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Collected Poems, Laurence Stapleton, Mary E. Garrett Alumnae Professor Emeritus of English, Riverstone Press, 1999. One of Laurence Stapleton's last requests was that her new poems and selected earlier poems be published in book form. Before her death in April, 1998, she had worked hard for several years to complete the two-part sequel to "Yushin's Log," the long historical narrative that was the title poem of her 1969 book. This three -part work, now called "Ventures Toward Americ a," details three journeys of exploration and discovery-seaman Yushin's account of Bering's voyage from Siberia to Alaska, John Ledyard's dream of crossing the North American continent, and Sacajewea's remarkable guiding of Lewis and Clark to the fulfillment of that same goal. Adventure, discovery, courage, insight into human nature, and the fascination of encountering that which lies beyond us-these themes engaged her poetic imagination in her later years. Shorter lyrical poems are also included.

Looking Together at Student Work: A Companion Guide to Assessing Student Learning, Tina Blythe '80, David Allen, Barbara Schieffelin Powell '62, Teachers College Press, 1999. This practical guide offers teachers, administrators, curriculum coordinators and researchers strategies and resources for working together to examine and discuss student work such as scienc e projects, essays, art work, math problems and more. It includes real examples from schools that have developed their o wn ways of looking collaboratively at student work and a list of publications that can provide further help.

From the Margins of Empire: Christina Stead, Doris Lessing, Nadine Gordimer, Louise Yelin '67, Cornell University Press, 1998. Christina Stead, Doris Lessing and Nadine Gordimer-white women novelists who were born or grew up in British colonies or former colonies-reflect the subject of national identity in vastly different ways in both their lives and thei r work. From the Margins of Empire looks at how they construct the question of national identity. Stead, who resided o utside of her native Australia, has an unsettled identity. Lessing, who grew up in Southern Rhodesia and migrated to England, is or has become English. Gordimer, who was born in South Africa and remains there, considers herself South African.

The Power and Passion of M. Carey Thomas, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, University of Illinois Press, reprint 1999. Best known as the second president and primary architect of Bryn Mawr College, M. Carey Thomas was also a founder of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a leader in the women's suffrage movement and the preeminent spokeswoman for education around the turn of the century. Horowitz details her accomplishments as an educator and feminist and her intimate relati onships with women, as well as her manipulative and duplicitous side and her racism.

Walking Out on the Boys, Frances K. Conley '60, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998. Conley, the first woman to become a tenured full professor of neurosurgery in the United States, resigned from her position at Stanford to protest the medical school's long-ingrained, overt gender discrimination. In this memoir, she describes her medical training, the enormou s investment she made in becoming a member of the small, elite, white male world of neurosurgery, and her realization that she would never be a full member of this club. Conley explores the world of academic medicine, where women are still treated as inferiors. As a result, research and treatment of women's health problems lag far behind those of men. She eventually returned to Stanford after some of the changes for which she had fought were initiated, but her story maintains that women doctors and hospita l staff still have a long way to go before they are judged on their abilities rather than on their gender.

Blue Guide Australia, Erika Esau, Ph.D. '85, George Boeck, W.W. Norton, 1999. In this travel guide, the authors combine introductory articles on Australian art, history, literature, film, natural history and Aboriginal culture with suggestions for exploring each state and walking tours around the main towns and cities. They also provide explanations of historical f igures, cultural events and literary sites, plus maps and extensive practical information for travelers, such as lodgi ng and transportation essentials.

Direct From Dell, Michael Dell with Catherine Fredman '80, HarperCollins, 1999. Dell is the chair and chief executive officer of Dell Computer Corporation, an $18 billion company and the second-largest manufacturer and marketer of computers in the world. In Direct From Dell, he tells the story of his company's success, beginning in his college do rm room with $1,000 in capital. He shares his perspectives on topics including starting out, customers, competition and integrat ing your business.

Elder Law in New Jersey: Finding Solutions for Legal Problems, Alice K. Dueker '79, Rutgers University Press, 2000. This guidebook includes information for New Jersey residents on healthcare, wills, internal family disputes such as child custody and divorce, employment issues such as age discrimination and pension problems, and housing issues for tenants and home owners. Dueker lists contact information for agencies and programs providing free or low-cost services for seniors.

A Primer of Christianity for Pew Sitters and Other People, Sally Loomis Campbell '49, Springs, 1999. Campbell explains Christianity's teachings and introduces the spiritual heritage of the West, providing a brief history of the Church. She offers some ideas about how Christianity's faith statements, the Creeds, may be newly interpreted, in keeping with ancient myths as well as with today's science.

The Teaching for Understanding Guide, Tina Blythe '80, Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1998. This guide describes an approach to teaching that requires students to think, analyze, problem solve and make meaning of what they are learning. Brief case studies of teachers using this approach illustrate the process in action.

Issues and Dilemmas of Biotechnology: A Reference Guide, Bernice Schacter '65, Greenwood Press, 1999. This resource for advanced high school students and teachers explores the science behind new technologies in agriculture, the environment, food and healthcare. Each chapter addresses a specific issue with the goal of helping readers understand all the different w ays biotechnology is being explored and implemented in our lives today, as well as to critically perceive the arguments being made concerning these issues. Each topic is presented as a case study and examines the stakeholders-doctors, scientists, insurance companies, big businesses and so on-and their stakes in the various debates. Genetic testing, patenting of human gene sequences, cloning and genetically engineered food are discussed.

Haverford College Collection of Classical Antiquities: The Bequest of Ernest Allen, Ann Harnwell Ashmead '52, Ph.D. '59, University of Pennsylva-nia Museum, 1999. Haverford alumnus Ernest Allen, class of 1940, bequeathed his collection of ancient Greek pottery to Haverford College upon his death. The collection, on permanent display in Magill Library, is catalogued in this book.

Augustine: The Scattered and Gathered Self, Sandra Lee Dixon '78, Chalice Press, 1999. In this psychobiographical investigation, Dixon explores the psychological and cultural forces that shaped Augustine's life, and how those same forces impact faith in contemporary context.

Le Père Lachaise, Catherine Healey '75, Karen Bowie and Agnes Bos, Eds., L'Action Artistique de la Ville de Paris, 1998. This collection of essays analyzes Paris' celebrated cemetery in terms of social, cultural and political discourse and traces its importance in the history of sculpture, architecture and landscape design. Illustrated with maps, engravings and photographs.

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