Pioneering Women in American Mathematics

The Pre-1940 PhD's

Author: Judy Green,Jeanne LaDuke

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821843761

Category: Mathematics

Page: 349

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More than 14 percent of the PhD's awarded in the United States during the first four decades of the twentieth century went to women, a proportion not achieved again until the 1980s. This book is the result of a study in which the authors identified all of the American women who earned PhD's in mathematics before 1940, and collected extensive biographical and bibliographical information about each of them. By reconstructing as complete a picture as possible of this group of women, Green and LaDuke reveal insights into the larger scientific and cultural communities in which they lived and worked. The book contains an extended introductory essay, as well as biographical entries for each of the 228 women in the study. The authors examine family backgrounds, education, careers, and other professional activities. They show that there were many more women earning PhD's in mathematics before 1940 than is commonly thought. Extended biographies and bibliographical information are available from the companion website for the book: www.ams.org/bookpages/hmath-34. The material will be of interest to researchers, teachers, and students in mathematics, history of mathematics, history of science, women's studies, and sociology. The data presented about each of the 228 individual members of the group will support additional study and analysis by scholars in a large number of disciplines.
Posted in Mathematics

Educational Assessment

Tests and Measurements in the Age of Accountability

Author: Robert J. Wright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412949173

Category: Education

Page: 563

View: 3361

Educational Tests and Measurements in the Age of Accountability is a core text for use in a first level graduate course in educational measurement and testing. In addition to covering the topics traditionally found in core textbooks for this course, this text also provides coverage of contemporary topics (including national testing programs, international achievement comparisons, the value added assessment of schools and teachers, and the public policy debate on selective admissions vs. affirmative minority enrollment).
Posted in Education

The Lure of the Forest

Oral Histories from the National Forests in California

Author: Victor W Geraci

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9781593514303

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 201

View: 6115

Context and compilation by Victor Geraci, project editor. Contains the stories of Region Five (California National Forests) retirees. Reflects how these past employees of the Forest Service remembered their service to the forests.
Posted in Business & Economics

Paper Knowledge

Toward a Media History of Documents

Author: Lisa Gitelman

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: 9780822356578

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 9701

Paper Knowledge is a remarkable book about the mundane: the library card, the promissory note, the movie ticket, the PDF (Portable Document Format). It is a media history of the document. Drawing examples from the 1870s, the 1930s, the 1960s, and today, Lisa Gitelman thinks across the media that the document form has come to inhabit over the last 150 years, including letterpress printing, typing and carbon paper, mimeograph, microfilm, offset printing, photocopying, and scanning. Whether examining late nineteenth century commercial, or "job" printing, or the Xerox machine and the role of reproduction in our understanding of the document, Gitelman reveals a keen eye for vernacular uses of technology. She tells nuanced, anecdote-filled stories of the waning of old technologies and the emergence of new. Along the way, she discusses documentary matters such as the relation between twentieth-century technological innovation and the management of paper, and the interdependence of computer programming and documentation. Paper Knowledge is destined to set a new agenda for media studies.
Posted in Social Science

Miracle on High Street

The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J.

Author: Thomas A. McCabe

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823233103

Category: History

Page: 322

View: 7453

The monks watched the violence of the 1967 riots from the school's rooftop along High Street. In the riot's aftermath more families fled what some called "the worst city in America." --
Posted in History

Black Gods of the Asphalt

Religion, Hip-Hop, and Street Basketball

Author: Onaje X. O. Woodbine

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231541120

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 5742

J-Rod moves like a small tank on the court, his face mean, staring down his opponents. "I play just like my father," he says. "Before my father died, he was a problem on the court. I'm a problem." Playing basketball for him fuses past and present, conjuring his father's memory into a force that opponents can feel in each bone-snapping drive to the basket. On the street, every ballplayer has a story. Onaje X. O. Woodbine, a former streetball player who became an all-star Ivy Leaguer, brings the sights and sounds, hopes and dreams of street basketball to life. He shows that big games have a trickster figure and a master of black talk whose commentary interprets the game for audiences. The beats of hip-hop and reggae make up the soundtrack, and the ballplayers are half-men, half-heroes, defying the ghetto's limitations with their flights to the basket. Basketball is popular among young black American men but not because, as many claim, they are "pushed by poverty" or "pulled" by white institutions to play it. Black men choose to participate in basketball because of the transcendent experience of the game. Through interviews with and observations of urban basketball players, Onaje X. O. Woodbine composes a rare portrait of a passionate, committed, and resilient group of athletes who use the court to mine what urban life cannot corrupt. If people turn to religion to reimagine their place in the world, then black streetball players are indeed the hierophants of the asphalt.
Posted in Social Science

The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History

Author: David Dirck Van Tassel,John J. Grabowski

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780253330567

Category: History

Page: 1165

View: 1350

The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, provides a comprehensive review of Cleveland, Ohio, over its 200-year history. it contains more than 2000 entries, 150 photographs, maps, and charts. Interpretive essays explore the major facets of the communityÕs history, including the environment, rock ÔnÔ roll, womenÕs history, funerals and funerary practices, aviation, The aerospace industry, and ethnic and race relations. Some 1800 shorter entries cover every type of organization and event that was prominent in the cityÕs history; there are factual accounts of such noted organizations as the Cleveland Orchestra, As well as lesser-known groups such as the Ivan Cankar Dramatic Society, which was established by the cityÕs Slovenian community.
Posted in History

Inside Greenwich Village

A New York City Neighborhood, 1898-1918

Author: Gerald W. McFarland

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558495029

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 1404

A vibrant portrait of a celebrated urban enclave at the turn of the twentieth century.
Posted in History

Poetic Reflections

Author: Thomas Nahra

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539854517

Category:

Page: 222

View: 1251

Everday life and everyday sorrow are the materials Tom Nahra shapes into images that illuminate the trajectory of our time on the planet. He celebrates beauty in spirit and form. Mortality looms at our back, as it must for everyone. Failure fuels energy to try again. Hope, there's always hope. And steadfast Christian faith. Here, also, is the trope of bemused bewilderment shared by every immigrant who has not yet learnt to integrate with the brash, loud, rushing pell-mell American world he has stepped into and strives to make comprehensible and a home. There is the loneliness felt by all who leave their country and culture far behind. The emotional sting that is attached to vast distances separating faces loved and remembered. Smells and tastes savored. "What am I?" is a classic immigrant's lament. The poetic perspective echoes life's progression from the optimism of youth to fears, doubts and physical travails as we travel through maturity to old age. Written over a lifetime, Nahra's poetry embraces the world in all its mysteries, contradictions, and enigmas. English is the poet's second language, learnt relatively late when he was already a young adult. The Levant informed his imagination. Cerulean skies, the Mediterranean Sea, the intimacy of a Lebanese Christian family, close-knit in a village life about as remote from the bustle of America as it is possible to be. It is because of his Lebanon birthplace that brings the sea so often into his work. The sea as redemption, as mystery, as wonder and vast grave.
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Tommie Jefferson

Author: Dave Roman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304834174

Category: History

Page: 88

View: 2276

A young college graduate gets a job in a Charlottesville newspaper. Her first assignment is to go to Monticello and write a story about Jefferson and his home. She accidentaly goes through a time portal and meets Mr. Jefferson in a series of humorous interviews that are woven with facts. A story for young teens and adults. Will the redcoats capture Tommie on the Monticello raid? Does anyone believe Tommie went through a time portal? Did she meet the real Thomas Jefferson or was he just an actor?
Posted in History

Changing our minds

negotiating English and literacy

Author: Miles Myers

Publisher: Natl Council of Teachers

ISBN: 9780814133040

Category: Education

Page: 357

View: 994

Posted in Education

Colleges That Change Lives

40 Schools You Should Know About Even If You're Not a Straight-A Student

Author: Loren Pope

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780140296167

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 2711

Offers profiles of forty colleges which focus on individual needs and high academic standards; provides insider tips for choosing a school based on personality; and discusses homeschooling and learning disabilities.
Posted in Education

Welcome to Heights High

The Crippling Politics of Restructuring America's Public Schools

Author: Diana Tittle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780814206836

Category: Education

Page: 345

View: 4685

This book documents a real-life attempt to put into practice the most promising school-improvement theories of the past decade.
Posted in Education

Blame it on Eve

Author: Philana Marie Boles

Publisher: One World/Ballantine

ISBN: 9780345447128

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 8416

In this dazzling debut, an ex-fashion model, fast approaching thirty, confronts her addiction to men - and learns to love herself in the process.
Posted in Fiction

Mother of the Redeemer

Author: Catholic Church,Pope John Paul II

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780819849021

Category: Religion

Page: 108

View: 5379

Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Pope John Paul IIs encyclical Mother of the Redeemer. This expanded edition offers a rich commentary and invites us to reflect on the Blessed Virgin Mary as a model of faith. In three sections, readers are guided through Marys place in the mystery of Christ, the Church, and humanity through her exceptional pilgrimage of faith. Readers are engaged through reflection questions, ideas to ponder, prayers, and actions in a warm and inviting style.
Posted in Religion

Preschool Assessment

Principles and Practices

Author: Marla R. Brassard,Ann E. Boehm

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606234188

Category: Psychology

Page: 658

View: 5995

Comprehensive and user friendly, this ideal professional reference and graduate text provides a developmentally informed framework for assessing 3- to 6-year-olds in accordance with current best practices and IDEA 2004 guidelines. The authors are leading clinician-researchers who take the reader step by step through selecting appropriate measures, integrating data from a variety of sources, and using the results to plan and evaluate effective interventions and learning experiences. Coverage encompasses screening and assessment of cognitive, linguistic, emotional, and behavioral difficulties, including mental retardation and autism. Case studies illustrate key facets of assessing diverse children and families; appendices offer concise reviews of over 100 instruments.
Posted in Psychology

Who's who in America

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780837969916

Category: United States

Page: N.A

View: 1425

Posted in United States

Who's who in the Midwest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada

Page: N.A

View: 5749

Posted in Canada