Category Archives: Books

Leisure Reading in the GSU Libraries

Looking for a good book to read unrelated to your research or coursework? In response to requests from students and a renewed interest in recreational reading, the GSU libraries have introduced a leisure reading section, called the Browsing Collection. What … Continue reading

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Hurricane Research at the GSU Library

Workers fix a broken traffic light in Savannah, GA after Hurricane David in 1979.

Hurricanes destroy property and take lives, but they also inspire many research topics. Storm related questions include: Does climate change mean more and stronger storms? Is the Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity accurate? What is the human cost of living … Continue reading

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Introducing Ebook Central

Ebook Central is a new ebook platform that has replaced ebrary and EBL (Ebook Library). This platform has an improved user interface with easy-to-use tools for taking notes and making citations. The login process works like it did for EBL … Continue reading

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Upcoming 2017 Dale Somers Memorial Lecture, Department of History

photo, Deborah E. Harkness, from University of Southern California history department page

The History department’s annual Dale Somers Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Deborah Harkness, professor of History at the University of Southern California, at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 7, in 25 Park Place, Room 830. Prof. Harkness is a … Continue reading

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Upcoming Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Lecture: “Becoming Coalitional: The Perverse Encounter of Queer to the Left and the Jesus People USA”

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The Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies announces its Anne L. Harper Annual Lecture, “Becoming Coalitional: The Perverse Encounter of Queer to the Left and the Jesus People USA,” by Deborah Gould, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University … Continue reading

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Gerontology Lecture: “Remembering the Good Times: A Caregiver’s Journey”

The GSU Gerontology Institute is hosting its annual Barbara Pittard Payne Lectureship in Gerontology on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 6:00pm at Centennial Hall: “Remembering the Good Times: A Caregiver’s Journey,” by Bern Nadette Stanis, best known as Thelma Evans from the … Continue reading

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Making History, Writing History: Thoughts for Black History Month

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We often hear the phrases “living through history,” “witnessing history,” “history in the making.” We are literally always creating what historians call “primary sources,” which can be any kind of resource that is made, written, drawn, filmed, built. Almost anything … Continue reading

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New Publications: The Devil’s Riches: A Modern History of Greed and Migrations in the German Lands, 1500-2000

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Prof. Jared Poley of the History Department has recently published The Devil’s Riches: A Modern History of Greed (2016). A broadly ranging topical history, The Devil’s Riches focuses on the evolution of the concept of greed over the past five hundred years. … Continue reading

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Data Literacy

When data is properly collected, analyzed and presented it can help us understand complex systems and improve decision making. Conversely, bad data will mislead us and distort our perception of the world around us. Given that we are constantly inundated with … Continue reading

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Middle East Studies Center Panel Discussion: Trump and the Middle East

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The GSU Middle East Studies Center will present a panel discussion “Trump and the Middle East” on Tuesday January 24 in the Troy Moore Library, 25 Park Place, 23rd Floor, Room 2343, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Panelists include: … Continue reading

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