From the dance hall to Facebook : teen girls, mass media, and moral panic in the United States, 1905-2010 / Shayla Thiel-Stern.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 8, 2015 - 6:40pm
Title: From the dance hall to Facebook : teen girls, mass media, and moral panic in the United States, 1905-2010 / Shayla Thiel-Stern.
Author: Thiel-Stern, Shayla, 1972-
Call Number: HQ798 .T45 2014

Charity and Sylvia : a same-sex marriage in early America / Rachel Hope Cleves.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - January 8, 2015 - 10:40am
Title: Charity and Sylvia : a same-sex marriage in early America / Rachel Hope Cleves.
Author: Cleves, Rachel Hope, 1975-
Call Number: HQ1034.U5 C54 2014
Description: Explores the lives of Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake, two ordinary middle-class women who serve as a window on historical constructs of marriage, gender, and sexuality in late 18th-century and early 19th-century America. Both were born in Massachusetts, but in different towns, 11 years apart. Charity's attachment to women was so blatant that after she turned 20, her father told her to leave the house. She worked as a schoolteacher, but was forced to leave jobs several times because of hurtful gossip about her relationships with other women. In early 1807, Charity moved to Vermont to stay with a friend, and there she met Sylvia. The two fell in love, set up housekeeping, and considered themselves married. Gradually, their family members and the residents of Weybridge did as well. Charity and Sylvia became integral to the community, attending church, running their tailor shop, and contributing to charitable endeavors. Most of all, Charity and Sylvia remained passionately committed to each other and refused to hide their relationship. An important work of history that resonates with one of today's most public debates.

Smithsonian puts 40,000 artworks online for free

Library News - January 8, 2015 - 10:03am
Asian art from the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Freer Study Collection available for for high-resolution download. View the entire collection: http://www.asia.si.edu/collections/edan/default.cfm
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Prescribing at a glance / Sarah Ross.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 16, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Prescribing at a glance / Sarah Ross.
Author: Ross, Sarah (Clinical pharmacologist),
Call Number: RS200 .P84 2014

Street art, public city : law, crime and the urban imagination / Alison Young.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 16, 2014 - 11:40am
Title: Street art, public city : law, crime and the urban imagination / Alison Young.
Author: Young, Alison.
Call Number: NA9052 .Y68 2014
Description: "This book investigates street art and graffiti as cultural practices at the borders of legality and illegality. Cities are engaged in a continual process of cultural production through which their self-image is developed and refined; a process that is sometimes legal -- as with architecture, statuary, signage, advertising, and public art -- and sometimes not -- with practices such as billposting, graffiti and street art. Alternately (and sometimes simultaneously) considered criminal, gentrifying, or commercial, street art exists and operates on the boundaries between the legal and illegal, and between art, crime, and culture. Given its capacity to generate discussion and polarise opinion, street art is a cultural practice that can inform us about the nature of urban life and the limits of public space. Street Art, Public City: Crime and the Urban Imagination draws upon fifteen years of research to examines the ways in which street art has become as integral part of cities' cultural identities. It will be of interest to readers in the fields of street art and graffiti specifically, but also to those interested in issues relating to cities and urban space, legal geography, cultural criminology as well as cultural studies and art more generally. "--

The critical merits of young adult literature : coming of age / edited by Crag Hill.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 15, 2014 - 11:40am
Title: The critical merits of young adult literature : coming of age / edited by Crag Hill.
Call Number: PN1009.A1 C694 2014
Description: "This examination of the literary effectiveness of young adult literature from a critical, research-oriented perspective answers two key questions asked by many teachers and scholars in the field: Does young adult literature stand up on its own as literature? Is it worthy of close study? The treatment is both conceptual and pragmatic. Each chapter discusses a topical text set of YA novels in a conceptual framework -- how these novels contribute to or deconstruct conventional wisdom about key topics from identity formation to awareness of world issues, while also providing a springboard in secondary and college classrooms for critical discussion of these novels. Uncloaking many of the issues that have been essentially invisible in discussions of YA literature, these essays can then guide the design of curriculum through which adolescent readers hone the necessary skills to unpack the ideologies embedded in YA narratives. The annotated bibliography provides supplementary articles and books germane to all the issues discussed. Closing "End Points" highlight and reinforce cross-cutting themes throughout the book and tie the essays together"--

The novel : a biography / Michael Schmidt.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 15, 2014 - 7:40am
Title: The novel : a biography / Michael Schmidt.
Author: Schmidt, Michael, 1947-
Call Number: PN3491 .S36 2014
Description: The 700-year history of the novel in English defies straightforward telling. Geographically and culturally diverse, with contributions from Great Britain, Ireland, America, Canada, Australia, India, the Caribbean, and Southern Africa, influenced by great novelists working in other languages, and encompassing a range of genres, the story of the novel in English unfolds like a richly varied landscape that invites exploration rather than a linear journey. In The Novel: A Biography, Michael Schmidt quotes from "artist practitioners, " from letters, diaries, reviews, and essays of novelists, and draws on their biographies, to invite us into the creative dialogues between authors and between books, and suggest how these dialogues have shaped the development of the novel in English --

Race, racism and social work : contemporary issues and debates / edited by Michael Lavalette and Laura Penketh.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 12, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Race, racism and social work : contemporary issues and debates / edited by Michael Lavalette and Laura Penketh.
Call Number: HT1521 .R33 2014

Embryos under the microscope : the diverging meanings of life / Jane Maienschein.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 12, 2014 - 3:40pm
Title: Embryos under the microscope : the diverging meanings of life / Jane Maienschein.
Author: Maienschein, Jane.
Call Number: QM603 .M35 2014

Offshoring / John Urry.

20 Newest Books With Cover Art - December 12, 2014 - 3:40pm
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 - 3:40pm
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 - 3:40pm
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 - 3:40pm
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 - 3:40pm
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 - 3:40pm
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 - 3:40pm
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 - 3:58pm
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 - 3:40pm
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 - 1:01pm
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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December Book Display

Library News - December 3, 2014 - 11:54am
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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