Doodling for Academics

Doodling for Academics Author Julie Schumacher
ISBN-10 022646704X
Release 2017-07-28
Pages 96
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To an outsider, working as a university professor might seem like a dream: summers off, a few hours of class each week, an exchange of ideas with brilliant colleagues, books and late afternoon lattes. . . . Who wouldn t envy that life? But those in the trenches of academe are well acquainted with the professoriate s dark underside: the hierarchies and pseudo-political power plays, the peculiar colleagues, the over-parented students, the stacks of essays that need to be graded ASAP. No one understands this world better than novelist Julie Schumacher, who here provides a bitingly funny distraction designed to help you survive life in higher education without losing your mind. Sardonic yet shrewdly insightful, Doodling for Academics offers the perfect cognitive relief for the thousands of faculty and grad students whose mentors and loved ones failed to steer them toward more reasonable or lucrative fields. Through forty pages of original illustrations and activities from coloring to paper dolls to mad libs this book traces the arc of a typical day on campus. Get a peek inside the enigma of the student brain. Imagine a utopian faculty meeting. Navigate the red tape maze of university administration. With the help of hilarious illustrations by Lauren Nassef, Schumacher infuses the world of campus greens and university quads with cutting wit, immersing you deep into the weirdly creative challenges of university life. Offering a satirical interactive experience for scholars, the combination of humor and activities in this book will bring academia into entertaining relief, making it the perfect gift for your colleagues, advisors, or newly minted graduates."



Dear Committee Members

Dear Committee Members Author Julie Schumacher
ISBN-10 9780385538145
Release 2014-08-19
Pages 192
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A Best Book of the Year: NPR and Boston Globe Finally a novel that puts the "pissed" back into "epistolary." Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the midwest. His department is facing draconian cuts and squalid quarters, while one floor above them the Economics Department is getting lavishly remodeled offices. His once-promising writing career is in the doldrums, as is his romantic life, in part as the result of his unwise use of his private affairs for his novels. His star (he thinks) student can't catch a break with his brilliant (he thinks) work Accountant in a Bordello, based on Melville's Bartleby. In short, his life is a tale of woe, and the vehicle this droll and inventive novel uses to tell that tale is a series of hilarious letters of recommendation that Fitger is endlessly called upon by his students and colleagues to produce, each one of which is a small masterpiece of high dudgeon, low spirits, and passive-aggressive strategies. We recommend Dear Committee Members to you in the strongest possible terms. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Write No Matter What

Write No Matter What Author Joli Jensen
ISBN-10 9780226461847
Release 2017-04-28
Pages 192
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With growing academic responsibilities, family commitments, and inboxes, scholars are struggling to fulfill their writing goals. A finished book—or even steady journal articles—may seem like an impossible dream. But, as Joli Jensen proves, it really is possible to write happily and productively in academe. Jensen begins by busting the myth that universities are supportive writing environments. She points out that academia, an arena dedicated to scholarship, offers pressures that actually prevent scholarly writing. She shows how to acknowledge these less-than-ideal conditions, and how to keep these circumstances from draining writing time and energy. Jensen introduces tools and techniques that encourage frequent, low-stress writing. She points out common ways writers stall and offers workarounds that maintain productivity. Her focus is not on content, but on how to overcome whatever stands in the way of academic writing. Write No Matter What draws on popular and scholarly insights into the writing process and stems from Jensen’s experience designing and directing a faculty writing program. With more than three decades as an academic writer, Jensen knows what really helps and hinders the scholarly writing process for scholars in the humanities, social sciences,and sciences. Cut down the academic sword of Damocles, Jensen advises. Learn how to write often and effectively, without pressure or shame. With her encouragement, writers of all levels will find ways to create the writing support they need and deserve.



Something for Nothing

Something for Nothing Author Michael W. Klein
ISBN-10 9780262297967
Release 2011-09-02
Pages 336
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David Fox (Ph.D. Economics, Columbia, Visiting Assistant Professor at Kester College, Knittersville, New York) is having a stressful year. He has a temporary position at a small college in a small town miles from everything except Albany. His students have never read Freakonomics. He thinks he is getting the hang of teaching, but a smart and beautiful young woman in his Economics of Social Issues class is distractingly flirtatious. His research is stagnant, to put it kindly. His search for a tenure-track job looms dauntingly. (The previous visiting assistant professor of economics is now working in a bookstore.) So when a right-wing think tank called the Center to Research Opportunities for a Spiritual Society (CROSS)--affiliated with the Salvation Academy for Value Economics (SAVE)--wants to publish (and publicize) a paper he wrote as a graduate student showing the benefits of high school abstinence programs, fetchingly retitled "Something for Nothing," he ignores his misgivings and accepts happily. After all, publication is "the coin of the realm," as a senior colleague puts it.But David faces a personal dilemma when his prized results are cast into doubt. The school year is filled with other challenges as well, including faculty politics, a romance with a Knittersville native, running the annual interview gauntlet, and delivering the culminating "job talk" lecture under trying circumstances. David's adventures offer an instructive fictional guide for the young economist and an entertaining and comic tale for everyone interested in questions of balancing career and life, success and integrity, and loyalty and desire.



Chicago Coloring Activity Book

Chicago Coloring   Activity Book Author Carole Marsh
ISBN-10 0635022273
Release 2004-02-27
Pages 24
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The wonders of the Windy City will excite all kids, whether they are from Chicago, visiting Chicago, or just learning about this awesome, amazing place. This exciting and educational coloring/activity book parades kids all around Chicago, from Navy Pier to the Lincoln Park Zoo, from Printer's Row to the Museum of Science and Industry! Kids travel through Chicago by way of mazes, dot-to-dots, crosswords, coloring pages, matching, a detailed map and other fun activities. Kids visit Chicago's sports teams, museums, famous landmarks and cultural centers, learning all about Windy City history, geography, people and much more!



Academia Obscura

Academia Obscura Author Glen Wright
ISBN-10 9781783523429
Release 2017-11-16
Pages 288
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If you think the groves of academe are all stuffiness, elbow patches and greying old men... think again. Academia Obscura is an irreverent glimpse inside the ivory tower, exposing the eccentric and slightly unhinged world of university life. Take a trip through the spectrum of academic oddities and unearth the Easter eggs buried in peer reviewed papers, the weird and wonderful world of scholarly social media, and rats in underpants. Procrastinating PhD student Glen Wright invites you to peruse his cabinet of curiosities and discover what academics get up to when no one's looking. Welcome to the hidden silly side of higher education.



Savory Sweet

Savory Sweet Author Beth Dooley
ISBN-10 0816699585
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 200
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"Let's dispense with the usual old notions of preserving," Beth Dooley suggests, leading us into Mette Nielsen's kitchen, where old-world Danish traditions meld with the freshest ideas and latest techniques to fill the pantry with the best of the season, all year long. Because those seasons can prove especially challenging in the northern heartland, Nielsen's Nordic heritage is handy as she and Dooley show cooks, first-time and experienced canners alike, how to make the most of a short growing season. Their approach combines the brightness and bold flavors of the Nordic cuisines with an emphasis on the local, the practical, and the freshest ingredients to turn each season's produce into a bounty of condiments. From corn salsa to carrot lemon marmalade with ginger and cardamom, crispy pickled red onions to garlic scape pesto with lemon thyme, and caramel apple butter with lemongrass to puttanesca sauce to "Fit for a Queen Jam"--these recipes bring the best of the sweet and the savory to every menu. Low tech, simple, and fast, they eschew hot-water-bath methods in favor of chilling and freezing, keeping flavors and colors bold and bright; and they ease up on sugar to make way for the true savory sweetness of nature's finest food. Savory Sweet is not your grandmother's canning cookbook--but it is likely to be your grandchildren's.



The Terrible Two

The Terrible Two Author Mac Barnett
ISBN-10 9781613127636
Release 2015-01-13
Pages 224
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“A double helping of fun and mischief!” —Jeff kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series “Hilarious.” —Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants series Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that’s famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the town’s best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going to have to raise his game. It’s prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge that it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder proud. In The Terrible Two, bestselling authors and friends Mac Barnett and Jory John have created a series that has its roots in classic middle-grade literature yet feels fresh and new at the same time. “The pranks, the brotherhood, the art, the heart! What’s not to love about the Terrible Two?” —Sara Pennypacker, author of the Clementine series “You don’t have to be a cow, like cows, or even know a cow to love the Terrible Two.” —Dave Eggers “This book is terrible! Terribly funny, terribly full of pranks, and terribly wonderful.” —Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese Man and the Frank Einstein series “The Terrible Two are my kind of kids. And what’s more, they’re kids’ kind of kids.” —Annie Barrows, author of the Ivy & Bean series



Doodle Chicago

Doodle Chicago Author Jerome Pohlen
ISBN-10 0983812152
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 120
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With a strong focus on local and unique illustrations and activities, Doodle Chicago allows young artists to create, imagine, and sketch their way through the Windy City. Each doodle has a definitive Chicagoland style, from drawing the Willis Tower or an El train to creating sketches in the style of architect Frank Gehry. Also included are cool extra doodles, available for free online by using the information contained on the pages inside the book. Perfect for young tourists to the city, this book helps them remember their visit while sparking their imagination and creativity.



The U S Supreme Court Coloring and Activity Book

The U S  Supreme Court Coloring and Activity Book Author Jenny B. Davis
ISBN-10 1590319249
Release 2007-11-12
Pages 32
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Learning about Law has never been so much fun! The U.S. Supreme Court Coloring and Activity Book is perfect for the children of lawyers and judges or for teachers looking for a new resource for legal education. The book also includes Supreme Court related activities and puzzles such as, matching, word-search, and connect-the-dots games for slightly older children. Suitable for all ages, this book makes a great gift, too!



The Doodle Coloring Book

The Doodle Coloring Book Author
ISBN-10 0996932208
Release 2015-10-14
Pages
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Coloring isn't just for kids. Millions of adults around the world are rediscovering how relaxing and enjoyable coloring can be.This beautiful coloring book is a collection of 52 abstract, original, hand-drawn doodles.Spending time with The Doodle Coloring Book is the perfect way to unwind after a long, busy day. Grab your favorite markers or colored pencils, reconnect with your creativity, and bring these unique illustrations to life.Although these doodles were created with adults in mind, this book appeals to all ages.



Fantastic Planet

Fantastic Planet Author
ISBN-10 1452155976
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 60
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Bestselling author Steve McDonald uses his unique photo-based illustration style to celebrate the fantastic places, flora, and fauna of the natural world around us. Here are inspiring, fun-to-color images of lush jungles, teeming reefs, desert landscapes, fruitful orchards, sun-dappled forests, spectacular waterfalls, majestic trees, tulip fields, animal migrations, and much more. A selection of imaginative natural mandala illustrations rounds out this gorgeous, high-quality adult coloring book, the latest in the bestselling Fantastic series.



Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors

Ancient Egyptians and Their Neighbors Author Marian Broida
ISBN-10 9781613740392
Release 2005-11
Pages 208
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Uses activities and handicraft projects to reinforce information about the clothing, architecture, writing, work, food, and religion of the Egyptians, Mesopotamians, Nubians, and Hittites who lived in the Near East in ancient times.



Chicago Baby

Chicago Baby Author Jerome Pohlen
ISBN-10 1938093038
Release 2013-04-01
Pages 22
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Babies from Chicago show readers some of the distinctive things about the city where they live and play.



The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirate

The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirate Author Mike Lowery
ISBN-10 9780761187202
Release 2016-08-17
Pages 112
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A middle-grade book where you draw the story! This swashbuckling pirate tale is like a visual Mad Libs, where readers draw and doodle the details of the story.



Just Add Color Day of the Dead

Just Add Color  Day of the Dead Author Sarah Walsh
ISBN-10 9781592539512
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 64
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Relax, enjoy your creativity and Just Add Color.



San Francisco Baby

San Francisco Baby Author Tess Shea
ISBN-10 193809316X
Release 2013-09-01
Pages 22
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Babies from San Francisco show readers some of the distinctive things about the city where they live and play.