LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students
no. 173 (9 May 2012)
1. Brown, Harriet. “The boom and bust ECO,”
Psychology Today, vol. 45, no. 1 (Jan/Feb 2012): p. 66-73.
Jennifer Crocker, a psychologist at the University of Michigan, found that college students value boosts to their self-esteem such as receiving a good grade or a compliment more than any other pleasant activity they were asked about.
Psychology Today is available electronically at
2. Bennetts, Leslie. “A long way to go, baby: the stubborn gender gap,”
Newsweek vol. 159, no. 11 (March 12, 2012): p. 5
The article examines the gender gap in United States today. In any sector such as aerospace engineering, Hollywood films, higher education, or Fortune 500 leading positions, women max out at roughly 16 percent. It also looks at the Emerge America program and the statistics of women leaders in American government.
Newsweek is available electronically at
Collaborate: the art of we/ Dan Sanker
(HD69.S8 S257 2012)
Dan Sanker, the founder, CEO and president of CaseStack (a company that is well-known for its innovative technology and collaborative relationships) provides a practical guide on Collaboration. This timely book covers different aspects of collaboration, from conception to implementation and analysis.
SPEECHES & QUOTATIONS
John F. Kennedy took the oath of office to become the 35th President of the United States on January 20, 1961 in Washington, D.C. and delivered his historic inaugural address. This is the speech with the famous quote: ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country. President Kennedy urged American citizens to participate in public service.
Links of Interest:
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
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