Media Shelf

The Media Shelf offers a sampling of creative research efforts at the University of Georgia including books, software, recordings, research resources and Web sites


Six Suites  

Six Suites for Violoncello by Johann Sebastian Bach

arranged and performed by David Starkweather, professor of music
(Latham Music, a Lorenz Company, 2009)

Viewers of this three-DVD set, recorded in Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, can watch the performance with a scrolling score, change viewing angles, compare early manuscripts with the arranger’s version, observe scholarly commentary, take a backstage tour of the recording sessions, or simply listen to the music as images of nature fill the screen.

Exercise and Its Mediating Effects on Cognition  

Exercise and Its Mediating Effects on Cognition

edited by Waneen W. Spirduso, University of Texas at Austin; Leonard W. Poon, University of Georgia; Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(Human Kinetics, 2008)

Internationally recognized experts in exercise, cognition, neurobiological processes, and aging review how an active lifestyle aids cognitive functioning of the aging brain by providing practical applications of research findings. This book is the second in the series on Aging, Exercise and Cognition co-edited by UGA professor Leonard Poon.

Investigating the Use of Sex in Media Promotion and Advertising  

Investigating the Use of Sex in Media Promotion and Advertising

edited by Tom Reichert, associate professor of advertising and public relations
(The Haworth Press, 2008)

What effects do the deliberate and strategic uses of sex have on audiences? This collection of the latest scholarship indicates that media-conveyed sexual stimuli in television, radio, music, and magazines produce some wide-ranging and surprising responses.

The Educational Thought of W.E.B. Du Bois: An Intellectual History  

The Educational Thought of W.E.B. Du Bois: An Intellectual History

by Derrick P. Alridge, associate professor of education and African American Studies and director of the Institute for African American Studies
(Teachers College Press, 2008)

During an era marred by frequent lynchings and discriminatory laws based on race, W.E.B. Du Bois spoke out for African-American education and social engagement. Alridge provides fresh insights on Du Bois’s thought and the long, turbulent life of this civil rights activist, historian, and scholar.

From Mounds to Megachurches: Georgia’s Religious Heritage  

From Mounds to Megachurches: Georgia’s Religious Heritage

by David S. Williams, director, Honors Program and Meigs Professor of Religion
(University of Georgia Press, 2008)

Baptists haven’t always dominated Georgia’s religious landscape. This sweeping overview explores how a variety of faiths have influenced culture, politics, and social life from pre-colonial days to the present.

Trucking Country: The Road to America’s Wal-Mart Economy  

Trucking Country: The Road to America’s Wal-Mart Economy

by Shane Hamilton, assistant professor of history
(Princeton University Press, 2008)

A gripping account of how ordinary blue-collar workers helped deregulate the trucking industry in the 1970s, how their battles became the stuff of popular music and film, and how deregulation changed the American marketplace.


Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network


Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network

developed by the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and administered by Gerrit Hoogenboom, professor of biological and agricultural engineering.

Georgians can find the temperature of their local air and soil, rainfall, relative humidity and wind speed, plus a crop simulation model, various weather calculators, current radar and satellite images, crop-specific reports, and the latest news about climate conditions.

Georgia Official and Statistical Register


Georgia Official and Statistical Register

developed by The Digital Library of Georgia, University of Georgia Libraries, and administered by Susan Tuggle, coordinator of Georgia Government Publications

The Register, published from 1923-1990, was recently digitized and this site now provides easy access to an exhaustive record of Georgia election statistics, historical data on counties and branches of government, biographical sketches of state officials, and a wealth of material for researchers and history buffs.

Red & Black March  

Red & Black March

performed by Martha Thomas, professor of music
(University of Georgia Public Affairs, 2008)

The University of Georgia’s first school song, “Red and Black March,” composed in 1908 by R. E. Haughey, was long thought to be lost. The score was rediscovered in 2008 by Lloyd Winstead, associate director of UGA’s Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. Hear the 100-year-old tune played on piano by Professor Thomas at the link above.


The Here and the Gone  

The Here and the Gone

(Fast Horse Recordings, 2009)

Coleman Barks, professor emeritus of literature, recites some of his critically acclaimed translations of work by thirteenth century Sufi mystic and poet Rumi, accompanied by the band Tuatara, Iraqi oud master Rahim Alhaj, and Kai Riedl, UGA religion instructor and musician.


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