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Seeing Race in Modern America - Matthew Pratt Guterl
Call Number: E184.A1 G963 2013
ISBN: 9781469610689
Publication Date: 2013-11-04
Zooming out for the bigger picture, Guterl illuminates the long history of the practice of seeing--and believing in--race, and reveals that our troublesome faith in the details discerned by the discriminating glance is widespread and very popular. In so doing, he upends the possibility of a postracial society by revealing how deeply race is embedded in our culture, with implications that are often matters of life and death.

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Thunder dog : the true story of a blind man, his guide dog, and the triumph of trust at Ground Zero - Michael Hingson; Susy Flory (As told to); Larry King (Foreword by)
Call Number: HV6432.7 .H54 2011
ISBN: 9781400203048
Publication Date: 2011-08-02
It's the 9/11 story that will forever change your spirit and your perspective. Thunder Dog illumiates Hingson's lifelong determination to achieve parity in a sighted world, and how the rare trust between a man and his guide dog can inspire an unshakable faith in each one of us.

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Still teaching in the key of life : joyful stories from early childhood settings - Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld
Call Number: LB1775.2 .C44 2014
ISBN: 9781938113017
Publication Date: 2013-11-01
Early childhood educators face many challenges and stresses today. This heartwarming collection of 20 stories by Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld will help you remember why you became a teacher and why what you do every day is so important in the lives of young children. You’ll read about classrooms filled with joy, laughter, love, and a celebration of learning.

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Absolute value : what really influences customers in the age of (nearly) perfect information - Itamar Simonson; Emanuel Rosen
Call Number: HF5415 .S4969 2014
ISBN: 9780062215673
Publication Date: 2014-02-04
When consumers base their decisions on reviews from other users, easily accessed expert opinions, price comparison apps, and other emerging technologies, everything changes. Contrary to what we frequently hear, consumers will (on average) make better choices and act more rationally. Absolute Value answers the pressing question of what influences customers in this new age. Simonson and Rosen identify the old-school marketing concepts that need to change and explain how a company should design its communication strategy, market research program, and segmentation strategy in the new environment. Filled with deep analysis, case studies, and cutting-edge research, this forward-looking book provides an entirely new way of thinking about marketing.

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Breaking through : using educational technology for children with special needs - Barbara Albers Hill
Call Number: LC4024 .H55 2014
ISBN: 9780757003950
Publication Date: 2014-04-01
While one-on-one therapy is certainly beneficial, for some children, the process of developing social skills, manual dexterity, and educational competency presents much more of a challenge. Fortunately, the introduction of new and easy-to-use technological devices has created a quiet revolution in the field of special education.

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Food and Everyday Life - edited by Thomas M. Conroy
Call Number: GT2850 .F645 2014
ISBN: 9780739173107
Publication Date: 2014-02-18
Chapters discuss examples ranging from the cultural meanings of food as represented on television, to the practices of food budgeting, to the cultural politics of such practices as sustainable brewing and developing new forms of urban agriculture. A number of the studies focus on the relationships between food, eating practices, and the body. Each chapter examines a particular (and in many instances, highly unique) food practice, and each includes some key details of that practice. Taken together, the chapters show us how the everyday practices of food are both familiar and, yet at the same time, ripe for further discovery."

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Growing up in America - Information Plus (Editor)
Call Number: HQ792 .U5 D635 2014
ISBN: 9781569957905
Publication Date: 2013-10-11
More than 75 empowering and healing classroom activities Children living with uncertainty and insecurity often have difficulty focusing on learning. They might demonstrate disrespectful or defiant behaviors, act out, or act with aggression. As an educator, you may provide the only stability in their otherwise turbulent world. Making It Better explains trauma-informed education, an approach that recognizes the impact of traumatic stress on children and its effect on the growing brain, and applies the latest neurological research to teaching methods, disciplinary policies, and interactions to support grieving children.

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Learning by Playing - Fran C. Blumberg (Editor)
Call Number: LB1028.3 .L3775 2014
ISBN: 9780199896646
Publication Date: 2014-04-07
There is a growing recognition in the learning sciences that video games can no longer be seen as impediments to education, but rather, they can be developed to enhance learning. Educational and developmental psychologists, education researchers, media psychologists, and cognitivepsychologists are now joining game designers and developers in seeking out new ways to use video game play in the classroom. In Learning by Playing, a diverse group of contributors provide perspectives on the most current thinking concerning the ramifications of leisure video game play for academic classroom learning.

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Little bets : how breakthrough ideas emerge from small discoveries - Peter Sims
Call Number: HF5386 .S546 2011
ISBN: 9781439170427
Publication Date: 2011-04-19
What do Apple CEO Steve Jobs, comedian Chris Rock, prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, the story developers at Pixar films, and the Army Chief of Strategic Plans all have in common? Bestselling author Peter Sims found that all of them have achieved breakthrough results by methodically taking small, experimental steps in order to discover and develop new ideas. Rather than believing they have to start with a big idea or plan a whole project out in advance, trying to foresee the final outcome, they make a series of little bets about what might be a good direction, learning from lots of little failures and from small but highly significant wins that allow them to happen upon unexpected avenues and arrive at extraordinary outcomes.

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Lunch : a history - Megan Elias
Call Number: GT2960 .E45 2014
ISBN: 9781442227460
Publication Date: 2014-03-06
Exploring the rich history and culture of this most-observed and versatile meal, Lunch draws on a wide range of sources, from letters and memoirs to fiction, cookbooks, institutional records, art, and popular media, and from tea room menus to lunch truck Twitter feeds. Elias considers the history of lunch not only in America, but around the world to reveal the rich traditions and considerable changes this meal has influenced over the years.

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Mindfulness and Acceptance in Social Work - Matthew S. Boone (Editor)
Call Number: HV41 .M486 2014
ISBN: 9781608828906
Publication Date: 2014-05-01
This book focuses not only on mindfulness-based interventions for direct practice, but also on the intersection of mindfulness and social work education, cultural diversity, and macro social work. It includes a framework for moving past culturally-informed biases, and for how to best utilize mindfulness interventions for both individuals and the community at large.nbsp;

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My LinkedIn - Patrice-Anne Rutledge
Call Number: HD69.S8 R876 2014
ISBN: 9780789752703
Publication Date: 2013-12-27
Step-by-step
instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do
Help
when you run into problems or limitations with LinkedIn
Tips and Notes
to help you take full advantage of LinkedIn

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The compatibility gene : how our bodies fight disease, attract others, and define our selves - Daniel M. Davis
Call Number: RB155 .D36 2014
ISBN: 9780199316410
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
The Compatibility Gene takes readers on a global journey of discovery spanning 60 years, involving scores of scientists, and encompassing the history of transplants and immunology. That journey has revealed astonishing links between who we are as individuals and our never-ceasing struggle to survive disease.

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The Power of Our Words - Paula Denton
Call Number: LB1033.5 .D46 2014
ISBN: 9781892989598
Publication Date: 2013-11-13
Simple changes in a teacher's language can bring about profound changes in students and classrooms. This updated second edition includes increased emphasis on using teacher language to support academic engagement while building an encouraging and positive classroom community.

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The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women - Valerie Young
Call Number: HQ1206 .Y68 2011
ISBN: 9780307452719
Publication Date: 2011-10-25
In The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women, Young gives these women the solution they have been seek­ing. Combining insightful analysis with effective ad­vice and anecdotes, she explains what the impostor syndrome is, why fraud fears are more common in women, and how you can recognize the way it mani­fests in your life. With her empowering, step-by-step plan, you will learn to take ownership of your success, overcome self-doubt, and banish the thought patterns that undermine your ability to feel--and act--as bright and capable as others already know you are.

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The Unpredictable Species - Philip Lieberman
Call Number: QP376 .L563 2013
ISBN: 9780691148588
Publication Date: 2013-04-21
The Unpredictable Species argues that the human brain evolved in a way that enhances our cognitive flexibility and capacity for innovation and imitation. Philip Lieberman builds his case with evidence from neuroscience, genetics, and physical anthropology, showing how our basal ganglia--structures deep within the brain whose origins predate the dinosaurs--came to play a key role in human creativity. He demonstrates how the transfer of information in these structures was enhanced by genetic mutation and evolution, giving rise to supercharged neural circuits linking activity in different parts of the brain. Human invention, expressed in different epochs and locales in the form of stone tools, digital computers, new art forms, complex civilizations--even the latest fashions--stems from these supercharged circuits.

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The Water Footprint of Modern Consumer Society - Arjen Y. Hoekstra
Call Number: TD345 .H557 2013
ISBN: 9781849713030
Publication Date: 2013-05-22
The water footprint of an individual, community or business is defined as the total volume of freshwater that is used to produce the goods and services consumed by the individual or community or produced by the business.  This book shows how the water footprint concept can be used to quantify and map the water use behind consumption and how it can guide reduction of water use to a sustainable level. With a number of case studies, it illustrates water use along supply chains and that water consumption at one place is often linked to water use at another.

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Virtual teams : mastering communication and collaboration in the digital age - Terri R. Kurtzberg
Call Number: HD66 .K874 2014
ISBN: 9781440828379
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Electronic communication is now embedded in our daily experience, as is work involving off-site collaborators. Virtual communication has become an essential job skill that is critical to individual and group success, yet most people just muddle through it without giving it any thought. Drawing on decades of scientific research in the fields of psychology, organizational behavior, and sociology, this book explains how to master the art and science of communicating virtually.

 

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