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S. Dietrich and Edna C. Southard, AM'73, Marking Time
/ Making Memory (Miami University Art Museum). In this exhibit
catalog, the authors consider how artworks explore the themes
of memory and time and ask how modern spectators reflect on the
artistic relationship among the past, present, and future.
Axford, AM'49, PhD'61, A Peace of My Mind: The Unrepentant
Peacenik (Enlightenment Press). In this autobiography Axford
reflects on his activist work while addressing a range of social
topics, from education and racism to aging and art.
E. Osterbrock, PhB'48, SB'48, SM'49, PhD'52,
Walter Baade: A Life in Astrophysics (Princeton University
Press). Osterbrock traces the story of Baade, a German astronomer
and an "enemy alien" during WW II. While working in
a California observatory, Baade pioneered the new fields of stellar
and galactic evolution.
Analyzing Application Service Providers (Prentice Hall). The
author outlines how to seek successful application service providers,
or individuals who help businesses to economize by improving technology.
Gilmore, AM'92, PhD'97, The Genuine Article (Duke University
Press). Examining literary and mass culture in the antebellum
United States, Gilmore studies how racialized figures, such as
characters in Native American melodramas, embodied masculinity
and how literary culture responded to such figures.
Sells, AM'77, PhD'82;
Maria Rosa Menocal; and Ray Scheindlin, editors, The Cambridge
History of Arabic Literature: The Literature of al-Andalus
(Cambridge University Press). In these essays on Iberian literary
genres, themes, and personages between the eighth and the 13th
centuries, special attention is paid to the "convivencia"
among writers of differing religious, linguistic, and ethnic backgrounds.
J. Haller, PhD'66, and Paul M. Kleine, Using Educational
Research: A School Administrator's Guide (Addison Wesley Longman).
Haller explains to practicing and prospective school administrators
how to analyze and apply the results of research on common educational
problems, such as high dropout rates.
E. Lovitts, AB'81,
Leaving the Ivory Tower: The Causes and Consequences of Departure
from Doctoral Study (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers).
Analyzing the causes of high attrition rates in graduate schools,
Lovitts looks at the social structure and cultural organization
of doctoral education.
Robert W. Nordan, PhD'68, The Secret Road (Holiday
House). A young Southern girl helps a slave escape through the
Borroff, PhB'43, AM'46, translator, Sir Gawain and the
Green Knight (W. W. Norton) and Patience, Pearl: Verse
Translations (W. W. Norton). Borroff translates from late
Middle English both Sir Gawain, a suspenseful Arthurian romance,
and Pearl, an elegiac poem informed by Christian symbolism.
Lee Brown, MBA'89,
Ice Maiden (Harlequin). A shipwrecked Scotsman weds a Viking
woman who guarantees him a passage home-if he will convince her
estranged father to relinquish her inheritance.
W. Nordan, PhD'68,
Dead and Breakfast (Five Star Press). In this fourth book
of the Mavis Lashley mystery series, a frantic call from an old
friend leads to a sinister death and puts Mavis in danger.
A. Waldman, AB'73, MD'77,
I Thought My Father Was God and Other True Tales from NPR's
National Story Project (Henry Holt & Company). Waldman
contributes a piece to this collection of 180 biographical stories
from men and women of all backgrounds as a part of NPR's National
Story Project, an archive of true stories by Americans.
Piya Chatterjee, AM'90, PhD'95, A Time for Tea
(Duke University Press). In this ethnographic and historical critique,
Chatterjee examines the exploitation of female laborers on an
Indian tea plantation and considers the effects of colonization,
past and present.
M. James and Claire C. Robertson, AM'68,
editors, Genital Cutting and Transnational Sisterhood (University
of Illinois Press). Contributors to this essay collection critique
mistaken Western perceptions of female genital cutting (FGC),
while suggesting methods to eradicate the most harmful FGC practices.
Debating and Creating Authority (Dartmouth Publishing).
Focusing on the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Dale traces the shift
in constitutional order from theocracy to oligarchy.
D. Gambone, AM'89, PhD'93,
Capturing the Revolution: The United States, Central America,
and Nicaragua, 1961-1972 (Greenwood Press). Gambone studies
the causes of and the efforts to quell the 1960s anti-colonialist
revolutions in Central America.
Hyde Park, Illinois (Arcadia Publishing). In this photographic
history Grinnell follows the University's neighborhood from its
origins through the creation of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Urban Renewal
project in the mid-1950s.
SCIENCE AND LAW
A. Barash, AM'73, PhD'82,
and Shlomo Ben-Ami, Quel Avenir pour Israel? Entretiens avec
Yves-Charles Zarka, Jeffrey Andrew Barash, Elhanan Yakira
(Presses Universitaires de France). In this French collection
of interviews, three scholars from different ethnic backgrounds
talk with Shlomo Ben-Ami, former foreign minister of Israel and
chief negotiator with Yasser Arafat and Bill Clinton, about Israel's
role in the Middle East conflict.
M. Deutsch, JD'87,
Medical Records for Attorneys (American Law Institute of
the American Bar Association). Deutsch's treatise helps attorneys
navigate U.S. medical systems, interpret medical documents, and
understand medical culture.
Dreier, AM'73, PhD'77;
John Mollenkopf; and Todd Swanstrom, Place Matters: Metropolitics
for the 21st Century (University Press of Kansas). The authors
argue that political means can resolve the problems of urban poverty
and suburban sprawl, but only if policy makers understand the
importance of the places where Americans live.
A. Parness, JD'74,
Federal and State Civil Procedure Handbook, second edition,
and Civil Procedure for Federal and State Courts (Anderson
Publishing). This second edition of Parness's Handbook covers
existing rules and statutes with an emphasis on comparative civil
procedure law. A course book for law students, Civil Procedure
examines practice problems, adjudicatory forums, civil claim settlements,
and informal discovery in federal and state courts.
H. Anderson, SB'46, SM'49,
Empirical Direction in Design and Analysis (Erlbaum). A
text for graduate students in psychology, Anderson's book emphasizes
critical concepts and empirical considerations for applying statistical
method to experimental analysis.
The Einstein Syndrome: Bright Children Who Talk Late (Basic
Books). Tracing research on highly intelligent young children
who begin to speak late, Sowell outlines the behavioral and psychological
patterns of children with this condition, which affected the physicist
Albert Einstein and Sowell's son.
Stock Whitaker, PhB'44, AM'48, PhD'52,
Using Groups to Help People, second edition (Brunner-Routledge).
Addressing an audience of practitioners, teachers, and theorists,
Whitaker's new edition provides up-to-date practical guidelines
for anticipating and solving problems in group work.
W. Herman, PhD'88, editor, Spiritual Goods: Religious Traditions
and Business Practice (Society for Business Ethics: Philosophy
Documentation Center). Written by scholars of religious ethics
and management, this collection of essays focuses on how business
practices overlap with established religion and moral reasoning.
Biblical Principles for Covenantal Prophets (iUniverse.com).
In this guidebook, Richter discusses the lives of Biblical prophets
and extracts practical principles for ministry leaders and other
Andrew Volk, AM'57,
Cosmos et Veritas (Vantage Press). Examining humanity through
the history of science, Volk argues that humans have failed to
incorporate their knowledge of Earth's remoteness in the universe
into their beliefs and behaviors.
Boylan, AM'76, PhD'79,
and Kevin Brown, Genetic Engineering: Science and Ethics on
the New Frontier (Prentice Hall). Cowritten by a philosopher
and a scientist, this course book introduces college students
to ethical issues of genetic engineering.
G. Frodin, SB'63, Guide to Standard Floras of the World,
second edition (Cambridge University Press). Organized by
geographical region, this updated, selective bibliography includes
principal floras and vascular plants.
Y. Lin, Roy C. Ogle, and John A. Jane Sr., AB'51, MD'56, PhD'67,
Craniofacial Surgery: Science and Surgical Technique (W.
B. Saunders Company). While covering surgical techniques, this
book uses biological and surgical principles to explain craniofacial
deformity on genetic, macroscopic, and microscopic levels.
W. Kuncl, PhD'75, MD'77,
Motor Neuron Disease (W. B. Saunders). Exploring current
knowledge of Lou Gehrig's disease and other motor neuron diseases,
Kuncl analyzes the diseases' cellular and molecular mechanisms.
A. Shuman, AB'63, AM'65, Issues for Libraries and Information
Science (Libraries Unlimited Inc.). Examining the shifting
relationships between libraries and the Internet, Shuman asks
whether the new liaisons are cooperative, collaborative, or competitive.
L. Wilson, PhD'69,
and Zack Bowen, Science and Literature: Bridging the Two Cultures
(University Press of Florida). A dialogue between a scientist
and a humanist, this book explores common ground and disagreements
on issues that affect both disciplines.
D. Anderson, AM'81, PhD'94,
The Four Hills of Life: Northern Arapaho Knowledge of Life
Movement (University of Nebraska Press). In this study of
the isolated Arapaho tribe, Anderson focuses on how life-transition
ceremonies mold time and experience and build cultural knowledge.
Feinberg, AM'71, PhD'74,
and Martin Ottenheimer, editors, The Cultural Analysis of Kinship:
The Legacy of David M. Schneider (University of Illinois Press).
In this compilation of critical essays, scholars analyze anthropologist
David Schneider's idea that kinship does not exist in any culture,
including the context of cultural relativism.
Foner, AM'68, PhD'71,
editor, Islands in the City: West Indian Migration to New York
(University of California Press). This interdisciplinary collection
of essays examines the socioeconomic issues, specifically racial
stereotyping, that face West Indian migrants to New York City.
M. Fritz, AB'62, AM'68, PhD'74;
George Michell, editors, New Light on Hampi (Marg Publications).
In this compilation, anthropologists, archaeologists, art historians,
and historians report new understandings of Vijayanagara, the
former South Indian imperial colony.
Clague and Shoshana A. Grossbard-Shechtman, AM'75, PhD'78,
editors, On the Expansion of Economics (M. E. Sharpe).
With contributions from economists worldwide, this compilation
focuses on the overlap between economics and related fields, such
as political science and sociology.
McKean, AB'93, AM'93,
editor, Verbatim: From the Bawdy to the Sublime, the Best Writing
on Language for Word Lovers, Grammar Mavens, and Armchair Linguists
(Harvest Books). This collection of the best essays from the magazine
Verbatim: The Language Quarterly includes a wide range of essays
on popular linguistics, dictionaries, English etymology and usage,
and slang and obscenity.