Banta, Trudy W., ed. Making a Difference: Outcomes of a Decade of Assessment in Higher Education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1993, 388 pp., $34.95, cloth.
Based on a survey of assessment coordinators at 115 institutions, this book presents a comprehensive account of both the best practices and the important lessons learned in outcomes assessment. It brings together detailed first-person accounts by some of the most successful practitioners in the field to show how assessment findings have been used to improve programs, student services, and student learning. Banta is a professor of higher education and vice chancellor for planning and institutional improvement at IUPUI.
Barnstone, Willis. The Poetics of Translation. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1993, 302 pp., $30.00, cloth.
This volume explores the history and theory of literary translation as an art form. Arguing that literary translation goes beyond the transfer of linguistic information, the author emphasizes that imaginative originality resides as much in the translation as in the source text--a view that skews conventional ideas of artistic primacy. Barnstone is a professor of comparative literature, Spanish and Portuguese, and West European studies at IUB.
Burlingame, Dwight F., and Hulse, Lamont J., eds. Taking Fund Raising Seriously: Advancing the Profession and Practice of Raising Money. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1991, 294 pp., $34.95, cloth.
Arguing that fund-raising is an essential part of American philanthropy, this work explores the craft, tradition, and moral implications of fund-raising. It examines the public stature of this emerging profession and provides fund-raisers with a broad spectrum of practical and theoretical information. Burlingame is associate director for academic programs/research at the Center on Philanthropy at IUPUI, and Hulse is assistant director at the POLIS Research Center/Encyclopedia at IUPUI.
Byrne, Edmund F. Work, Inc.: A Philosophical Inquiry. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990, 340 pp., $49.95, paper.
Drawing on a wide variety of sources, from the popular press to technical philosophy, the author brings into focus ethical issues involved in corporate decisions to reorganize, relocate, or automate. In assessing the human costs of these decisions, he shows why, to a worker, "corporations are not reducible to their assets and liabilities any more than a government is merely its annual budget, that they are organizations, that these organizations do things, and that they are socially responsible for what they do." Byrne is a professor of philosophy at IUPUI.
Calinescu, Matei. Rereading. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1993, 327 pp., $30.00, cloth.
Focusing on the implications of rereading for critical understanding, and drawing on literary theory, cultural anthropology, psychology, philosophy, and previous theories of reading, the author describes the dynamics of rereading and explores the sometimes complementary, sometimes sharply conflicting relationships between reading and rereading. Calinescu is a professor of comparative literature and West European studies at IUB.
Carr, D. D., ed. Industrial Minerals and Rocks. Sixth edition. Littleton, Colorado: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 1994, 1,196 pp., $138.50, cloth.
This book consists of ninety-four chapters covering commodities and uses from "Abrasives" to "Zirconium." A new introductory section deals with domestic and international minerals economics, world distribution of deposits, and laws relating to the industry. The book has practical value to geologists, engineers, mineral economists, chemists, and teachers and students who work and study in the field of economic geology. Carr is a professor of geological sciences at IUB.
Cohen, Felissa L., and Durham, Jerry D., eds. Women, Children, and HIV/AIDS. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 1993, 312 pp., $37.95, cloth.
This book provides readers with information and perspectives aimed at improving their knowledge about HIV/AIDS among women and children and at encouraging responsible advocacy on behalf of those living with HIV/AIDS. The problems and issues discussed challenge nurses to assume leadership roles as practitioners, managers, educators, and participants in policy shaping. Durham is a professor of nursing and executive associate dean for academic programs in the School of Nursing at IUPUI.
Cohen, Mervyn D. Imaging of Children with Cancer. St. Louis: Mosby Year Book, 1992, 756 pp., $125.00, cloth.
This new text offers a comprehensive review of the recent literature on pediatric tumors and their relevance to the art of pediatric radiology. Hundreds of illustrations complement discussions of pathology, clinical presentation, imaging studies, differential diagnoses, and treatment. Cohen is a professor of radiology at the School of Medicine.
Davis, Ken, and Lovejoy, Kim Brian. Writing: Process, Product, and Power. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1993, 278 pp., $24.80, paper.
An introductory college writing text that integrates writing as process and product by focusing on what writers do as they reflect on the major features of any piece of writing, this book also emphasizes writing as power, enabling students to learn about themselves as writers and thinkers, to engage in problem solving, and to produce effective writing in real situations. Davis is a professor of English at IUPUI. Lovejoy is an associate professor of English at IUPUI.
East, James R. Teaching on Weekends, in Shopping Centers, and by Television. Indianapolis: IUPUI Office of Credit Programs, 1994. 251 pp., $45.00, paper.
A guide for colleges and universities, this book contains a general discussion on the subject of teaching on weekends in shopping centers, and by television, as well as presenting directories of 71 shopping center programs, 528 weekend programs, and 370 televised educational programs. East is a professor of communication and theatre and associate dean of the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
Eisenberg, Myron G., Glueckauf, Robert L., and Zaretsky, Herbert H., eds. Medical Aspects of Disability: A Handbook for the Rehabilitation Professional. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 1993, 414 pp., $48.95, cloth.
This text provides detailed discussions of a broad range of medical and psychosocial issues in rehabilitation. Intitial chapters on key topics are followed by explora-tions of specific aspects of functioning, treatment, prognosis, and psychological and vocational implications of special conditions, including AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, and cardiovascular disorders. Glueckauf is an associate professor of psychology at IUPUI.
Elmore, Garland C. The Communication Disciplines in Higher Education: A Guide to Academic Programs in the United States and Canada. Annandale, Virginia: Association for Communication Administration, 1993, 490 pp., $22.00, paper.
This reference guide for administrators, advisers, educators, and students lists 1,508 programs in the areas of advertising, communication, film, information science, journalism and mass communication, public relations, telecommunications, and speech. It includes chief administrators' phone numbers, organizational structures, curricular emphases and objectives, numbers of full-time and part-time faculty, numbers of bachelor's, master's, and doctoral students, and types of facilities and services available to students. Elmore is a professor of communication and theatre at IUPUI.
Fredland, Richard. A Guide to African International Organizations. London: H. Zell, 1990, 316 pp., $75.00, cloth.
This works consists of six chapters: an introduction, a discussion of the background of international organizations in general, descriptions of major African international organizations, a larger listing of existent and extinct organizations, biographical data on individuals involved with these organizations, and a chronology. The usefulness of such a specialized work lies in its discussion of the role and history of international organizations in twentieth-century Africa. Fredland is a professor of political science and chairperson of the Department of Political Science at IUPUI.
Glick, Melvin R., Ryder, Kenneth W., and Glick, Starla J. Interferographs: User's Guide to Interferences in Clinical Chemistry Instruments. Second edition. Indianapolis: Science Enterprises, Inc., 1991, 153 pp., $30.00, paper.
This book represents the most comprehensive treatment of the effects of the three visible interfering substances (hemolysate, bilirubin, and lipemia) to be found in one reference volume. The authors have evaluated the effects of interferences on forty-seven different instrument and reagent combinations. Melvin Glick and Ryder are both professors of pathology and laboratory medicine at the School of Medicine.
Haas, Linda. Equal Parenthood and Social Policy: A Study of Parental Leave in Sweden. Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1992, 300 pp., $21.95, paper.
Sweden is the only society in the world that has as an official goal the equal participation of fathers and mothers in child care. This book analyzes the government program that best symbolizes this commitment to equal parenthood—parental leave. In examining this unique social program, the author describes the social, political, and economic circumstances that led Sweden to take such a revolutionary stance on the issue of shared parenthood. The study raises important questions about future prospects for equal parenthood in Sweden and other industrial societies and the potential effectiveness of a social policy for bringing about the end of women being solely responsibile for infants. Haas is an associate professor of sociology at IUPUI.
Klassen, Albert, Williams, Colin J., and Levitt, Eugene E. Sex and Morality in the U.S.: An Empirical Enquiry under the Auspices of The Kinsey Institute. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1989, 462 pp., $45.00, paper.
American sexual norms are far more conservative than permissive, according to a survey based on interviews with more than 3,000 adults conducted in 1970. And because the data were collected well before the epidemic became evident, they will probably be indispensable to any attempt to describe the effects of AIDS on American sexual morality and behavior. Williams is a professor of sociology at IUPUI. Levitt is a professor emeritus of clinical psychology in psychiatry at the school of Medicine.
Lohmann, Christoph K., ed. Discovering Difference: Contemporary Essays in American Culture. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 1993, 203 pp., $29.95, cloth.
Employing Marx, Freud, Derrida, Lacan, and feminist and African American criticism, this set of essays investigates topics ranging from cultural encounters at the time of the European conquest of the Americas to the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearings. Approaching the cultural concept of "difference" from a variety of perspectives, this book represents the spectrum of subjects and modes of analysis currently employed in literary and cultural studies. Lohmann is a professor of English at IUB.
McGeever, Patrick J. Rev. Charles Owen Rice: Apostle of Contradiction. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Duquesne University Press, 1989, 313 pp., $28.95, cloth.
Based upon the Rice Papers, as well as interviews with Rice, this scholarly biographical study of a complex historical figure chronicles the varied twists and turns in Rice's public and private life, placing him within the context of the major currents in America's social history. McGeever is a professor of political science at IUPUI.
Newton, Roger G. What Makes Nature Tick? Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1993, 257 pp., $27.95, cloth.
An accessible account of how physicists understand the world, this work allows the expert and novice alike to explore both the mysteries of the universe and the beauty of the science that gives shape to the unseeable. This volume contains discussions of solitons and superconductors, quarks and strings, phase space, tachyons, time, chaos, and indeterminacy, as well as the investigations that have led to their elucidation. Physics is seen as an expanding intellectual structure, a network of very human ideas that stretches back 300 years from our present frontier of knowledge. Newton is a distinguished professor of physics at IUB.
Schneider, William H. Quality and Quantity: The Quest for Biological Regeneration in Twentieth-Century France. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990, 392 pp., $59.95, cloth.
This volume examines how eugenics in early twentieth-century France provided a broad cover for a variety of reform movements that attempted to bring about the biological regeneration of the French population.The author provides an account of attempts to apply new discoveries in biology and to medical improvements in the inherited biological quality of the population through such measures as birth control, premarital examinations, sterilization, and immigration restrictions. Schneider is a professor of history and chairperson of the Department of History at IUPUI.
Smith, Carl B. Grammar Handbook for Home and School. Bloomington, Indiana: Grayson Bernard Publishers, 1992, 77 pp., $8.95, paper.
A quick reference to correct language usage, this guide to English grammar, syntax, and punctuation contains concise definitions, clear explanations, and useful examples. Smith is a professor of education and the director of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication at IUB.
Stein, Stephen J. The Shaker Experience in America. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1993, 554 pp., $40.00, cloth.
The first general history of the Shakers from their origins in eighteenth-century England to the present day, this work draws on written and oral testimonies. The author offers a full and often revisionist account of the movement: the charismatic leaders, the early years in Revolutionary New York and New England, the expansion into the West, the maturation and growth of the sect before the Civil War, the decline in Shakers' fortunes after the war, the painful adjustments to society they had to make during the first half of the twentieth century, the renaissance of interest after 1950, and the "forbidden topic" within contemporary Shakerism--the conflict between the two remaining villages at Canterbury, New Hampshire, and Sabbath Day Lake, Maine. Stein is a professor of religious studies and chairperson of the Department of Religious Studies at IUB.