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For the bookshelf: East of Denver

For the bookshelf: East of Denver

East of Denver By Gregory Hill Dutton Adult, 2012   East of Denver tells the story of Shakespeare Williams, who returns to his family’s farm in eastern Colorado to find his widowed, senile father living in squalor. Facing the loss of the farm, Shakespeare hatches a plot with his father […]

For the Bookshelf: Defending National Treasures

For the Bookshelf: Defending National Treasures

Defending National Treasures: French Art and Heritage Under Vichy By Elizabeth Campbell Karlsgodt Stanford University Press, 2011   In Defending National Treasures, Karlsgodt examines lasting preservation policies created during the Nazi occupation, as well as the effort by French curators to acquire works of art from Jewish collections for the […]

New book by Beth Karlsgodt, DU History professor, examines National Treasures

Elizabeth Campbell Karlsgodt, assistant professor of History at the University of Denver (DU), examines the ethical dimensions of museum acquisitions in her new book Defending National Treasures: French Art and Heritage Under Vichy (Stanford University Press, 2011). In the book, Karlsgodt examines lasting preservation policies created during the Nazi occupation, as well as the effort by French curators to acquire works of art from Jewish collections for the Louvre and other museums.

New book shares secrets to success in the music business

New book shares secrets to success in the music business

Most music schools teach students how to perform on stage, but they don’t teach skills for performance in the business world. Ramon “Ray” Ricker (BME ’65) fills in the missing notes to help aspiring musicians avoid becoming starving artists in his book Lessons From a Street-Wise Professor: What You Won’t […]

For the bookshelf: Good Business—Exercising Effective and Ethical Leadership

For the bookshelf: Good Business—Exercising Effective and Ethical Leadership

Good Business: Exercising Effective and Ethical Leadership Edited by James O’Toole and Don Mayer Taylor & Francis Inc., 2010 This collection of essays addresses the increasingly important topics of corporate ethics, social responsibility and sustainability in the context of effective global business strategies. Instead of condemning business, or exhorting corporate […]

For the bookshelf: Lessons From a Street-Wise Professor

For the bookshelf: Lessons From a Street-Wise Professor

Lessons From a Street-Wise Professor: What You Won’t Learn at Most Music Schools By Ramon Ricker Soundown Inc., 2011   Most music schools teach students how to perform on stage, but they don’t teach skills for performance in the business world. Ramon “Ray” Ricker (BME ’65) fills in the missing […]

For the bookshelf: Healing the Highlander

For the bookshelf: Healing the Highlander

Healing the Highlander By Melissa Mayhue Simon & Schuster Adult, 2011   Mayhue’s seventh “Daughters of the Glen” paranormal historical Scottish romance novel matches up time traveler Leah Noble McQuarrie and highland warrior Andrew MacAlister. He longs for a cure to free him from the excruciating pain caused by an […]

For the bookshelf: Journalism Ethics

For the bookshelf: Journalism Ethics

Journalism Ethics: A Casebook of Professional Conduct for News Media Edited by Fred Brown Marion Street Press, 2011 Journalism Ethics offers practical, step-by-step guidance for making ethical decisions and presents criteria for understanding moral and legal implications as well as matters of taste. The book presents 50 ethical challenges news […]

For the Bookshelf: Challenges in Health and Development

For the Bookshelf: Challenges in Health and Development

Challenges in Health and Development: From Global to Community Development By Sandy Johnson Springer-Verlag New York, 2010 At the turn of the 21st century, human health and economic growth are inextricably linked components of international development. Challenges in Health and Development is a primer on the changing configurations of population […]

For the Bookshelf: Man’s Companions

For the Bookshelf: Man’s Companions

Man’s Companions By Joanna Ruocco Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2010 For the characters in Man’s Companions — a collection of 31 linked short stories — the self is a degraded version of someone else. Fantasy is stymied by performance anxiety. Delayed gratification phones in a last-minute cancellation. At the heart of […]