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New Books for January 2015

Here are the latest additions to our collections:
Do Fathers Matter?







Do Fathers Matter? What Science is telling us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked by Paul Raeborn
Society Explained:  An Introduction to Sociology by Nathan Rousseau
Understanding and Teaching U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History edited by Leila J. Rupp
Novel:  a Biography by Michael Schmidt
First Light:  A History of Creation Myths From Gilgamesh to the God Particle by G. R. Evans
Abandoning American Neutrality: Woodrow Wilson and the beginning of the Great War by M. Ryan Floyd
Chinese vs. Western Perspectives:  Understanding Contemporary China by Jinghao Zhou
Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock in White Advantage by Daria Roithmayr
Don’t Hurry Me Down to Hades: the Civil War in the Words of Those Who Lived It edited by Susannah Ural.
Rise of Market Society in England, 1066-1800 by Christiane Eisenberg, translated by Deborah Cohen
Selling Under the Swastika:  Advertising and Commercial Culture in Nazi Germany by Pamela E. Swett
Reclaiming American Cities: the Struggle for People, Place, and Nature since 1900 by Rutherford H. Platt
How Partisan Media Polarize America by Matthew Levendusky
Science Fiction:  A guide for the Perplexed by Sherryl Vint
Homing Instinct:  Meaning & Mystery in Animal Migration by Bernd Heinrich

Database Maintenance Window 2/28/15

On February 28th, 2015 starting @ 9:00 PM CST, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure.  The upgrade is scheduled to last 5 hours.  The following databases will be unavailable for those five hours:

ABI Inform
Proquest Congressional
Ethnic News Watch
Environmental Science and Pollution Management
COS Conference Papers

Please use an alternate database or Search@UW for your research during this time period. Please direct any questions to our Research Help Desk:

New Books for December 2014

Ready for some fun reading over the holidays?  Here’s what’s new in the Popular Reading Collection on 4th floor.

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Everything Matters by Ron Currie Jr.

A. D. : New Orleans After the Deluge  by Josh Neufeld (graphic novel)

Don’t Put Me in Coach : my Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench by Mark Titus

The Most Human Human:  What Artificial Intelligence Teaches us About being Alive by Brian Christian

You Know When the Men are Gone by Siobhan Fallon

My Freshman Year:  What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student by Rebekah Nathan

Mary Coin by Marisa Silver

Zeitoun by Dave Egger

The Dogs are Coming!

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They’re coming  back…..

Just in time to relieve some of that finals week stress, The Packerland Kennel Club Outreach dogs are making a return visit on Thursday December 11th from 3-5 p.m.  Come on up to the 4th Floor to pet or hug a furry buddy.


Long Night Against Procrastination

Cofrin Library’s first Long Night Against Procrastination event will take place Tuesday, November 18th from 8pm-1am. Get help from writing center staff, tutors, and librarians to complete your projects and papers on time. Relax and enjoy coffee, food, prizes, and de-stressing activities throughout the night!

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New Books for November

It’s getting pretty chilly outside so you’re probably finding yourself indoors a little more often sipping coffee or tea. Why not enjoy a new title with your cuppa? Here’s a list of new books for November. You can find these titles on the 3rd floor New to the Library bookshelf across from the public services desk. Check one out then tells us what you think!

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Mad catastrophe : the outbreak of World War I and the collapse of the Habsburg Empire / Geoffrey Wawro.

How could this happen : explaining the Holocaust / Dan McMillan.

Poilu : the World War I notebooks of Louis Barthas, barrelmaker, 1914-1918 / translated by Edward M. Strauss ; Foreword by Robert Crowley ; Introductions and afterword by Rémy Cazals.

Genesis : Truman, American Jews, and the origins of the Arab/Israeli conflict / John B. Judis.

Ancient Persia : a concise history of the Achaemenid Empire, 550-330 BCE / Matt Waters, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Another darkness, another dawn : a history of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers / Becky Taylor.

American fun : four centuries of joyous revolt / John Beckman.

Color matters : skin tone bias and the myth of a post-racial America / edited by Kimberly Jade Norwood.

Black gambler’s world of liquor, vice, and presidential politics : William Thomas Scott of Illinois, 1839-1917 / Bruce L. Mouser ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Ring shout, wheel about : the racial politics of music and dance in North American slavery / Katrina Dyonne Thompson.

No end save victory : how FDR led the nation into war / David Kaiser.

Ethnic cleansing and the Indian : the crime that should haunt America / Gary Clayton Anderson.

Social issues in contemporary native America : reflections from Turtle Island / edited by Hilary N. Weaver.

Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad : the Geography of Resistance / Cheryl Janifer LaRoche.

1177 B.C. : the year civilization collapsed / Eric H. Cline.

Blue future : protecting water for people and the planet forever / Maude Barlow.

Food for change : the politics and values of social movements / Jeff Pratt and Peter Luetchford ; with Myriem Naji and Sara Avanzino.

Practical guide to needs assessment / Catherine M. Sleezer, Darlene F. Russ-Eft, Kavita Gupta.

Bad paper : chasing debt from Wall Street to the underworld / Jake Halpern.

Jean Paton and the struggle to reform American adoption / E. Wayne Carp.

Timing and turnout : how off-cycle elections favor organized groups / Sarah F. Anzia.

Path of American public policy : comparative perspectives / Anne Marie Cammisa and Paul Christopher Manuel.

Ruling Russia : authoritarianism from the revolution to Putin / William Zimmerman.

Wham! : teaching with graphic novels across the curriculum / William Brozo, Gary Moorman, Carla K. Meyer ; foreword by Stergios Botzakis.

Art of play : recess and the practice of invention / Anna R. Beresin.

LGBTQ youth and education : policies and practices / Cris Mayo.

Thinking about thinking : metacognition for music learning / Carol W. Benton.

Sense of style : the thinking person’s guide to writing in the 21st century / Steven Pinker.

All about skin : short fiction by women of color / edited by Jina Ortiz and Rochelle Spencer.

Reading Dante / Giuseppe Mazzotta.

Innovators : how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution / Walter Isaacson.

Being me with OCD : how I learned to obsess less and live my life / Alison Dotson ; foreword

UPDATE: NoodleTools Maintenance


UPDATE: NoodleTools will be unavailable this Friday, November 7th, 11:00 PM – 2:00 AM. NoodleTools will be offline during this time.


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