What's new from the library?
This month's selection of new books includes the science of psychadelics, writing instruction in higher education, and grounded theory. Plus, we've acquired brand new options in our fiction collection to entrance and entertain all types of leisure readers!
Here's what's new at the library this month:
- The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia - M. Gessen
- Softening the Edges: Assessment Practices that Honor K-12 Teachers and Learners - K. White
- How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence - M. Pollan
- The author set out to research how LSD and psilocybin are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety. Upon discovering how these substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.
- Ecological and Social Healing: Multicultural Women's Voices - J. M. Canty
- Forgiveness Therapy: An Empirical Guide for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope - R. D. Enright
- Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses - R. Arum & J. Roksa
- The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners - C. A. Tomlinson
- Differentiation for Real Classrooms: Making it Simple, Making it Work - K. Kryza
- Composition in the Age of Austerity - N. Welch
- Through state defunding and many other "reforms" fueled by austerity politics, a majority of educators are becoming casual labor in US universities while those who have secure employment are pressed to act as self-supporting entrepreneurs. Focusing on the discipline of writing, this collection addresses the sense of crisis that many educators experience in this age of austerity.
- The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Multicultural Counseling Psychology - P. E. Nathan, C. Z. Enns, & E. N. Williams
- Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide - K. E. Rudestam
- The Discovery of Grounded Theory: Strategies for Qualitative Research - B. G. Glaser
- Basics of Qualitative Research: Techniques and Procedures for Developing Grounded Theory - J. M. Corbin & A. L. Strauss
- Bartleby the Scrivener - H. Melville
- "I prefer not to," he respectfully and slowly said, and mildly disappeared. Set in the mid-19th century on New York City's Wall Street, it was also, perhaps, Herman Melville's most prescient story: what if a young man caught up in the rat race of commerce finally just said, "I would prefer not to?"
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - M. Haddon
- Keepsakes and Other Stories - J. Hassler
- Stempenyu: A Jewish Romance - S. Aleichem
- The Awakening - K. Chopin
- Empire Falls - R. Russo
- The Amazing Adventure of Kavalier and Clay - M. Chabon
- Tar Baby - T. Morrison
- Stay with Me - A. Adebayo
- Ilesa, Nigeria. Ever since they first met and fell in love at University, Yejide and Akin have agreed: polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage, Yejide is still not pregnant. She assumes she has time - until her in-laws arrive on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin's second wife.
- Deej [DVD]
- Abandoned by his birth parents and unable to speak for himself, DJ Savarese ("Deej") found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a text-to-voice synthesizer. As he dreams of college, he confronts the terrors of his past, society's obstacles to inclusion and often paralyzing beauty of his own senses.