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xiii, 327 pages ; 25 cm.
A compelling memoir by the first woman president of a major American university Hanna Holborn Gray has lived her entire life in the world of higher education. The daughter of academics, she fled Hitler's Germany with her parents in the 1930s, emigrating to New Haven, where her father was a professor at Yale University. She has studied and taught at some of the world's most prestigious universities. She was the first woman to serve as provost of Yale. In 1978, she became the first woman president of a major research university when she was appointed to lead the University of Chicago, a position she held for fifteen years. In 1991, Gray was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to education. An Academic Life is a candid self-portrait by one of academia's most respected trailblazers. Gray describes what it was like to grow up as a child of refugee parents, and reflects on the changing status of women in the academic world. She discusses the migration of intellectuals from Nazi-held Europe and the transformative role these exiles played in American higher education-and how the emigre experience in America transformed their own lives and work. She sheds light on the character of university communities, how they are structured and administered, and the balance they seek between tradition and innovation, teaching and research, and undergraduate and professional learning. An Academic Life speaks to the fundamental issues of purpose, academic freedom, and governance that arise time and again in higher education, and that pose sharp challenges to the independence and scholarly integrity of each new generation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691179186 20180604
Education Library (Cubberley)
18 PDFs (xvii, 301 pages)
  • Chapter 1. English at your service: community-based learning in an undergraduate program
  • Chapter 2. Service learning as an approach to combatting the triad of interrelated diseases in the District of Columbia
  • Chapter 3. Empowering dc's future through information access
  • Chapter 4. Project EXCEL: a teacher education partnership for culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Chapter 5. The science behind support: preparing science teachers for urban classrooms
  • Chapter 6. Building an urban food system through UDC food hubs
  • Chapter 7. Local food and fitness: bridging broken bonds through community participation
  • Chapter 8. Criminal justice senior theses, capstones, and internships on recidivism reduction advocacy strategies.
Outreach and engagement initiatives are crucial in promoting community development. This can be achieved through a number of methods, including institutions of higher education. Changing Urban Landscapes Through Public Higher Education is a critical scholarly resource that examines the unique ways in which the faculty and students of the public institution of higher learning, in and for the nation's capital, connect to the community. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as civic engagement, service learning, and teacher preparation, this book is geared towards educators, administration, academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on collaborative efforts between communities and institutions of higher education.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522534549 20180423
xix, 487 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
The turbulent history of one of South Carolina's historically black colleges and its significant role in the civil rights movement Since its founding in 1896, South Carolina State University has provided vocational, undergraduate, and graduate education for generations of African Americans. Now the state's flagship historically black university, it achieved this recognition after decades of struggling against poverty, inadequate infrastructure and funding, and social and cultural isolation. In South Carolina State University: A Black Land-Grant College in Jim Crow America, William C. Hine examines South Carolina State's complicated start, its slow and long-overdue transition to a degree-granting university, and its significant role in advancing civil rights in the state and country. A product of the state's "separate but equal" legislation, South Carolina State University was a hallmark of Jim Crow South Carolina. Black and white students were indeed provided separate colleges, but the institutions were in no way equal. When established, South Carolina State emphasized vocational and agricultural subjects as well as teacher training for black students while the University of South Carolina offered white students a broad range of higher-level academic and professional course work leading to bachelor's and graduate degrees. Through the middle decades of the twentieth century, South Carolina State was an incubator for much of the civil rights activity in the state. The tragic Orangeburg Massacre on February 8, 1968, occurred on its campus and resulted in the deaths of three students and the wounding of twenty-eight others. Using the university as a lens, Hine examines the state's history of race relations, poverty, and progress and the politics of higher education for whites and blacks from the Reconstruction era into the twentyfirst century. Hine's work showcases what the institution has achieved as well as what was required for the school to achieve the parity it was once promised. This fascinating account is replete with revealing anecdotes, more than one-hundred images and illustrations, and a cast of famous figures including Benjamin R. Tillman, Coleman Blease, Benjamin E. Mays, Marian Birnie Wilkinson, Mary McLeod Bethune, Modjeska Simkins, Strom Thurmond, Essie Mae Washington Williams, James F. Byrnes, John Foster Dulles, James E. Clyburn, and Willie Jeffries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611178517 20180625
Education Library (Cubberley)
lxxii, 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword, by Paul Berman Introduction Chronology of Events 1. Children of the New Age, by Nancy Biberman 2. Inside Alienation, Outside Agitator, by J. Plunky Branch 3. Race and the Specter of Strategic Blindness, by Raymond M. Brown 4. Liberation News Service and the Columbia Student Revolt, by George Cavalletto 5. A Working Class Veteran's Perspective, by Mark Donnelly 6. Constructions of Power, by Thomas Ehrenberg 7. You Gave Us Hope, by Carolyn Rusti Eisenberg 8. A People's Prehistory of Columbia, 1968, by Bob Feldman 9. "Possibilistes" vs. "Maximalistes": How It Went Down in Fayerweather, by Larry Garner 10. Attempting to "Hold the Center" at Columbia, 1968, by Michael Garrett 11. The Man Who Shook My Hand, by Stuart Gedal 12. In the Spirit of Reconciliation, by Bennett Gershman 13. How I Become a National News Source: Columbia's Office of Public Information, by Ira Goldberg 14. The Jolt of Radicalization, by Ken Greenberg 15. Daddy's Girl, by Lois-Elaine Griffith 16. The Columbia Stir-Fry, by Peter Haidu 17. The Great Morningside Rising, by Robert W. Hanning 18. From Columbia 1968 to Fort Leavenworth, by Susan Eva Heuman 19. The Essence of Spirit Is Freedom, by Neal H. Hurwitz 20. The Smartest Kids I'd Ever Met: Memories of a Columbia Rebel, by Tom Hurwitz 21. Who Be the Dominator?, by Michael Johnson 22. The Moral Obligation to Act, by Susan Kahn 23. Columbia in the Community, by Thomas M .H. Kappner 24. Mutiny in the Air, by Ted Kaptchuk 25. Liberated Fayerweather: Agony and Ecstasy While Awaiting the NYPD, by Frank Kehl 26. The Special Case of the Fayerweather Occupation, by William Keylor 27. A Time for Revolt, by Michael Klare 28. Getting Back to "Life as Normal", by Jay Kriegel 29. The Power of Power Structure Research, by Michael Locker 30. Days of Whine and Ruses, by Phillip Lopate 31. A Time to Stir . . . Up Trouble, by Frederick K. Lowell 32. The Primary Shades of Opposition to the Columbia Occupation, by Vaud E. Massarsky 33. No More Antiwar! The Rise of the Therapeutic Left, by Michael Neumann 34. Already Dead: Inside Low Library Commune, by Hilton Obenzinger 35. A Night to Remember, by Fred Pack 36. Silence Is Compliance, by Dan Pellegrom 37. On the Air: A View from WKCR, by Jon Perelstein 38. Columbia and the Draft, by David F. Phillips 39. Impressions of a Rookie Cop, by John Poka 40. The Sound of Breaking Glass, by Henry Reichman 41. Hats and Bats, by Mike Reynolds 42. Stopping the Machine, by Eve Rosahn 43. Life on the Ledge, by Michael Rosenthal 44. How I Learned I Was a Menshevik, by Joshua Rubenstein 45. What It Takes to Build a Movement, by Mark Rudd 46. Self-Determination and Self-Respect: Hamilton Hall, Fifty Years Later, by William W. Sales Jr. 47. Long Ago and Not at All Far Away, by Bill Sharfman 48. Columbia 1968: My Course Correction, by Marvin Sin 49. Uniters, by Gene Slater 50. A Sense of Rightness, by Susan Slyomovics 51. Avery Hall to Urban Deadline, by Tyler Smith 52. Forming Community, Forging Commitment: A Hamilton Hall Story, by Karla Spurlock-Evans 53. From College Walk to the Stonewall Inn, by Peter Stamberg 54. Five Red Flags, by Eleanor Stein 55. Never Again?, by Michael Steinlauf 56. Covering-and Covering Up-Spring '68, by Michael Stern 57. Hundreds of Pairs of Wings, by Johnny Sundstrom 58. Political Education and the Birth of Students for a Restructured University, by John Thoms 59. It's Better to Build Up: Post-'68 Governance at Columbia, by Harold S. Wechsler 60. A Foot Soldier's Story of the Sit-Ins, by Meredith Sue Willis 61. From Community Service to Political Action: The Evolution of the Citizenship Council, by Joel D. Ziff Afterword by Juan Gonzalez Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231182744 20180423
For seven days in April 1968, students occupied five buildings on the campus of Columbia University to protest a planned gymnasium in a nearby Harlem park, links between the university and the Vietnam War, and what they saw as the university's unresponsive attitude toward students and faculty. Exhilarating to some and troubling to others, the student protests paralyzed the university, grabbed the world's attention, and inspired other uprisings. Fifty years after the events, A Time to Stir captures the reflections of those who participated in and witnessed the Columbia rebellion. With more than sixty essays from members of the Columbia chapter of Students for a Democratic Society, the Students' Afro-American Society, faculty, undergraduates who opposed the protests, "outside agitators, " and members of the New York Police Department, A Time to Stir sheds light on the politics, passions, and ideals of the 1960s. Moving beyond accounts from the student movement's white leadership, this book presents the perspectives of black students, who were dealing with their uneasy integration into a supposedly liberal campus, as well as the views of women, who increasingly questioned their second-class status within the protest movement and society at large. A Time to Stir also speaks to the complicated legacy of the uprising. For many, the events at Columbia inspired a lifelong dedication to social causes while for others they signaled the beginning of the chaos that would soon engulf Students for a Democratic Society. Taken together, these reflections present a nuanced and moving portrait that reflects the sense of possibility and excess that characterized the 1960s.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231182744 20180423
Education Library (Cubberley)
127 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Contents List of Charts List of Tables Preface Acknowledgements Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: The California Master Plan for Higher Education Chapter Three: From Budget Cuts to Privatization? Chapter Four: Educating Other People's Children Chapter Five: Skills, Values and Quality Chapter Six: Faculty and Teaching Chapter Seven: Research and Professional Engagement Chapter Eight: Conclusion: Do Not Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138689183 20170213
The debate about how higher education is failing to play a role in reducing inequality often centers on elite colleges, while ignoring the numerous public colleges and universities that educate the majority of our students. This book adds to the discussion by exploring an in-depth case study of the largest public higher educational system in the United States, The California State University, with implications for other state systems as well. Benjamin P. Bowser, experienced faculty member and author, discusses higher education reforms in response to increasing tuition, underprepared graduates, and declining academic standards. Focusing on the faculty perspective, this text examines how these reforms can threaten the mission of a public institution, only exacerbating the crisis of higher education and inequality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138689183 20170213
Education Library (Cubberley)
xii, 376 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Black Domers tells the compelling story of racial integration at the University of Notre Dame in the post-World War II era. In a series of seventy-five essays, beginning with the first African-American tograduate from Notre Dame in 1947 to a member of the class of 2017 who also served as student body president, we can trace the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of the African-American experience atNotre Dame through seven decades.Don Wycliff and David Krashna's book is a revised edition of a2014 publication. With a few exceptions, the stories of these graduates are told in their own words, in the form of essays on their experiences at Notre Dame. The range of these experiences is broad; joys and opportunities, but also hardships and obstacles, are recounted. Notable among several themes emerging from these essays is the importance of leadership from the top in successfully bringing African-Americansinto the student body and enabling them to become fully accepted, fully contributing members of the Notre Dame community. The late Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, president of the university from 1952 to 1987, played an indispensable role in this regard and also wrote the foreword to the book.This book will be an invaluable resource for Notre Dame graduates, especially those belonging to African-American and other minority groups, specialists in race and diversity in higher education, civil rights historians, and specialists in race relations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780268102500 20170919
Education Library (Cubberley)
70 pages : illustrations ; 28 x 33 cm
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Special Collections
xvii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments Introduction to the New Edition Introduction Prologue 1. The Dawn of Dissent 2. The Awakening of Activism 3. The Antiwar Movement 4. A Precarious Peace 5. Student Rights/Civil Rights: African Americans and the Struggle for Racial Justice 6. The Women's Movement: An Idea Whose Time Had Come 7. Bloomington and the Counterculture in Southern Indiana Epilogue: The End of an Era at Indiana University Epilogue to the New Edition Conclusion Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253026682 20170530
During the 1960s in the heartlands of America-a region of farmland, conservative politics, and traditional family values-students at Indiana University were transformed by their realization that the personal was the political. Taking to the streets, they made their voices heard on issues from local matters, such as dorm curfews and self-governance, to national issues of racism, sexism, and the Vietnam War. In this grassroots view of student activism, Mary Ann Wynkoop documents how students became antiwar protestors, civil rights activists, members of the counterculture, and feminists who shaped a protest movement that changed the heart of Middle America and redefined higher education, politics, and cultural values. Based on research in primary sources, interviews, and FBI files, Dissent in the Heartland reveals the Midwestern pulse of the 1960s beating firmly, far from the elite schools and urban centers of the East and West. This revised edition includes a new introduction and epilogue that document how deeply students were transformed by their time at IU, evidenced by their continued activism and deep impact on the political, civil, and social landscapes of their communities and country.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253026682 20170530
Education Library (Cubberley)
xiv, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A study of Louisiana French Creole sugar planters' role in higher education and a detailed history of the only college ever constructed to serve the sugar elite. The education of individual planter classesaEURO"cotton, tobacco, sugaraEURO"is rarely treated in works of southern history. Of the existing literature, higher education is typically relegated to a footnote, providing only brief glimpses into a complex instructional regime responsive to wealthy planters. R. Eric Platt's Educating the Sons of Sugar allows for a greater focus on the mindset of French Creole sugar planters and provides a comprehensive record and analysis of a private college supported by planter wealth. Jefferson College was founded in St. James Parish in 1831, surrounded by slave-holding plantations and their cash crop, sugar cane. Creole planters (regionally known as the i?1/2ancienne populationi?1/2) designed the college to impart a i?1/2genteeli?1/2 liberal arts education through instruction, architecture, and geographic location. Jefferson College played host to social class rivalries (Creole, Anglo-American, and French immigrant), mirrored the revival of Catholicism in a region typified by secular mores, was subject to the i?1/2Americanizationi?1/2 of south Louisiana higher education, and reflected the ancienne population's decline as Louisiana's ruling population. Resulting from loss of funds, the college closed in 1848. It opened and closed three more times under varying administrations (French immigrant, private sugar planter, and Catholic/Marist) before its final closure in 1927 due to educational competition, curricular intransigence, and the 1927 Mississippi River flood. In 1931, the campus was purchased by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and reopened as a silent religious retreat. It continues to function to this day as the Manresa House of Retreats. While in existence, Jefferson College was a social thermometer for the white French Creole sugar planter ethos that instilled the i?1/2sons of sugari?1/2 with a cultural heritage resonant of a region typified by the management of plantations, slavery, and the production of sugar.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780817319663 20171218
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
2 volumes : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Volume 1. Challenges, ups, and downs, 1874-2016
  • Volume 2. Students, personnel, and programs.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xv, 232 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Why does the University of Illinois campus at Urbana-Champaign look as it does today? Drawing on a wealth of research and featuring more than one hundred color photographs, An Illini Place provides an engrossing and beautiful answer to that question. Lex Tate and John Franch trace the story of the university's evolution through its buildings. Oral histories, official reports, dedication programs, and developmental plans both practical and quixotic inform the story. The authors also provide special chapters on campus icons and on the buildings, arenas and other spaces made possible by donors and friends of the university. Adding to the experience is a web companion that includes profiles of the planners, architects, and presidents instrumental in the campus's growth, plus an illustrated inventory of current and former campus plans and buildings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780252041112 20180611
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 192 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : Higher education for the public good / Deborah E. McDowell
  • Perseverance and resilience : African Americans at the University of Virginia / Ervin L. Jordan, Jr.
  • The only one in the room : U.Va. Law School, 1955-1958 / John F. Merchant
  • Becoming a doctor in a segregated world / William M. Womack
  • Life on Mr. Jefferson's plantation / Aubrey Jones
  • Looking back / Barbara S. Favazza
  • An interview with Teresa Walker Price and Evelyn Yancey Jones / Maurice Apprey and Shelli M. Poe
  • A son of the South : an African American public servant / David Temple Jr.
  • U.Va. : An essential experience / Willis B. McLeod
  • An interview with Vivian W. Pinn / Maurice Apprey
  • Opening the door : Reflection and a call to action for an inclusive academic community / Shelli M. Poe, Patrice Preston-Grimes, Marcus L. Martin, and Meghan S. Faulkner
  • Addendum : strategies for creating a sense of place and high achievement / Maurice Apprey.
The Key to the Door frames and highlights the stories of some of the first black students of the University of Virginia. This inspiring account of resilience and transformation offers a diversity of experiences and perspectives through firstperson narratives of black students during the University of Virginia's era of incremental desegregation. The authors detail what life was like before enrolling, during their time at the University, and after graduation. In addition to these first-person accounts, the volume includes a historical overview of African Americans at the University of Virginia-from its first slaves and free black employees, through its first black applicant, student admission, graduate, and faculty appointments, on to its progress and challenges in the twenty-first century. This contextualization, along with essays from graduates of the schools of law, medicine, engineering, and education, combine to create a candid and long-overdue account of African American experiences in the University's history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813939865 20170508
Education Library (Cubberley)
xv, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface
  • First letters home
  • Beat Cal
  • History at the Farm
  • Student life in the main
  • Letters from the overseas campuses
  • Resilience
  • Ruminations
  • Final letters home
  • Snapshots from the Quad.
"[This book], a collection of the hand-written and electronic correspondence of generations of Stanford students, recalls the common human experience of breaking out and trying to find our way as we observe the world around us and look over a shoulder toward home. From first letters home freshman year and firsthand accounts of historical events to questions about self and questions about laundry, these letters, emails, and texts evoke a sense of the heritage, history, and shared experience common to college students everywhere, and Stanford students in particular. Walk the Quad with Lucy, member of the Pioneer Class, who headed west to Stanford in 1891, and Laine, feisty member of the Class of 2016. Live history as Hope celebrates the end of World War l, throw snowballs in the Quad with Elaine in 1962, celebrate with Burnham when he makes the newspaper staff on his second try in 1923, root for the Cardinal-er, Trees? at yet another Big Game, name the year. [This book] asks us to explore what Stanford is, has been, and can be to ourselves and to others and to reflect on how it matters to us still. From desks, benches, and patches of grass across campus and the decades, Stanford's students challenge, engage, and inspire you just like the gang back in the dorm. One person's correspondence tells one Stanford story. Together, they tell all of ours."-- Book jacket.
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 235 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Thomas Jefferson considered the University of Virginia to be among his finest achievements-a living monument to his artistic and intellectual ambitions. Now, on the occasion of the University's bicentennial, Brendan Wolfe has assembled one hundred objects that, brought together in one fascinating book, offer a new, sometimes surprising history of Jefferson's favorite project. Mr. Jefferson's Telescope begins with the years leading up to the University's 1819 founding and continues to the triumphs and challenges of the present day, each entry joining a full-color image with an engaging description that both stands alone and contributes to an engrossing larger narrative about how the school has evolved over time. Considering an orange and blue silk handkerchief, Wolfe reveals that the University's school colors were originally cardinal red and gray-calling to mind a Confederate soldier's blood-stained uniform but ultimately deemed not bright enough to stand out on muddy football fields. The record of an overdue book checked out by a young Edgar Allan Poe speaks to a long literary tradition. On the subject of a key to the Rotunda's doors, Wolfe introduces us to its keeper, the Monticello-born ex-slave who rang the hourly bells on Grounds into the early twentieth century.Beautifully illustrated with over one hundred new and archival images, this book brings to life a remarkable array of significant objects while offering to the reader the best introduction available to the history of Jefferson's great institution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813940106 20170907
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxiii, 431 pages ; 25 cm
  • List of Illustrations xiPublisher's Note xiiiAcknowledgments xvAbbreviations xixChronology xxiIntroduction Starting the Journey 11 Passing the Pathways Resolution: June 27, 2011 92 Antecedents: 1961 to Summer 2010 313 Formulating the Resolution: October 2010 through January 2011 554 The True Colors of Spring 2011: Shaping the Final Resolution 835 Models of Governance in June 2011: Rwanda, a CAPPR Meeting, and a Public Hearing 1156 A Core Foundation: July 2011 through December 2011 1517 The Devil Is in the Details: January 2012 through August 2012 1798 English Studies: September 2012 through December 2012 2179 Sprinting and Stretching for the Finish Line: January 2013 through June 2013 24610 Transitions: July 2013 through December 2013 27511 Legal Matters: June 2011 through June 2015 29512 What Does It All Mean? Changing Course with Pathways 318Epilogue Reaching the End of the Path 356Notes 377Names Index 415Subject Index 421.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691169941 20171023
A personal account of the implementation of a controversial credit transfer program at the nation's third-largest university Change is notoriously difficult in any large organization. Institutions of higher education are no exception. From 2010 to 2013, Alexandra Logue, then chief academic officer of The City University of New York, led a controversial reform initiative known as Pathways. The program aimed to facilitate the transfer of credits among the university's nineteen constituent colleges in order to improve graduation rates--a long-recognized problem for public universities such as CUNY. Hotly debated, Pathways met with vociferous resistance from many faculty members, drew the attention of local and national media, and resulted in lengthy legal action. In Pathways to Reform, Logue, the figure at the center of the maelstrom, blends vivid personal narrative with an objective perspective to tell how this hard-fought plan was successfully implemented at the third-largest university in the United States. Logue vividly illustrates why change does or does not take place in higher education, and the professional and personal tolls exacted. Looking through the lens of the Pathways program and factoring in key players, she analyzes how governance structures and conflicting interests, along with other institutional factors, impede change--which, Logue shows, is all too rare, slow, and costly. In this environment, she argues, it is shared governance, combined with a strong, central decision-making authority, that best facilitates necessary reform. Logue presents a compelling investigation of not only transfer policy but also power dynamics and university leadership. Shedding light on the inner workings of one of the most important public institutions in the nation, Pathways to Reform provides the first full account of how, despite opposition, a complex higher education initiative was realized. All net royalties received by the author from sales of this book will be donated to The City University of New York to support undergraduate student financial aid.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691169941 20171023
Education Library (Cubberley)
lxix, 251 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
On April 4, 1768, about one hundred angry Harvard College undergraduates, well over half the student body, left school and went home, in protest against new rules about class preparation. Their action constituted the largest student strike at any colonial American college. Many contemporaries found the cause trivial and the students' decision inexplicable, but in the undergraduates' own minds it was the culmination of months of tensions with the faculty. Pedagogues and Protesters recounts the year in daily journal entries by Stephen Peabody, a member of the class of 1769. The best surviving account of colonial college life, Peabody's journal documents relationships among students, faculty members, and administrators, as well as the author's relationships with other segments of Massachusetts society. To a full transcription of the entries, Conrad Edick Wright adds detailed annotation and an introduction that focuses on the journal's revealing account of daily life at America's oldest college. Published in association with Massachusetts Historical Society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781625342560 20170306
Education Library (Cubberley)
x, 414 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The People's School is a comprehensive history of Oregon State University, placing the institution's story in the context of state, regional, national, and international history. Rather than organizing the narrative around presidencies, historian William Robbins examines the broader context of events, such as wars and economic depressions, that affected life on the Corvallis campus. Agrarian revolts in the last quarter of the nineteenth century affected every Western state, including Oregon. The Spanish-American War, the First World War, the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the Second World War disrupted institutional life, influencing enrollment, curricular strategies, and the number of faculty and staff. Peacetime events, such as Oregon's tax policies, also circumscribed course offerings, hiring and firing, and the allocation of funds to departments, schools, and colleges. This contextual approach is not to suggest that university presidents are unimportant. Benjamin Arnold (1872-1892), appointed president of Corvallis College by the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, served well beyond the date (1885) when the State of Oregon assumed control of the agricultural college. Robbins uses central administration records and grassroots sources-local and state newspapers, student publications (The Barometer, The Beaver), and multiple and wide-ranging materials published in the university's digitized ScholarsArchive@OSU, a source for the scholarly work of faculty, students, and materials related to the institution's mission and research activities. Other voices-extracurricular developments, local and state politics, campus reactions to national crises-provide intriguing and striking addendums to the university's rich history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780870719257 20180611
Education Library (Cubberley)
xxiv, 284 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 31 cm
  • Part One : Frameworks :
  • The View from 1764 / Jane Kamensky
  • Harvard's Teaching Cabinet / Ethan W. Lasser
  • A Repository of Gifts / María Dolores Sánchez-Jáuregui
  • Part Two : The Collection :
  • Submergence / Jennifer L. Roberts
  • Smoke / Lucie Steinberg
  • Transposition / Aleksandr Bierig
  • Flatness / Whitney Barlow Robles
  • Decay / Oliver Wunsch
  • Part Three : Technical Studies :
  • Copley's Working Practice / Teri Hensick and Kate Smith
  • Harvard's First Sculpture / Anthony Sigel, Claire Grech, and Katherine Eremin
  • Drawing Dighton Rock / Anne Driesse and Georgina Rayner
  • Chronology / Angrew Gelfand.
Harvard College's 18th-century Philosophy Chamber consisted of paintings, prints, sculptures, scientific instruments, natural specimens, and various indigenous artifacts-it was a rich and varied representation of not only artistic and cultural achievement but also contemporary understandings of the natural world. Dispersed and hidden away for nearly 200 years, this unrivaled collection has been reunited for the first time since it was originally assembled, providing an invaluable window into the art and culture of early America. It attests to the wide-ranging spirit of inquiry that characterized the late 18th and early 19th centuries. With an insightful look at conservation efforts and detailed examination of specific objects, including works by artists such as John Singleton Copley and John Trumbull, this publication explores the social and political stakes that underpinned one of the most remarkable assemblages of artifacts, images, and objects in the Atlantic World, and introduces readers to many long-forgotten icons of American culture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300225921 20171009
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
viii, 238 pages ; 27 cm
  • Introduction : steeples of excellence
  • Long journey west
  • Growing pains : early career
  • Life on the farm
  • Academic freedom and academic duty : the case of H. Bruce Franklin
  • Mr. Kennedy goes to Washington
  • The best job in the world
  • The rewards of leadership
  • Of patents, profits and their ensuing effects
  • Money matters : the indirect costs of doing university business
  • Post presidency : picking up the pieces
  • Science : the final frontier.
More than personal memoir, Donald Kennedy's story is not only a chronicle of watershed years in the history of Stanford University, but also a reflection on academia's perennial concerns. The story builds from his childhood and family in New England through mentors at Harvard to reflections on his early years at Stanford. What is the scope of a teacher's responsibilities? What is the proper balance between research and teaching? How far can a professor of literature stretch activism and free speech before losing tenure? How can the University look so rich and feel so poor? While biology department head, Kennedy founded Human Biology, Stanford's first interdisciplinary program. As president, issues of ethnic diversity, student activism, multicultural curricula, patent rights, divestment in South Africa, a student hostage crisis, and a major earthquake colored his pivotal years at Stanford. At the heart of Kennedy's journey has been the belief that one must give back to society as mentor, inspiring his students; as commissioner of the FDA, wrestling with issues of freedom and regulation; as editor of Science, confronting the clash of science and politics. Throughout the book, sidebar recollections from students, friends, and colleagues reflect on his caring encouragement and core humanity, his love of teaching, and a life profoundly committed to science and public service.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780911221596 20180205
Education Library (Cubberley)
xv, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alcorn State University was founded in 1871 making it the oldest public historically black land-grant institution in the United States. Alcorn State has undergone numerous changes and expansions over the years, and it continues to produce notable alumni and scholars in more than fifty fields.Succeeding against Great Oddscovers nearly a quarter of a century since Josephine McCann Posey's first institutional history of Alcorn, Against Great Odds: The History of Alcorn State University. This new book briefly summarizes the first 123 years of Alcorn's history. The volume then explores the tenure of three interim and/or acting presidents, Drs. Rudolph E. Waters Sr., Malvin A. Williams Sr., and Norris A. Edney Sr. (with Edney serving twice), and permanent presidents, Drs. Clinton Bristow Jr., George E. Ross, M. ChristopherBrown II, and Alfred Rankins Jr., who have all served since Against Great Odds was published in 1994. This comprehensive narrative shows the university confidently advancing in the twenty-first century, proud of its distinctive heritage and intent on overcoming obstacles to continue a long tradition of excellence.Succeeding against Great Odds includes numerous appendices to document the illustrious history of Alcorn, its accomplishments, and particularly the people who have shaped the institution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781496810205 20180213
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