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New Acquisitions – June 2011


New titles recently added to the University Library’s collection include:

The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse: Let Go of the Past, Live in the Present, and Discover the Future You Always Wanted 
Debbie Ford ( BL290 .F64 2009 Main Stax)
In her most practical and prescriptive book to date, bestselling author Debbie Ford delivers a three-part process that empowers us to let go of toxic thoughts and destructive behaviors and discover the deep peace that resides within. The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse carries us on an incredible personal journey that will open our eyes to all that we are and all that we desire to be.

ABC’s of the Economic Crisis: What Working People Need to Know 
Fred Magdoff (HC 106.83 .M33 2009 Main Stax)
In this short, clear, and concise book, Fred Magdoff and Michael D. Yates explain the nature of the economic crisis. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the authors demonstrate that this crisis is not some aberration from a normally benign capitalism but rather the normal and even expected outcome of a thoroughly irrational and destructive system. No amount of tinkering with capitalism, whether it be discredited neoliberalism or the return of Keynesianism and a "new" New Deal, can overcome the core contradiction of the system: the daily exploitation and degradation of the majority of the world's people by a tiny minority of business owners.

Academic Literacy.
Robin Turner (LB 1631 .A23 2009 Curriculum/Media video).
In Academic Literacy, Turner shows the methods he uses in the classroom to engage many
students who are the first in their families to attend high school, let alone college. His methods include the use of short sophisticated texts, practice in academic writing genres, ongoing guided discussion, mastery of literary and technical terms, involvement of families, and peer mentoring from older high school students and graduates of the program who have moved on to successful college careers. Academic Literacy demonstrates to readers that when we combine higher standards with appropriately-targeted literacy support, students who are often left behind in traditional tracked high school programs can succeed beyond our greatest expectations.

The African Origins of Rhetoric 
Cecil Blake (P301.3 .A35 B43 2009 Main Stax)
Through a critical analysis of ancient African texts that predate Greco-Roman treatises Cecil Blake revisits the roots of rhetorical theory and challenges what is often advanced as the "darkness metaphor" -- the rhetorical construction of Africa and Africans. Blake offers a thorough examination of Ptah-hotep and core African ethical principles (Maat) and engages rhetorical scholarship within the wider discourse of African development. In so doing, he establishes a direct relationship between rhetoric and development studies in non-western societies and highlights the prospect for applying such principles to ameliorating the development malaise of the continent.

The age of Oprah : cultural icon for the neoliberal era 
Janice Peck (PN 1992.4 .W56 P43 2008 Special Collections)
Over the last two decades Oprah Winfrey's journey has taken her from talk show queen to, as Time Magazine has asserted, one of the most important figures in popular culture. Through her talk show, magazine, website, seminars, charity work, and public appearances, her influence in the social, economic, and political arenas of American life is considerable and until now, largely unexamined. In The Age of Oprah, media scholar and journalist Janice Peck traces Winfrey's growing cultural impact and illustrates the fascinating parallels between her road to fame and fortune and the political-economic rise of neoliberalism in this country. While seeking to understand Oprah's ascent to near iconic status that she enjoys today, Peck's book provides a fascinating window into the intersection of American politics and culture over the past quarter century.

Answering the Call: African American Women in Higher Education Leadership
Beverly L. Bower (LB 2341 .B625 2009 Special Collections circulating).
Answering the Call is the second in a series that explores seven African American female leaders in various contexts and presents reflections on their paths to leadership. Five of these women have been college presidents and three are leaders in higher education policy. Each has been the first woman, or first African American, or first African American woman in one or more of the leadership positions she has held. Their pathways into leadership may differ but distinct similarities in their experiences, values and beliefs emerge.

Black Men Can’t Shoot 
Scott N. Brooks ( GV 885.73 .P55 B76 2009 Special Collections)
While focusing on two athletes in particular, Brooks educates readers about a number of "street" realities (e.g., the daily struggle for survival and basketball viewed as a way out of the ghetto). Demystifying certain racial stereotypes, Brooks explains that even God-given skills must be developed through hard work and dedication. His book is a worthy ethnographic text and is recommended especially for students of sports sociology.—Tim Delaney, SUNY at Oswego- Library School Journal

Comprehending Content: Reading Across the Curriculum, Grades 6-12
Cris Tovani (LB 1059.455 .T68 2006 Curriculum/Media Video).
This DVD includes examples of high school teacher Cris Tovani working with students from multiple disciplines in her classroom, as well as collaborating with colleagues throughout the school. The programs featured include: Program 1: Modeling What Good Readers Do Using examples from technical text and novels; Program 2: Interpreting Data: Charts, Graphs, Standardized Tests; Program 3: Reading Like a Mathematician; and Program 4: Synthesizing Complex Ideas.

Wojciech W. Gasparski (HB 615 .E638 2010 Main Stax)
Entrepreneurship is the capability to be an entrepreneur. Beyond that idea is an ideology; that a person's business actions result in industrial growth or technical advances, making that person a leader in the economic world. The contributors to this latest volume in the Praxiology Series are united in claiming that resourcefulness is a characteristic of people who take effective action, and that effectiveness is dependent on good, ethical purposes.

The wide angle definition of entrepreneurship presented in this volume demands that people and organizations engage in more than simple self-interest, but also display awareness of the prospects for wider growth and advances resulting from their decisions.

The Girl Who Played with Fire 
Stieg Larsson (PT 9876.22 .A6933 L843 2009 Main Stax)
The girl with the dragon tattoo is back. Stieg Larsson's seething heroine, Lisbeth Salander, once again finds herself paired with journalist Mikael Blomkvist on the trail of a sinister criminal enterprise. Only this time, Lisbeth must return to the darkness of her own past (more specifically, an event coldly known as "All the Evil") if she is to stay one step ahead--and alive. Dave Callanan --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Amazon Best of the Month, July 2009

Introduction to Mathematics of Satisfiability
Victor Marek (QA 9.3 .M37 2009 Main Stax)
This interesting book covers the satisfiability problem with a strong focus on its mathematical background. It includes the famous theorems on the problem as well as some exotic results. … To improve understanding, the book offers plenty of insightful examples, elegant proofs, and each chapter ends with about a dozen exercises. … What I like most about the book is the wide variety of ideas of which the usefulness to solve many problems is almost tangible … the book covers more potentially powerful techniques, such as the cutting plane rule and various autarky detection methods, than those used in the latest state-of-the-art solvers. … apart from the collection of elegant proofs — from major theorems to exotic lemmas — Introduction to Mathematics of Satisfiability is also a source of inspiration for students and researchers in the field of satisfiability.
Theory and Practice of Logic Programming, Vol. 11, Issue 1

The Jazz Book : From Ragtime to Fushion and Beyond
Joachim Ernst Berendt (ML 3506 .B45 2009 Main Stax) 
The most comprehensive interpretive history of jazz available in one volume, this book contains a survey of the past and current styles, elements, instruments, musicians, singers, and big bands of jazz.

The Lost Symbol
Dan Brown (PS 3552 .R685434 L67 2009 Main Stax)
Let's start with the question every Dan Brown fan wants answered: Is The Lost Symbol as good asThe Da Vinci Code? Simply put, yes. Brown has mastered the art of blending nail-biting suspense with random arcana (from pop science to religion), and The Lost Symbol is an enthralling mix. And what a dazzling accomplishment that is, considering that rabid fans and skeptics alike are scrutinizing every word. 

Olympic Women and the Media: International Perspecitves (Global Culture and Sport)
Pirkko Markula (GV 722 2004 .O49 2009 Main Stax)
This book examines how women athletes were represented in international media coverage during the 2004 Olympic Games. Through feminist theorizing and qualitative textual analysis, the contributors discuss sexualisation, nationalism, success, failure and the [in]visibility of women athletes in newspaper reporting in Asia, Europe and the USA.

Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis
Jimmy Carter (HN 90 .M6 C37 2005Main Stax)
More a set of loosely connected essays than a single, precise argument, Our Endangered Valuesoutlines Carter's worldview while pondering what he posits are key problems looming in the 21st century. Thematic touchstones such as the war, environmental negligence, civil liberties, the rich-poor divide, and the separation of church and state form the book's backbone, with Carter filtering each through the prism of his own vast experience. He doesn't much like what he sees.

Substance Abuse Treatment for Youth and Adults
David Springer (HV 4998 .S83 2009 Main Stax)
The authors present a practitioner-based how-to guide for implementing interventions in substance abuse treatment for youth and adults that reserves the evidence base for appendixes and utilizes the chapters themselves for step-by-step instruction." (Book News, September 2009)

Work in the 21st Century 
Frank J. Landy (HF 5548.8 .L25 2010 Main Stax )
The book and its authors reflect the scientist-practitioner model. Up-to-date research findings explain what we know about I-O psychology, and the many practical examples show clearly how principles of I-O psychology are applied in the workplace.” Wayne F. Cascio, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

The Workplace Violence Prevention Handbook 
Don Philpott (HF 5549.5 .E43 P49 2009 Main Stax)
Workplace violence can occur anywhere: schools, office buildings, hospitals, or late-night convenience stores. It can occur day or night, inside or outside of the workplace, and it can include threats, harassment, bullying, stalking, verbal abuse, and intimidation. Left unchecked, workplace violence can lead to physical assaults and homicide. This handbook tackles this often overlooked but pervasive problem and provides a comprehensive five-step process for understanding and preventing it.


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