UMatters’ Books, etc. highlights major work by UMKC faculty and staff. Spotlighted here are significant publications, compositions, presentations and performances produced by our university community.
This is a book that explores the role that teaching and learning in higher education can play in solving problems of social justice. With an analysis of strategies that are currently used, it will shed light on how students can be active in and concerned with issues pertaining to social justice.
The book will appeal to teachers, as well as researchers, who are interested in social issues, criminal justice and education.
An Introductory Human Nutrition Textbook. Hewlings, Susan J., Medeiros, Denis M. . Kendall Hunt Publishing, Dubuque, IA. Second ed., 2011.
This is a book for first time readers of human nutrition. It features throughout real people who are confronted with making decisions about their diets. Application of basic nutrition principles to these problems are a central theme of the book.
Advanced Human Nutrition. Medeiros, Denis M. and Wildman, Robert E.C. Jones and Bartlett, Sunbury, MA. Second ed., 2012.
This book is for those who have had previous courses in human nutrition. The main focus is to detail the biochemical and molecular basis of why nutrients are required to maintain optimal health.
Reframing Academic Leadership
Lee G. Bolman and Joan V. Gallos.
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, January 25, 2011
288 pages. $40.00
Bloch School faculty members Joan Gallos and Lee Bolman have published a pragmatic guide for those in leadership roles in colleges and universities and a resource for anyone seeking to understand the unique challenges for higher education leaders today. The authors integrate conceptual frameworks with real-world cases to support academic administrators searching for the best in themselves and their institutions. The book tackles thorny issues such as building institutional clarity and capacity, forging critical alliances and partnerships, building shared vision and campus cultures that unite and inspire, managing conflict, coping with difficult people, partnering with the boss, and developing leadership resilience.
Scholars from UMKC have contributed several chapters to the publication, HIV/AIDS in the Post-Haart Era: Manifestations, Treatment & Epidemiology, including Dr. Carole McArthur, School of Dentistry; Dr. Lee Rathbone-McCuan, College of Arts and Sciences, Social Work; Dr. Carol Stanford, School of Medicine and Truman Medical Center; Dr. James Stanford, School of Medicine and Truman Medical Center; and Eve Lofthus (BS), School of Dentistry.
In its September issue, Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare published Dr. Smith’s paper on Midlife Couples’ Volunteer Patterns. This research found important differences between couples where neither spouse volunteers, both spouses volunteer and where only one spouse volunteers. Knowing these different patterns will allow the many non-profit organizations who rely on volunteer labor to improve recruitment.
An earlier version of this article won the 2007 Senior Scholar Civic Engagement in an Older America Paper Award from The Gerontological Society of America’s Civic Engagement in an Older America Initiative.
Structural Optimization: Dynamic and Seismic Applications, by Franklin Y. Cheng and Kevin Z. Truman, Imprint by Spon Press. [Publish Date: June 17th 2010. Pages: 708 pages. ISBN: 978-0-415-42370-0. Price: $160.00.]