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Beauty around the world : a cultural encyclopedia / Erin Kenny and Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 28, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Beauty around the world : a cultural encyclopedia / Erin Kenny and Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols.
Author: Kenny, Erin, 1969-
Call Number: GT499 .K46 2017

SPRING BREAK LIBRARY HOURS (March 12-16): 8:00-4:30 M-F (we will be closed Saturday, March 17)

Library News - February 28, 2018 - 1:37pm
Coming soon!  Spring Break, the week of March 12-17, Library Hours will be Monday-Friday 8-4:30.  We are closed Saturday, March 17.  Enjoy your break, and you may want to sign up for an 8-week half-term class starting the week after break – registration is now open!  The library also has Summer Course Schedules available now, if you would like to plan ahead for Summer Term. Upcoming March highlights also … Continue reading SPRING BREAK LIBRARY HOURS (March 12-16): 8:00-4:30 M-F (we will be closed Saturday, March 17) →
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Automating inequality : how high-tech tools profile, police, and punish the poor / Virginia Eubanks.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 27, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Automating inequality : how high-tech tools profile, police, and punish the poor / Virginia Eubanks.
Author: Eubanks, Virginia, 1972-
Call Number: HC79.P6 E89 2018
Description: "Since the dawn of the digital age, decision-making in finance, employment, politics, health and human services has undergone revolutionary change. Today, automated systems - rather than humans - control which neighborhoods get policed, which families attain needed resources, and who is investigated for fraud. While we all live under this new regime of data, the most invasive and punitive systems are aimed at the poor. In Automating Inequality, Virginia Eubanks systematically investigates the impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America. The book is full of heart-wrenching and eye-opening stories, from a woman in Indiana whose benefits are literally cut off as she lays dying to a family in Pennsylvania in daily fear of losing their daughter because they fit a certain statistical profile"--Publisher's website.

The work of art : value in creative careers / Alison Gerber.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: The work of art : value in creative careers / Alison Gerber.
Author: Gerber, Alison,
Call Number: N6512.7 .G47 2017

Uneasy peace : the great crime decline, the renewal of city life, and the next war on violence / Patrick Sharkey.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Uneasy peace : the great crime decline, the renewal of city life, and the next war on violence / Patrick Sharkey.
Author: Sharkey, Patrick,
Call Number: HV6789 .S49 2018
Description: An eye-opening account of the transformation of cities and an urgent call to action to prevent another crime wave. --Publisher

The theory that changed everything : "On the Origin of Species" as a work in progress / Philip Lieberman.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: The theory that changed everything : "On the Origin of Species" as a work in progress / Philip Lieberman.
Author: Lieberman, Philip,
Call Number: QH365.O8 L54 2018
Description: "Few people have done as much to change how we view the world as Charles Darwin. Yet On the Origin of Species is more cited than read, and parts of it are even considered outdated. In some ways, it has been consigned to the nineteenth century. In The Theory That Changed Everything, the renowned cognitive scientist Philip Lieberman demonstrates that there is no better guide to the world's living--and still evolving--things than Darwin and that the phenomena he observed are still being explored at the frontiers of science. In an exploration that ranges from Darwin's transformative trip aboard the Beagle to Lieberman's own sojourns in the remotest regions of the Himalayas, this book relates fresh, contemporary findings to the major concepts of Darwinian theory, which transcends natural selection. Drawing on his own research into the evolution of human linguistic and cognitive abilities, Lieberman explains the paths that adapted human anatomy to language. He demystifies the role of recently identified transcriptional and epigenetic factors encoded in DNA, explaining how nineteenth-century Swedish famines alternating with years of plenty caused survivors' grandchildren to die many years short of their life expectancy. Lieberman is equally at home decoding supermarket shelves and climbing with the Sherpas as he discusses how natural selection explains features from lactose tolerance to ease of breathing at Himalayan altitudes. With conversational clarity and memorable examples, Lieberman relates the insights that led to groundbreaking discoveries in both Darwin's time and our own while asking provocative questions about what Darwin would have made of controversial issues today, such as GMOs, endangered species, and the God question."--Dust jacket.

The square and the tower : networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook / Niall Ferguson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: The square and the tower : networks and power, from the Freemasons to Facebook / Niall Ferguson.
Author: Ferguson, Niall,
Call Number: HM741 .F424 2018
Description: A "recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a struggle between old power hierarchies and new social networks"--Dust jacket.

Fire and fury : inside the Trump White House / Michael Wolff.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Fire and fury : inside the Trump White House / Michael Wolff.
Author: Wolff, Michael, 1953-
Call Number: E913 .W65 2018
Description: "The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous -- and absolutely mesmerizing. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself. In this explosive book, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office. Among the revelations : What President Trump's staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn't be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration's strategy in the wake of Bannon's firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The Producers. Never before has a presidency so divided the American people. Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion" -- Book jacket.

Experience on demand : what virtual reality is, how it works, and what it can do / Jeremy Bailenson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Experience on demand : what virtual reality is, how it works, and what it can do / Jeremy Bailenson.
Author: Bailenson, Jeremy,
Call Number: QA76.9.C65 B345 2018
Description: Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the brain believes they’ re real, are already widely available with a VR headset and will only become more accessible and commonplace. But how does this new medium affect its users, and does it have a future beyond fantasy and escapism? In Experience on Demand, Jeremy Bailenson draws on two decades spent researching the psychological effects of VR and other mass media to help readers understand this powerful new tool. He offers expert guidelines for interacting with VR and describes the profound ways this technology can be put to use― not to distance ourselves from reality, but to enrich our lives and influence us to treat others, the environment, and even ourselves better. In the world of VR, a football quarterback plays a game against a competing team hundreds of times before even stepping onto the field; members of the United Nations embody a young girl in a refugee camp going through her day-to-day life; and veterans once again walk through the streets where they had experienced trauma. There are dangers and many unknowns in using VR, but it also can help us hone our performance, recover from trauma, improve our learning and communication abilities, and enhance our empathic and imaginative capacities. Like any new technology, its most incredible uses might be waiting just around the corner. Experience on Demand is the definitive look at the risks and potential of VR― a must-read for navigating both the virtual and the physical worlds ahead.

The amorous heart : an unconventional history of love / Marilyn Yalom.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: The amorous heart : an unconventional history of love / Marilyn Yalom.
Author: Yalom, Marilyn,
Call Number: GT498.H45 Y35 2018
Description: "The symmetrical, scalloped, exuberant heart is everywhere: it gives shape to candy and candy boxes, cookies and cakes, earrings and pendants, floral arrangements, jewelry containers, vases, soaps, padlocks, and frothy milk on top of a cup of coffee. We see it used as a verb on t-shirts ("I [heart] New York") and in text messages (the incredible variety of heart emojis). In all of its forms, and across borders, continents, and languages, the heart symbol conveys one thing, and one thing only: love. How can we explain the ubiquity and power of what might be the most recognizable symbol in the world? In The Amorous Heart, Marilyn Yalom embarks on an investigation into the heart's mysteries, tracking the heart metaphor and heart iconography across three thousand years and shedding light on how human beings have found, expressed, and experienced love itself"--

RN adult medical surgical nursing review module / contributors, Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: RN adult medical surgical nursing review module / contributors, Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].
Call Number: RD32.3 .R443 2016
Description: This specialized review module book from ATI contains comprehensive nursing content and critical thinking and application exercises. It is organized into units covering the foundations of nursing care (Unit 1), body systems and physiological processes (Unit 2 to 13), and perioperative care (Unit 14).

RN community health nursing : review module / contributors, Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: RN community health nursing : review module / contributors, Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].
Call Number: RT98 .R34 2016

Nursing leadership and management : review module / contributors: Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Nursing leadership and management : review module / contributors: Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].
Call Number: RT89.3 .L433 2016
Description: This specialized review module book from ATI contains comprehensive nursing content and critical thinking and application exercises. It is organized into units covering client care and professional and workplace responsibilities.

RN pharmacology for nursing : review module / contributors Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 26, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: RN pharmacology for nursing : review module / contributors Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].
Call Number: RT55 .P534 2016
Description: "The overall goal of this Content Mastery series pharmacology module is to provide nursing students with an additional resource for the focused review of "Pharmacology for nursing care" content relevant to NCLEX preparation and entry level nursing practice."

RN mental health nursing : review module / contributors, Norma Jean Henry [and others].

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 23, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: RN mental health nursing : review module / contributors, Norma Jean Henry [and others].
Author: Sommer, Sheryl.
Call Number: RC440 .R443 2016

Nutrition for nursing : review module / contributors Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 23, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Nutrition for nursing : review module / contributors Norma Jean E. Henry [and others].
Call Number: RM216 .N883 2016

Librarian Receives Tenure

Library News - February 22, 2018 - 11:59am
Congratulations to Waubonsee Librarian Kathy Bartel on being granted tenure!
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Fundamentals for nursing : review module / contributors, Norma Jean Henry [and others].

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - February 21, 2018 - 3:40pm
Title: Fundamentals for nursing : review module / contributors, Norma Jean Henry [and others].
Call Number: RT55 .N873 2016

Library Joins New Instructional Division, Welcomes New Dean

Library News - February 21, 2018 - 2:51pm
Today the Waubonsee Community College Libraries officially join our new division, led by Dr. Jonathan Paver, Assistant Vice President of Transfer and Developmental Education, and welcome our new Dean, Anita Moore, who starts today! We would also like to take a moment to bid a fond farewell and best wishes to our old division, Online … Continue reading Library Joins New Instructional Division, Welcomes New Dean →
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A Brief History of Presidents’ Day

Library News - February 19, 2018 - 9:47pm
Presidents’ Day, the third Monday in February, as we know it today, was first celebrated in 1971, after the 1968 passage of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act moved the observance of several federal holidays to Mondays. Before then, Washington’s Birthday was celebrated on his actual birthday, February 22, and in Illinois, Lincoln’s Birthday was celebrated on his … Continue reading A Brief History of Presidents’ Day →
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