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Math bytes : Google bombs, chocolate-covered pi, and other...Math bytes : Google bombs, chocolate-covered pi, and other cool bits in computing / Timothy P. Chartier This book provides a fun, hands-on approach to learning how mathematics and computing relate to the world around us and help us to better understand it. How can reposting on Twitter kill a movie’s opening weekend? How can you use mathematics to find your celebrity look-alike? What is Homer Simpson’s method for disproving Fermat’s Last Theorem?
Not the healthiest of breakfasts, but we’ve all been...Not the healthiest of breakfasts, but we’ve all been there. #smclibrary #omgsmc #cornsyrupisavegatableright?
Masculinity and monstrosity in contemporary Hollywood films / by...Masculinity and monstrosity in contemporary Hollywood films / by Kirk Combe and Brenda M. Boyle In film, Men are good and Monsters are bad. In this book, Combe and Boyle consider the monstrous body as a metaphor for the cultural body and regard gendered behavior as a matter of performativity. Taken together, these two identity positions, manliness and monsterliness, offer a window into the workings of current American society. Often, the manly good becomes the ugly bad, while the monstrous bad turns out to be the attractive good.
Getting ready for all of those textbooks and reserves ready to...Getting ready for all of those textbooks and reserves ready to put on reserve for you for the coming Spring semester. And the library staff are excited about it. #smclibrary
Arthur Ashe : tennis and justice in the civil rights era /...Arthur Ashe : tennis and justice in the civil rights era / Eric Allen Hall This biography of the African-American tennis icon focuses as much on his political activism as his tennis career. Ashe took a centrist, or moderate, position at a time when civil rights was shifting to Black Power. He remained independent while protesting discrimination in his own calm and persistent manner. He broke racial taboos by playing in both the American South and South Africa under apartheid.
Between slavery and freedom : free people of color in...Between slavery and freedom : free people of color in America from settlement to the Civil War / Julie Winch Between Slavery and Freedom: Free People of Color in America From Settlement to the Civil War explores one of the central ironies of racial dynamics in this nation’s history from the colonial era to the end of the Civil War. The existence of a class of free people of African descent contradicted the notion that only people of unmixed European ancestry were “free” and that all black people were – and indeed should be – held in bondage.
Other primary structures / [curated by Jens Hoffmann with Joanna...Other primary structures / [curated by Jens Hoffmann with Joanna Montoya] The landmark Jewish Museum exhibition Primary Structures offered the first presentation of Minimalist sculptures in the United States, in 1966. The accompanying catalogue by Kynaston McShine became a key resource on artists such as Donald Judd, Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, and Sol LeWitt, who were virtually unknown at the time. Other Primary Structures is a long-overdue reintroduction of this classic, out-of-print text.
Orgies of feeling : melodrama and the politics of freedom /...Orgies of feeling : melodrama and the politics of freedom / Elisabeth R. Anker Analyzing the work of melodrama and affect in contemporary politics, Elisabeth R. Anker boldly reframes political theories of sovereignty, freedom, and power. Through readings of melodramatic discourses in the War on Terror, neoliberal politics, anticommunist rhetoric, Hollywood film, and post-Marxist critical theory, she argues that melodrama animates desires for unconstrained power.
Cause for change : the why and how of nonprofit millennial...Cause for change : the why and how of nonprofit millennial engagement / Kari Dunn Saratovsky, Derrick Feldman Written by Millennials about Millennials, Cause for Change examines strategies for engaging Millennials as constituents, volunteers, and donors, and focuses on how organizations can realign themselves to better respond to this group of 80 million strong
#LibraryTipTuesday: Are your search results in the #smclibrary...A video posted by Saint Mary's College Library (@stmaryscollegelibrary) on Jan 20, 2015 at 5:18pm PST #LibraryTipTuesday: Are your search results in the #smclibrary catalog (Albert) all clogged up with videos? Watch this video to see how to narrow your results down to just show what print books and e-books we have. #askalibrarian #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
Frozen earth : the once and future story of ice ages /...Frozen earth : the once and future story of ice ages / Doug Macdougall Explores the causes and effects of ice ages, explains how the Pleistocene Ice Age has shaped the earth’s landscape and influenced human evolution, and offers authoritative speculation and explanations of future climate changes, their causes, and their impact on both the natural world and human civilization.
Excited for the @smcwrc’s #LUNAFEST screening tomorrow?...Excited for the @smcwrc’s #LUNAFEST screening tomorrow? Check out some books on women in film, or some DVDs by female directors. We’ve got a bunch on display here in #smclibrary! #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
In the spirit of a new people : the cultural politics of...In the spirit of a new people : the cultural politics of the Chicano movement / Randy J. Ontiveros Reexamining the Chicano civil rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s, In the Spirit of a New People brings to light new insights about social activism in the twentieth-century and new lessons for progressive politics in the twenty-first.
The country of football : politics, popular culture &...The country of football : politics, popular culture & the beautiful game in Brazil / edited by Paulo Fontes and Bernardo Buarque De Hollanda Brazil has done much to shape football/soccer, but how has soccer shaped Brazil? Despite the political and social importance of the beautiful game to the country, the subject has hitherto received little attention.
The work of art in the world : civic agency and public...The work of art in the world : civic agency and public humanities / Doris Sommer The Work of Art in the World offers a celebration of socially engaged art that develops momentum and meaning as it circulates through society and an impassioned call for citizens to collaborate in the co-creation of a more just and more beautiful world.
They used to call me Snow White … but I drifted :...They used to call me Snow White … but I drifted : women’s strategic use of humor / Gina Barreca Artfully combining sociology, psychology, and feminist theory, here is a fascinating and entertaining look at how women can use humor to their advantage.
Water 4.0 : the past, present, and future of the...Water 4.0 : the past, present, and future of the world’s most vital resource / David Sedlak Turn on the faucet, and water pours out. Pull out the drain plug, and the dirty water disappears. Most of us give little thought to the hidden systems that bring us water and take it away when we’re done with it.
Migrant teachers : how American schools import labor /...Migrant teachers : how American schools import labor / Lora Bartlett Migrant Teachers investigates an overlooked trend in U.S. schools today: the growing reliance on teachers trained overseas. This timely study maps the shifting landscape of American education, as federal mandates require K-12 schools to employ qualified teachers or risk funding cuts.
Cold, hungry, and in the dark : exploding the natural gas...Cold, hungry, and in the dark : exploding the natural gas supply myth / Bill Powers Examines the natural gas industry, arguing that the declining productivity and increasing demand will trigger a crisis that will cause prices to rise and more damage to the economy.
Library Tip Tuesday: Spotty wifi interfering with your #JanTerm...Library Tip Tuesday: Spotty wifi interfering with your #JanTerm Netflix-watching ambitions? Check out a DVD from #smclibrary’s Byron Bryant collection of feature films! Follow our Pinterest board or search Albert with the subject “Byron Bryant”. Need help? #askalibrarian! #librarytiptuesday #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College Library)