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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Understanding Richard Hoggart by Ben Clarke

Professor Ben Clarke, English, has recently published Understanding Richard Hoggart: A Pedgogy of Hope.  According to the publisher, it "is a timely reevaluation of this foundational figure in Cultural Studies, a critical but friendly review of both Hoggart's work and reputation."

The book "uses new archival sources to critically evaulate Hoggart's contribution and influence, set his work in context, and determine its current relevance."

According to James Curran of Goldsmiths,University of London, this publication is a "a fascinating and insightful analysis of a leading public intellectual, obsessive auto-biographer, founder of a new academic discipline and original cultural critic."

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Public Investments in Energy Technology by Albert Link

Professor Albert Link, Economics, has recently published Public Investments in Energy Technology, a book that, according to its publisher, "addresses the social importance of new energy technologies, illustrates policy-relevant applications of evaluation techniques and proposes new perspectives for a US energy investment strategy."  

Link and his fellow authors, "through detailed examples related to solar, geothermal, and vehicle technologies . . . outline the need for robust evaluation methods to document social returns to taxpayers' R&D investments. They argue that such evaluations are necessary for the public sector to make rational decisions about the allocation of its scares resources. The evaluation methods considered involve developing alternative technology and market pathways from which the benefits of government research can be measured. Researchers and graduate students, policy makers involved in energy technology, and energy R&D program managers will all find much of value in this important and timely book."  

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Language and Reading Disabilities, Alan G. Kamhi

Alan G. Kamhi, Professor, Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders 

Written by leading experts, the third edition of Language and Reading Disabilities, maintains its strong clinical focus and thorough coverage of the identification, assessment, and treatment of reading and writing disorders.

This text explores the differences between spoken and written language, the basic factors in reading and language development, the stages of reading development, as well as how to define and classify reading disabilities and understand their clinical implications. Coverage includes how to assess phonemic awareness, word recognition, reading comprehension and the relationship between spelling and other literacy skills, and writing foundations and processes.