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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Time for a Book Party

On April 7, at 4 pm, the University Libraries will celebrate all the books edited or authored by UNCG faculty between January, 2010 and March 31, 2011. We received more than 40 books that were published in this timeframe. We want to extend our thanks the faculty from 23 different departments who alerted us to the publication of their books. The books include a poetry translation, textbooks, collections of essays, and monographs on topics from nursing management, to art criticism, to George Herbert, to social change. Two of the books were written by emeritus faculty members Robert Calhoon (History) and Richard Cox (School of Music, Theatre, and Dance).

Special thanks to the Office of the Provost for co-sponsoring the reception, which will take place on April 7 at 4pm in the Jackson Library Reading Room.

A full list of titles (alphabetized by department) is below. If we missed your book, or if your book will be published soon, please let us know, and we will be sure to include you in next year's celebration.

Omar Ali, African American Studies, In the Lion's Mouth.

Ann Millett-Gallant, Art and Liberal Studies, The Disabled Body in Contemporary Art.

Nir Kshetri, Business Administration, The Global Cybercrime Industry: Economic, Institutional and Strategic Perspectives.

Jennifer Yurchisin, Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies, Fashion and the Consumer.

Albert N. Link, Economics, Public Goods, Public Gains.

Dale Brubaker and Misti Williams, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations, Why the Principalship?: Making the Leap from the Classroom.

Svi Shapiro, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations, Educating Youth for a World Beyond Violence.

Christopher Hodgkins, English, George Herbert's Pastoral: New Essays on the Poet and Priest of Bemerton.

Christian Moraru, English, Postcommunism, Postmodernism, and the Global Imagination.

Christian Moraru, English, Cosmoderism.

Mark Rifkin, English, When Did Indians Become Straight?: Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty.

Kelly Ritter, English, Who Owns School? Authority, Students, and Online Discourse.

Robert M. Calhoon, History, Tory Insurgents.

Mark Elliott, History, Undaunted Radical: The Selected Writings and Speeches of Albion W. Tourgee.

David H. Demo, Human Development and Family Studies, Beyond the Average Divorce.

Hamid Nemati, Information Systems and Operations Management, Pervasive Information Security and Privacy Development: Trends and Advancements.

Hamid Nemati, Information Systems and Operations Management, Security and Privacy Assurance in Advancing Technologies.

Hamid Nemati Information Systems and Operations Management, Applied Cryptography for Cyber Security and Defense.

Jo Ramsay Leimenstoll, Interior Architecture, Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color.

Donald A. Hodges, Music Education, Music in the Human Experience: An Introduction to Music Psychology.

Laura J. Fero, Charlotte A. Herrick, and Jie Hu, Nursing, Introduction to Care Coordination and Nursing Management.

Joshua Hoffman and Gary Rosenkrantz, Philosophy, An Historical Dictionary of Metaphysics.

Susan Buck, Political Science, Public Administration in Theory and Practice.

Heidi Gazelle, Psychology, Social Anxiety in Childhood: Bridging Developmental and Clinical Perspectives.

Jacquelyn White, Psychology, Violence Against Women and Children: Mapping the Terrain.

Jacquelyn White, Psychology, Violence Against Women and Children: Navigating Solutions.

Paul Silvia, Psychology, Public Speaking for Psychologists.

Charles Orzech, Religious Studies, Esoteric Buddhism and the Tantras of East Asia.

Ana Hontanilla, Romance Languages, El Gusto De La Razon.

Mark Smith-Soto, Romance Languages, Fever Season And Other Poems: A Bilingual Edition Selected and Translated by Mark Smith-Soto.

Richard Cox, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, The Choral Music of Benjamin Britten : A Conductor's Guide.

Martica Bacallao, Social Work, Becoming Bicultural: Risk, Resilience, and Latino Youth.

Robert Wineburg, Social Work, Pracademics and Community Change.

Ken Allan, Sociology, A Primer in Social & Sociological Theory: An Invitation to Democracy.

Ken Allan, Sociology, Contemporary Social and Sociological Theory, 2nd edition.

Ken Allan, Sociology, Explorations in Classical Sociological Theory: Seeing the Social World, 2nd edition.

Sarah Daynes, Sociology, Time and Memory in Reggae Music.

CP Gause, Teacher Education and Higher Education, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Education: A Voice from the Margins.

Francine Johnston, Teacher Education and Higher Education, Words Their Way with Struggling Readers: Word Study for Reading, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction, Grades 4 - 12.

Dale Schunk, Teacher Education and Higher Education, Handbook of Self-Regulation of Learning and Performance.

Deborah Bell, Theatre, Mask Makers and Their Craft: An Illustrated Worldwide Study.

James Fisher, Theatre, Miller in an Hour.

James Fisher, Theatre, Wilder in an Hour.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Violence Against Women and Children--Mapping the Terrain and Navigating the Solutions

The University Libraries were delighted when the American Psychological Association (APA) donated this landmark two volume series on domestic violence co-edited by Professor Jacquelyn White of UNCG's Department of Psychology. Thank you Dr. White for bringing the libraries' program to your publisher's attention!

The APA describes that the books are designed "to provide consensus recommendations for researchers, practitioners, advocates, policymakers, and all those who seek more effective responses to interpersonal violence."

In the first volume, Mapping the Terrain,"experts from diverse disciplines describe prevalence rates among various populations; risk factors for perpetration and vulnerability and protective factors for potential victims. They also document the impact of violence on the victims in terms of psychological, reproductive, maternal and child health, and behavioral and economic consequences. In the process, they establish commonalities across child abuse, sexual and domestic violence, and suggest vital next steps for collaborative efforts."

In the second volume, Navigating Solutions, "eminent scholars use a public health model to examine current societal responses to interpersonal violence. Authors examine the efficacy of medical and psychological treatments for victims, families, and perpetrators, as well as justice system responses to various forms of child abuse, sexual violence, and domestic violence. Interventions are suggested at several levels of prevention, including initiatives designed to eradicate the problem (primary prevention), reduce it among those at risk (secondary prevention), and minimize the negative consequences of violence and stabilize health (tertiary prevention). Finally, the editors present an integrative conclusion that provides a sound foundation for future responses across practice, research, advocacy and policy, at the local and national level."

We expect the volumes to be valuable to researchers and students in several disciplines and again want to thank the APA for their generosity.