Offshoring / John Urry.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 12, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: Offshoring / John Urry.
Author: Urry, John.
Call Number: HD2365 .U779 2014

Who stole the American dream? / Hedrick Smith.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 12, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: Who stole the American dream? / Hedrick Smith.
Author: Smith, Hedrick.
Call Number: E839.5 .S59 2013
Description: Recounts how the American dream has been dismantled over the past forty years by legislative, electoral, and corporate decisions that have compromised the middle class and minimized individual economic and political power.

Copyright for academic librarians and professionals / Rebecca P. Butler.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 12, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: Copyright for academic librarians and professionals / Rebecca P. Butler.
Author: Butler, Rebecca P.,
Call Number: KF2995 .B875 2014
Description: A handbook on copyright law for college and university librarians, faculty, technology specialists, and more who work in higher education environments.

Drugs of abuse : pharmacology and molecular mechanisms / Sherrel G. Howard.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 12, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: Drugs of abuse : pharmacology and molecular mechanisms / Sherrel G. Howard.
Author: Howard, Sherrel G.,
Call Number: RC564 .H852 2014

Seven flowers and how they shaped our world / Jennifer Potter.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 12, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: Seven flowers and how they shaped our world / Jennifer Potter.
Author: Potter, Jennifer, 1949-
Call Number: SB404.5 .P68 2014
Description: Drawing on sources both ancient and modern, and featuring lush full-color illustrations and gorgeous line art throughout, Potter examines our changing relationship with these potent plants and the effects they had on civilizations through the ages. The opium poppy, for example, returned to haunt its progenitors in the West, becoming the source of an enormously profitable drug trade in Asia. In the seventeenth century, the irrational exuberance of the Dutch for rare tulips led to a nationwide financial collapse. Potter also explores how different cultures came to view the same flowers in totally different lights. While Confucius saw virtue and modesty in his native orchids, the ancient Greeks saw only lust and sex. In the eye of each beholder, these are flowers of life and death; of purity and passion; of greed, envy and virtue; of hope and consolation; of the beauty that drives men wild. All seven demonstrate the enduring ability of flowers to speak metaphorically--if we could only decode what they have to say.

The Mafia : a guide to an American subculture / Nate Hendley.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 12, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: The Mafia : a guide to an American subculture / Nate Hendley.
Author: Hendley, Nate.
Call Number: HV6446 .H393 2013
Description: Whether it's supplying illicit drugs, alcohol during Prohibition, gambling, prostitution, or even loans to those with bad credit, the Mafia has established itself as a part of the fabric of American society, politics, and economics for over a century. The Mafia continues to exist not only because of their immense power that allows their criminal organization to defy law enforcement, but because demand remains strong for what they offer. This book utilizes verifiable information about the Mafia based on newspaper and magazine accounts, police and FBI documents, court records, and the author's own original research to offer a deeper analysis of "the Mob" that provides historical, social, economic and cultural context. Fascinating biographical sketches that profile well-known Mafiosi such as Charles "Lucky" Luciano and John Gotti are also presented. Show more Show less.

User experience design : creating designs users really love / Gavin Allanwood and Peter Beare.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 11, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: User experience design : creating designs users really love / Gavin Allanwood and Peter Beare.
Author: Allanwood, Gavin
Call Number: NK1520 .A45 2013

The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program

Library News - December 10, 2014 - 2:58pm
The Senate released a 528-page executive summary of its study on the CIA’s detention program. Read it yourself.
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Nutrition / edited by Janet Colson.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 10, 2014 - 2:40pm
Title: Nutrition / edited by Janet Colson.
Call Number: RA784 .N88 2014
Description: The Annual Editions series is designed to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today. Annual Editions are updated on a regular basis through a continuous monitoring of over 300 periodical sources. The articles selected are authored by prominent scholars, researchers, and commentators writing for a general audience. Annual Editions volumes have a number of organizational features designed to make them especially valuable for classroom use: a general introduction; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; an annotated listing of supporting World Wide Web sites; Learning Outcomes and a brief overview at the beginning of each unit; and a Critical Thinking section at the end of each article. Each volume also offers an online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing materials.

Why “Big Data” is a Civil Rights Issue

Library News - December 9, 2014 - 12:01pm
The Data & Society Research Institute, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and New America’s Open Technology Institute hosted the first annual conference on Data & Civil Rights. This year’s conference focused on why “big data” is a civil rights issue.
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The collapse : the accidental opening of the Berlin Wall / Mary Elise Sarotte.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 4, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: The collapse : the accidental opening of the Berlin Wall / Mary Elise Sarotte.
Author: Sarotte, M. E.
Call Number: DD881 .S215 2014
Description: "In The Collapse historian Mary Elise Sarette shows that the opening of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, was not, as is commonly believed, the East German government's deliberate concession to outside influence. It was an accident. A carelessly worded memo written by mid-level bureaucrats, a bumbling press conference given by an inept member of the East German Politburo, the negligence of government leaders, the bravery of ordinary people in East and West Berlin--these combined to bring about the end of nearly forty years of oppression, fear, and enmity in divided Berlin. Drawing on evidence from archives in multiple countries and languages, along with dozens of interviews with key actors, The Collapse is the definitive account of the event that brought down the East German Politburo and came to represent the final collapse of the Cold War order"--

Learn to weld : beginning MIG welding and metal fabrication basics / Stephen Blake Christena.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 4, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Learn to weld : beginning MIG welding and metal fabrication basics / Stephen Blake Christena.
Author: Christena, Stephen Blake,
Call Number: TK4660 .C517 2014
Description: "Master MIG welding and the metal fabrication techniques you need to repair, create, and duplicate projects in your home welding studio. Learn to Weld starts with the basics: setting up your studio, the right safety gear and safety procedures, and the equipment and materials you will need to begin with welding. With the help of step-by-step metalworking photos and tutorials, you will learn detailed techniques for cutting and grinding, and for joinery using a MIG welder. Practice the techniques and projects, and you'll soon be able to repair, create, and duplicate metal fabrication projects in your own welding studio. Best of all, you will have both the fundamental skills and the confidence you need to create whatever is in your imagination. With Learn to Weld you'll be equipped to conquer a world of welding projects"--

Buried in treasures : help for compulsive acquiring, saving, and hoarding / David F. Tolin, Randy O. Frost, Gail Steketee.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 4, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Buried in treasures : help for compulsive acquiring, saving, and hoarding / David F. Tolin, Randy O. Frost, Gail Steketee.
Author: Tolin, David F.,
Call Number: RC533 .T65 2014
Description: While most people find it relatively easy to manage their possessions, some find it extremely difficult. If you have a problem resisting the urge to acquire and you find your home cluttered and filled to capacity with items many people would find useless and unnecessary, you may suffer from a condition known as hoarding disorder.

Who we be : the colorization of America / Jeff Chang.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 4, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Who we be : the colorization of America / Jeff Chang.
Author: Chang, Jeff,
Call Number: E184.A1 C4425 2014
Description: "Race. A four-letter word. The greatest social divide in American life, a half-century ago and today. During that time, the U.S. has seen the most dramatic demographic and cultural shifts in its history, what can be called the colorization of America. But the same nation that elected its first Black president on a wave of hope--another four-letter word--is still plunged into endless culture wars. How do Americans see race now? How has that changed--and not changed--over the half-century? After eras framed by words like 'multicultural' and 'post-racial, ' do we see each other any more clearly? Who We Be remixes comic strips and contemporary art, campus protests and corporate marketing campaigns, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Trayvon Martin into a powerful, unusual, and timely cultural history of the idea of racial progress. In this follow-up to the award-winning classic Can't Stop Won't Stop : A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, Jeff Chang brings fresh energy, style, and sweep to the essential American story"--

December Book Display

Library News - December 3, 2014 - 10:54am
December marks the 16th anniversary of the U.S. International Space Station component launch. Read the full post by visiting our blog.
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On HTML5 and the Group That Rules the Web

Library News - November 21, 2014 - 12:09pm
All about the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the group that 'rules the web.'
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Laura Poitras and Amy Goodman to Receive I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence

Library News - November 21, 2014 - 11:33am
Laura Poitras is winner of the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence; Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of “Democracy Now!,” has been selected to receive a special I.F. Stone lifetime achievement award.
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Lessons on censorship from Syria’s internet filter machines

Library News - November 21, 2014 - 11:30am
Discover the details of the relatively stealthy but targeted internet-censorship system that exists in Syria.
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Quantified Self Incrimination, or, When Fitbit Is the Expert Witness

Library News - November 20, 2014 - 11:11am
Worth remembering: A self-tracking, wearable device means that you are no longer the only source of data about yourself. And that can be used against you in a court of law.
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Algorithms Are Great and All, But They Can Also Ruin Lives

Library News - November 20, 2014 - 10:28am
Be scared: automated systems, ruled by algorithms, have moved from being simple administrative tools to becoming primary decision-makers.
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