Mark A. Runco, Steven R. Pritzker, and Roni Reiter-Palmon
Chapter: Problem Finding, authored by Roni Reiter-Palmon, UNO faculty member.
The first edition of the successful Encyclopedia of Creativity served to establish the study of creativity is a field in itself. Now completely updated and revised in its second edition, coverage encompasses the definition of creativity, the development and expression of creativity across the lifespan, the environmental conditions that encourage or discourage creativity, creativity within specific disciplines like music, dance, film, art, literature, etc., the relationship of creativity and mental health, intelligence, and learning styles, and the process of being creative. This reference also appeals to a lay audience with articles specifically on the application of creativity to business settings.
Lisa K. Sandlin
Most saints began as children, as all humans do. Martin de Porres’ white father abandoned him; Dymphna fled an incestuous father. Rosa de Lima threw her mother into despair. Brendan built a boat from leather and butter; Francis of Assisi talked to animals. Teresa de Ávila wielded a wry sense of humor, and Catherine of Alexandria argued fifty master philosophers into cowering silence.
A few, though, did not know childhood or death. Archangel Michael’s name was a battle cry; shining Gabriel calmed the terrified before delivering his messages. Desperate for the powers associated with Librada (relief from bad husbands and boyfriends) and Expeditus (exceedingly swift help), people conjured these saints from relic and desire.
You Who Make The Sky Bend relates the saints to stages of the human condition, thus placing them into the wheel of life. For they touch lives. The saints remain on call, as if their form is a kind of ethereal transmitter tube lit by their filament souls. Many people talk to them, daily, weekly, or on the unforeseen morning when misfortune pushes past their threshold. And many people believe they are heard—by the saint, their better selves, their own hearts.
Carol Smallwood, Heidi Blackburn, and Erin Davis
Editor: Carol Smallwood
Chapter 32: We're All in This Together: Solutions for Creative Staffing, co-authored by Heidi Blackburn, UNO faculty member.
Fewer employees, shorter hours, diminished collection budgets, reduced programs and services all at a time of record library usage. Don t fret and fritter away scarce resources. Be frugal! In this book, library expert Smallwood persuasively demonstrates that the necessity of doing business differently can be positive. Presenting creative and resourceful solutions to universal concerns from dozens of librarians, representing a wide variety of institutions, this collection helps overtaxed library professionals
* Find supplementary funding sources, including grants
* Save money by sharing resources, using tiered staffing for technical services, and implementing green IT
* Tap into grassroots movements to save neighborhood libraries
* Preserve and enhance important library functions like programming, outreach, and staff development, despite a tight budget
Partnering, sharing, innovating these are the watchwords for contemporary librarians in tough economic times, and this book offers plenty of ideas that can be implemented immediately.
Kate Theimer and Amy Schindler
Editor: Kate Theimer
Case Study, "A New Look for Old Information: Creating a Wiki to Share Campus History," authored by Amy Schindler, UNO faculty member.
Come explore how archives are using the web to reach and interact with users, old and new, as well as serve their own management needs.
Thirteen case studies illustrate archival practitioners' own experiences in creating blogs, wikis, and interactive websites, and contributing to sites such as Flickr, YouTube, Wikipedia, and Second Life. The themes in these case studies are framed by longer analytical essays that reflect on the larger implications of social media for archives -- the "different kind of web" archivists are forming with their users. Learn how social media are changing how archivists conduct outreach, how the concept of authority is adapting and evolving, and the opportunities social media present for enhancing and streamlining traditional archival processes.
In addition, a series of short essays present the viewpoints of some of the primary users -- historians, educators, students, and genealogists. The volume concludes with a group of reflections on the larger implications of social media for archives, including the impact of Web 2.0 on diversity in the archival profession and the archival record.
This book is for practitioners looking for reports on real-world implementations of social media tools; students in archives and history programs interested in implementation and management issues, and the broader theoretical and systemic issues raised by the use of social media; and historians, history faculty, professionals in related fields, such as libraries and museums, and those who study the use of the web will find an encapsulation of the current approach of the archival profession.
"One might slip into a cave without a torch and imagine a language of foot scuttle and wing whinny, imagine that one must make from these consonants and vowels a lyric, a metaphysics-such is the poetry of Miles Waggener-hermetic, intentional, and of great necessity."-SANDRA ALCOSSER, Author of A Fish to Feed All Hunger and Except by Nature"'Sky Harbor' is the name of Phoenix, Arizona's international airport, through whose automatic sliding doors-at one point in this fabulous collection of the same name-a sparrow flies. The human-constructed and the unconstructed abut constantly in Miles Waggener's second full-length collection, wherein collisions between desert landscape and air-conditioned condominium developments form a stimulating dynamic, and an indelible backdrop on which the poet's major concerns-memory, the land's impression on the psyche, logos, spiritual longing-unfold, to distinct and brilliant consequence. When all the clique-ish whisperings cease, we will come to poetry like Miles Waggener's Sky Harbor to regain a sense of what the genre can truly do. Rigorous and rewarding, brimful of craft and passion, this book emanates from a place-in the physical landscape and in the landscape of the mind-that is both longed for and exquisitely evoked. These poems shine the reader 'through the lock's narrow way.'"-CHRIS DOMBROWSKI, Author of By Cold Water"Enter an earth dark with portents, some of which we have created ourselves: bird dead from a boy's rock, fetus unable to come to term. In this uncannily orchestrated book of poems, the earth, our familiar, is given back to us strange, a landscape caught between the violence of the past and impending apocalypse, where we, as humans, exist between danger and domain. Miles Waggener has written a narrative of last days in a language that staggers, turning corners, sometimes perilously, in a search for doors, gates, horizons which will open, 'the last-ditch efforts in the inclement that you, that your children become.' Read this book slowly; it is as breathtaking and suspenseful as our time here."-MELISSA KWASNY, Author of The Nine Senses
Helping Children and Adolescents: Evidence-Based Strategies from Developmental and Social Psychology
Robert Henley Woody
This book informs mental health professionals about how to guide parents, families, and other community professionals to better serve children and adolescents. Relying on empirical and evidence-based research, the author sets forth specific strategies in simple language. In addition to laypersons, educators and social service, health care, and law enforcement personnel are referenced. Whether in the role of therapist, consultant, or professor, the authoritative information will enrich the mental health professional s knowledge and skills relevant to children and adolescents, and their families.
Helmut K. Anheier and Stefan Toepler
"Giving Circles" authored by Angela Eikenberry, UNO faculty member.
Recently the topic of civil society has generated a wave of interest, and a wealth of new information. Until now no publication has attempted to organize and consolidate this knowledge. The International Encyclopedia of Civil Society fills this gap, establishing a common set of understandings and terminology, and an analytical starting point for future research. Global in scope and authoritative in content, the Encyclopedia offers succinct summaries of core concepts and theories; definitions of terms; biographical entries on important figures and organizational profiles. In addition, it serves as a reliable and up-to-date guide to additional sources of information. In sum, the Encyclopedia provides an overview of the contours of civil society, social capital, philanthropy and nonprofits across cultures and historical periods. For researchers in nonprofit and civil society studies, political science, economics, management and social enterprise, this is the most systematic appraisal of a rapidly growing field.
John R. Bartle and Gerard Wellman
Environment Omaha has suggested many changes in the metropolitan Omaha area in the hopes of improving Omaha’s environment. We all want a better environment, but is it practical? What will it cost and what improvements can we expect? This document provides answers to these questions focusing on each of the five content areas of Environment Omaha’s study: the natural environment, urban form and transportation, building construction, resource conservation, and community health.
Edited by Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, UNO faculty member.
Approaching an uncertain future without Fidel Castro, and still reeling from a downturn at the end of the cold war, Cuba must act decisively to improve its economy and living conditions. One of the major challenges facing the impoverished island nation is securing access to energy resources that are sufficient to meet the needs of its revitalization and development goals. What steps can Cuba take to achieve both short- and long-term energy sustainability and self-sufficiency? In this timely analysis, Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado and his colleagues answer that question.
Cuba's Energy Future sets the geostrategic context within which Cuba is operating. The book provides an overview of the evolving relations among Caribbean states and explains why Cuba and its longtime nemesis the United States should look for ways to cooperate on developing energy resources. The possible role of oil companies is explored, as is Cuba's energy relationship with Hugo Chavez's Venezuela.
The second section of Cuba's Energy Future features economic and technical appraisals, economic projections, and trends affecting Cuba's energy needs, including oil and natural gas potential, the country's antiquated electric power sector, and the role of biofuels such as sugarcane ethanol. The concluding section focuses on the conditions necessary for, and the mutual benefits of, greater cooperative engagement with the United States.
Dawn O. Braithwaite, Julia T. Wood, and Paige W. Toller
Chapter 26: "I'm Sorry for Your Loss": Communicating with Those Who Are Bereaved, authored by Paige Toller, UNO faculty member.
Casing Interpersonal Communication encourages students to learn about interpersonal communication by exploring real life situations. The engaging cases invite students to use abstract and conceptual knowledge drawn from theory and research to analyze and address concrete circumstances that will help them to then apply this knowledge to their own lives.
Wendy Goldberg, Nikki R. Crick, Juan F. Casas, and David A. Nelson
Article: Toward a more comprehensive understanding of peer maltreatment: Studies of relational victimization, co-authored by Juan Casas, UNO faculty member.
This new and exciting reader includes over 25 articles that have been carefully selected for the undergraduate audience, and taken from the very accessible Current Directions in Psychological Science journal. These timely, cutting-edge articles allow instructors to bring their students real-world perspective–-from a reliable source–-about today’s most current and pressing issues in gender psychology.
Nikitah O. Imani
Head Games is focused on the way in which ethnocentrism and cultural bias can impact public health, and in this case, psychotherapeutic process. It examines a family therapy program being run by a major public university, tied to the criminal justice system and the educational establishment, aiming to reform perceived "dysfunctionality" in homes of the "patients (subjects)." What follows is a tragic comedy of errors in which theory and practice normed in one sociocultural context is applied, or more appropriately, misapplied. This book questions whether we have come as far as we think in the US in terms of calibrating our mental health systems for multicultural sensitivity and perhaps suggests there are limits to how much we can engage in cross-cultural therapy. The book uses an Africa-centered theoretical framework to tease out these systemic incongruities and will hopefully provide guidance for counselors, researchers, and those more generally interested in programmatic evaluation research across cultural lines. The title, Head Games, is an apt metaphor for the manipulation of the program by all of its participants for the purpose of reifying or resisting its inherent definitions of abnormality.
In Lee, Mehruz Kamal, Sajda Qureshi, and Peter Wolcott
Editor: In Lee
Chapter 6, Promoting Competitive Advantage in Microenterprises through Information Technology Interventions, co-authored by Sajda Qureshi and Peter Wolcott, UNO faculty members.
As the Web paradigm shifted from the business-centered to user-centered one (this paradigm shift has become known as "Web 2.0") it has become a Web platform as a method to quickly reach a large pool of consumers. Web 2.0 has changed the nature of a user from a content consumer to a content generator. While the pre-Web 2.0 era is characterized by read-only websites and proprietary web applications, Web 2.0 brought about a variety of interactive community-based initiatives that leverage data, harness distributed intelligence, and utilize a rich multimedia.
E-Business Applications for Product Development and Competitive Growth: Emerging Technologies is a comprehensive framework of knowledge provided by research and practitioner experts within the e-business research field. Emerging e-business theories, architectures, and technologies are outlined to stimulate information into research and business communities. This book will serve as an integrated e-business knowledge base for those who are interested in the advancement of e-business theory and practice through a variety of research methods including theoretical, experimental, case, and survey research methods.
Nebraska Department of Education; Westside Community Schools; Umo n ho n Nation Public Schools; Lexington Public Schools; Omaha Public Schools; Head Start-State Collaboration Office; Marjorie Kostelnik; M. Susan McWilliams; Lincoln Public Schools; Gordon-Rushville Public Schools; Red Cloud; Northeast Professional Development Partnership; Nebraska State Board of Education, District 5; Beatrice Public Schools; and Platte Valley Professional Development Partnership
Called to action by parents, teachers, administrators, and other early childhood professionals in Nebraska, the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE), Office of Early Childhood began the process of revising the Kindergarten Position Statement in 2007. NDE’s previous Kindergarten Position Statement was written in 1984 and was a landmark document in the world of kindergarten, not only in Nebraska, but nationwide. The revision of this statement reinforces the expectation of providing high quality experiences for all children to help them reach their full potential, regardless of individual circumstances. The intent of this document is to provide a summary of information about kindergarten that is deeply grounded in years of research, early childhood science, and best practices for young children. The full Position Statement, A Kindergarten for the 21st Century, can be downloaded from http://www.education.ne.gov/oec/pubs/KStatement.pdf.
Jarrett Rudy, Stepehn Gervais, Christopher Kirkey, Jody L. Neathery-Castro, and Mark O. Rousseau
Editors: Jarrett Rudy, Stephan Gervais, Christopher Kirkey
Chapter, Quebec and La Francophonie: Quebec between Provincialism and Globalization, co-authored by Jody Neathery-Castro, UNO faculty member
Quebec Questions: Quebec Studies for the Twenty-First Century is a contributed, multidisciplinary text that examines Quebec history from social, cultural, and political perspectives. Editors Jarrett Rudy, Stephan Gervais, and Christopher Kirkey bring together experts from a variety of fields to create a contributed text on the history of Quebec that is the first of its kind in the English language. Much more than a mere survey text, Quebec Questions engages students with questions such as is Quebec distinct?, what makes Quebec distinct?, what is its relationship with the rest of Canada?, and what is its place on the world stage? In addition to the editors' introductions, which provide a framework and context for each of the text's parts, an expansive pedagogical program in every chapter, including a timeline, a biographical sketch of a key figure, a profile of a significant event, critical-thinking questions, a select bibliography, and relevant websites for further exploration. The broad and inclusive format of Quebec Questions will ensure its appropriateness for the growing number of courses examining Quebec through a variety of lenses.
Rupert Taylor and Angela M. Eikenberry
Chapter 19: Philanthropy in an era of global governance, co-authored by Angela Eikenberry, UNO faculty member.
To mark the 20th Anniversary of Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations the editor has compiled a comprehensive overview of contemporary debates in third sector scholarship, comprised of all original research by leaders in the field. The volume will offer a critical review of the central and innovative themes that have come to form the core of third sector debate and research with an international focus.
The first global compendium of third sector research, this volume provides a international, multi-disciplinary, and state-of-the-art overview of the field. The contributions not only examine and review the existing scholarship, but introduce new perspectives and thinking on the third sector—especially in terms of future implications around the world.
Topics covered include: -History and Development of the Field -New Trends in Volunteering and Philanthropy -Volunteering and Participation in Developing Countries -Leadership and Governance -Corporate Responsibility -Social Capital -Global Civil Society
This seminal volume provides a broad and comprehensive look at the field of Third Sector Research, of primary interest to researchers in political science, sociology, development studies, and nonprofit leadership programs.
Frank Teuteberg, Jorge Marx Gómez, Mehruz Kamal, Sajda Qureshi, and Peter Wolcott
Editors: Frank Teuteberg and Jorge Marx Gómez
Chapter 4, How can Information Technology be adopted by Micro-enterprises? Guidelines for Sustainable Development, co-authored by Sajda Qureshi and Peter Wolcott, UNO faculty members.
In recent years, the focus of environmental responsibility has shifted toward companies and a variety of highly specific, heterogeneous solutions for different environmental issues have been created. These solutions comprise a special category of information systems, termed Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems (CEMIS).
Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems: Advancements and Trends addresses the continuing need for companies to take a holistic and strategic approach towards material and energy efficiency, emission and waste reduction, recycling, stakeholder engagement, and legal compliance. As Corporate Environmental Management Information Systems that support only operational goals are becoming obsolete, the need for a reference redefining these systems to provide integrated solutions to environmental and economic problems is needed.
Shaista Wahab and Barry Youngerman
Co-authored by Shaista Wahab, UNO faculty member.
Afghanistan has long been considered a remote and uninviting country to all but its closest neighbors. This lightly populated agricultural and pastoral nation has guarded its independence in the age of European imperialism thanks in large part to its limited perceived value. Political isolation reinforced by a conservative tribal culture kept most of the cultural and economic changes of the modern world at bay. Slowly, however, modern ways and values began to penetrate into the capital city of Kabul.
A Brief History of Afghanistan, Second Edition examines this country's isolation and how it found itself involved in 30 years of war and anarchy. This updated resource provides extensive background information so readers can understand the issues and make informed judgments of their own.
Randall E. Adkins, David A. Dulio, and Gregory A. Petrow
Editors: Randall E. Adkins (UNO faculty member) and David A. Dulio
Chapter 11, Courting the Obama-Terry Voter: Terry vs. Esch in Nebraska’s Second Congressional District, co-authored by Randall E. Adkins and Gregory A. Petrow, UNO faculty members.
During the 2008 elections, nowhere was change more anticipated than in the House and Senate. Going into Election Day, most analysts predicted a large majority of Democratic wins in both chambers. However, while many Republicans lost and Democrats came away with a clear majority, some of the most vulnerable managed to hang on and win reelection. Cases in Congressional Campaigns illustrates how embattled incumbents defended their turf in such a difficult year for Republican candidates, the Republican Party, and the Republican brand. It focuses on how selected congressional incumbents "played defense"―successfully or not―in an election cycle that was dominated by the theme and message of change.
Each chapter is written by political scientists on the ground and familiar with the district they are analyzing. Analysis of broader trends from the 2008 cycle bookend the volume with Adkins and Dulio’s insightful framing. More than just a collection of case studies, this book offers a common framework for understanding who won, who lost, and why. In addition, the companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415873888 provides instructors with useful teaching tools, including sample assignments, dynamic PowerPoint slides, graphs, and links to relevant YouTube clips.
Rami Arav and Richard A. Freund
Co-authored and co-edited by Rami Arav, UNO faculty member.
Archaeological excavation of the ancient city of Bethsaida has retrieved a wealth of information on some of the most intriguing topics from 10th century BCE to 4th century CE. This volume includes reports on archaeological and geological findings from 1997 to 2006 and the cultural and historical contexts of the findings.
Nedžad Bašić, Anwar H. Siddiqui, and Nikitah O. Imani
Chapter, The War on Jihad: Eurocentrism and Its Thinly-Veiled Attack on Islamic Cultures and Societies, authored by Nikitah Imani, UNO faculty member.
In traditional scholars’ debate, global terrorism, in western literature is solely linked to Islam, predominantly seen as an issue with religious and cultural background. However, this problem is more complex than we can perceive on first view. The issue of global terrorism is essentially linked to structural changes in global economy, rather than to the shaping of global geopolitical models, which took place after the collapse of the Soviet Union, as has been noted in many scholars’ interpretations.
This book focuses the hypothesis that a critical aspect of this issue refers to the relationship between government and society in the era of globalization, rather than to being related to a sense of belonging to civilizations of distinct cultural, historical and religious diversities and different identities. Visible conflict between government and society in the era of globalization is not some kind of a given, but rather is a constructed social-political-economic phenomenon that fits into the general category of social, economic and political competition in the process of globalisation. Observing relationships between government, MNCs, and the global market, this book is focused on rethinking the relationship between global terrorism, which is getting more and more religious exclusiveness, and democracy, which is getting more and more human welfare dimension.
The lack of local governments in Islamic countries effectively causes a response to the challenges of the “global conflict distribution”. The Islamic Global Radical Militant Movement (GIRMM) has appeared as an authentic response to the clash between globalization and democracy by attacking global forces and global institutions as supporters of local futile governments.
This book deals with correspondence between “global wealth distributional conflict” and global terrorism as a new phenomenon in the 21st century.
This project sought to expand voter outreach and mobilization of new registered and Latino voters through a series of activities to be undertaken in winter of 2007 leading up to the 2008 General Election in the greater Omaha metropolitan area. Following the successful development of a voter mobilization project undertaken in the 2006 election cycle, this project conducted a series of door-to-door canvassing activities utilizing University of Nebraska at Omaha students to distribute nonpartisan voter information, and engage in “get out the vote” activities with new Latino registered voters in Ward 4 of Douglas County, Nebraska and among Southeast Omaha’s predominately minority communities. As of 9/1/2008, there were approximately 10,000 newly registered This project sought to expand voter outreach and mobilization of new registered and Latino voters through a series of activities to be undertaken in winter of 2007 leading up to the 2008 General Election in the greater Omaha metropolitan area. Following the successful development of a voter mobilization project undertaken in the 2006 election cycle, this project conducted a series of door-to-door canvassing activities utilizing University of Nebraska at Omaha students to distribute nonpartisan voter information, and engage in “get out the vote” activities with new Latino registered voters in Ward 4 of Douglas County, Nebraska and among Southeast Omaha’s predominately minority communities. As of 9/1/2008, there were approximately 10,000 newly registered voters (NRV’s ) in Douglas County. We estimated that there may be as many as 3,000 of these new voters in Legislative Districts 5 and 7 (an area approximately from the Missouri River to 72nd Street and from the downtown Omaha area down into Ralston and Bellevue).
Donald D. Bergh, Dave K. Ketchen Jr., Erin G. Pleggenkuhle-Miles, and Mike P. Weng
Editors: D. Bergh, D. Ketchen
Chapter, Embracing Debates to Advance Global Strategy Research, co-authored by Erin G. Pleggenkuhle-Miles, UNO faculty member
This book series' mission is to provide a forum for critique, commentary, and discussion about key methodology issues in the strategic management field. Strategic management relies on an array of complex methods drawn from various allied disciplines to examine how managers attempt to lead their firms toward success. The field is undergoing a rapid transformation in methodological rigor, and researchers face many new challenges about how to conduct their research and in understanding the implications that are associated with their research choices. This book series seeks to bridge the gap between what researchers know and what they need to know about methodology. In each volume, renowned scholars contribute chapters in their areas of methodological expertise.
William L. Blizek, Julien R. Fielding, Michele M. Desmarais, Birud Sindhav, and Christian Haunton
Edited by William L. Blizek, UNO faculty member.
Chapters authored and co-authored by UNO faculty members include:
Chapter 1: Religion and the Movies, authored by William L. Blizek
Chapter 2: Using Religion to Interpret Movies, authored by William L. Blizek
Chapter 3: Using Movies to Critique Religion, authored by William L. Blizek
Chapter 6: Retelling of Religious Stories, co-authored by William L. Blizek and Julien Fielding
Chapter 13: Buddhist Movies, authored by Michele Desmarais
Chapter 14: Hindu Movies, co-authored by Michele Desmarais and Birud Sindhav
Chapter 17: Indigenous Religions and Movies, authored by Julien Fielding
Chapter 22: Redemption and Film, authored by Julien Fielding
Chapter 24: Images of God in the Movies, authored by Christian Haunton
Chapter 26. Karma and Film, authored by Michele Desmarais
The Continuum Companion to Religion and Film offers the definitive guide to study in this growing area. The book covers all the most pressing and important themes and categories in the field - areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that have emerged more recently as active areas of research. Twenty-nine specifically commissioned essays from a team of experts reveal where important work continues to be done in the field and provide a map of this evolving research area. Featuring chapters on methodology, religions of the world, and popular religious themes, as well as an extensive bibliography and filmography, this is the essential tool for anyone with an interest in the intersection between religion and film.
Paul Blokker, Bruno Dallago, and Petr Pavlinek
Editors: Paul Blokker and Bruno Dallago
Chapter, Regional Development Effects of Foreign Direct Investment in Central and Eastern Europe, authored by Petr Pavlinek, UNO faculty member.
This book analyzes regional and local models of development, in the context of existing socio-economic disparities and the impact of EU enlargement and European policy, offering a comparative and in-depth analysis of the distinct nature of regional differences within Central and Eastern Europe.
Books and monographs written or edited in whole or in part by University of Nebraska Omaha faculty are collected here.
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