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April 16, 2009 

Dear Colleagues: 

On behalf of the Institute for Writing Studies and the University Libraries, in conjunction with the Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning, we welcome you to the 12th annual faculty book reception. These books, published since March 2008, are a testament to the exciting creativity of our University faculty and their dedication to scholarly inquiry. 

Faculty scholarship is the intellectual core of our institution. Our mission statement opens by emphasizing a commitment to scholarly research, imaginative methodology, rigorous standards, and the innovative application of knowledge. All of these are evident in the wave of books published every year by an exceptional faculty. 

The work of teaching is directly connected to scholarship; innovative research spills back into the classroom and our students further inspire us to pursue the challenging work of scholarly engagement. Such a commitment is evident throughout the University, as this year’s authors range from faculty teaching in the core to those working with graduate students. 

Ours is a thriving community of active authors and scholars who labor throughout the year to bring the vision of their research to students, colleagues, and the wider public. Today we honor the accomplishments of these dedicated faculty members and their role in enhancing the reputation of the University.  

Derek Owens
Director, Institute for Writing Studies 

 Blythe Roveland-Brenton
University Archivist and Associate University Librarian for Collections

Anne Ellen Geller
Director, Writing Across the Curriculum


Dohra Ahmad
Landscapes of Hope: Anti-Colonial Utopianism in America

George Ansalone
Exploring Unequal Achievement in the Schools: The Social Construction of Failure

Frank Barile
Principles of Toxicology Testing

Edward Beckenstein
Proceedings: Dr. George Bachman Memorial Conference

Angela Belli
Bodies & Barriers: Dramas of Dis-Ease

Gaetano Cipolla, trans.
Sicily: Culinary Crossroads
Tornu/The Return: Sicilian Poems

Frank Coppa
The Papacy, the Jews, and the Holocaust
Politics and the Papacy in the Modern World

Judith DeSena
Gender in an Urban World

Rita Dunn
Differentiating Instruction for At-Risk Students: What to Do and How to Do It

Fernando Egargo
Community Radio Broadcasting in the Philippines

Neil David Jespersen
AP Chemistry - 2008
Chemistry: Matter and its Changes (Fifth Edition)
Modern Instrumental Analysis
Study Guide to Accompany - Chemistry: Matter and its Changes

Azzedine Layachi
Global Studies: Africa

Richard A. Lockshin
Methods in Enzymology, Volume 442 and 446

Rev. John H. McKenna, C.M.
The Eucharistic Epiclesis: A Detailed History from the Patristic to the Modern Era

Stephen Paul Miller
Being with a Bullet
Fort Dad

Robert Mockler
An Introduction to Electronic Business for Managers

Jeffrey Nevid
Abnormal Psychology in a Changing World

Douglas B. Rasmussen
Reading Rasmussen and Den Uyl: Critical Essays on Norms of Liberty

Aaris Sherin
SustainAble: A Handbook of Materials and Applications for Graphic Designers and Their Clients

Ales Vancura
Membrane Trafficking

Charles Wankel
Global Sustainability Initiatives: New Models and New Approaches
Innovative Approaches to Global Sustainability
University and Corporate Innovations in Lifelong Learning

Andreas Zachariou
From the Ego Layer to the Non-Ego, Education's and Humanity's Greatest Challenge