us to the ancient hominins--including the australopithecines, Homo erectus, the Neanderthals, and others--before turning to the appearance of Homo sapiens circa 300,000 years ago and subsequent human movement into Eurasia, Australia, and the Americas. Bellwood then explores the invention of agriculture, which enabled farmers to disperse to new territories over the last 10,000 years, facilitating the spread of language families and cultural practices. The outcome is now apparent in our vast array of contemporary ethnicities, linguistic systems, and customs. The fascinating origin story of our varied human existence, The Five-Million-Year Odyssey underscores the importance of recognizing our shared genetic heritage to appreciate what makes us so diverse.
Call Number: 599.938 B449f
Publication Date: 2022-08-02
Mosby's 2024 Nursing Drug Reference by Linda Skidmore-RothChoose the drug handbook trusted by nurses for over 35 years! Mosby's 2024 Nursing Drug Reference makes it easy to find the most vital information on the drugs you administer most frequently. More than 5,000 drugs are profiled - including more than 25 new entries for drugs recently approved by the FDA. And no other drug guide places a higher emphasis on patient safety, with Black Box Warnings for dangerous adverse reactions, High Alerts for drugs with the greatest risk, and a focus on both common and life-threatening side effects. From nursing pharmacology expert Linda Skidmore-Roth, this perennial bestseller proves there is a difference in drug guides. More than 5,000 generic and trade-name drugs are profiled, covering almost every drug you will administer in practice or in clinicals. Alphabetical organization by generic name provides quick and easy access to specific drugs, with both trade and generic names listed in the index. Bolded coverage of IV drug administration highlights dosage and IV administration instructions, including safety considerations and Y-site, syringe, and additive compatibilities. Nursing Process steps are used as the framework for organizing all nursing care information. Complete pharmacokinetic information is summarized in a table and includes the mechanism and absorption of the drug as well as its action, duration, and excretion. Side effects information is organized by body system and identified as common or life threatening, showing signs to watch for during assessments. High Alert headers highlight drugs that pose the greatest risk if administered improperly. Black Box Warnings provide alerts to FDA warnings of dangerous or life-threatening drug reactions. Overview of drug categories explains the safe administration of common classes of drugs, as well as their common side effects and interactions. Flexible, water-resistant cover provides durability in the clinical setting. NEW! Drug monographs for more than 25 newly released, FDA-approved medications equip you with the latest drug information including generic names, trade names, pronunciations, do-not-confuse drugs, action, uses, contraindications, precautions, dosages and routes, side effects, pharmacokinetics, interactions (including drug/herb, drug/food and drug/lab test), nursing considerations, treatment of overdose, patient/family teaching, and more. NEW! Several online-only drug monographs are added to the Evolve website, creating an overall total of more than 100 Evolve-only drug monographs for lesser-used medications.
Call Number: 615.1 M894 2024
Publication Date: 2023-05-01
Carbon Queen : the Remarkable Life of Nanoscience Pioneer Mildred Dresselhaus by Maia WeinstockThe life of trailblazing physicist Mildred Dresselhaus, who expanded our understanding of the physical world. As a girl in New York City in the 1940s, Mildred "Millie" Dresselhaus was taught that there were only three career options open to women- secretary, nurse, or teacher. But sneaking into museums, purchasing three-cent copies of National Geographic, and devouring books on the history of science ignited in Dresselhaus (1930-2017) a passion for inquiry. In Carbon Queen, science writer Maia Weinstock describes how, with curiosity and drive, Dresselhaus defied expectations and forged a career as a pioneering scientist and engineer. Dresselhaus made highly influential discoveries about the properties of carbon and other materials and helped reshape our world in countless ways-from electronics to aviation to medicine to energy. She was also a trailblazer for women in STEM and a beloved educator, mentor, and colleague. Her path wasn't easy. Dresselhaus's Bronx childhood was impoverished. Her graduate adviser felt educating women was a waste of time. But Dresselhaus persisted, finding mentors in Nobel Prize-winning physicists Rosalyn Yalow and Enrico Fermi. Eventually, Dresselhaus became one of the first female professors at MIT, where she would spend nearly six decades. Weinstock explores the basics of Dresselhaus's work in carbon nanoscience accessibly and engagingly, describing how she identified key properties of carbon forms, including graphite, buckyballs, nanotubes, and graphene, leading to applications that range from lighter, stronger aircraft to more energy-efficient and flexible electronics.
The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Winning Foundation Grants : a Foundation CEO Reveals the Secrets You Need to Know by Martin TeitelHaving been a foundation CEO for forty years, during which time he read thousands of proposals and awarded millions of dollars in grants, Martin Teitel is uniquely qualified to offer expert guidance to aspiring grant seekers. What Teitel offers isn't theory. He literally takes you behind the scenes of a foundation and shows you just what happens from the moment your proposal arrives. This includes insights on those who open proposals, what they specifically look for, how they grade your submission, what red flags they screen for, how proposals are dissected at staff meetings and, finally, the relevant criteria the foundation's board uses to evaluate its merit. Unless you've worked in a foundation, you'll be startled by what you learn -- maybe even cringe at your past submissions. But, without question, your eyes will be opened and you'll gain priceless insights for crafting future proposals. -- Amazon.com
Call Number: 658.15224 T265u 2018
Publication Date: 2018-04-01
Brand Beauty Unleashed : the Value of Aesthetics in Marketing by Roberto M. Álvarez del BlancoThis book presents an in-depth, careful study of our understanding of the concept of beauty in everyday objects and its impact on markets and brands. Moving beyond artistic notions of beauty, it demonstrates how beauty is an asset that can be leveraged in the marketplace. Traditionally, beauty has been examined in relation to its influence on painting, sculpture, literature, music, and architecture. However, its value and power in the marketplace is understudied. Álvarez del Blanco provides a systematic analysis of beauty in commonplace objects and brands, drawing on cutting-edge research at the intersection of marketing and neurosciences. Through examining the neuroscientific evidence for how the brain processes beauty, the author articulates the implications this may have on marketing and brand management. He also offers a glimpse of how beauty may evolve, and its marketing implications for firm strategy in the coming decades. Written by a recognized authority in marketing and brand strategy, Brand Beauty Unleashedgives students with an interest in marketing, consumer behavior, branding, and neuromarketing an exciting new perspective on this intangible asset.
The Memory Librarian : and Other Stories of Dirty Computer by Janelle MonáeNew York Times bestseller! In The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer, singer-songwriter, actor, fashion icon, futurist, and worldwide superstar Janelle Monáe brings to the written page the Afrofuturistic world of one of her critically acclaimed albums, exploring how different threads of liberation--queerness, race, gender plurality, and love--become tangled with future possibilities of memory and time in such a totalitarian landscape...and what the costs might be when trying to unravel and weave them into freedoms. Whoever controls our memories controls the future. Janelle Monáe and an incredible array of talented collaborators have crafted a collection of tales comprising the bold vision and powerful themes that have made Monáe such a compelling and celebrated storyteller. Dirty Computer introduced a world in which thoughts--as a means of self-conception--could be controlled or erased by a select few. And whether you were human, AI, or other, your life and sentience were dictated by those who'd convinced themselves they had the right to decide your fate. That was until Jane 57821 decided to remember and break free. Expanding from that mythos, these stories fully explore what it's like to live in such a totalitarian society . . . and what it takes to get out of it. Building off the tradition of speculative fiction writers such as Octavia E. Butler, Ted Chiang, Becky Chambers, and Nnedi Okorafor--and filled with powerful themes and Monáe's emblematic artistic vision--The Memory Librarian serves to readers tales that dissect the human trials of identity expression, technology, and love, reaching through to the worlds of memory and time, and the stakes and power that pulse there.
Call Number: 813.6 M734m
Publication Date: 2022-04-19
The Escape Artist : the Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World by Jonathan FreedlandWinner of the National Jewish Book Award · New York Times Bestseller "A brilliant and heart-wrenching book, with universal and timely lessons about the power of information--and misinformation. Is it possible to stop mass murder by telling the truth?" -- Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow A complex hero. A forgotten story. The first witness to reveal the full truth of the Holocaust . . . Award-winning journalist and bestselling novelist Jonathan Freedland tells the astonishing true story of Rudolf Vrba, the man who broke out of Auschwitz to warn the world of a truth too few were willing to hear. In April 1944, Rudolf Vrba became one of the very first Jews to escape from Auschwitz and make his way to freedom--among only a tiny handful who ever pulled off that near-impossible feat. He did it to reveal the truth of the death camp to the world--and to warn the last Jews of Europe what fate awaited them. Against all odds, Vrba and his fellow escapee, Fred Wetzler, climbed mountains, crossed rivers, and narrowly missed German bullets until they had smuggled out the first full account of Auschwitz the world had ever seen--a forensically detailed report that eventually reached Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and the Pope. And yet too few heeded the warning that Vrba had risked everything to deliver. Though Vrba helped save two hundred thousand Jewish lives, he never stopped believing it could have been so many more. This is the story of a brilliant yet troubled man--a gifted "escape artist" who, even as a teenager, understood that the difference between truth and lies can be the difference between life and death. Rudolf Vrba deserves to take his place alongside Anne Frank, Oskar Schindler, and Primo Levi as one of the handful of individuals whose stories define our understanding of the Holocaust.
Call Number: 940.53185 V97xf
Publication Date: 2022-10-18
China after Mao : the Rise of a Superpower by Frank DikAtter"A blow-by-blow account ... An important corrective to the conventional view of China's rise."--Financial Times From internationally renowned historian Frank Dikötter, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, a mythshattering history of China from the death of Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping. Through decades of direct experience of the People's Republic combined with extraordinary access to hundreds of hitherto unseen documents in communist party archives, the author of The People's Trilogy offers a riveting account of China's rise from the disaster of the Cultural Revolution. He takes us inside the country's unprecedented four-decade economic transformation--from rural villages to industrial metropoles and elite party conclaves--that vaulted the nation from 126t largest economy in the world to second largest. A historian at the pinnacle of his field, Dikötter challenges much of what we think we know about how this happened. Casting aside the image of a society marching unwaveringly toward growth, in lockstep to the beat of the party drum, he recounts instead a fascinating tale of contradictions, illusions, and palace intrigue, of disasters narrowly averted, shadow banking, anti-corruption purges, and extreme state wealth existing alongside everyday poverty. He examines China's navigation of the 2008 financial crash, its increasing hostility towards perceived Western interference, and its development into a thoroughly entrenched dictatorship with a sprawling security apparatus and the most sophisticated surveillance system in the world. As this magisterial book makes clear, the communist party's goal was never to join the democratic world, but to resist it--and ultimately defeat it.
Call Number: 951.057 D575c
Publication Date: 2022-11-15
The Abyss : Nuclear Crisis Cuba 1962 by Max HastingsBestselling author Max Hastings offers a welcome re-evaluation of one of the most gripping and tense international events in modern history--the Cuban Missile Crisis--providing a people-focused narrative that explores the attitudes and conduct of Russians, Cubans, Americans, and a terrified world that followed each moment as it unfolded. In The Abyss, Max Hastings turns his focus to one of the most terrifying events of the mid-twentieth century--the thirteen days in October 1962 when the world stood on the brink of nuclear war. Hastings looks at the conflict with fresh eyes, focusing on the people at the heart of the crisis--America President John F. Kennedy, Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev, Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro, and a host of their advisors. Combining in-depth research with Hasting's well-honed insights, The Abyss is a human history that unfolds on a wide, colorful canvas. As the action moves back and forth from Moscow to Washington, DC, to Havana, Hastings seeks to explain, as much as to describe, the attitudes and conduct of the Soviets, Cubans, and Americans, and to recreate the tension and heightened fears of countless innocent bystanders whose lives hung in the balance. Reflecting on the outcome of these events, he reveals how the aftermath of this momentous crisis continues to reverberate today. Powerful, and riveting, filled with compelling detail and told with narrative flair, The Abyss is history at its finest.
Call Number: 972.9106 H358a
Publication Date: 2022-10-18
American Midnight : the Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy's Forgotten Crisis by Adam HochschildNational Bestseller * One of the year's most acclaimed works of nonfiction A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, Chicago Tribune, Kirkus, New York Post, Fast Company From legendary historian Adam Hochschild, a "masterly" (New York Times) reassessment of the overlooked but startlingly resonant period between World War I and the Roaring Twenties, when the foundations of American democracy were threatened by war, pandemic, and violence fueled by battles over race, immigration, and the rights of labor The nation was on the brink. Mobs burned Black churches to the ground. Courts threw thousands of people into prison for opinions they voiced--in one notable case, only in private. Self-appointed vigilantes executed tens of thousands of citizens' arrests. Some seventy-five newspapers and magazines were banned from the mail and forced to close. When the government stepped in, it was often to fan the flames. This was America during and after the Great War: a brief but appalling era blighted by lynchings, censorship, and the sadistic, sometimes fatal abuse of conscientious objectors in military prisons--a time whose toxic currents of racism, nativism, red-baiting, and contempt for the rule of law then flowed directly through the intervening decades to poison our own. It was a tumultuous period defined by a diverse and colorful cast of characters, some of whom fueled the injustice while others fought against it: from the sphinxlike Woodrow Wilson, to the fiery antiwar advocates Kate Richards O'Hare and Emma Goldman, to labor champion Eugene Debs, to a little-known but ambitious bureaucrat named J. Edgar Hoover, and to an outspoken leftwing agitator--who was in fact Hoover's star undercover agent. It is a time that we have mostly forgotten about, until now. In American Midnight, award-winning historian Adam Hochschild brings alive the horrifying yet inspiring four years following the U.S. entry into the First World War, spotlighting forgotten repression while celebrating an unforgettable set of Americans who strove to fix their fractured country--and showing how their struggles still guide us today.
Call Number: 973.91 H685a
Publication Date: 2022-10-04
The Storm Is Here : an American Crucible by Luke MogelsonThe New Yorker's award-winning war correspondent returns to his own country to chronicle its accelerating civic breakdown, in an indelible eyewitness narrative of startling explanatory power After years of living abroad and covering the Global War on Terrorism, Luke Mogelson went home in early 2020 to report on the social discord that the pandemic was bringing to the fore across the US. An assignment that began with right-wing militias in Michigan soon took him to an uprising for racial justice in Minneapolis, then to antifascist clashes in the streets of Portland, and ultimately to an attempted insurrection in Washington, D.C. His dispatches for The New Yorker revealed a larger story with ominous implications for America. They were only the beginning. This is the definitive eyewitness account of how--during a season of sickness, economic uncertainty, and violence--a large segment of Americans became convinced of the need to battle against dark forces plotting to take their country away from them. It builds month by month, through vivid depictions of events on the ground, from the onset of COVID-19 to the attack on the US Capitol--during which Mogelson followed the mob into the Senate chamber--and its aftermath. Bravely reported and beautifully written, The Storm Is Here is both a unique record of a pivotal moment in American history and an urgent warning about those to come.
Call Number: 973.933 M696s
Publication Date: 2022-09-13
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How to Be a Woman Online : Surviving Abuse and Harassment, and How to Fight Back by Nina Jankowicz"An essential guide for women interested in standing up for a fairer, safer online world." Publisher's Weekly "Timely." Booklist When Nina Jankowicz's first book on online disinformation was profiled in The New Yorker, she expected attention but not an avalanche of abuse and harassment, predominantly from men, online. All women in politics, journalism and academia now face untold levels of harassment and abuse in online spaces. Together with the world's leading extremism researchers, Jankowicz wrote one of the definitive reports on this troubling phenomenon. Drawing on rigorous research into the treatment of Kamala Harris - the first woman vice-president - and other political and public figures, Nina also uses her own experiences to provide a step-by-step plan for dealing with harassment, abuse, doxing and disinformation in online spaces. The result is a must-read for researchers, journalists and all women with a profile in the online space.
Redeeming Leadership : an Anti-Racist Feminist Intervention by Helena LiuNow available in paperback with a new preface and foreword by Stella Nkomo. How might imperialist, masculinist and white supremacist grips on leadership be loosened? In this thought-provoking and accessible new study, Helena Liu suggests that anti-racist feminism can challenge conventional models and practices of power. Combining a critical review of leadership theory with enlightening examples from around the world, the book shows how the intellectual and activist elements of feminist movements provide antidotes to contemporary leadership research and practice. For those interested in management, organisation, feminism, race and many more studies, it sets the agenda for a radical reimagining of control and leadership in all its forms.
Call Number: 303.34 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2020-01-08
Fault Lines : a Primer on Race, Science and Society by editors, Jonathan Jansen, Cyrill Walters"What is the link, if any, between race and disease? How did the term baster as 'mixed race' come to be mistranslated from 'incest' in the Hebrew Bible? What are the roots of racial thinking in South African universities? How does music fall on the ear of black and white listeners? Are new developments in genetics simply a backdoor for the return of eugenics? For the first time, leading scholars in South Africa from different disciplines take on some of these difficult questions about race, science and society in the aftermath of apartheid. This book offers an important foundation for students pursuing a broader education than what a typical degree provides, and a must-read resource for every citizen concerned about the lingering effects of race and racism in South Africa and other parts of the world."--Publisher's description
Call Number: 303.483 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2020-03-31
Shameful Bodies : Religion and the Culture of Physical Improvement by Michelle Mary LelwicaWhat happens when your body doesn't look how it's supposed to look, or feel how it's supposed to feel, or do what it's supposed to do? Who or what defines the ideals behind these expectations? How can we challenge them and live more peacefully in our bodies? Shameful Bodies: Religion and the Culture of Physical Improvement explores these questions by examining how traditional religious narratives and modern philosophical assumptions come together in the construction and pursuit of a better body in contemporary western societies. Drawing on examples from popular culture such as self-help books, magazines, and advertisements, Michelle Mary Lelwica shows how these narratives and assumptions encourage us to go to war against our bodies-to fight fat, triumph over disability, conquer chronic pain and illness, and defy aging. Through an ethic of conquest and conformity, the culture of physical improvement trains us not only to believe that all bodily processes are under our control, but to feel ashamed about those parts of our flesh that refuse to comply with the cultural ideal. Lelwica argues that such shame is not a natural response to being fat, physically impaired, chronically sick, or old. Rather, body shame is a religiously and culturally conditioned reaction to a commercially-fabricated fantasy of physical perfection. While Shameful Bodies critiques the religious and cultural norms and narratives that perpetuate external and internalized judgment and aggression toward "shameful" bodies, it also engages the resources of religions, especially feminist theologies and Buddhist thought/practice, to construct a more affirming approach to health and healing-an approach that affirms the diversity, fragility, interdependence, and impermanence of embodied life.
Call Number: 306.4613 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2017-01-12
Birthing Black Mothers by Jennifer C. NashIn Birthing Black Mothers Black feminist theorist Jennifer C. Nash examines how the figure of the "Black mother" has become a powerful political category. "Mothering while Black" has become synonymous with crisis as well as a site of cultural interest, empathy, fascination, and support. Cast as suffering and traumatized by their proximity to Black death--especially through medical racism and state-sanctioned police violence--Black mothers are often rendered as one-dimensional symbols of tragic heroism. In contrast, Nash examines Black mothers' self-representations and public performances of motherhood--including Black doulas and breastfeeding advocates alongside celebrities such as Beyoncé, Serena Williams, and Michelle Obama--that are not rooted in loss. Through cultural critique and in-depth interviews, Nash acknowledges the complexities of Black motherhood outside its use as political currency. Throughout, Nash imagines a Black feminist project that refuses the lure of locating the precarity of Black life in women and instead invites readers to theorize, organize, and dream into being new modes of Black motherhood.
Call Number: 306.8743 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2021-07-06
Diary of an Undocumented Immigrant by Ramón Tianguis PérezThe history of the United States in large part is the history of immigration, an immigration of working class peoples. Usually documented by sociologists, economists and other social scientists, the history becomes sanitized, devoid of the sweat, toil, and tears that make up the stories of real people. Here is an authentic, unexpected document from the very hands of a laborer whose trials have been even more burdensome due to his illegal status. Diary of an Undocumented Immigrant, the first book by Ram#65533;n "Tianguis" P#65533;rez, is written in a style that makes the stories of P#65533;rez and his compatriots even more poignant, more touching, and more absurd given the nature of American politics and immigration policy.This is the true story--not the type of sensational report one might find in the news media--of an undocumented immigrant worker. Here is his odyssey through the United States, his endless trail of menial jobs, his indignities, his humor and his optimism. Perhaps this will shed light on the often obscured experiences of the intelligent, persevering, hard-working human beings we take for granted as they wait our tables, clean our houses, and pick our fruits and vegetables. This is their story
Call Number: 323.631 EBOOK
Publication Date: 1991-03-31
Violent Ignorance : Confronting Racism and Migration Control by Hannah JonesAn elected politician is assassinated in the street by a terrorist associated with extreme political groups, and the national response is to encourage picnics. Thousands of people are held in prison-like conditions without judicial oversight or any time-limit on their sentence . An attempt to re-assert national sovereignty and borders leads thousands of citizens to register for dual citizenship with other countries, some overcoming family associations with genocide in their second country of nationality to do so. This is life in the UK today. How then are things still continuing as 'normal'? How can we confront these phenomena and why do we so often refuse to? What are the practices that help us to accommodate the unconscionable? How might we contend with the horrors that meet us each day, rather than becoming desensitized to them? Violent Ignorance sets out to examine these questions through an understanding of how the past persists in the present, how trauma is silenced or reappears, and how we might reimagine identity and connection in ways that counter - rather than ignore - historic violence. In particular Hannah Jones shows how border controls and enforcement, and its corollary, racism and violence, have shifted over time. Drawing on thinkers from John Berger to Ben Okri, from Audre Lorde to Susan Sontag, the book questions what it means to belong, and discusses how hierarchies of belonging are revealed by what we can see, and what we can ignore.
Call Number: 325.41 EBOOK
Publication Date: 2021-01-28
Drawing Power : Women's Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival : a Comics Anthology by Diane Noomin (Editor); Roxane Gay (Introduction by)Inspired by the global #MeToo Movement, Drawing Power: Women's Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival is a collection of original, nonfiction comics drawn by more than 60 female cartoonists from around the world. Featuring such noted creators as Emil Ferris, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, MariNaomi, Liana Finck, and Ebony Flowers the anthology's contributors comprise a diverse group of many ages, sexual orientations, and races--and their personal stories convey the wide spectrum of sexual harassment and abuse that is still all too commonplace. With a percentage of profits going to RAINN, Drawing Power is an anthology that stokes the fires of progressive social upheaval, in the fight for a better, safer world. Full list of contributors: Rachel Ang, Zoe Belsinger, Jennifer Camper, Caitlin Cass, Tyler Cohen, Marguerite Dabaie, Soumya Dhulekar, Wallis Eates, Trinidad Escobar, Kat Fajardo, Joyce Farmer, Emil Ferris, Liana Finck, Sarah Firth, Mary Fleener, Ebony Flowers, Claire Folkman, Noel Franklin Katie Fricas, Siobhán Gallagher, Joamette Gil, J. Gonzalez-Blitz, Georgiana Goodwin, Roberta Gregory, Marian Henley, Soizick Jaffre Avy Jetter, Sabba Khan, Kendra Josie Kirkpatrick, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Nina Laden, Miss Lasko-Gross, Carol Lay, Miriam Libicki Sarah Lightman, LubaDalu, Ajuan Mance, MariNaomi, Lee Marrs, Liz Mayorga, Lena Merhej, Bridget Meyne, Carta Monir, Hila Noam Diane Noomin, Breena Nuñez, Meg O'Shea, Corinne Pearlman, Cathrin Peterslund, Minnie Phan, Kelly Phillips, Powerpaola, Sarah Allen Reed, Kaylee Rowena, Ariel Schrag, M. Louise Stanley, Maria Stoian, Nicola Streeten, Marcela Trujillo, Carol Tyler, Una, Lenora Yerkes, Ilana Zeffren
Washington Irving by Harold Bloom (Editor)With his famed characters Ichabod Crane and Rip Van Winkle, New York City-born Washington Irving cemented his legacy as a premier short-story teller and humorist in American folklore and literature. The humorist and short-story writer's The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle are frequently studied today in high school and college literature and history courses. This brand-new entry in Bloom's Modern Critical Views series presents full-length critical essays on Washington Irving and his works.
Teaching Black History to White People by Leonard N. MooreLeonard Moore has been teaching Black history for twenty-five years, mostly to white people. Drawing on decades of experience in the classroom and on college campuses throughout the South, as well as on his own personal history, Moore illustrates how an understanding of Black history is necessary for everyone. With Teaching Black History to White People, which is "part memoir, part Black history, part pedagogy, and part how-to guide," Moore delivers an accessible and engaging primer on the Black experience in America. He poses provocative questions, such as "Why is the teaching of Black history so controversial?" and "What came first: slavery or racism?" These questions don't have easy answers, and Moore insists that embracing discomfort is necessary for engaging in open and honest conversations about race. Moore includes a syllabus and other tools for actionable steps that white people can take to move beyond performative justice and toward racial reparations, healing, and reconciliation.