03 April 2020 Blogs, Academic, Community College, Faculty

Editors’ Picks for Faculty, Special Edition: Distance Learning

Allocation of Scarce Medical Interventions, Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls, Social Behavior of Humpback Whales… a variety of content specially curated for online learning

Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls, Social Behavior of Humpback Whales, Allocation of Scarce Medical Interventions…a variety of content specially curated for online learning

By Kelly Latham, Editor

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Video: We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World
Source: Academic Video Online
Disciplines: Women’s Studies, Global Issues, Education

Around the world, more than 62 million girls are not in school, according to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). As girls grow into adolescence, cultural and familial pressures often make it harder for them to stay in school, though educating women correlates to lower rates of infant mortality, increased GDP and greater economic security for families. Watch a film about girls overcoming incredible challenges to achieve their educations and change their own lives, with contributions from First Lady Michelle Obama, Meryl Streep, Freida Pinto and CNN journalist Isha Sesay.
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Journal Article: A Giant’s Dance: Underwater Social and Vocal Behavior of Humpback Whales
Source: ProQuest Central
Discipline: Aquatic Science

Humpback whales exhibit an array of social behaviors on their tropical breeding grounds. The most commonly reported behaviors are surface active displays, which include tail, pectoral or full body slapping. Social interactions also comprise a diverse range of subsurface behaviors that include calls. Behavioral studies have used new underwater technologies to provide important information about the humpback whale mating system and social structure of transient or stable social groups on their tropical breeding grounds.
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Dissertation: Hidden Figures No More: Factors that Contribute to STEM Graduate Degree Attainment in African American Women
Source: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Disciplines: Black Studies, Women’s Studies, Education

The purpose of this study was to explore the lived experiences of African American women with STEM doctoral/professional degrees to gain insight into their unique perspectives of barriers that inhibited and catalysts that facilitated their matriculation, graduation and job success. The data unearthed seven major themes including Effects of the “Double Bind,” Effects of Academic Environment, Intrinsic Constructs, Influence of Support, Barriers, Facilitators and Career Determining Factors.
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Journal Article: Principles for Allocation of Scarce Medical Interventions
Source: ProQuest Central
Disciplines: Health Services, Ethics

The allocation of scarce medical interventions, such as the availability of vaccines or organs for transplant, is a persistent ethical challenge. This article evaluates eight simple allocation principles that can be classified into four categories: treating people equally, favoring the worst-off, maximizing total benefits and promoting and rewarding social usefulness.
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Video (Performance): Beethoven’s Music to Egmont
Source: Academic Video Online
Discipline: Classical Music

At the Lucerne Festival in 2012, Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra presented a most powerful composition dedicated to Goethe’s hero Egmont, the incidental music to “Egmont” by Beethoven. The second part of the program included Mozart’s last composition, the Requiem in D Minor, which was left unfinished due to his early death.
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Ebook: A War to Be Won: Fighting the Second World War
Source: Academic Complete
Discipline: History

In the course of the 20th century, no war looms as profoundly transformative or as destructive as World War II. Its global scope and human toll reveal the true face of modern, industrialized warfare. Now, there is a comprehensive, single-volume account of how and why this global conflict evolved as it did.
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Journal Article: The Yellow Wallpaper
Source: ProQuest Central
Discipline: Literature

“The Yellow Wallpaper” is a short story by American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January of 1892. It is regarded by many as an important early work of American feminist literature because the way it illustrates attitudes towards the mental and physical health of women in the 19th century. (excerpt)
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Journal Article: Relationship of Sanitizers, Disinfectants and Cleaning Agents with Antimicrobial Resistance
Source: ProQuest Central
Discipline: Biological Science 

Sanitizers, disinfectants and cleaning agents are vital to food hygiene assurance and are a major public health protection measure. Limiting microbial antibiotic resistance is also a global public health priority. Although many factors contribute to the rise in antimicrobial resistance in bacteria infecting humans, antibiotic use in both human clinical settings and for food-producing animals are primary contributors.
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