27 May 2021 Blogs, Academic, Community College, Public, Faculty, Librarian

Editors’ Picks for Faculty…May Issue

Woody Harrelson on regenerative agriculture, Russian pop music, Israel and Palestine, change management in organizations, and more

By Kelly A. Latham, Editor

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Documentary: Kiss the Ground
Source: Academic Video Online
Disciplines: Environmental Studies, Agriculture

Narrated by Woody Harrelson, this award-winning documentary tells the story of a revolutionary group of activists, scientists, farmers and politicians who band together in a global movement of “Regenerative Agriculture” that could balance our climate, replenish our water supply and feed the world. This inspiring and groundbreaking film may reveal the first viable solution to our climate crisis.
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Ebook: Roll Over, Tchaikovsky! Russian Popular Music and Post-Soviet Homosexuality
Source: Academic Complete
Disciplines: Music, Gender Studies

Centered on the musical experiences of homosexual men in St. Petersburg and Moscow, this ground-breaking study examines how post-Soviet popular music both informs and plays off a corporeal understanding of Russian male homosexuality. Drawing upon ethnography, musical analysis and phenomenological theory, Stephen Amico offers an expert technical analysis of Russian rock, pop and estrada music.
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Journal Article: Creating Healing Environments Through the Theory of Caring
Source: ProQuest Central
Discipline: Nursing

From the AORN Journal, this article describes the journey taken at one hospital to create a healing environment for patients and staff through the implementation of Watson’s Theory of Human Caring and her Caritas Processes (i.e., loving kindness, authentic presence, spirituality, being the environment, believing in miracles).
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Dissertation: Factors That Influence Successful Organizational Change in Corporations
Source: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Disciplines: Business, Management

Corporations are confronted with two challenges today: the increasing demand to change to stay competitive and the implementation of successful organizational change. Although they usually bow to the demand for change, studies have found that more change initiatives fail to meet desired outcomes. This dissertation uses a systematic review of literature to examine leadership style, employees’ reaction to change and change outcomes management.
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Ebook: The Struggle for Female Suffrage in Europe: Voting to Become Citizens
Source: Academic Complete
Disciplines: History, Sociology

By comparing women’s access to suffrage in the countries that make up the European Union, this ebook provides a retelling of how citizenship was gradually coined in Europe from the perspective of women. It uncovers the dynamics at play in the recognition of male and female suffrage rights and in the definition of male and female citizenship in modern Europe.
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Documentary: Life Interrupted: Telling Breast Cancer Stories
Source: Academic Video Online
Disciplines: Medicine, Public Health

Experience the empowering stories of breast cancer survivors told through unflinching graphic imagery. The women in this film are confronting a life-altering diagnosis and refuse to step down as they respond to their disease process and the rebuilding of their lives with honesty, dignity, humor and grace. Each sheds light on the emotional and physical roadblocks they overcame.
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Dissertation: Brain-Based Theories in the Teaching of Writing
Source: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Disciplines: Writing, Literature, Linguistics

Educators bemoan the low level of writing skills in today’s students. Debates about how to teach writing and grammar swing from traditional methods of lesson drills and rote memorization to whole language approaches that attempt to create meaningfulness by teaching sentence structure and writing skills through the students’ own compositions. However, a key component must be understood in combination with both: students must be motivated to learn to write through instruction aligned with how their brains process information and make associations already stored in long-term memory.
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Journal Article: Stopping the Cycle
Source: ProQuest Central
Disciplines: Global Issues, Economics

This article in The Economist details the current conflict in which Israelis and Palestinians have once again goaded each other to the brink of war in the Holy Land. According to this article, though they make up 38% of Jerusalem’s population, most local Palestinians are not citizens but “residents,” granted access to health care and social security – but not the same rights as Jews. Palestinians in the wider West Bank, like those in Jerusalem, have watched Israel confiscate land and build settlements on occupied territory, which is illegal under international law, the article says.
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