Book talk on ‘Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till’ is tomorrow (Oct. 23)

Loyola University Chicago Prof. Elliott Gorn, the Joseph A. Gagliano Professor of American Urban History, will speak on his new book, “Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till,” on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Christie Theatre, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Free and open to the public.

 

Reminder: Medicinal plants walk on Friday, Oct. 12

UW-Green Bay alumna Misty (Davids) Cook’03 (Master of Science in Administrative Science), author of the book “Medicine Generations,” will lead a medicinal plants walk on campus and give a talk on her book on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. The book talk will begin at 11 a.m. in Wood Hall 410, with a book signing taking place and refreshments being offered at Noon. The medicinal walk around campus is set for 12:30 p.m., rain or shine.

New Russ book focuses on ‘Human Capital and Asset Management’

The book Quantitative Multidisciplinary Approaches in Human Capital and Asset Management, edited by Prof. Meir Russ of the Cofrin School of Business, was recently published by IGI Global. Russ wrote the introductory chapter titled “Introduction and a Holistic Framework for Human Capital” and co-authored two other chapters. He wrote “Strategic inertia vs. strategic change: The role of human capital in Fiat’s turnaround pathway” with Silvia Vernizzi and Andrea Beretta Zanoni of the University of Verona, Italy; and “A study on the effect of culture and human and social capital on entrepreneurial strategies in family businesses in Iran” with Hossein Moghaddam from the University of Pisa, Italy. The book can be found here.

Weinschenk publishes A Citizens Guide to US Elections

Political scientist Aaron Weinschenk, UW-Green Bay assistant professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, is the co-author of a text newly released this week by Routledge.

The book, A Citizens Guide to US Elections: Empowering Democracy in America, is intended for use in undergraduate political science courses as well as readership by a general audience.

Weinschenk and his co-author, Prof. Costas Panagopoulos of Fordham University, make the case that although there may be widespread dissatisfaction with politics and the electoral process, the system isn’t actually broken. Instead, they write, Americans already have the power to fix what’s wrong within the existing system, provided they roll up their sleeves and get involved; what’s missing today is consistent and meaningful citizen participation.

Weinschenk, a 2007 summa cum laude graduate of UW-Green Bay, joined the faculty in 2013 after earning his Ph.D. in political science from UW-Milwaukee. His scholarship on voting behavior, campaigns and elections, mayoral politics, public opinion, declining turnout, and political psychology has been published in leading journals. The UWGB Research Council presented him the Research Scholar Award in fall 2014 to help complete work on A Citizens Guide.

For more on the book, go to https://www.routledge.com/products/978113885879

Book draws notice from prominent insiders — The book A Citizens Guide to US Elections: Empowering Democracy in America, co-authored by UW-Green Bay faculty member Aaron Weinschenk, debuts this week with positive reviews from two well-connected political analysts.

Nationally prominent consultant Robert Shrum, who was a senior adviser to the Gore 200 and Kerry 2004 presidential campaigns and now holds a named chair in political science at USC, and political handicapper and National Journal columnist Charlie Cook offer reviews posted to the Routledge website. Cook describes the book as “jam-packed with crucial information about contemporary politics and elections” and “required reading for serious students and citizens who want to understand the electoral process and back up their opinions with facts.” Writes Shrum, “It’s enlightening, a great read for political junkies, and a good one for any citizen who cares about democracy and each individual’s capacity and responsibility to make a difference.” See https://www.routledge.com/products/9781138858794

 

Guest lecturer’s book: for sale on campus, to be read at Readers’ Loft

In connection with the Latino American History program, copies of visiting speaker Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez’s latest collection of short stories, One Day I’ll Tell You the Things I’ve Seen, are available at the Phoenix Bookstore. Additionally, Vaquera-Vásquez will read and discuss themes from the book between 5:30 and 7 p.m. Friday (Sept. 25) at The Reader’s Loft Bookstore, Green Bay.

New Urban Sociology text has its fans


We came across this recently: A textbook co-authored by Prof. Ray Hutchison, Urban and Regional Studies, was made recommended reading in 2014-2015 for social-ecological researchers involved in the sprawling “Baltimore Ecosystem Study.” Hutchinson and Mark Gottdiener released the fourth edition of The New Urban Sociology in 2010. To see the BES reference to Hutchison’s work, click http://besdirector.blogspot.com/2014/09/bes-book-of-year-2014-2015-gottdiener.html

 

Always Climb Higher author Pagels ’87 featured in P-G 


In the most recent edition of our Inside UW-Green Bay print magazine, we highlighted alumnus Jeff Pagels’ success as an inspirational author, speaker, Olympic-caliber athlete, natural-resource manager for the DNR and all-around good guy. Pagels has used a wheelchair since 1984. His 2014 book about his comeback from severe spinal cord injury, Always Climb Higher, is the topic of a recent Green Bay Press-Gazette article.