Monday, April 24, 2017

Wireless Help

Check your mail from today for more details on helping students with wireless problems.

Here's the short version.

1.  Ask if they have changed their password or been notified to do so recently.  This is the reason for the vast majority of wireless problems.

2.  Have them reset their password on a wired network computer.

3.  Follow directions to reset on their devices found on this page: http://technology.gsu.edu/technology-services/it-services/wireless-networks/

4.  If all else fails, send to CAT-Lab (if open) or call technology help line. 404-413-4357

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Environmental Studies Assignment

Cody Luedtke is requiring her students to use the Council of Science Editors documentation style and a very specific template to format a research paper.  (All new to me!)  There is a copy of the assignment with examples of citations at the ref desk.  Though there are various online helps from different universities, I think it best to stick with the simplified guidelines this instructor distributed through iCollege.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

WORD 2016

Some of the student computers have malformed  or no shortcuts to MS Office applications.  Occasionally the student receives a message that the copy of WORD is unauthorized or not installed when trying to open a document from thumb drive or email.

If the pathway to an installed application is not formed, the student must first open ALL Programs from the start menu and navigate to MSOffice and the app they need.  Once they initialize the application, it will usually open their imported/saved document.  A live short cut is sometimes added to their profiles for future use.

If opening WORD from ALL Programs doesn't work, please let me know the computer number so I can initiate a help desk ticket.

Thanks.

Print/Copy Refunds

The official stance of GSU is no refunds.
Here is what the Panther Print site [http://technology.gsu.edu/technology-services/it-services/labs-and-classrooms/computer-labs/pantherprint/] says about poor quality prints:
Reprints
It is important to verify the accuracy and indicated cost of your print job before releasing to the printer. In case you send the wrong print job or change your mind about printing it, you are not obligated to print it. Simply do not print the job from the print release station and it will automatically be removed from the system later. If your print job jams or the print quality is poor, you may ask for a reprint. However, we are unable to provide credits or refunds. Simply ask a lab attendant for help if you need any assistance with print quality or use of the PantherPrint system.
(Presumably this also applies to copies, though I could find no documentation of that online.)

The only time a refund will be given is from a Panther Cash account at the time a student graduates or leaves the university. In which case, use this form:
http://panthercard.gsu.edu/files/2013/03/REfundREquest.pdf

If students have any questions or concerns, they are to call the  Auxilliary Services Office: 404-413-9500.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

New Electric Stapler

There is a new electric stapler at the Ref Desk.  It works best with the Bostitch heavy duty staples in the parts drawer.  Please use those.  Ask Susan if you need more.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

New Books at Dunwoody (4 of 4)

Here is the final batch:



Puerto Ricans in the United States

Though their presence in the United States is long standing, knowledge about Puerto Ricans their culture, history, socioeconomic status, and contributions has been decidedly inadequate. Edna Acosta-Belén and Carlos Santiago change this status quo, presenting a nuanced portrait of both the community today and the trajectory of its development.



Sexual Minorities and Politics

Sexual Minorities and Politics is the first book to provide students with an up-to-date, thorough, and comprehensive overview of the historical, political, and legal status of sexual and gender minorities. 




Bad Call

Bad Call looks at the technologies used to make refereeing decisions in sports, analyzes them in action, and explains the consequences.



Bellevue

David Oshinsky, whose last book, Polio: An American Story, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize, chronicles the history of America's oldest hospital and in so doing also charts the rise of New York to the nation's preeminent city, the path of American medicine from butchery and quackery to a professional and scientific endeavor, and the growth of a civic institution.



The Classical World

An authoritative and accessible study of the foundations, development, and enduring legacy of the cultures of Greece and Rome, centered on ten locations of seminal importance in the development of Classical civilization.




Climate Change: A Wicked Problem

Under one cover, Frank Incropera provides a comprehensive, objective and critical assessment of all issues germane to the climate change debate: science, technology options, economic ramifications, cultural and behavioural issues, the influence of special interests and public policy, geopolitics, and ethical dimensions.





The Colorblind Screen

In The Colorblind Screen, the contributors examine television’s role as the major discursive medium in the articulation and contestation of racialized identities in the United States. 




Learning Theories Simplified

Written for busy teachers, trainers, managers and students, this dip-in dip-out guide makes theories of learning accessible and practical. It explores over 100 classic and contemporary learning theorists in an easy-to-use, bite-sized format with clear relevant illustrations on how each theory will benefit your teaching and learning. Each model or theory is explained in less than 350 words, many with accompanying diagrams, and the ‘how to use it’ sections, in less than 500 words.

The Mature Student's Guide to Writing

In Millennium, bestselling historian Ian Mortimer takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the last ten centuries of Western history. It is a journey into a past vividly brought to life and bursting with ideas, that pits one century against another in his quest to measure which century saw the greatest change.

When Moral Politics was first published two decades ago, it redefined how Americans think and talk about politics through the lens of cognitive political psychology. Today, George Lakoff’s classic text has become all the more relevant, as liberals and conservatives have come to hold even more vigorously opposed views of the world, with the underlying assumptions of their respective worldviews at the level of basic morality. Even more so than when Lakoff wrote, liberals and conservatives simply have very different, deeply held beliefs about what is right and wrong.

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A unique and compelling portrait of William F. Buckley as the champion of conservative ideas in an age of liberal dominance, taking on the smartest adversaries he could find while singlehandedly reinventing the role of public intellectual in the network television era.
This is an invaluable, concise, all-in-one guide for carrying out student research and writing a paper, adaptable to course use and suitable for use by students independently, it successfully guides students along every step of the way.


In this remarkable and often-shocking book, Calhoun dissects the moral, psychological, and cultural impact that drone killings are having on modern society. 
A trenchant exploration of race, class, and identity, The Weight of Shadows is a searing meditation on the nature of political, linguistic, and cultural borders, and the meaning of “America.”

In her award-winning book The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston created an entirely new form—an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool analysis. First published in 1976, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, female, Chinese, American.  

Women’s Rights in the USA is a rigorous examination of the intersection of gender roles and public policy and the implications for feminist activists. The book places full information on state and federal statutes and court decisions in the context of the ebb and flow of debates that have engaged the public since the founding of the Republic.

Xinjiang and the Modern Chinese State views modern Chinese political history from the perspective of Han officials who were tasked with governing Xinjiang. This region, inhabited by Uighurs, Kazaks, Hui, Mongols, Kirgiz, and Tajiks, is also the last significant "colony" of the former Qing empire to remain under continuous Chinese rule throughout the twentieth century. 

New Books at Dunwoody (Part 3 of 4)

Round #3 of what's new at Dunwoody!



A Narco History

The term “Mexican Drug War” misleads. It implies that the ongoing bloodbath, which has now killed well over 100,000 people, is an internal Mexican affair. But this diverts attention from the U.S. role in creating and sustaining the carnage. Written by two award-winning authors, one American and the other Mexican, A Narco History reviews the interlocking twentieth-century histories that produced this twenty-first century calamity, and proposes how to end it.



Nothing but Love in God's Water

The first of two volumes chronicling the history and role of music in the African American experience, Nothing but Love in God’s Water explores how songs and singers helped African Americans challenge and overcome slavery, subjugation, and suppression. 



Only Humans Need Apply

An invigorating, thought-provoking, and positive look at the rise of automation that explores how professionals across industries can find sustainable careers in the near future.



Queer Wars

Queer Wars explores the growing international polarization over sexual rights, and the creative responses from social movements and activists, some of whom face murder, imprisonment or rape because of their perceived sexuality or gender expression.

 

Rasputin

Drawing on a wealth of forgotten documents from archives in seven countries, Smith presents Rasputin in all his complexity--man of God, voice of peace, loyal subject, adulterer, drunkard. Rasputin is not just a definitive biography of an extraordinary and legendary man but a fascinating portrait of the twilight of imperial Russia as it lurched toward catastrophe.



Rocket Girl

This is the extraordinary true story of America's first female rocket scientist. Told by her son, it describes Mary Sherman Morgan's crucial contribution to launching America's first satellite and the author's labyrinthine journey to uncover his mother's lost legacy--one buried deep under a lifetime of secrets political, technological, and personal. 




Schaum's Outline of Japanese Grammar



Secret Societies and Clubs in American History

Grounded in extensive historical research, this eye-opening survey reveals the long-undervalued role secret societies have played in American history.



Spies in the Congo

Packed with newly discovered details from American and British archives, this is the gripping, true story of the unsung heroism of a handful of good men—and one woman—in colonial Africa who risked their lives in the fight against fascism and helped deny Hitler his atomic bomb.



Strange Bedfellows

In Strange Bedfellows, they look at the other side of the coin: how biology actually promotes monogamy in some species and how these lessons apply to human beings.



Understanding Chuck Palahniuk

In close readings of Fight Club and the thirteen novels that this controversial author has published since, Douglas Keesey argues that Palahniuk is much more than a “shock jock” engaged in mere sensationalism.



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Understanding Globalization

Understanding Globalization introduces students to the concept of globalization, providing an essential history, overview of key themes and theories, and a wealth of engaging examples. 




The UN Security Council in the 21st Century

The UN Security Council in the 21st Century provides a comprehensive view of the council's internal dynamics, its role and relevance in world politics, and its performance in addressing today's major security challenges.


Viet Nam: Tradition and Change (Ohio RIS Southeast Asia Series) by [Huu Ngoc]

Viet Nam: Tradition and Change

With Viet Nam: Tradition and Change, Ohio University Press presents a selection from these many treasures, which are perfectly suited to students of Vietnamese culture and travelers seeking an introduction to the country’s rich history, culture, and daily life.

Warren Buffett's Ground Rules: Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World's Greatest Investor by [Miller, Jeremy C.]

Warren Buffett's Ground Rules

Using the letters Warren Buffett wrote to his partners between 1956 and 1970, a veteran financial advisor presents the renowned guru’s “ground rules” for investing—guidelines that remain startlingly relevant today.




What is a Refugee?

With the arrival in Europe of over a million refugees and asylum seekers in 2015, a sense of panic began to spread within the continent and beyond. What is a Refugee? puts these developments into historical context, injecting much-needed objectivity and nuance into contemporary debates over what is to be done. 




Black Elephants in the Room

Black Elephants in the Room considers how race structures the political behavior of African American Republicans and discusses the dynamic relationship between race and political behavior in the purported “post-racial” context of US politics.




British Politics: the basics

British Politics: The Basics considers each of the major components of British politics, such as the Monarchy and the House of Lords, the Commons, voting behaviour, parties and pressure groups, the Prime Minister and Cabinet, devolution, local government, and foreign policy.