Unnecessary Complications: A Discussion of the Tragedy of Obstetric Fistula

Tears for My Sisters: The Tragedy of Obstetric Fistula L. Lewis Wall, MD, DPhil Selina Okin Kim Conner Professor in Arts and Sciences Professor of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, School of Medicine Washington University in St. Louis An obstetric...Read more

Teaching Topology: A Preview of Shaun Ault's "Understanding Topology"

As an educator and research mathematician, I feel that my primary job is to share my knowledge and expertise, to shed light on difficult concepts, and to encourage students to continue discovering beyond what’s presented in the classroom. When I began work on the textbook, Understanding Topology: A...Read more

Award: Choice Outstanding Academic Titles
Award Level: Best Scholarly Titles | Award Year: 2017
Sponsoring Organization: Choice ACRL

Subject(s): Various | Award Type(s): Books

Finishing the Blog Turned Book with Carolyn Thomas

A Woman's Guide to Living with Heart Disease : my Blog-turned-Book! By Carolyn Thomas With a splendid sigh of relief, I hit the ‘submit’ button and sent off the completed draft manuscript of “ A Woman’s Guide to Living with Heart Diseas e”, the book I’d been writing for most of 2016. I sat back and...Read more

Curiosity is Key: How to Inspire Kids to Engage in Their Education with Kevin Bell

“My students aren’t engaging with my materials because, well that’s what they do, or don’t do. What’s the golden (tech) bullet to engage my students? Artificial Intelligence?, The Internet of Things?, Blockchain?, Next Generation LMS-s?, Virtual Reality?, Augmented Reality?” – (head explodes)… All...Read more

Education in the Digital Age: A Look at the Progression of Technology in Education with Norm Friesen

I went to school at the dawn of the microcomputer. These were expensive, immobile boxes that only responded to coded commands. Today I hold a smartphone in my hand that is over 10,000 times more powerful and infinitely more flexible. This incredible technological revolution, however, is all but...Read more

Enrollment Realities Illustrate the Need for Relevant Research on Small Privates with John M. Braxton

A title of a June 29, 2017 article in Business Insider declares “College Enrollment has plummeted, and private universities are scrambling.” This article points to activities at Ohio Wesleyan University such as creating majors in high-demand fields, increased student recruitment activities abroad...Read more

The Dynamics of Imperialism and Foreign Relations: A Study of Persia's involvement in Foreign Wars with John Hyland

The Satrap and I: Writing Persian Interventions My fascination with Achaemenid Persia’s interventions in Greek conflicts began in a college seminar on the crisis of the Greek city state, when I first read Book VIII of Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War . To my surprise, the character who...Read more