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Nice whiteboard work, @juliusaye and @jaycubb. #smclibraryNice whiteboard work, @juliusaye and @jaycubb. #smclibrary
God and moral obligation / C. Stephen Evans Is there a...God and moral obligation / C. Stephen Evans Is there a connection between religion and morality? Ivan Karamazov, in Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, famously declares that if God does not exist, then “everything is permitted.” Most philosophers reject such a view and hold that moral truths do not depend on God. C. Stephen Evans argues that the truth lies somewhere between these two claims.
Can you guess which books were banned or challenged somewhere in...Can you guess which books were banned or challenged somewhere in this country for these reasons? #smclibrary #bannedbooksweek
American psychosis : how the federal government destroyed...American psychosis : how the federal government destroyed the mental illness treatment system / E. Fuller Torrey In 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered an historic speech on mental illness and retardation. He described sweeping new programs to replace “the shabby treatment of the many millions of the mentally disabled in custodial institutions” with treatment in community mental health centers. This movement, later referred to as “deinstitutionalization,” continues to impact mental health care.
Sin : the early history of an idea / Paula...Sin : the early history of an idea / Paula Fredriksen Ancient Christians invoked sin to account for an astonishing range of things, from the death of God’s son to the politics of the Roman Empire that worshipped him. In this book, award-winning historian of religion Paula Fredriksen tells the surprising story of early Christian concepts of sin, exploring the ways that sin came to shape ideas about God no less than about humanity.
Welcome to Banned Book Week at SMC! Come in and check them...Welcome to Banned Book Week at SMC! Come in and check them out!! #omgsmc
Personal intelligence : the power of personality and how it...Personal intelligence : the power of personality and how it shapes our lives / John D. Mayer John D. Mayer, the renowned psychologist who co-developed the groundbreaking theory of emotional intelligence, now draws on decades of cognitive psychology research to introduce another paradigm-shifting idea: that in order to become our best selves, we use an even broader intelligence—which he calls personal intelligence—to understand our own personality and the personalities of the people around us.
When baseball went white : reconstruction, reconciliation,...When baseball went white : reconstruction, reconciliation, and dreams of a national pastime / Ryan A. Swanson The story of Jackie Robinson valiantly breaking baseball’s color barrier in 1947 is one that most Americans know. But less recognized is the fact that some seventy years earlier, following the Civil War, baseball was tenuously biracial and had the potential for a truly open game. How, then, did the game become so firmly segregated that it required a trailblazer like Robinson?
The hole in the wall, I mean, Conceptual Art piece is getting...The hole in the wall, I mean, Conceptual Art piece is getting fancier. #OMGSMC
Military comedy films [electronic resource] : a critical...Military comedy films [electronic resource] : a critical survey and filmography of Hollywood releases since 1918 / Hal Erickson Beginning with Charlie Chaplin’s Shoulder Arms, released in America near the end of World War I, the military comedy film has been one of Hollywood’s most durable genres. This generously illustrated history examines over 225 Army, Navy and Marine-related comedies produced between 1918 and 2009.
Linda Wobbe, the librarian for the health sciences, staffed our...Linda Wobbe, the librarian for the health sciences, staffed our booth at the Health & Wellness Fair. Two students won bookstore gift cards by completing our library quiz! #omgsmc #smclibrary (at Saint Mary’s College of California)
Noise : a human history of sound and listening / David...Noise : a human history of sound and listening / David Hendy What if history had a sound track? What would it tell us about ourselves? Based on a thirty-part BBC Radio series and podcast, Noise explores the human dramas that have revolved around sound at various points in the last 100,000 years, allowing us to think in fresh ways about the meaning of our collective past.
Change is good. That’s what we keep saying, and what we...Change is good. That’s what we keep saying, and what we know is true. But can’t lie… we’re a little sad right now. 😔Just looking forward to what is next!
Sad to see them go, but for a good reason. The 1st floor display...Sad to see them go, but for a good reason. The 1st floor display cases will be removed tomorrow and work will begin on installation of the Tech Bar. Currently in Galileo Hall, the Tech Bar is your one stop shop for help with computer issues and software assistance.
Race, sport and the American dream / Earl Smith Race, Sport and...Race, sport and the American dream / Earl Smith Race, Sport and the American Dream reports the main findings of a long term research project investigating the scope and consequences of the deepening relationship between African American males and the institution of sport. While there is some scholarly literature on the topic, author Earl Smith tries to understand through this project how sport has changed the nature of African American Civil Society and has come to be a major influence on economic opportunities, schooling and the shaping of African American family life.
Living with a wild god : a nonbeliever’s search for...Living with a wild god : a nonbeliever’s search for the truth about everything / Barbara Ehrenreich In middle age, Ehrenreich came across the journal she had kept during her tumultuous adolescence and set out to reconstruct that quest, which had taken her to the study of science and through a cataclysmic series of uncanny-or as she later learned to call them, “mystical”-experiences. A staunch atheist and rationalist, she is profoundly shaken by the implications of her life-long search.
Why everyone (else) is a hypocrite : evolution and the...Why everyone (else) is a hypocrite : evolution and the modular mind / Robert Kurzban Describes how behaviorial inconsistencies can be blamed on the brain’s evolution into specialized units, or modules, that do not always work together seamlessly, resulting in contradictory beliefs and preferences.
Same-sex marriage in the United States : the road to the...Same-sex marriage in the United States : the road to the Supreme Court / Jason Pierceson Same-sex marriage has become one of the defining social issues in contemporary U.S. politics. State court decisions finding in favor of same-sex relationship equality claims have been central to the issue’s ascent from nowhere to near the top of the national political agenda. Same-Sex Marriage in the United States tells the story of the legal and cultural shift, its backlash, and how it has evolved over the past 15 years.
The end of week 2. The study grind is already getting real!...The end of week 2. The study grind is already getting real! #omgsmc #smclibrary
The global war on Christians : dispatches from the front...The global war on Christians : dispatches from the front lines of anti-Christian persecution / John L. Allen Jr. From Iraq and Egypt to Sudan and Nigeria, from Indonesia to the Indian subcontinent, Christians in the early 21st century are the world’s most persecuted religious group. According to the secular International Society for Human Rights, 80 percent of violations of religious freedom in the world today are directed against Christians.