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We asked Spanish Professor Clara Lomas: What’s On Your Reading List? “The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Díaz “The book takes us on a journey into an American story of imagination, migrations, fantasy, and desire. This transnational novel is an aesthetic amalgam of realism, science fiction, magical realism, and action hero…

Issue: August 2015 • Tags:

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A Doctor’s Daughter by Mary Elizabeth Bradley ’61 Subtitled “Growing Up at a State Tuberculosis Sanatorium,” this tells Bradley’s story of growing up at the Eastern Oklahoma State Tuberculosis Sanatorium near Talihina, Oklahoma. Starting with her family’s history, the book moves into war tales from her father, getting to know one of the founders of…

Issue: August 2015 • Tags:

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Leading From the Edge co-authored by Karen Conway ’79 Global executives share strategies and discuss how they used their strengths for global success in this new look at globalization. The old model of globalization — including offshoring to save money — no longer applies. Globalization now means leaders can better position their company for innovation…

Issue: April 2015 • Tags:

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Leadership Matters: Unleashing the Power of Paradox co-authored by Political Science Professor Tom Cronin Cronin’s newest book is the recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Leadership Book Award. Unlike many books that emphasize specific rules and characteristics of leadership, this book takes a more nuanced view. The award committee praised it for its “clear examples, cogent arguments,…

Issue: December 2014 • Tags:

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Healing the Pain of Heartache by Erv Hinds ’63 Subtitled “A Physician Explores the Broken Heart Syndrome,” this book provides medical evidence underlying the intuitive knowledge of heartache. It presents heartache as a legitimate illness that needs to be treated — just as other illnesses involving physical pain are treated. Documented stories and data illustrate…

Issue: August 2014 • Tags:

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Remaking College: Innovation and the Liberal Arts College co-authored by Jill Tiefenthaler, Colorado College President This collection of essays by college presidents and other leaders in higher education asks a fundamental question: In light of rapid environmental changes and increasing calls for higher education to make access to college more affordable and to do more…

Issue: April 2014 • Tags:

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Medicine in the Old West: A History, 1850-1900 By Jeremy Agnew ’64 The healing arts as practiced in the Old West often meant the difference between life and death for pioneers, who often had to make do until a doctor could be found. This historical overview addresses the health perils during the expansion of the…

Issue: November 2013 • Tags:

The Termite Queen: Volume One: The Speaking of the Dead & The Termite Queen: Volume Two: The Wound That Has No Healing

by Lorinda J. Taylor ’61 In The Termite Queen: Volume One: The Speaking of the Dead, the death of a specimen of intelligent giant termite impels a team of scientists to mount a new expedition to the alien planet where the specimen was captured. During the voyage out, Kaitrin Oliva, the linguistic anthropologist, and Griffen…

Issue: April 2013 • Tags:

Colorado Disc Golf Guide

by Laura Smith Karden ’98 Laura co-authored this book with her husband, Rick Karden. The Colorado Disc Golf Guide features descriptions, driving directions, and full color photos and maps for over 114 disc golf courses in Colorado. Laura and her husband are both natives of Colorado and live in the mountains west of Denver. They…

Issue: April 2013 • Tags:

Public Services Quarterly

by Todd Prusin ’90 Prusin’s article, “Laboratory Office Hours as Outreach in the Health Sciences: Better Research Skills for Better Careers,” in Public Services Quarterly (Public Services Quarterly 8:1, 1-11) looks at how medical librarianship is changing in health-care environments. This paper reviews current literature on the vital importance of in-person outreach to future health…

Issue: April 2013 • Tags:
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