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Body and mind in motion : dance and neuroscience in conversation...Body and mind in motion : dance and neuroscience in conversation / Glenna Batson with Margaret WilsonWestern contemporary dance and body-mind education have engaged in a pas de deux for more than four decades. The rich interchange of Somatics and dance has altered both fields, but scholarship that substantiates these ideas through the findings of twentieth-century scientific advances has been missing. This book fills that gap and brings to light contemporary discoveries of neuroscience and somatic education as they relate to dance.
Under the watchful eyes of St John Baptist de La Salle, our own...Under the watchful eyes of St John Baptist de La Salle, our own Sue Birkenseer participates in today’s day long reading of The Odyssey. Her section of the epic poem is book 4, where we meet the king and queen of Sparta. #nationalpoetrymonth #omgsmc #smclibrary
The tolerance trap : how God, genes, and good intentions are...The tolerance trap : how God, genes, and good intentions are sabotaging gay equality / Suzanna Danuta WaltersFrom Glee to gay marriage, from lesbian senators to out gay Marines, we have undoubtedly experienced a seismic shift in attitudes about gays in American politics and culture. Our reigning national story is that a new era of rainbow acceptance is at hand. But dig a bit deeper, and this seemingly brave new gay world is disappointing. For all of the undeniable changes, the plea for tolerance has sabotaged the full integration of gays into American life.
Food, sex and strangers : understanding religion as everyday...Food, sex and strangers : understanding religion as everyday life / Graham HarveyReligion is more than a matter of worshiping a deity or spirit. For many people, religion pervades every part of their lives and is not separated off into some purely private and personal realm. Religion is integral to many people’s relationship with the wider world, an aspect of their dwelling among other beings - both human and other-than-human - and something manifested in the everyday world of eating food, having sex and fearing strangers
Galileo’s reading / Crystal HallArgues the importance of...Galileo’s reading / Crystal HallArgues the importance of Galileo’s reading and engagement with a range of writers to the shaping of early modern philosophy.
The amoeba in the room : lives of the microbes / Nicholas P....The amoeba in the room : lives of the microbes / Nicholas P. MoneyA cup of seawater contains 100 million cells, which are preyed upon by billions of viruses. Fifty million tons of fungal spores are released into the atmosphere every year. And the human gut is home to somewhere between 500 and 1,000 species of bacteria. The more we learn about microbial biodiversity, the clearer it becomes that the vast majority of life has long gone unseen, and unobserved.
Childhood obesity in America : biography of an epidemic / Laura...Childhood obesity in America : biography of an epidemic / Laura DawesA century ago, a plump child was considered a healthy child. No longer. An overweight child is now known to be at risk for maladies ranging from asthma to cardiovascular disease, and obesity among American children has reached epidemic proportions.Childhood Obesity in America traces the changes in diagnosis and treatment, as well as popular understanding, of the most serious public health problem facing American children today.
Today’s poetry selection is from SMC English Professor...Today’s poetry selection is from SMC English Professor Jeanne Foster. “When I was in my teens, I used to sit under an oak tree in Audubon Park in New Orleans and read ‘Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking.’ The poem was a friend to me when I was feeling sad and lonely; and through his poems, Walt Whitman became a friend I could count on being there. The poem is several pages long and so I have made a selection from it—one that still brings tears to my eyes.” Jeanne Foster’s new poetry collection– Goodbye, Silver Sister– has just been released from Northwestern University Pre...
What is chemistry? / Peter AtkinsMost people remember chemistry...What is chemistry? / Peter AtkinsMost people remember chemistry from their schooldays as a subject that was largely incomprehensible. For many the topic was seen as being fact-rich but understanding-poor, smelly, and so far removed from the real world of events and pleasures that there seemed little point, except for the most introverted, in coming to terms with its grubby concepts, spells, recipes, and rules.
Extremism in America / edited by George MichaelExtremism in...Extremism in America / edited by George MichaelExtremism in America is a sweeping overview and assessment of the various brands of bigotry, prejudice, zealotry, dogmatism, and partisanship found in the United States, including the extreme right, the antiglobalization movement, Black Nationalism, Chicano separatism, militant Islam, Jewish extremism, eco-extremism, the radical antiabortion movement, and extremist terrorism.
Continuing with #nationalpoetrymonth.. “near the...Continuing with #nationalpoetrymonth.. “near the library, near Margaret & Sharon in their goddess zone, thinking of symbolic forms.” Not just a line in Brenda Hillman’s Halfway Through Civilization, Late to Another… That is a line inspired by our own Sharon Walters and Margaret Brown-Salazar. Really! #omgsmc #SMCLibrary
Scapegoats : thirteen victims of military injustice / Michael...Scapegoats : thirteen victims of military injustice / Michael ScottBeginning with defining the scapegoat and examining the conditions needed to qualify, this book then shares a history that is full of tales of those who have been wrongly castigated in the rush to find a culprit; only later, sometimes much later, when the real truth comes out, is the scapegoat exonerated. Exposed here, the real stories behind the myths that allow the reader to make a balanced judgment on history’s fairness to the individual.
Black freedom, white resistance, and red menace : civil rights...Black freedom, white resistance, and red menace : civil rights and anticommunism in the Jim Crow South / Yasuhiro KatagiriIn 1954, the Supreme Court outlawed racial segregation in public schools with the Brown v. Board of Education ruling. Soon after – while the political demise of U.S. senator Joseph R. McCarthy unfolded – northern anti-Communists looked to the South as a promising new territory in which they could expand their support base and continue their cause
The myth of the model minority : Asian Americans facing racism /...The myth of the model minority : Asian Americans facing racism / Rosalind S. Chou and Joe R. FeaginIn this pathbreaking book sociologists Rosalind Chou and Joe Feagin examine, for the first time in depth, racial stereotyping and discrimination daily faced by Asian Americans long viewed by whites as the model minority. Drawing on more than 40 field interviews across the country, they examine the everyday lives of Asian Americans in numerous different national origin groups.
A long strange trip : the inside history of the Grateful Dead /...A long strange trip : the inside history of the Grateful Dead / Dennis McNallyAn authorized portrait of the Grateful Dead rock-and-roll band documents its early explosion on the 1960s roots and folk scene, complicated relationships between band members, intricate stage setup, and most noteworthy tours and performances.
Well, that didn’t take long. You’ve already making...Well, that didn’t take long. You’ve already making use of the new atrium tables… before the other 3 sides are fully installed! We’ve got serious studiers! #omgsmc #SMCLibrary
The installers are hard to work getting the new atrium furniture...The installers are hard to work getting the new atrium furniture in place. Bigger tables, with lights, and nice chairs. Yay!! Should be ready to use by this afternoon. #SMCLibrary
Suspicious readings of Joyce’s Dubliners / Margot...Suspicious readings of Joyce’s Dubliners / Margot NorrisBecause the stories in James Joyce’s Dubliners seem to function as models of fiction, they are able to stand in for fiction in general in their ability to make the operation of texts explicit and visible. Joyce’s stories do this by provoking skepticism in the face of their storytelling. Their narrative unreliabilities–produced by strange gaps, omitted scenes, and misleading narrative prompts–arouse suspicion and oblige the reader to distrust how and why the story is told.
Librarians caught in action. Ever wonder how you’re able...Librarians caught in action. Ever wonder how you’re able to search for stuff we have? Real people make sure all the systems work so that you can. #SMCLibrary #webadministratorsandcatalogerspeacefulcoexisting
The secrets of a Vatican cardinal : Celso Costantini’s...The secrets of a Vatican cardinal : Celso Costantini’s wartime diaries, 1938-1947 / edited by Bruno Fabio PighinOn 19 April 1940 Celso Costantini prophetically wrote in his diary that if Italy followed Hitler into war, it would be allying itself with the “Anti-Christ.” Within weeks, Mussolini’s fascist regime plunged Italy into the destructive maelstrom of global military conflict. The ensuing years brought world war, the fall of fascism, occupation, liberation, and the emergence of a new political order.