Pioneering Women in American Mathematics

The Pre-1940 PhD's
Author: Judy Green,Jeanne LaDuke
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821843761
Category: Mathematics
Page: 349
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More than 14 percent of the PhD's awarded in the United States during the first four decades of the twentieth century went to women, a proportion not achieved again until the 1980s. This book is the result of a study in which the authors identified all of the American women who earned PhD's in mathematics before 1940, and collected extensive biographical and bibliographical information about each of them. By reconstructing as complete a picture as possible of this group of women, Green and LaDuke reveal insights into the larger scientific and cultural communities in which they lived and worked. The book contains an extended introductory essay, as well as biographical entries for each of the 228 women in the study. The authors examine family backgrounds, education, careers, and other professional activities. They show that there were many more women earning PhD's in mathematics before 1940 than is commonly thought. Extended biographies and bibliographical information are available from the companion website for the book: The material will be of interest to researchers, teachers, and students in mathematics, history of mathematics, history of science, women's studies, and sociology. The data presented about each of the 228 individual members of the group will support additional study and analysis by scholars in a large number of disciplines.

Contemporary Anarchist Studies

An Introductory Anthology of Anarchy in the Academy
Author: Randall Amster,Abraham DeLeon,Luis Fernandez,Anthony J. Nocella, II,Deric Shannon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134026439
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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This volume of collected essays by some of the most prominent academics studying anarchism bridges the gap between anarchist activism on the streets and anarchist theory in the academy. Focusing on anarchist theory, pedagogy, methodologies, praxis, and the future, this edition will strike a chord for anyone interested in radical social change. This interdisciplinary work highlights connections between anarchism and other perspectives such as feminism, queer theory, critical race theory, disability studies, post-modernism and post-structuralism, animal liberation, and environmental justice. Featuring original articles, this volume brings together a wide variety of anarchist voices whilst stressing anarchism's tradition of dissent. This book is a must buy for the critical teacher, student, and activist interested in the state of the art of anarchism studies.

Walk-On U

The Shocking Truth Behind Football's Unsung Underdogs
Author: Tim Lavin
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 098977211X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 307
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“Walk-On U” illustrates the incredible phenomenon of the “College Walk-on.” Depicting the ugly, the bad, and the good, this book is about survival, education, mental toughness, and character building of student athletes who, without athletic scholarships and true to their talents, walk-on the team in search of a dream. The seldom discussed realities of true Walk-On experiences will cover everything from heart, determination, patience, and sheer will of these hope-to-be student athletes as they attempt to conquer massive amounts of adversity and abuse while they willfully pay to practice. This book is about achieving a humbling internal victory, (not seen by the fans), both on and off the field, providing building blocks for future success in life after sports. Interviews across the country from former Walk-Ons, scholarship players, coaches, equipment managers, and trainers will illustrate and substantiate the actual culture of drudgery walk-ons endure. Because of harsh treatment and few rewards, most successful Walk-Ons come away from their experience with more knowledge than their counterpart scholarship athletes and better prepared to face the oncoming world. This book will show that a Walk-On need not ultimately receive a scholarship or play on Saturdays in front of 80,000 people to earn respect or be considered a success story. The never-ending desire to get up after being knocked down and keep coming back over and over again against all odds and reasonable expectations of hope give Walk-Ons the power to conquer their fears and prepare for success in their daily lives, relationships and vocations. This educational and enlightening book is for any of the 8 million high school athletes who are considering walking-on for a college sports team should their dreams of earning an athletic scholarship not come true. After reading these stories, some will conclude that this is not an experience they wish to bear. Others will see an incredible opportunity and challenge, and grasp the chance. Being armed with the information in this book will help these athletes in making sound judgments which can ultimately affect the choice of school, career path, and life direction. The shocking, appalling, and outrageous statements revealed from Walk-Ons of yesterday will provide for a fascinating read that will leave adult sports fans with amazing accounts of heartbreaking testimony and hilarious recounts of unbelievable and mind-blowing stories. Finally, the book will challenge the NCAA members to overturn outdated and unjust rules governing Walk-Ons; from training table to transferring schools. The lowly, disrespected walk-on becomes a leader in the making fueled by passion with purpose. The daily despair becomes the stimulant to conquer their tested will through insurmountable odds forcing them to achieve their greatest potential. It is when their best is brought forth that perceptions change, respect sets in, and opportunities arise. This Walk-On journey becomes a life changing transformation; these under the radar, high-flying overachievers are awarded coveted membership into Walk-On University. No matter the college or university across the country, there is bound to be a satellite campus secretly called, “Walk-On U.” “Walk-On U” is the brand that will feature and focus on the underdog players in college sports, primarily football. Through an ongoing series of books, web site, TV documentaries, annual awards banquet, and screenplay, the Walk-On will be exposed, showcased, publicized and celebrated. Author Tim Lavin was a “Walk-On” at the University of Southern California in 1988 against the advice of most. He literally fought his way into playing time and earned a scholarship. Following graduation, he received two NFL tryouts. His emotional journey has inspired him to create an educational, informational, and entertaining book, and a new brand, “Walk-On U.”

Vienna 1900

art, architecture & design
Author: Kirk Varnedoe
Publisher: N.A
Category: Travel
Page: 264
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Encyclopedia of Community

From the Village to the Virtual World
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761925988
Category: Communities
Page: 1839
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Words Without Pictures

Author: Charlotte Cotton,Alex Klein
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781597111423
Category: Photography
Page: 501
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Words Without Pictures was originally conceived of by curator Charlotte Cotton as a means of creating spaces for thoughtful and urgent discourse around current issues in photography. Every month for a year, beginning in November 2007, an artist, educator, critic, art historian, or curator was invited to contribute a short, un-illustrated, and opinionated essay about an aspect of photography that, in his or her view, was either emerging or in the process of being rephrased. Each piece was available on the Words Without Pictures website for one month and was accompanied by a discussion forum focused on its specific topic. Over the course of its month-long life, each essay received both invited and unsolicited responses from a wide range of interested partiesstudents, photographers active in the commercial sector, bloggers, critics, historians, artists of all kinds, educators, publishers, and photography enthusiasts alikeall coming together to consider the issues at hand. All of these essays, responses, and other provocations are gathered together in a volume designed by David Reinfurt of Dexter Sinister. Previously issued as a print-on-demand title, Aperture is pleased to present Words Without Pictures to the trade for this first time as part of the Aperture Ideas series.

Manchild in the Promised Land

Author: Claude Brown,Nathan McCall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451626673
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
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Traces the author's experiences as a first-generation African American raised in the Northern ghettos of Harlem in the mid-20th century, an upbringing marked by violence, drugs and devastating urban disadvantages.

The SAGE Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Author: Larry E. Sullivan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412951437
Category: Psychology
Page: 577
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Highly accessible A-Z of the major terms in the social and behavioural sciences, spanning anthropology, communication and media studies, criminal justice, economics, education, geography, human services, management, political science, psychology and sociology.

The Flow

40 Days to Total Life Transformation
Author: Tara Meyer Robson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781432709136
Category: Self-Help
Page: 456
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Forget "one-size-fits-all" self-help programs. The Flow is totally different. In fact, The Flow is like having a life, success, and wellness coach working with just you - helping you to get the life you desire. In The Flow, Tara Meyer-Robson presents the most extraordinary mind-body-life program that has ever been written - and it is one that will work for you. With The Flow you can: * Break negative patterns and habits for good. * Achieve financial success. * Attract the perfect partner for you - in love, business, or life. * Create total wellness. * Understand the cause of illness, and completely renew your health. * Create the body you have always wanted. * Connect with joy, love, hope, and excitement in your life. * Create peace and change in yourself and in the world. * Create the life of your dreams - and watch it flow to you with ease! By taking the revolutionary Flow Factor Test, you will pinpoint the negative beliefs causing your problems, and you will be taken to specific workbook sections designed to "retune" your mind and your life into the life of your dreams. Best of all, you will do this in the way that works best for you - using your individual strengths. Finally, by doing the amazing 4 for 40 program, your life will literally be transformed right before your eyes. What will your life be like in 40 days? Frustrating? Difficult? Exhausting? Or, will you be living a totally transformed life, filled with ease and happiness? It's your choice. Get in The Flow today!

Father Flashes

Author: Tricia Bauer
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 1573661600
Category: Fiction
Page: 79
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Winner of the 2010 FC2 Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize, Bauer's Father Flashes reimagines what the novel can be or do. It provides poetic insight into the complex workings of a father-daughter relationship.

International Investment Law and Water Resources Management

An Appraisal of Indirect Expropriation
Author: Ana Maria Daza-Clark
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004335307
Category: Law
Page: 260
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In International Investment Law and Water Resources Management, Daza-Clark offers an appraisal of indirect expropriation, including an analysis of the doctrine of police power.

Dictionary of Basilian Biography

Lives of Members of the Congregation of Priests of Saint Basil from Its Origins in 1822 to 2002
Author: P. Wallace Platt
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442659092
Category: Religion
Page: 650
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The Dictionary of Basilian Biography contains 632 biographical entries on the members of the Congregation of Saint Basil who died in the years between 1822, when the congregation was founded, and 2002. The dictionary presents the personal background, education, and various appointments as well as the character, talents, and bibliography of each member, while defining the contribution of each in the educational or pastoral work of the Basilian Fathers. This heritage belongs not only to the Basilian Fathers or the Catholic Church, but to the wider societies and cultures of the countries that were touched by the work of the Basilians. This second edition of the Dictionary of Basilian Biography is approximately three times the size of the original edition by Father Robert J. Scollard, published in 1969. The increase in size is due not only to the additional number of members who died between that year and 2002, but also to additional archival research into the lives and careers of the early members of the Congregation in France. It represents eight years of work by editor P. Wallace Platt and his editorial board, enriching the book and balancing its presentation.

The Great American Awakening

Two Years That Changed America, Washington, and Me
Author: Jim DeMint
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
ISBN: 1433672790
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 220
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Conservative Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina chronicles the years from the presidential election of 2008 through the mid-term elections of 2010, offering his personal views on the stimulus bill passage, corporate takeovers, and lesser-known executive actions.

The Southern Work

Author: Ellen Gould Harmon White
Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
ISBN: 9780828018234
Category: African Americans
Page: 6
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Reprint of a 1901 booklet giving guidance for doing evangelistic work among Southern Blacks.

A Very Special Christmas Delivery

Author: Guerrino Thomas Rich
Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub
ISBN: 9781425112899
Page: 36
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The two college-age sons of Mr. Rancalli miss their traditional Christmas Eve dinner in order to make a very special delivery to a ninety-year old, poor widow.

Cicero in Heaven

The Roman Rhetor and Luther’s Reformation
Author: Carl Springer
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004355197
Category: History
Page: 316
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In Cicero in Heaven, Carl Springer examines the influence of Cicero on Luther and other reformers and discusses the importance of the Reformation for Cicero’s continued use, especially in schools, in the following centuries.

Approaches to the Informal Evaluation of Reading

Author: John J. Pikulski,Timothy Shanahan
Publisher: N.A
Category: Lecture - Tests d'aptitude
Page: 116
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The eight articles in this compilation provide various approaches and techniques for use by classroom teachers in the informal evaluation of student reading performance. The first article outlines the many purposes for which informal measures may be used and briefly describes the various forms such measures may take, while the second focuses on teacher observation and addresses the testing concepts of reliability and validity. The third article discusses the manner in which oral reading should be evaluated and how measures of oral reading should be interpreted, and the fourth offers suggestions for evaluating decoding as well as comprehension skills. The fifth article reviews the many forms that cloze techniques can take, illustrates the breadth of informal evaluation procedures, and offers instructions for the construction and interpretation of cloze tests. The sixth article provides suggestions as to how content area teachers can use informal procedures with their students, and the seventh illustrates the interrelationships of the language skills by noting that if teachers begin to analyze the writing students produce they will gain many insights into the general language skills their students possess. The final paper reviews research indicating the values and limitations of informal reading inventories. (FL)

Religious Science

Author: Ernest S. Holmes
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781258989477
Page: 58
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This is a new release of the original 1944 edition.

Teaching American history

the quest for relevancy
Author: Allan O. Kownslar,Vernon O. Adams
Publisher: Natl Council for the Social
Category: History
Page: 237
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From Clerks to Corpora

Essays on the English Language Yesterday and Today
Author: Philip Shaw,Professor Department of English Philip Shaw, Dr,Britt Erman,Gunnel Melchers,Professor Emerita Department of English Gunnel Melchers
Publisher: Stockholm University Press
ISBN: 9789176350041
Page: 406
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Why is the Isle of Dogs in the Thames called Isle of Dogs? Did King Canute's men bring English usage back to Jutland? How can we find out where English speakers suck their breath in to give a short response? And what did the Brontes do about dialect and think about foreign languages? The answers are in this collection of empirical work on English past and present in honour of Nils-Lennart Johannesson, Professor of English Language at Stockholm University. The first five chapters report individual studies forming an overview of current issues in the study of Old and Middle English phonology, lexis and syntax. The next six look at Early Modern and Modern English from a historical point of view, using data from corpora, manuscript archives, and fiction. Two more look at the Old English scholar JRR Tolkien and his work. The remaining chapters discuss aspects of Modern English. Several use corpora to look at English usage in itself or in relation to Swedish, French, or Norwegian. The last three look at grammatical models, the pragmatics of second language use, and modern English semantics.