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Congratulations SMC undergraduate class of 2015! Good luck in...Congratulations SMC undergraduate class of 2015! Good luck in your future endeavors, and come back to visit. Our doors are always open to you. And you’ll even have access to some of our electronic databases as alumni, too. #omgsmc #gaels2015
Br Richard and Dean Pat Kreitz looking fabulous in their...Br Richard and Dean Pat Kreitz looking fabulous in their academic regalia as they prepare to cheer on this year’s graduating class. Sue Birkenseer rounded out the library representation (and she took these photos, this no pic of her). #omgsmc #smclibrary
Phake : the deadly world of falsified and substandard medicines...Phake : the deadly world of falsified and substandard medicines / Roger BateRoger Bate has spent years on the trail of counterfeit medicines in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, learning the anatomy of a nebulous, far-reaching black market that has resulted in countless deaths and injuries around the world.
What a difference a day makes! Have a great summer, undergrads!...What a difference a day makes! Have a great summer, undergrads! (Graduate Business students, see you on Tuesday. 😉)
Local politics in Afghanistan : a century of intervention in...Local politics in Afghanistan : a century of intervention in social order / Conrad Schetter, editorAfghanistan’s people have contended with an almost continuous series of foreign interventions in their local affairs in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Not only have external powers such as British India, the Soviet Union, Pakistan and NATO meddled egregiously in local affairs, but so have Afghan governments, including monarchical, Communist, Islamist and ostensibly democratic ones.
Our changing journey to the end : reshaping death, dying, and...Our changing journey to the end : reshaping death, dying, and grief in America / Christina Staudt, PhD and J. Harold Ellens, PhD, editorsStaudt and Ellens edit this two-volume set on the American cultural perspective on death and dying. Volume I, “New Paths of Engagement,” presents a crisis of understanding in the modern age. This volume starts off by discussing uneven advances in medicine and neuroscience that give hope for true longevity but at present often merely allow people to outlive their ability to fully engage the world.
Progressive Muslims : on justice, gender and pluralism / edited...Progressive Muslims : on justice, gender and pluralism / edited by Omid SafiConfronting such key contemporary issues as racism, justice, sexuality, and gender, this book offers a revealing insight into the real challenges faced by Muslims of both sexes in Western society.
Even after your last final is submitted, the #SMClibrary is here...Even after your last final is submitted, the #SMClibrary is here for you! We’ve got more fun (and serious) stuff to check out to start your summer off right. (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
Social movements, public spheres and the European politics of...Social movements, public spheres and the European politics of the environment : green power Europe? / Hein-Anton van der HeijdenEnvironmental concerns are of prime importance in Western societies today. Most people concede that modernization causes pollution, the creation of waste lands, the loss of biodiversity, and climate change. In this penetrating study, van der Heijden considers the international stalemate in addressing these problems and proposes a solution based on the actions of the European Union and public, often grass-roots, environmental movements.
To the cloud : big data in a turbulent world / Vincent...To the cloud : big data in a turbulent world / Vincent MoscoDescribes the sciences of cloud computing and large data sets, providing critical analysis and context while asking questions about who controls these systems and what the consequences are.
Year zero : a history of 1945 / Ian BurumaYear Zero is a...Year zero : a history of 1945 / Ian BurumaYear Zero is a landmark reckoning with the great drama that ensued after war came to an end in 1945. One world had ended and a new, uncertain one was beginning. Regime change had come on a global scale: across Asia (including China, Korea, Indochina, and the Philippines, and of course Japan) and all of continental Europe. Out of the often vicious power struggles that ensued emerged the modern world as we know it.
The fierce urgency of now : Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the...The fierce urgency of now : Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the battle for the Great Society / Julian E. ZelizerZelizer takes the full measure of the entire story [of Johnson’s liberal agenda] in all its epic sweep. Before Johnson, Kennedy tried and failed to achieve many of these advances. Our practiced understanding is that this was an unprecedented liberal hour in America, a moment, after Kennedy’s death, when the seas parted and Johnson could simply stroll through to victory.
The prehistory of music : human evolution, archaeology, and the...The prehistory of music : human evolution, archaeology, and the origins of musicality / Iain MorleyMusic is possessed by all human cultures, and archaeological evidence for musical activities pre-dates even the earliest-known cave art. Music has been the subject of keen investigation across a great diversity of fields, from neuroscience and psychology to ethnography, archaeology, and its own dedicated field, musicology.
Stuff matters : exploring the marvelous materials that shape our...Stuff matters : exploring the marvelous materials that shape our man-made world / Mark MiodownikA world-leading materials scientist presents an engrossing collection of stories that explain the science and history of materials, from the plastic in our appliances to the elastic in our underpants, revealing the miracles of engineering that seep into our everyday lives.
Take a break from studying and watch actual water fall from the...Take a break from studying and watch actual water fall from the sky! ☔
Spotted: #SMCLibrary staff working that pedal power! #btwd...Spotted: #SMCLibrary staff working that pedal power! #btwd #biketoworkday #omgsmc (at Saint Mary’s College Library)
Champ wishes you luck on your finals! The library was also at...Champ wishes you luck on your finals! The library was also at today’s Stress Management Fair put on by #smcpatch. As a reminder, we’ll be open 24/7 beginning this Sunday. See our hours page for details: www.stmarys-ca.edu/special-hours-for-finals-spring-2015 #omgsmc
The Duchamp dictionary / Thomas GirstAmong the most influential...The Duchamp dictionary / Thomas GirstAmong the most influential artists of the last hundred years, Marcel Duchamp holds great allure for many contemporary artists worldwide and is largely considered to be one of the founding fathers of modern art. Despite this popularity, books on Duchamp are often hyper-theoretical, rarely presenting the artist in an accessible way.
Radical feminism : feminist activism in movement / Finn...Radical feminism : feminist activism in movement / Finn MackayFeminist activism is enjoying a global resurgence. A new wave of feminists is taking to the streets in protest against rape, abuse, prostitution and inequality, and asserting a powerful new vision for women’s liberation. The future of feminism has become a global march for justice and action demanding an end to male violence against women.
Paper box sculpture.Paper box sculpture.