Posted on Nov 18, 2008



But Wait! There’s More! (maybe)


This narrative, related in a series of conversations, is the story of how the great and glamorous “American Advertising Magic Show” became a $500 billion global business, doomed itself in an ocean of corporate “funny money” and now struggles to be born anew in the Internet-driven media revolution of the 21st century. The authors, James Baar and Donald E. Creamer, both veterans of the ad industry, describe this business evolution through the colorful history of the creation, growth and destruction of the world’s seventh largest advertising agency from its amusing off-the-cuff founding through the mega-agency growth of the last 20 years.



Helping Teens Who Cut: Understanding and Ending Self-Injury

The Guilford Press

In his new book, Michael Hollander, a psychotherapist and recognized expert in the treatment of self-injury, gives parents the information and advice they need to get the best available help. The book advises parents on how to: talk to their child about cutting without making the problem worse; select a therapist or treatment program that’s a good fit; communicate about self-injury with their child’s siblings, friends and teachers; and recognize and respond to the signs of relapse. Hollander has worked with adolescents and their families for more than 30 years. He maintains a private practice in psychotherapy, conducts therapy with adolescents at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass., and serves on the psychiatry teaching faculty of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.



Motherhood, The Elephant in the Laboratory

Cornell University ILR Press

Many women working in research science discover the difficulties of balancing motherhood and a career in a highly competitive and often male-dominated field. To address this issue, dubbed “the elephant in the laboratory” by one scientist, Emily Monosson has brought together 34 women scientists from several fields of research. From women who began their careers in the 1970s and brought their newborns to work, breastfeeding them under ponchos, to graduate students today, the authors of the candid essays encourage institutions of higher education and scientific research to accommodate the needs of scientists who decide to have children. Monosson is an independent toxicologist.



Psychology as a Major: Is It Right for Me and What Can I Do With My Degree?

APA Books

This book helps undergraduates use self-exploration tools to decide if psychology is the right major for them. The book also provides a comprehensive picture of the opportunities psychology offers as a field of study and a career. Experiential and self-assessment exercises help beginning students understand their personal motivations and build strategies for decision making and stress management. Donna E. Palladino Schultheiss, Ph.D., is a professor at Cleveland State University and a leader in the field of counseling psychology.



Associate Professor of History

Go If You Think It Your Duty: A Minnesota Couple’s Civil War Letters

Minnesota Historical Society Press

During the American Civil War, James Madison Bowler and Elizabeth Caleff Bowler courted, married, became parents, and bought a farm in Minnesota. They attended dances, talked politics, and confided their deepest fears. Because of the war, however, they experienced all of these events separately, sharing them through hundreds of letters from 1861 to 1865 while Madison served in the Third Minnesota Volunteer Regiment. The couple’s separation—which led Madison to battle in the Tennessee Surrender and the Dakota War of 1862—challenged their commitment to the war and to each other. These poignant letters provided them a space to voice their fear for and frustration with each other, and they now provide readers with a window into one couple’s Civil War.



Professor of Music, Anthropology and East Asian Studies

Making Music in Japan’s Underground: The Tokyo Hardcore Scene

Routledge 2008

This book considers how individuals make music in the underground Tokyo hardcore scene and expands views of young Japanese as they negotiate the increasing social demands and escalating problems in society at large. Grounded in the fields of ethnomusicology, anthropology, popular music studies, and Japanese studies, this work provides a deep ethnographic read of an important musical world in contemporary Japan.