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Wednesday, May 15, 2013


On Thursday, May 2, we gathered in the Hodges Reading Room of Jackson Library to celebrate the many faculty authors whose books the University Libraries acquired over the past year. If you published a book recently, please let us know!  We will be happy to include it in next year's celebration.

Books Written, Edited, or Translated by UNCG Faculty Acquired by the University Libraries in 2012/13

African American Studies

Tara Green, Presenting Oprah Winfrey, Her Films, and African American Literature


 Elizabeth Perrill,  Zulu Potter

Classical Studies    

Susan Shelmerdine, Introduction to Latin
Jeffrey Soles, Mochlos IIC, Period IV: The Mycenaean Settlement and Cemetery, The Human    

Communication Sciences and Disorders    

Alan G. Kamhi, Language and Reading Disabilities, 3rd Edition

Communication Studies   

 Spoma Jovanovic, Democracy, Dialogue, and Community Action: Truth and Reconciliation in Greensboro 
Loreen Olson, The Dark Side of Family Communications

Counseling & Educational Development    

Todd Lewis, Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment, Practical Application of Counseling Theory 
Christine Murray, Responding to Family Violence: A Comprehensive Research-Based Guide for Therapists


Albert N. Link, Public Investments in Energy Technology
Albert N. Link, Technology Transfer in a Global Economy

Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations    

Carol Mullen, From Student to Professor: Translating a Graduate Degree into a Career in Academia
Carol Mullen, Educational Leadership at 2050: Conjectures, Challenges and Promises


Ben Clarke, Understanding Richard Hoggart
 Michelle Dowd, Early Modern Women on the Fall, An Anthology 
Christopher Hodgkins, The Digital Temple: A Documentary Edition of George Herbert's English Verse   
 Holly Goddard Jones, The Next Time You See Me
Craig Nova, The Constant Heart
Mark Rifkin, The Erotics of Sovereignty: Queer Native Writing in the Era of Self-Determination 
  Kelly Ritter, Exploring Composition Studies: Sites, Issues and Perspectives 

 Health and Human Sciences  

  Paige Hall Smith, Beyond Health, Beyond Choice: Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities


 James Anderson, The Tongking Gulf Through History
Cheryl Logan , Hormones, Heredity, and Race: Spectacular Failure in Interwar Vienna
Linda M. Rupert, Creolization and Contraband: Curacao in the Early Modern Atlantic World
Stephen Ruzicka, Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire 525-332 BCE
Loren Schweninger, Families in Crisis in the Old South: Divorce, Slavery, & the Law

Human Development & Family Studies    

Karen M. LaParo, Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) Manual: Toddler
Mark Fine, Handbook of Family Theories

Human Resource Services 

 Edna Chun, Creating a Tipping Point: Strategic Human Resources in Higher Education

Information Systems and Supply Chain Management    

Hamid Nemati,  Privacy Solutions and Security Frameworks in Information Protection

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures    

Laura Chesak, Critical Essays on Colombian Cinema and Culture: Cinembargo Colombia
Arndt Niebisch , Media Parasites in the Early Avant-Garde: On the Abuse of Technology and Communication
Susanne Rinner, The German Student Movement and the Literary Imagination: Transnational Memories of Protest and Dissent
Mark Smith-Soto, Berkeley Prelude

Library & Information Studies  

Sandra Andrews, The Power of Data: An Introduction to Using Local, State, and National Data to Support School Library Programs

Media Studies    

Geoffrey Baym, News Parody and Political Satire Across the Globe


Guy Capuzzo, Elliott Carter's 'What Next?': Communication, Cooperation, and SeparationHeal

Political Science    

Fabrice Lehoucq, The Politics of Modern Central America: Civil War, Democratization, and Underdevelopment
Jerry Pubantz, Is There a Global Right to Democracy?

Public Health Education  

  William Myles Evans, Virgin Snow: A Book of Poetry
Mike Perko, Sheldon's Adventure
Mike Perko, Sheldon's Adventure: Cornered!

Religious Studies    

Ellen Haskell, Suckling at My Mother's Breasts: The Image of a Nursing God in Jewish Mysticism


 Saundra Westervelt, Life after Death Row: Exonerees' Search for Community and Identity

Specialized Education Services  

  Joseph Hill, The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL: Its History and Structure
Joseph Hill, Language Attitudes in the American Deaf Community 

Teacher Education & Higher Education  

  Barbara Levin, Evidence-Based Strategies for Leading 21st Century Schools
Barbara Levin, Leading Technology-Rich Schools: Award-Winning Models for Success
  Dale H. Schunk, Motivation in Education: Theory, Research, and Applications
 Dale Schunk, Learning Theories: An Educational Perspective  
Edna Tan, Empowering Science and Mathematics Education in Urban Schools

Women's and Gender Studies  

  Danielle Bouchard, A Community of Disagreement: Feminism in the University

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Empowering Science and Mathematics Education in Urban Schools

Professor Edna Tan (Teacher Education and Higher Education) recently received the Division B Outstanding Book Award for 2012 from the American Educational Research Association for her book, Empowering Science and Mathematics Education in Urban Schools. 

The University of Chicago Press provides the following abstract:

"Math and science hold powerful places in contemporary society, setting the foundations for entry into some of the most robust and highest-paying industries. However, effective math and science education is not equally available to all students, with some of the poorest students—those who would benefit most—going egregiously underserved. This ongoing problem with education highlights one of the core causes of the widening class gap. While this educational inequality can be attributed to a number of economic and political causes, this book demonstrates that it is augmented by a consistent failure to integrate student history, culture, and social needs into the core curriculum. The chapters argue that teachers and schools should create hybrid third spaces—neither classroom nor home—in which underserved students can merge their personal worlds with those of math and science. A host of examples buttress this argument: schools where these spaces have been instituted now provide students with not only an immediate motivation to engage the subjects most critical to their future livelihoods but also the broader math and science literacy necessary for robust societal engagement. The book pushes beyond the idea of teaching for social justice and into larger questions of how and why students participate in math and science."

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Politics of Modern Central America

Dr. Fabrice Lehoucq (Political Science) is the author of The Politics of Modern Central America:  Civil War, Democratization, and Underdevelopment (Cambridge University Press, 2012). The book provides an analysis of both the origins and outcomes of civil war in Central America, including social, economic, and political upheavals and even failures. It seeks to use examples from the events in this region to enable a broader understanding of political change and civil war. One reviewer called it “a well-executed book of impressive theoretical scope and richness.” Another declared, “If I were to recommend one book on modern Central America to my students, it would be this one.' Clearly it is a valuable addition to scholarship on this often volatile area.