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Sealed inside the panic room, and surrounded by zombies, she uploaded to the Web with scary music added and her own narration their first-person video footage from surveillance cameras, news footage, digital camcorders, YouTube, cell-phone cameras, etc. Notable: This fifth low-budget film by George A. Romero was considered an updated, 21st-century reimagining of Romero's first film - not really a sequel.

The government reported that the zombie apocalypse was brought on by a "previously unknown viral strain. The entire movie was a film within a film. It served as a treatise on our video camera-obsessed culture, with all of the footage from camcorders. Planet Terror aka Grindhouse: Planet Terror d. Rests on a High-Power Machine Gun! Meanwhile, ruthless black market gang leader Abby Naveen Andrews a chemical engineer disputed with a group of renegade officers in an abandoned, remote military base led by demented, double-crossing Captain Muldoon Bruce Willis.

Everyone was infected by the release of a deadly, experimental biochemical, green nerve gas agent DC2, code named Project Terror during a shootout, causing an onslaught of flesh-eating, mutant "sickos" zombie-like creatures. There was an assortment of other characters affected, including strong-willed, pain-inducing Dr. The doctor began to see increased numbers of infected, zombie patients walking dead covered in sores, pus, and rotting flesh, and very hungry for flesh.

Hillbilly J. His vehicle crashed, and after "sickos" attacked and tore off Cherry's leg, she was taken to the hospital where the sinister Dr. Block amputated her leg replaced at first with a wooden table leg, and then with a machine gun. Block also murderously injected his wife's hands with a paralyzing anesthetic before learning, to his shock, that the morgue's bodies had disappeared. During the chaos, Muldoon explained that he and other soldiers in Afghanistan had located and killed Osama Bin Laden.

Instead of being hailed as heroes, they were gassed with the chemical weapon DC2. He told how his strategy unsuccessful was to find a cure for "sickos" by gassing the entire Texas town and then creating a cure from the survivors. The film concluded with the detonation and destruction of the military base, and the deaths of almost everyone except Cherry.

In the epilogue a year later, she was on a remote Tulum Mexico Caribbean ocean-side beach, with her newborn child fathered by El Wray , hoping to create a new society with other survivors - away from the world-wide zombie outbreak. The violent, bloody, sleazy and extreme movie was deliberately created as homage to s exploitation pictures, normally theatrically shown in a "grindhouse" theatre.

The parody included bad lighting, fuzzy and scratched, fading film stock and poorly-focused softcore sex scenes. The tongue-in-cheek film was even missing a reel in the middle - typical of many grindhouse movie houses. It opened with a fake trailer for the bloodthirsty, Death Wish -like assassin "Mexploitation" thriller Machete a real movie made by Rodriguez in , with a sequel in with Danny Trejo.

When the experimental double-bill idea failed, the Weinstein Company distributors withdrew the combined film from release, and released each film as a single feature. Tagline s : "Trapped. No Mercy. No Escape. She joined them as they entered a local apartment building after an emergency call. A diseased, elderly, disheveled occupant Mrs. Izquierdo Martha Carbonell suddenly attacked a policeman and one of the firemen. Soon after, the virus-infected individuals rapidly became rabid and bit others, unleashing the virus. Earlier, a rabid dog named Max the cause of the virus?

The apartment was completely cordoned off, locked-down, and quarantined to prevent a further viral outbreak, trapping unlucky cops, firemen, reporters, and occupants inside. In the startling ending, it was revealed that the cause of the attacks was biologically-caused demonic possession. The apartment's penthouse was inhabited by an emaciated, demonically-possessed young Romanian girl named Tristana Medeiros Javier Botet , the victim of rape by priests.

The enzyme that caused possession had become viral, and she was left in the locked penthouse to die of starvation. In the dark attic shot with an infra-red camera , Tristana attacked both Angela and Pablo, the two remaining survivors - their fates were left unknown.

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Notable: This was another example of a found-footage horror film shot with a shaky, hand-held cam-corder and filmed as a first-person POV narrative. Colin , UK d. Marc Price, 97 minutes, Nowhere Fast Productions. Story: After returning from a fight with a bloody hammer in his hand and a bite on his arm from the scary zombie apocalypse outside his home, the title character Colin Alastair Kirton was bitten in the neck and infected in his apartment by his own walking dead roommate Damien Leigh Crocombe.

He was able to kill Damien with a kitchen knife before dying. Overnight, he transitioned into an undead zombie himself. After falling out of a window, he staggered through suburban London as he slowly turned into a decomposing zombie. He showed newfound hesitation as he came upon his first helpless victim-meal. All around him, apocalyptic chaos erupted as the dead turned on the living, and vigilantes hunted them. When he came into contact with his sister Linda Daisy Aitkens , she captured him and brought him back home.

She wanted to cure and rehabilitate him - to have him recall or remember his old life and identity, but he bit her and she slowly 'turned' as well. In flashback, it was revealed what had happened before the film's start. He had killed his girlfriend Laura Leanne Pammen after she had infected him. The film ended with a rotting Colin holding a vigil beside Laura's corpse. Notable: A very low-budget, low-key indie film Marc Price's debut feature film shot on digital video, and mostly a character study, with very little plot and dialogue, and told from the personal POV of a zombie.

Dance of the Dead d. Tagline s : "Who to go with What to wear Story: Dead cadavers were reanimating from their graves in a small Georgia cemetery near a power plant contaminating the ground and air with toxic substances , unreported by the gravedigger James Jarrett. It happened soon before the local Cosa High School senior prom. All the various stereotypical types of teens existed: jocks, nerds, sci-fi club geeks, wannabe-rockers, cheerleaders, and bad boys.

A number of awkward, loser-outcast teens at the high school - not attending the prom - included misfit, class-clown and pizza delivery boy James "Jimmy" Dunn Jared Kusnitz , recently-dumped Jimmy's ex-girlfriend Lindsey Greyson Chadwick - the student body VP, Jimmy's nerdy friend Steven Chandler Darby , suspended punk rebel and gun-handling Mohawk-haired Kylerick "Kyle" Grubin Justin Welborn - and there was popular perky blonde cheerleader Gwendoline "Gwen" Carissa Capobianco.

The first teen to be attacked by a zombie at the graveyard was Mitch Jeff Adelman , who had begun dating the available Lindsey. A geeky member of the school's sci-fi club, Rod Mark Lynch was also attacked and killed. More random zombie attacks occurred against the teens in places around town, and Kyle became the next victim. Many students banded together, armed with bats, sledgehammers and garden tools, to help save their classmates attending the school's prom by warning them and planning to blow up the school with the zombies inside , although Gwen and Steven were the next two to become undead.

They had successfully detonated the school and rid the town of the zombies and the plague. Notable: A low-budget, independent horror comedy John Hughes-style with a cast of unknowns. In some ways, it was a hybrid of two zombie comedy classics: Return of the Living Dead and Shaun of the Dead After a limited release of only one day, the film was made available on DVD. Day of the Dead d. Tagline s : "This spring, the dead will rise! Story: In the small town of Leadville, Colorado, a deadly virus had been unleashed. The US military, led by Captain Rhodes Ving Rhames , quarantined the town to prevent the flu-type epidemic from spreading.

The local Pine Valley Medical Center was swarming with very sick people, treated by an overwhelmed Dr. Logan Matt Rippy. Suddenly while at the hospital with Sarah's mother, it appeared that the many infected town residents were transformed - first into catatonic states, and then into hungry, flesh-eating, fast-moving, super-strong, blank-eyed zombies. In the medical center, as zombified Captain Rhodes pursued Sarah, the Captain was able to bite and infect Bud. With sassy, jive-talking Private Salazar Nick Cannon , Bud and Sarah fled from the town - Bud was now a slowly-transforming 'vegetarian zombie.

As they drove to the radio station, Sarah ran over her zombie mother. Together, they drove to an isolated, abandoned, Nike missile silo site for shelter, where they discovered an underground Army bunker. There, they learned that the virus infections were caused by the military's biological experiments, led by a zombified Dr.

Engel - he suddenly attacked and killed Dr. As Sarah prepared to incinerate a large group of zombies with highly-flammable gas cylinders, she was attacked by Dr. Engel, but surprisingly Bud came to her rescue. Engel and other zombies pursued Bud and dismembered him. After torching the zombies, survivors Sarah, Trevor, and Nina drove off. Get to Know Us.

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Drawing on a wide variety of historical and contemporary sources, the book makes a major theoretical argument about gender as a historically specific apparatus of biopower and calls into question the emancipatory potential of the category in feminist theory and politics. C48 B97 A balanced, well-documented portrait of a brave and controversial airman who commanded a training air force for Nationalist China. Born in rural Louisiana in , Claire Lee Chennault worked as a teacher before joining the army and becoming a commissioned officer.

Although he was initially rejected for flight school, he continued to apply and was finally accepted in He eventually became the lead pilot in the U. Army Air Corps' precision flying team. During this time, Chennault developed air-to-air combat techniques that he believed should play a decisive role in warfare. However, his opinion contradicted the official Air Corps policy that military aircraft be used primarily for strategic bombing.

Chennault's frustration and dissatisfaction with this stance was so great that when Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek offered him the opportunity to lead advanced fighter pilot training in China, he quickly left the American military and accepted the position in Early war newsreels showing them defending Burma mythologized the fighter pilots, and Chennault became a romantic hero to the American public.

In , the AVG was deactivated and Chennault returned to active duty with the Air Corps, but his disregard for traditional military procedure earned him many enemies among his peers and superiors and he eventually retired. This book was originally published in hardcover in by The University of Alabama Press.

It was hailed as the best of several biographies of Chennault. Reference and Research Book News stated, "This book is of far better quality than the others previously released. The research employed by the author and the depth of detail give the reader an accurate picture of this controversial and charismatic man. The planet is urbanizing at an accelerating pace. More than half of the world s population now lives in metropolises. Even though many cities are unhealthy, the urban habitat seems destined to become the dominant way of life across the globe.

What are the reasons for this rapid urbanization? What does it mean for architecture, society and culture? Originally published in French as La ville qui vient, The City in the Making is a groundbreaking interdisciplinary attempt to understand the nature of the urban phenomenon. Starting with the origins of the first known city, it explores the logic of its millennia-long formation in order to understand its contemporary upheavals, ongoing reconfiguration and future. The book engages with archeology, architecture, economics, philosophy and politics to explore the development of the contemporary cityscape and imagine its future development.

Cooper Editor ; Robin M. Boylorn Editor ; Susana M. C78 For the Crunk Feminist Collective, their academic day jobs were lacking in conversations they actually wanted--relevant, real conversations about how race and gender politics intersect with pop culture and current events. To address this void, they started a blog.

Now with an annual readership of nearly one million, their posts foster dialogue about activist methods, intersectionality, and sisterhood. And the writers' personal identities--as black women; as sisters, daughters, and lovers; and as television watchers, sports fans, and music lovers--are never far from the discussion at hand. Brittney Cooper is an assistant professor at Rutgers University. In addition to a weekly column in Salon. In and , she was named to the Root. Susana M. Morris received her Ph. Robin M. Boylorn is assistant professor at the University of Alabama.

S6 T49 The production of culture was once the domain of artists, but beginning in the early s, the emerging fields of public relations, advertising and marketing transformed the way the powerful communicate with the rest of us. A century later, the tools are more sophisticated than ever, the onslaught more relentless. In Culture as Weapon, acclaimed curator and critic Nato Thompson reveals how institutions use culture to ensure profits and constrain dissent - and shows us that there are alternatives. M62 D48 Guidelines for information literacy in the curriculum-Middle States Commission on higher education.

Hirsch; Stephen Smale; Robert L. Devaney Call Number: QA H67 It provides a theoretical approach to dynamical systems and chaos written for a diverse student population among the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering.

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Prominent experts provide everything students need to know about dynamical systems as students seek to develop sufficient mathematical skills to analyze the types of differential equations that arise in their area of study. The authors provide rigorous exercises and examples clearly and easily by slowly introducing linear systems of differential equations. Calculus is required as specialized advanced topics not usually found in elementary differential equations courses are included, such as exploring the world of discrete dynamical systems and describing chaotic systems.

W75 Compete in the digital world with pragmatic strategies for success Digital Sense provides a complete playbook for organizations seeking a more engaged customer experience strategy. By reorganizing sales and marketing to compete in today's digital-first, omni-channel environment, you gain newfound talent and knowledge from the resources already at hand.

This book provides two pragmatic frameworks for implementing and customizing a new marketing operating system at any size organization, with step-by-step roadmaps for optimizing your customer experience to gain a competitive advantage. The Experience Marketing Framework and the Social Business Strategy Framework break down proven methods for exceeding the expectations customers form throughout the entirety of the buying journey.

Customizable for any industry, sector, or scale, these frameworks can help your organization leap to the front of the line. The evolution of marketing and sales demands a revolution in business strategy, but realizing the irrelevance of traditional methods doesn't necessarily mean knowing what comes next. This book shows you how to compete in today's market, with real-world frameworks for implementation. Optimize competitive advantage and customer experience Map strategy back to business objectives Engage customers with a pragmatic, proven marketing system Reorganize sales and marketing to fill talent and knowledge gaps Today's customer is savvy, with more options than ever before.

It's critical to meet them where they are, and engagement is the cornerstone of any cohesive, effective strategy. The technological revolution has opened many doors for marketing and sales, but the key is knowing what lies behind each one'what works for your competitor may not be right for you. Digital Sense cuts through the crosstalk and confusion to give you a solid strategy for success.

D56 The field of disability history continues to evolve rapidly. In this collection, Susan Burch and Michael Rembis present nineteen essays that integrate critical analysis of gender, race, historical context, and other factors to enrich and challenge the traditional modes of interpretation still dominating the field. As the first collection of its kind in over a decade, Disability Histories not only brings readers up to date on scholarship within the field but fosters the process of moving it beyond the U. The result is a broad range of readings that open new vistas for investigation and study while encouraging scholars at all levels to redraw the boundaries that delineate who and what is considered of historical value.

Informed and accessible, Disability Histories is essential for classrooms engaged in all facets of disability studies within and across disciplines. Lawrie, Herbert Muyinda, Kim E. D66 It combines informative narratives from leading scholars, curators, and authors with objects from the museum's collection to present a thorough exploration of African American history and culture. The first half of the book bridges a major gap in our national memory by examining a wide arc of African American history, from Slavery, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Great Migrations through Segregation, the Civil Rights Movement, and beyond.

The second half of the book celebrates African American creativity and cultural expressions through art, dance, theater, and literature. Wells, Mordecai Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, and many others--provide additional context and interest throughout the book. Dream a World Anew is a powerful book that provides an opportunity to explore and revel in African American history and culture, as well as the chance to see how central African American history is for all Americans.

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A35 Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning provides a straightforward and accessible guide to the latest learning and teaching practices appropriate for use with higher education students. It is both an exciting and challenging time to be working in higher education as the sector experiences rapid changes including: an increasingly diverse student population with changing expectations; changes in technology including the rise in the use of social media; increased emphasis on employability and internationalisation; development of new social learning spaces; as well as an ever-decreasing resource base.

As a result of these changes, new approaches to supporting student learning are developing rapidly. In the past five years, developments in both the theory and practice of learning and teaching have created a complex landscape which it is sometimes difficult to navigate. Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning provides practical guidance and brings together theory and practice in an accessible style. Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning will be essential reading for different groups working in colleges and universities including library and information workers, staff developers, educational technologists, educational development project workers, educational change agents and students of library and information science who are planning their careers in higher education institutions.

Engaging Ideas by John C. Bean Call Number: PE B35 A practical nuts and bolts guide for teachers from any discipline who want to design interest-provoking writing and critical thinking activities. Engaging Ideas: Shows how teachers can encourage inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate in their courses.

Presents a wide variety of strategies for stimulating active learning and for coaching writing and critical thinking. Offers teachers concrete advice on how to design courses, structure assignment, use class time, critique student performance, and model critical thinking activities. Demonstrates how writing can easily be integrated with such other critical thinking activities and inquiry discussions, simulation games, classroom debates, and interactive lectures. A15 Presents a tribute to Hollywood's one hundred greatest stars through photographs and brief sketches of their careers.

Stufflebeam; Anthony J. Shinkfield Call Number: H Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications is designed for evaluators and students who need to develop a commanding knowledge of the evaluation field: its history, theory and standards, models and approaches, procedures, and inclusion of personnel as well as program evaluation. This important book shows how to choose from a growing array of program evaluation approaches. In one comprehensive resource, the authors have compiled vital information from the evaluation literature and draw on a wide range of practical experiences.

Using this book, evaluators will be able to identify, analyze, and judge 26 evaluation approaches. The authors also show how to discriminate between legitimate and illicit approaches based on application of the Joint Committee Program Evaluation Standards. J3 F38 v. In The Fluid Pantheon Faure describes and analyzes through a series of case studies the impressive mythological and ritual efflorescence that marked the medieval period, not only in the religious domain, but also in the political, artistic, and literary spheres. Protectors and Predators continues Faure's examination of deities in medieval Japan and beyond.

He argues here that the "wild" gods of Japan were at the center of the medieval religious landscape and came together in complex webs of association not divisible into the categories of "Buddhist," "indigenous," or "Shinto. His arguments and analyses assume the centrality of the iconographic record, and so he has brought together a rich and rare collection of color and black-and-white images.

This emphasis on iconography and the ways in which it complements, supplements, or deconstructs textual orthodoxy is critical to a fuller comprehension of a set of medieval Japanese beliefs and practices. It offers a corrective to the traditional division of the field into religious studies, which typically ignores the images, and art history, which oftentimes overlooks their ritual and religious meaning.

H56 In the United States today, one in every thirty-one adults is under some form of penal control, including one in eleven African American men. How did the "land of the free" become the home of the world's largest prison system? Challenging the belief that America's prison problem originated with the Reagan administration's War on Drugs, Elizabeth Hinton traces the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: the social welfare programs of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society at the height of the civil rights era. Johnson's War on Poverty policies sought to foster equality and economic opportunity.

But these initiatives were also rooted in widely shared assumptions about African Americans' role in urban disorder, which prompted Johnson to call for a simultaneous War on Crime. The Law Enforcement Assistance Act empowered the national government to take a direct role in militarizing local police. Federal anticrime funding soon incentivized social service providers to ally with police departments, courts, and prisons.

Under Richard Nixon and his successors, welfare programs fell by the wayside while investment in policing and punishment expanded. Anticipating future crime, policymakers urged states to build new prisons and introduced law enforcement measures into urban schools and public housing, turning neighborhoods into targets of police surveillance. By the s, crime control and incarceration dominated national responses to poverty and inequality. The initiatives of that decade were less a sharp departure than the full realization of the punitive transformation of urban policy implemented by Republicans and Democrats alike since the s.

P34 This text concentrates on those aspects of mathematics for which calculus is not a perquisite but which are yet fundamental to an understanding of more advanced and concentrated courses.

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F87 Carefully selecting the best articles from our collection we have compiled a series of informative publications on the subject of interior design and home decoration. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material. This particular instalment, 'The Furniture and Interior Design of the American Federal Period' contains information on the history of the home.

We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editio. Global Fashion Brands by Joseph H. G56 Fashion branding is more than just advertising. It helps to encourage the purchase and repurchase of consumer goods from the same company. While historically fashion branding has primarily focused on consumption and purchasing decisions, recent scholarship suggests that branding is a process that needs to be analyzed from a style, luxury, and historical pop cultural view using critical, ethnographic, individualistic, or interpretive methods.

In this collection, the contributors explore the meaning behind fashion branding in the context of the contested power relations underpinning the production, marketing, and consumption of style and fashion as part of our global culture. Governing Delaware by William W. Boyer Call Number: JK B68 All Rights Reserved.

Harvesting Intangible Assets by Andrew J. Sherman Call Number: HD Whether you call it "harvesting intangible assets" or "intellectual property management," organizations must make the most of everything they have to offer if they want to remain competitive. Yet, the majority of companies are oblivious to the wealth of revenue-producing opportunities hiding just below the strategic surface.

In this thought-provoking book, author Andrew J. Sherman shares insights and expertise gleaned from his work with some of the world's leading companies who have capitalized on intellectual assets such as patents, trademarks, customer information, software codes, databases, business models, home-grown processes, and employee expertise.

Smart companies reap what they sow. This book gives readers the tools they need for a profitable harvest. The History of Financial Planning by E. Denby Brandon; H. Oliver Welch; E. Denby Brandon; Marvin W. The first book to provide a comprehensive history of the financial planning profession The financial services field has been revolutionized in the last quarter of the twentieth century by the financial planning profession. So much has happened in so little time that it has been difficult to keep up with the events and key players that make up the world of financial planning.

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The History of Financial Planning is the first book to provide a comprehensive history of the profession. Backed by the Financial Planning Association, The History of Financial Planning offers a clear overview of the industry and how it has grown and changed over the years. This book chronicles the history of the profession, with explanations of how the financial planning movement has grown beyond the United States to other countries-particularly in the last fifteen years.

The book also demonstrates how the work of key researchers, such as Dr. Daniel Kahneman, Vernon Smith, and Amos Tversky, has influenced the rise of the financial planning profession Names "four initial engines of growth" that contributed to the success of financial planning Reveals the moments and key players that define the history of financial planning Discusses the emergence of the Financial Planning Association FPA The financial planning field has a rich history, and with this book as your guide, you'll quickly discover how it has evolved over the years.

C9 There can be no doubt that military conflict between France and England dominated European history in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. This war is of considerable interest both because of its duration and the number of theatres in which it was fought. Introduction to Abstract Mathematics by John F. Lucas Call Number: QA This is a book about mathematics and mathematical thinking. It is intended for the serious learner who is interested in studying some deductive strategies in the context of a variety of elementary mathematical situations.

No background beyond single-variable calculus is presumed. Mazumdar; C. Cannings Contribution by ; F. Hoppensteadt Contribution by ; L. M36 M39 This textbook is concerned with the mathematical modelling of biological and physiological phenomena for mathematically sophisticated students. A range of topics are discussed: diffusion population dynamics, autonomous differential equations and the stability of ecosystems, biogeography, pharmokinetics, biofluid mechanics, cardiac mechanics, the spectral analysis of heart sounds using FFT techniques.

The last chapter deals with a wide variety of commonly used medical devices. This book is based on courses taught by the author over many years and the material is well class tested. The reader is aided by many exercises that examine key points and extend the presentation in the body of the text. All students of mathematical biology will find this book to be a highly useful resource.

Gillespie Editor Call Number: G K Learning Communities is a groundbreaking book that shows how learning communities LCs can be a flexible and effective approach to enhancing student learning, promoting curricular coherence, and revitalizing faculty. Matthews, and Faith Gabelnick ;acclaimed national leaders in the learning communities movement ;this important book provides the historical, conceptual, and philosophical context for LCs and clearly demonstrates that they can be a key element in institutional transformation.

O4 M Since its incorporation into the Japanese nation-state in , Okinawa has been seen by both Okinawans and Japanese as an exotic "South," both spatially and temporally distinct from modern Japan. In The Limits of Okinawa, Wendy Matsumura traces the emergence of this sense of Okinawan difference, showing how local and mainland capitalists, intellectuals, and politicians attempted to resolve clashes with labor by appealing to the idea of a unified Okinawan community.

Their numerous confrontations with small producers and cultivators who refused to be exploited for the sake of this ideal produced and reproduced "Okinawa" as an organic, transhistorical entity. Informed by recent Marxist attempts to expand the understanding of the capitalist mode of production to include the production of subjectivity, Matsumura provides a new understanding of Okinawa's place in Japanese and world history, and it establishes a new locus for considering the relationships between empire, capital, nation, and identity.

C35 C73 Meaningful Course Revision by Catherine M. Wehlburg Call Number: LB W44 Faculty are often motivated to change the activities and design of their courses for reasons not based on data. In Meaningful Course Revision, the author seeks instead to illustrate how the appropriate use of multiple, direct measures of student-learning outcomes can lead to enhanced course development and revision. While providing an outline of methods for creating significant learning experiences, the book also includes practical suggestions for shaping the design of a course to meet student needs.

Meaningful Course Revision urges a rethinking of teaching and learning. By making student advancement its focal point, it offers guidance through Data-based decision making Designing course-based assessment activities Using data to enhance innovation in course redesign Rethinking teaching and learning Embedding assessment activities in meaningful ways Planning the course Closing the feedback loop Moving from course-level decision making to departmental curriculum planning Creating a culture of student-learning outcomes assessment Written for faculty seeking advice on how to keep their teaching interesting and effective, Meaningful Course Revision is a practical guide for collecting information about how well students are reaching course goals, learning what impact course changes are having on student learning, and putting courses into a cycle of continual revision and improvement.

Research Inc. U49 Our nation is at risk. Our once unchallenged preeminence in commerce, industry, science, and technological innovation is being overtaken by competitors throughout the world. This report is concerned with only one of the many causes and dimensions of the problem, but it is the one that undergirds American prosperity, security, and civility. We report to the American people that while we can take justifiable pride in what our schools and colleges have historically accomplished and contributed to the United States and the well-being of its people, the educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a nation and a people.

What was unimaginable a generation ago has begun to occur -- others are matching and surpassing our educational attainments. Despite the triumphant dismantling of the Jim Crow Laws, the system that once forced African Americans into a segregated second-class citizenship still haunts America, the US criminal justice system still unfairly targets black men and an entire segment of the population is deprived of their basic rights. Outside of prisons, a web of laws and regulations discriminates against these wrongly convicted ex-offenders in voting, housing, employment and education.

Alexander here offers an urgent call for justice. K56 On the day of his son's fourteenth birthday, Hashem al-Souki lay somewhere in the Mediterranean, crammed in a wooden dinghy. His family was relatively safe--at least for the time being--in Egypt, where they had only just settled after fleeing their war-torn Damascus home three years prior. Traversing these unforgiving waters and the treacherous terrain that would follow was worth the slim chance of securing a safe home for his children in Sweden. If he failed, at least he would fail alone.

Tracking the harrowing experiences of these brave refugees, The New Odyssey finally illuminates the shadowy networks that have facilitated the largest forced exodus since the end of World War II. The Guardian's first-ever migration correspondent, Patrick Kingsley has traveled through seventeen countries to put an indelible face on this overwhelming disaster. Embedding himself alongside the refugees, Kingsley reenacts their flight with hundreds of people across the choppy Mediterranean in the hopes of better understanding who helps or hinders their path to salvation.

From the starving migrants who push through sandstorms with children strapped to their backs to the exploitive criminals who prey on them, from the smugglers who dangerously stretch the limits of their cargo space to the volunteers who uproot their own lives to hand out water bottles--what emerges is a kaleidoscope of humanity in the wake of tragedy. By simultaneously tracing the narrative of Hashem, who endured the trek not once but twice, Kingsley memorably creates a compassionate, visceral portrait of the mass migration in both its epic scope and its heartbreaking specificity.

Exposing the realities of this modern-day odyssey as well as the moral shortcomings evident in our own indifference, the result is a crucial call to arms and an unprecedented exploration of a world we too often choose not to know. I55 A Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last shah of Iran, is often remembered as a pliant instrument of American power during the Cold War. In this book Roham Alvandi offers a revisionist account of the shah's relationship with the United States by examining the partnership he forged with Richard Nixonand Henry Kissinger in the s.

Based on extensive research in the British and U. Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah offers a detailed account of three key historical episodes in the Nixon-Kissinger-Pahlavi partnership that shaped the global Cold War far beyond Iran's borders. First, the book examines the emergence of Iranianprimacy in the Persian Gulf as the Nixon administration looked to the shah to fill the vacuum created by the British withdrawal from the region in Then it turns to the peak of the partnership after Nixon and Kissinger's historic visit to Iran, when the shah succeeded in drawing the UnitedStates into his covert war against Iraq in Kurdistan.

Finally, the book focuses on the decline of the partnership under Nixon's successor, Gerald Ford, through a history of the failed negotiations from to for an agreement on U. Taken together, these threeepisodes map the rise of the fall of Iran's Cold War partnership with the United States during the decade of superpower detente, Vietnam, and Watergate. S62 H55 A worthy and necessary addition to the contemporary canon of civil rights literature. Drinking water turned to poison. Mass incarcerations. They unveiled a public chasm that has been growing for years, as America has consistently and intentionally denied significant segments of its population access to full freedom and prosperity.

In Nobody, scholar and journalist Marc Lamont Hill presents a powerful and thought-provoking analysis of race and class by examining a growing crisis in America: the existence of a group of citizens who are made vulnerable, exploitable and disposable through the machinery of unregulated capitalism, public policy, and social practice.

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Timely and eloquent, Nobody is a keen observation of the challenges and contradictions of American democracy, a must-read for anyone wanting to better understand the race and class issues that continue to leave their mark on our country today. Includes timeline with geographical locations"--Provided by publisher. On the Backroad to Heaven by Donald B. Kraybill; Carl F. Bowman Call Number: BX H8 K73 Kraybill and Carl Desportes Bowman provide a fascinating overview of their culture, growth, and distinctive way of life.

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This first comparative study sketches the differences as well as the common threads that bind these groups together. N63 This classic text, originally designed to give the education student a comprehensive look at philosophical thought in relation to teaching, learning, research, and educational policy, has now been updated to reflect the most current thinking in the field. A revised chapter on Logic and Critical Thinking makes the topic more accessible to students and examines how critical thinking plays a role in light of the new Common Core standards.

Philosophy of Education introduces students to the evolution of educational thought, from the founding fathers to contemporary theorists, with consideration of both analytic and continental traditions. This is an essential text not only for teachers and future teachers, but also for anyone needing a survey of contemporary trends in philosophy of education. For some, finance is the enemy, solely responsible for the global financial crisis and symbolic of an outdated model that is catapulting us toward social and ecological ruin.

And such a view can seem tempting. The meltdown of the financial system was intimately bound to the financialization of the economy and its consequences - particularly a tendency to take undue risks, promoted by existing mechanisms for compensating bankers and their corollary, a marked deepening of socioeconomic inequalities. In answer to these failures, public authorities all over the world unleashed an unprecedented wave of recommendations, including attempts to segregate the proprietary activities of banks, a reinforcement of treasury and liquidity requirements for financial institutions, and close scrutiny of compensation.

But the effectiveness of this response is doubtful. Furthermore, the waywardness of finance is in reality merely an indicator that our economic model is obsolete. It is possible to imagine another way, which would consist of seeing finance as a "toolkit" for building a solution to the crisis. Transforming the economic model and reducing the ever-widening gulf of inequality, while taking into account environmental constraints, is extremely costly. We have to re-envision the allocation of capital in order to support social and technological innovations, to design and build sustainable infrastructure, and to finance the energy transition.

Reinvented, finance could become a powerful lever for setting these transformations in motion. This book is dedicated to proving that such leverage is within reach: here, the authors present a toolkit for putting money to work in the general interest.