One of the most influential institutions of higher learning in the world, the University of Chicago has a powerful and distinct identity, and its name is synonymous with intellectual rigor. With nearly 170,000 alumni living and working in more than 150 countries, its impact is far-reaching and long-lasting.With The University of Chicago: A History, John W. Boyer, Dean of the College since 1992, presents a deeply researched and comprehensive history of the university. Boyer has mined the archives, exploring the school’s complex and sometimes controversial past to set myth and hearsay apart from fact. The result is a fascinating narrative of a legendary academic community, one that brings to light the nature of its academic culture and curricula, the experience of its students, its engagement with Chicago’s civic community, and the conditions that have enabled the university to survive and sustain itself through decades of change.Boyer’s extensive research shows that the University of Chicago’s identity is profoundly interwoven with its history, and that history is unique in the annals of American higher education. After a little-known false start in the mid-nineteenth century, it achieved remarkable early successes, yet in the 1950s it faced a collapse of undergraduate enrollment, which proved fiscally debilitating for decades. Throughout, the university retained its fierce commitment to a distinctive, intense academic culture marked by intellectual merit and free debate, allowing it to rise to international acclaim. Today it maintains a strong obligation to serve the larger community through its connections to alumni, to the city of Chicago, and increasingly to its global community.Published to coincide with the 125th anniversary of the university, this must-have reference will appeal to alumni and anyone interested in the history of higher education of the United States.
Published by: University of Chicago Press | Publication date: 09/23/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 704 pages
Geared toward IT management and business executives seeking to excel in business intelligence initiatives, this practical guide explores creating business alignment strategies that help prioritize business requirements, build organizational and cultural strategies, increase IT efficiency, and promote user adoption. Business intelligence, together with business analytics and performance management, eliminates information overload by organizing the massive amounts of information available in the modern enterprise. Addressing the challenges of business intelligence operations, this resource supports the goal of better business decision making and identifying unrealized opportunities. Each chapter includes a checklist of recommended approaches and a strategy overview template.
Published by: Mc Press | Publication date: 11/01/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 137 pages
As wine's popularity continues to explode in the US, and sales sky-rocketing with it, there has come an avalanche of 'wine education' books preaching and promising to teach you everything you ever (or never) wanted to know about wine. But none of them actually make you go drink the stuff. It's kind of like reading a hundred books on how to ride a bike, without ever mounting up on the pedals.Aha! This book aims to quench that real thirst of wine knowledge by actually getting you out there and drinking, albeit with the training wheels on for starters. Drink This Now! is a book for those actually wanting to start drinking the Bacchus beverage immediately while they learn some stuff along the way. I'll be honest: you don't need any damn book to drink and enjoy wine, but many find wine's complexities and details a little daunting which is why they are hesitant to confidently jump in with both feet. I want to help with that, get you drinking now, and get you walking the walk and talking the talk of wine which actually increases your enjoyment immensely.Using actual wine lessons written for and tested out in my college classes Drink This Now! was written with the wine-curious beginner in mind. First-time imbibers, college students, and even seasoned drinkers who would like to know a little more detail about this fantastic fluid are the target audience. Let's get drinking!
Publication date: 01/07/2010Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 212 pages
A major new biography of Duke Ellington from the acclaimed author of Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington was the greatest jazz composer of the twentieth century—and an impenetrably enigmatic personality whom no one, not even his closest friends, claimed to understand. The grandson of a slave, he dropped out of high school to become one of the world’s most famous musicians, a showman of incomparable suavity who was as comfortable in Carnegie Hall as in the nightclubs where he honed his style. He wrote some fifteen hundred compositions, many of which, like “Mood Indigo” and “Sophisticated Lady,” remain beloved standards, and he sought inspiration in an endless string of transient lovers, concealing his inner self behind a smiling mask of flowery language and ironic charm. As the biographer of Louis Armstrong, Terry Teachout is uniquely qualified to tell the story of the public and private lives of Duke Ellington. A semi-finalist for the National Book Award, Duke peels away countless layers of Ellington’s evasion and public deception to tell the unvarnished truth about the creative genius who inspired Miles Davis to say, “All the musicians should get together one certain day and get down on their knees and thank Duke.”
Published by: Avery | Publication date: 10/17/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 497 pages
Shifting faculty roles in a changing landscape Ernest L. Boyer's landmark book Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate challenged the publish-or-perish status quo that dominated the academic landscape for generations. His powerful and enduring argument for a new approach to faculty roles and rewards continues to play a significant part of the national conversation on scholarship in the academy. Though steeped in tradition, the role of faculty in the academic world has shifted significantly in recent decades. The rise of the non-tenure-track class of professors is well documented. If the historic rule of promotion and tenure is waning, what role can scholarship play in a fragmented, unbundled academy? Boyer offers a still much-needed approach. He calls for a broadened view of scholarship, audaciously refocusing its gaze from the tenure file and to a wider community. This expanded edition offers, in addition to the original text, a critical introduction that explores the impact of Boyer's views, a call to action for applying Boyer's message to the changing nature of faculty work, and a discussion guide to help readers start a new conversation about how Scholarship Reconsidered applies today.
Published by: Jossey-Bass | Publication date: 10/06/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 185 pages
We are delighted to celebrate fifteen years of publishing with this collection of twenty amazing one-act plays. Here you will discover astonishing, fresh, and sadly under-appreciated one-act play scripts. These plays are a perfect tonic for those tired of seeing the same old things produced endlessly. These plays positively bristle with wit, life and ingenuity. This book includes plays perfect for high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, and many that appeal to more mature audiences. Looking for variety? Some of the subjects covered in the collection include; bumbling detectives, school shooters, God eating lunch with (and taunting) an advertising rep, schoolboy werewolves, a dark musical about Rumpelstiltskin, a tense standoff between poachers and a game warden, an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm, barflies in Washington State, a theater company held hostage, a mysterious suicide, a man who believes himself to be Humphrey Bogart, an authentic glimpse at 15th Century Mexico, a philosophy-quoting diner waitress, speaking ill of the dead and getting away with it, a hip-hop wannabe named PaN-TeeZ, a look at 150 years of racism in the Deep South, a proper British couple who find an uninvited clown in their drawing room, a stripper caring for her aging mother, a man coming home to find he has somehow gained a son and lost his wife, and a look at the life of Tristan Tzara and the Dada movement. Featuring the work of twenty amazing playwrights:Alex Odom, Hope McIntyre, Fraser MacFarlane, Lewis Gardner, Dan Roth, J. Boyer, John Morogiello, Karl Rahder, Adam Harrell, Nina Haberli, Polychronis Koutsakis, Bruce Dean Willis, Roy C. Berkowitz, Daniel R. Lillford, Robert B. Boulrice, Carolyn Nur Wistrand, Greg Freier, Jonathan Joy, Jeff Folschinsky, Xander Kennedy. A cost-effective way to review a lot of amazing one-act plays.
Published by: One Act Play Depot | Publication date: 08/20/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 782 pages
A comprehensive guide to public sector collaboration with private and nonprofit organizations for better service delivery Governing Cross-Sector Collaboration tackles the issues inherent in partnerships with nongovernmental actors for public service delivery, highlighting the choices available and the accompanying challenges and opportunities that arise. Based on research, interviews with public, private and nonprofit sector leaders, and considerable analysis of organizations involved in public-private-nonprofit collaborations, the book provides insight into cross-sector collaboration at the global, federal, state, and local levels. Through an examination of the primary modes of cross-sector collaboration, including collaborative contracting, partnerships, networks, and independent public services providers, the book presents a clear case for how public managers can assess the trade-offs and use these options to improve public service delivery. Nonprofit organizations, businesses, and third-party contractors are increasingly partnering with government to deliver public services. Recognizing the types of collaborative approaches, and their potential to solve public policy problems is quickly becoming a major task for public managers, with new methods and techniques constantly emerging. Governing Cross-Sector Collaboration provides specific examples and a framework for public managers to make strategic choices about how to engage private and nonprofit actors in delivering public goods and services while ensuring the public interest. The book provides effective methods for choosing, designing, governing, and evaluating networks, partnerships, and independent public-services providers, with in-depth discussion encompassing:
- Analysis and engagement of cross-sector organizations
- Fostering democratic accountability in the public interest
- Collaborative approaches (including contracts, networks and partnerships) and the issues associated with each type of arrangement
- Leadership and organizational learning in cross-sector collaboration
Published by: Jossey-Bass | Publication date: 08/11/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 371 pages
He was born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr., on December 31, 1943, in Roswell, New Mexico. The general public knows him better as John Denver, trained architect, international performer, a man who sings about his experiences of living, and, in doing so, reveals his spirituality. On October 12, 1997, at the age of fifty-three, Denver died in Monterey Bay, California, in a solo airplane crash. Through the lyrics of his songs on more than sixty albums, Denver reveals his spirituality, that invisible force that motivates or inspires his personal spirit and gives insight and meaning to what he did and why he did it. This book is designed to guide the reader through an analysis of John Denver's spirituality, as it is gleaned and categorized according to major and minor themes that emerge from the lyrics of his songs. The reader is invited to experience Denver's spirituality through a reflection section at the end of each chapter."Fans of John Denver will be delighted by Boyer's thematic survey of Denver's lyrics and spirituality. Boyer looks at Denver's songs through the lens of several topics, environment, family, time, and many more to thoughtfully examine Denver's spirituality. Each chapter concludes with a reflection to inspire further examination. This is a wonderful book for those who love John Denver's work and seek to explore the world he loved so dearly."--Will Chiles, Singer-Composer"Talk to God and Listen to the Causal Reply invites the reader on a contemplative journey into the spirituality of John Denver and his music. The skillfulness with which Boyer connects Denver's lyrics to Scripture and faith places the reader alongside the musician to experience a reverence and appreciation for all of God's works."--Kristopher Morehead, St. Francis of Assisi Parish"Boyer's comprehensive knowledge of John Denver's life and music is matched only by his insight for spiritual discovery. While many previous works drew inspiration from Scripture, his latest book guides the reader in exploring their spirituality through the poetry of Denver's lyrics. For the most authentic experience, I recommend a trip to the Rocky Mountains with this book in your pack and a 'John Denver's Greatest Hits' album on your headphones."--John Kossler, Ecologist, Western Meridian Resources"Boyer provides an intriguing understanding and fascinating experience of John Denver's spirituality. The universal spirit John Denver shares through his lyrics and music will resonate with the reader and enrich one's spirituality. Boyer prompts us to talk to God and listen to his casual reply in our lives, as Denver exemplified."--Matthew Ver Miller, Licensed Psychologist and Board-Certified Coach, Rocky Mountain Professional Counseling Mark G. Boyer--well-known author and college instructor--has been writing books on biblical and liturgical spirituality for thirty years. He has written fifty-four spirituality-focused volumes--including a previous book on John Denver--which prompt the reader to recognize the divine in everyday life. Boyer has taught courses in Bible and film at Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, for almost thirty years. This is his fourteenth Wipf and Stock title.
Published by: Wipf & Stock, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers | Publication date: 12/13/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 118 pages
With business analytics is becoming increasingly strategic to all types of organizations and with many companies struggling to create a meaningful impact with this emerging technology, this work—based on the combined experience of 10 organizations that display excellence and expertise on the subject—shares the best practices, discusses the management aspects and sociology that drives success, and uncovers the five key aspects behind the success of some of the top business analytics programs in the industry. Readers will learn about numerous topics, including how to create and manage a changing business analytics strategy; align business priorities to technological innovation; quantify and demonstrate tangible business value; implement program processes that balance agility, empowerment, and control; and architecting a business analytics technology solution with future innovation in mind. This is the ideal resource for any organization that wants to learn how a business analytics program can help manage value, employees, and technology to translate strategies into actionable insight and achievement.
Published by: Mc Press | Publication date: 11/15/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 168 pages
The New York Times:“Boyer’s book is more than a life of John Brown. It is a tapestry of the whole of American life in the generation that slid into civil war. It is a rich weave. Here is old John Quincy Adams, in his seventies, cured of his psychosomatic carbuncles by the sheer exhilaration of the struggle against the slaveowners in Congress. Here is the pro-slavery mob at Alton on the Mississippi, weeping at the sheer eloquence of the abolitionist editor, Elijah Lovejoy, but shooting him down just the same. Here is the slave rebel, Nat Turner, taunted by a Tidewater planter about his approaching execution, and answering, as John Brown himself would have answered, “Was not Christ crucified?”More from the New York Times:The Legend of John Brownby Godfrey HodgsonJanuary 21, 1973The accepted view of historians has dismissed Brown as a violent and unstable fanatic, thrust into symbolic prominence by the accident of approaching civil war. Richard Boyer, who has been a New Yorker writer and co-author of Labor's Untold Story (1955), has foraged in the sources as diligently as any professional historian. But the great merit of this first volume of his biography is that it restores Brown as what he was: an archetypal hero of the epic of 19th-century America, which was both pilgrimage and enterprise....Boyer’s first volume leaves Brown, four years from Harper's Ferry, arriving in Kansas resolved "not to die alone." He did not. He took with half million Union and Confederate dead, and the “accursed thing,” slavery, as well. It is one of the great stories...I look forward to its climax in his second volume.
Published by: Ebooks for Students, Ltd. | Publication date: 10/02/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 627 pages