The Evolution of Presidential Polling
Robert M. Eisinger, associate professor and chair of political science, explains how presidential polling has evolved from a rarely conducted, secretive enterprise to a commonplace event that is now considered an integral part of the presidency.
Cambridge University Press, 2003. Hardcover: 232 pages. $60. Paperback: 228 pages. $22.
How Young Ladies Became Girls: The Victorian Origins of American Girlhood
Jane Hunter, associate professor and chair of history and director of gender studies, explores the shifting experiences of adolescent girls in the late 19th century. The book is based on an array of diaries and letters.
Yale University Press, 2003. 496 pages. $40.
Creating Effective Programs for Students With Emotional and Behavior Disorders: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Adding Meaning and Hope to Behavior Change Interventions
Vern Jones, professor of education, along with coauthors Elizabeth Dohrn and Cory Dunn, provides specific methods for developing and improving services to students with emotional and behavior disorders.
Allyn & Bacon, 2004. 437 pages. $66.
Copyright in a Global Information Economy
Lydia Loren, associate professor of law, and coauthors Julie Cohen, Ruth Okediji, and Maureen O’Rourke, publish a casebook that explores the full range of copyright law topics, combining traditional theory and practice with new issues rising from technological advances.
Aspen Law & Business, 2002. 1,100 pages. $72.
The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft
Kim Stafford, associate professor in the graduate school and director of the Northwest Writing Institute, offers encouragement for writers at any stage of their development in a series of first-person letters, essays, manifestos, and notes to the reader.
The University of Georgia Press, 2003. 152 pages. Hardcover: $39.95. Paperback: $17.95.
Schools That Do Too Much: Wasting Time and Money in Schools and What We Can All Do About It
Etta Kralovec ’70 argues for a radical rethinking of the flow of time in a school day and for “zero-based” budgeting—an approach that starts with basic priorities first.
Beacon Press, 2003. 176 pages. $23.
Guardian of the Promise (Merlin’s Descendants, Vol. 4)
Phyllis Karr ’71 (writing as Irene Radford) concludes her series on Merlin’s descendants—mixing dark fantasy, Elizabethan politics, and complicated rivalries among the English, Scottish, French, and Spanish.
DAW Books, 2003. 544 pages. $24.95.
Wired for Good: Strategic Technology Planning for Nonprofits
Joni Podolsky ’88 offers a nuts-and-bolts technology planning guide to help nonprofits dispel myths, define benefits, overcome resistance, define roles and responsibilities, manage volunteers and consultants, and find funding.
Jossey-Bass, 2003. 320 pages. $35.
I Know Who Shot M and Other Love Stories
Brian Josepher ’90 presents a collection of seven short stories that ask, and answer, profound questions about life’s most elusive emotion.
SterlingHouse Publisher, 2002. 200 pages. $11.95.
Smart Videoconferencing: New Habits for Virtual Meetings
Lewis Barlow ’92 and coauthors Janelle Barlow and Peta Peter address basic videoconferencing concerns: handling equipment, reducing distractions, avoiding mistakes, and presenting oneself professionally on camera—a crucial skill that many businesspeople have never learned.
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2002. 172 pages. $18.95.
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