This collection contains a sampling of citations and excerpts from books written by University of Dayton faculty. Contributions to books are also included, along with some full open-access volumes.
Ann E. Biswas, Maureen E. Schlangen, and Heidi Gauder
At the end of each semester, composition instructors at the University of Dayton (UD) collected portfolios of student writing for the annual program assessment, encouraging their students to return the following semester to pick up their folders of work. However, the stacks of unclaimed portfolios that piled up in faculty offices each year was an indication that students cared little about what they had written, perhaps believing no one beyond their instructor was interested in reading their writing now or in the future. Nevertheless, academic scholars have recognized that student writing improves—as do a sense of ownership and pride in one’s writing—when students know their work will be shared with authentic audiences in wider, public spaces. As such, many institutions have created journals of outstanding undergraduate research. Today, the Council on Undergraduate Research lists well over 200 journals, the majority of which include work from advanced students’ disciplinary research; however, few journals exist to celebrate the work of beginning student writers.
In 2014, Line by Line: A Journal of Beginning Student Writing (ecommons.udayton.edu/lxl) was created, in part, to provide undergraduates with an authentic audience and to celebrate the wide variety of writing emerging from first- and second-year composition courses.
Aili W. Bresnahan (0000-0002-6698-1927)
This chapter will explore the ways that live improvisational performances by professional-level actors, musicians, and dancers, take place at both cognitive and sub-cognitive levels in ways that are relevant for understanding perception and appreciation of the performing arts. First, evidence from cognitive science will be used to show that improvising, as in a dance or a music jam session or a scene in theatre, may involve physical responses that occur before we are conscious of the event to which we are responding. Second, this chapter will demonstrate how understanding these cognitive processes can help us to pinpoint why live improvisational performances have aesthetic value. Next, this chapter will consider the extent to which critical appreciation involves the enrichment and supplementation of perceptual experience with interpretive practice. Like the improvising performing artist, the audience member, too, has cognitive processes that occur before conscious articulation of what they have perceived. This means that evaluative judgments of live improvisation in the arts, like the improvisatory decisions that are made by the performers in the performances that they are judging, are not made at the purely perceptual level.
Aili W. Bresnahan (0000-0002-6698-1927) and Michael Deckard
To what extent does dance contribute to an ideal of beauty that can enrich human quality of life? To what extent are standards of beauty predicated on an ideal human body that has no disability? In this chapter, we show how conceptions of proportionality, perfection, and ethereality from the Ancient Greeks through the 19th century can still be seen today in some kinds of dance, particularly in ballet. Disability studies and disability-inclusive dance companies, however, have started to change this. The disabled person can be beautiful, we will show, in dance and in life, under a disability aesthetics that follows Edmund Burke (1730-1797) and that suggests an alternative standard of beauty, which we call “beauty-in-experience,” where beauty is perceived in the qualitative experience of abled and disabled dancers moving together in dance.
Samuel N. Dorf
Book investigates collaborations between French and American scholars of Greek antiquity (archaeologists, philologists, classicists, and musicologists), and the performing artists (dancers, composers, choreographers and musicians) who brought their research to life at the birth of Modernism. The book tells the story of performances taking place at academic conferences, the Paris Opéra, ancient amphitheaters in Delphi, and private homes. These musical and dance collaborations are built on reciprocity: the performers gain new insight into their craft while learning new techniques or repertoire and the scholars gain an opportunity to bring theory into experimental practice, that is, they have a chance see/hear/experience what they have studied and imagined. The performers receive the imprimatur of scholarship, the stamp of authenticity, and validation for their creative activities.
Drawing from methods and theory from musicology, dance studies, performance studies, queer studies, archaeology, classics and art history the book shows how new scholarly methods and technologies altered the performance, and, ultimately, the reception of music and dance of the past. Acknowledging and critically examining the complex relationships performers and scholars had with the pasts they studied does not undermine their work. Rather, understanding our own limits, biases, dreams, obsessions, desires, loves, and fears enriches the ways we perform the past.
Michelle Hayford and Susan Kattwinkel
Looks to expand the emphasis on STEM education to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) education and the role of creativity for all majors.
Explores how the performing arts contribute to high-impact practice and recommends the implementation of best practices in the role of the performing arts in liberal education.
Case studies provide a road map for educators to leverage the performing arts in higher education classrooms, increasing performing arts participation in general education.
This is a Farsi translation of Amir Kalan's book; the translator is Hiwa Weisi, Razi University. Cover design: Arian Azizi
316 pages. File is available for download in consecutive single pages. Supplemental file has the pages imposed for 2-sided, 2-up printing and binding on A3 paper. If a reader opts for print-on-demand, the finished page size is 234 x 156 mm.
Description: More than 70 languages are spoken in contemporary Iran, yet all governmental correspondence and educational textbooks must be written in Farsi. To date, the Iranian mother tongue debate has remained far from the international scholarly exchanges of ideas about multilingual education. Using conversations with Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, Jim Cummins, Ajit Mohanty, and Stephen Bahry, prominent academic experts in linguistic human rights, mother tongue education and bilingual and multilingual education, this book bridges that gap. The author examines the arguments for rejecting multilingual education in Iran, and the four interviewees counter those arguments with evidence that mother tongue-based education has resulted in positive outcomes for the speakers of non-dominant language groups and the country itself. It is hoped that this book will engage an international audience with the debate in Iran and show how multilingual education could benefit the country.
Miriamne Ara Krummel and Tison Pugh
This volume examines the teaching of Jewishness within the context of medieval England. It covers a wide array of academic disciplines and addresses a multitude of primary sources, including medieval English manuscripts, law codes, philosophy, art, and literature, in explicating how the Jew-as-Other was formed. Chapters are devoted to the teaching of the complexities of medieval Jewish experiences in the modern classroom. Jews in Medieval England: Teaching Representations of the Other also grounds medieval conceptions of the Other within the contemporary world where we continue to confront the problematic attitudes directed toward alleged social outcasts.
This book is a comparative study of two major Shīʿī thinkers Ḥamīd al-Dīn Kirmānī from the Fatimid Egypt and Mullā Ṣadrā from the Safavid Iran, demonstrating the mutual empowerment of discourses on knowledge formation and religio-political authority in certain Ismaʿili and Twelver contexts. The book investigates concepts, narratives, and arguments that have contributed to the generation and development of the discourse on the absolute authority of the imam and his representatives. To demonstrate this, key passages from primary texts in Arabic and Persian are translated and closely analyzed to highlight the synthesis of philosophical, Sufi, theological, and scriptural discourses. The book also discusses the discursive influence of Naṣīr al-Dīn Ṭūsī as a key to the transmission of Ismaʿili narratives of knowledge and authority to later Shīʿī philosophy and its continuation to modern and contemporary times particularly in the narrative of the guardianship of the jurist in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Joseph Takougang and Julius A. Amin
In this unique volume, leading scholars examine how Cameroonians organize and experience their lives under Cameroonian leadership and local responses to that leadership. The volume offers essential case studies that allow us to examine the lives of ordinary people in post-colonial Africa through five lenses: politics, society and culture, economy, international relations, and migration. It places the nation’s contemporary challenges within a broader political, economic, and sociocultural context, and uses that to make recommendations for future directions. The book also celebrates areas in which the country has done well and calls on its citizens to build on those achievements. This volume is forward-looking and as such raises important questions about issues of development, ethnicity, wealth, poverty, and class.
University of Dayton
This book is a compilation of first-person essays about life in Dayton, written by Dayton residents in collaboration with students at the University of Dayton as part of the Facing Project, a nationwide storytelling initiative. The project, coordinated by the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community, involved faculty and students from across the University of Dayton.
- Designer: Misty Thomas-Trout
- Illustrator: Carolyn Kay Chema
- Editor: Alexa Irwin
- Project coordinators: Kelly Bohrer and Alexa Irwin
Yota Batsaki, Sarah Burke Cahalan, and Anatole Tchikine
This book brings together an international body of scholars working on eighteenth-century botany within the context of imperial expansion. The eighteenth century saw widespread exploration, a tremendous increase in the traffic in botanical specimens, taxonomic breakthroughs, and horticultural experimentation. The contributors to this volume compare the impact of new developments and discoveries across several regions, broadening the geographical scope of their inquiries to encompass imperial powers that did not have overseas colonial possessions—such as the Russian, Ottoman, and Qing empires and the Tokugawa shogunate—as well as politically borderline regions such as South Africa, Yemen, and New Zealand.
The essays in this volume examine the botanical ambitions of eighteenth-century empires; the figure of the botanical explorer; the links between imperial ambition and the impulse to survey, map, and collect botanical specimens in “new” territories; and the relationships among botanical knowledge, self-representation, and material culture.
Donna M. Cox
Meeting Space is a prayer journal that combines song lyrics, scripture, mandalas, doodling and journal prompts into one creative package.
Book 2 in the Luce Hansen Thriller series. Third book forthcoming.
Description from the publisher:
Wallace Lake, Ohio, takes care of their own. Unwelcoming of outsiders, the community closes ranks when four women are found murdered along the water’s edge. Agent Luce Hansen of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation must find a way in before another woman loses her life to the ruthless serial killer.
With the help of her new team—a hot rookie and a smart, beautiful medical examiner—Luce uncovers a ring of devotion surrounding the prime suspect. As Luce works to unearth the dark secrets of this close-knit town, she learns to what extraordinary lengths people will go to protect the ones they love. And when Luce feels forsaken, both professionally and personally, she must regain trust in her most valuable investigative tool: herself.
Ryan Garcia and Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister
Social media has transformed how the world communicates. Its impact has been felt in every corner of our society including the law. Social Media Law in a Nutshell is a wide-ranging look of how the social media transformation has impacted various legal fields. From marketing to employment to torts to criminal law to copyright and beyond, virtually every legal field has been changed by social media. By looking at high level concerns and example cases, Social Media Law in a Nutshell attempts to give practitioners exposure to social media issues and concerns so they can better advise clients and approach the new social media world with their legal eyes opened to new and old risks alike. This book can also serve as a text for law professors looking to expose law students to the burgeoning area of Social Media Law.
Fred W. Jenkins
In Ammianus Marcellinus: An Annotated Bibliography, 1474 to the Present, Fred W. Jenkins surveys scholarship on Ammianus from the editio princeps to the present. Included are bibliographies, editions, translations, commentaries, concordances and indexes, Web sites, and secondary scholarship in many languages.
Peter E. Powers and Joseph W. Haus
Fundamentals of Nonlinear Optics encompasses a broad spectrum of nonlinear phenomena from second-harmonic generation to soliton formation. The wide use of nonlinear optical phenomena in laboratories and commercial devices requires familiarity with the underlying physics as well as practical device considerations. This text adopts a combined approach to analyze the complimentary aspects of nonlinear optics, enabling a fundamental understanding of both a given effect and practical device applications.
The book is a pedagogical guide aimed at a diverse audience including engineers, physicists, and chemists who want a tiered approach to understanding nonlinear optics. The material is augmented by numerous problems, with many requiring the reader to perform real-world calculations for a range of fields, from optical communications to remote sensing and quantum information. Analytical solutions of equations are covered in detail and numerical approaches to solving problems are explained and demonstrated. The second edition expands the earlier treatment and includes:
- A new chapter on quantum nonlinear optics.
- Thorough treatment of parametric optical processes covering birefringence, tolerances and beam optimization to design and build high conversion efficiency devices.
- Treatment of numerical methods to solving sets of complex nonlinear equations.
- Many problems in each chapter to challenge reader comprehension.
- Extended treatment of four-wave mixing and solitons.
- Coverage of ultrafast pulse propagation including walk-off effects.
Obscenity from Fifty Shades of Gray to Virtually Free: Patently Offensive and Socially Valuable Materials that Appeal to Our Shameful and Morbid Interests in Sex
Christopher J. Roederer
Christopher Roederer is the author of Chapter 2 in the following book:
Weaver, Russell L., Mark D. Cole, and Steven I. Friedland. Comparative perspectives on freedom of expression. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2017.
Outline of topics in this chapter:
- The Ubiquity of the Obscene
- Obscenity Is a Legal Anomaly
- “We” Don’t Really Know It When We See It
- What Community? What Standards?
- Offensive? We Are What We Eat, Not What We Claim Suits Our Taste
- The Obscene Is Political
Remedies for State Interference with Property Rights in South Africa: Deprivations, Expropriations and Custodianship
Christopher J. Roederer
This chapter appears in the following book:
Weaver, Russell, and François Lichère. Remedies and property. Volume 3. Aix-en-Provence, France: Presses Universitaires d'Aix-Marseille, 2017.
It is an edited version of a portion of the article "Remedies for Regulatory Takings (Constructive Expropriations), Deprivations, Expropriations or Custodianship in South Africa and the U.S.," available on eCommons.
Outline of chapter:
- The Political and Economic Context of Property Rights in South Africa
- The Final Constitutional Text
- Arbitrary Deprivations: Room for Regulatory Takings Doctrine?
- Expropriation or Custodianship: Closing the Door on Compensation
- Custodianship Legislation in the Wake of Agri SA
- Determining Just and Fair Compensation for Expropriations
Robert G. Bringle, Roger N. Reeb, Margaret A. Brown, and Ana I. Ruiz
Service learning allows psychology undergraduates to improve their academic, personal, civic, and preprofessional outcomes through civic engagement. Students hone knowledge and skills from the classroom by collaborating with community organizations and residents in community-based activities. Community service that is integrated into a psychology course might include tutoring children, developing informational brochures, promoting social change, or conducting participatory community action research.
This book reviews the theory, research, and practice behind service learning, establishing it as an effective pedagogy that can help psychology departments meet the five key learning goals outlined in the Guidelines for the Undergraduate Psychology Major:
- knowledge base in psychology
- scientific inquiry and critical thinking
- ethical and social responsibility in a diverse world
- professional development
Chapters provide clear guidelines for designing service learning courses and integrating them into the undergraduate psychology curriculum. Specific implementation strategies — including sample project designs and reflection assignments — are applied to introductory, major, and capstone courses in a wide variety of popular subjects. Bringle and colleagues also examine faculty development, assessment, and scholarship, providing useful blueprints for department-wide civic engagement.
James J. Clark and Molly Malany Sayre
Book accompanies course that examines the interplay of social work, values, ethics, and decision-making processes. Through the use of practice scenarios, social workers will learn how to approach risk management and thorny ethical dilemmas that are common to many practice areas. The course discusses the role of laws and regulations in regard to ethics, highlights the importance of the distinction between legal and moral problems, and describes the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics.
Donna M. Cox
Hezekiah Loves Music: A Sacred Adventure is two books in one. Hezekiah is a boy who loves an adventure. One day, while considering what he should do, he falls asleep and wakes to find himself on the adventure of his life. The dream takes him on a journey to meet several main characters from the Bible. It also takes him on a personal journey and helps him to remember a valuable lesson. The second book is a collection of original compositions designed to help the singers learn and memorize Bible passages.
Susan C. Davies
Concussions pose a serious and complex issue for schools—from determining if a student may have suffered a concussion during a school activity to ensuring that students diagnosed with this condition can safely and effectively resume study, recreation, and sports. This is the first comprehensive text for front-line school staff, including psychologists, counselors, and nurses, on managing concussions in students, from prevention to postconcussion return to school.
With a focus that addresses concussions on and beyond the sports field, the book describes how to create and lead a concussion management team in school and provides clear, nontechnical information on how concussions can affect learning, mental health, and social–emotional functioning; tools for school-based concussion assessment; and guidelines for creating accommodation plans in collaboration with the family, community, and school team.
The text guides key school professionals in navigating the barriers, system issues, knowledge gaps, and complexities in recognizing and responding to student concussions. Case studies integrated throughout each chapter feature the same four students from point of injury to recovery. Reproducible forms and handouts include signs and symptoms checklists, a postconcussion care plan, a checklist of academic adjustments, and progress monitoring tools.
Christopher J. Devine and Kyle C. Kopko
A widespread perception exists among political commentators, campaign operatives and presidential candidates that vice presidential running mates can deliver their home state's electoral votes in a presidential election. In recent elections, presidential campaigns have even changed their strategy in response to the perceived VP home state advantage. But is the advantage real? And could it decide a presidential election? In the most comprehensive analysis to date, Devine and Kopko demonstrate that the VP home state advantage is actually highly conditional and rarely decisive in the Electoral College. However, it could change the outcome of a presidential election under narrow but plausible conditions. Sophisticated in its methodology and rich in historical as well as contemporary insight, The VP Advantage is essential and accessible reading for anyone interested in understanding how running mates influence presidential elections.
Paul W. Eloe (0000-0002-6590-9931) and Johnny Henderson
This book is devoted to the study of boundary value problems for nonlinear ordinary differential equations and focuses on questions related to the study of nonlinear interpolation. In 1967, Andrzej Lasota and Zdzisław Opial showed that, under suitable hypotheses, if solutions of a second-order nonlinear differential equation passing through two distinct points are unique, when they exist, then, in fact, a solution passing through two distinct points does exist. That result, coupled with the pioneering work of Philip Hartman on what was then called unrestricted n-parameter families, has stimulated 50 years of development in the study of solutions of boundary value problems as nonlinear interpolation problems.
The purpose of this book is two-fold. First, the results that have been generated in the past 50 years are collected for the first time to produce a comprehensive and coherent treatment of what is now a well-defined area of study in the qualitative theory of ordinary differential equations. Second, methods and technical tools are sufficiently exposed so that the interested reader can contribute to the study of nonlinear interpolation.
Joseph W. Haus
Fundamentals and Applications of Nanophotonics includes a comprehensive discussion of the field of nanophotonics, including key enabling technologies that have the potential to drive economic growth and impact numerous application domains such as ICT, the environment, healthcare, military, transport, manufacturing, and energy.
This book gives readers the theoretical underpinnings needed to understand the latest advances in the field. After an introduction to the area, chapters two and three cover the essential topics of electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, and computation as they relate to nanophotonics.
Subsequent chapters explore materials for nanophotonics, including nanoparticles, photonic crystals, nanosilicon, nanocarbon, III-V, and II-VI semiconductors. In addition, fabrication and characterization techniques are addressed, along with the importance of plasmonics, and the applications of nanophotonics in devices such as lasers, LEDs, and photodetectors.
- Covers electrodynamics, quantum mechanics and computation as these relate to nanophotonics
- Reviews materials, fabrication and characterization techniques for nanophotonics
- Describes applications of the technology such as lasers, LEDs and photodetectors