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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.



Ents, Elves and Eriador: The Environmental Vision of J.R.R. Tolkien

by Matthew Dickerson, professor of computer science, Middlebury College, and Jonathan Evans, associate professor of English and director of the UGA medieval studies program (University Press of Kentucky, 2006)

The authors examine the underlying environmental philosophy in Tolkien’s works, placing them in the context of modern environmental literature.


From Split to Screened Selves: French and Francophone Autobiography in the Third Person

by Rachel Gabara, assistant professor of French (Stanford University Press, 2006)

Gabara investigates autobiographies by French and Francophone African writers across media, from print to photography and film, as well as across the colonial encounter, from France to North and West Africa.


American Indian Literary Nationalism

by Jace Weaver, professor and director, UGA Institute of Native American Studies and, Craig S. Womack, associate professor of English, University of Oklahoma, and Robert Warrior, professor of Native American Studies and English, University of Oklahoma (University of New Mexico Press, 2006)

The authors call for more native voices to articulate literary criticism and for clearer thinking about what links the literature to native communities. This book won 2006 Best Book Award from the Native American Literature Symposium.


In the Morning: Reflections from First Light

by Philip Lee Williams, assistant dean for public information, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences (Mercer University Press, 2006)

In this collection of essays and personal reminiscences, Williams, a self-described “morning person,” invites his readers to examine mornings in terms of science, art, sociology, religion and daily life.


Working the Planning Table: Negotiating Democratically for Adult, Continuing and Workplace Education

by Ronald M. Cervero, head, UGA department of lifelong education, administration and policy, and Arthur L. Wilson, professor of adult education, Cornell University (Jossey-Bass, 2006)

This guide for developing effective educational programs for adults won the 2006 Cyril O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education from the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE).


Bullying Prevention: Creating a Positive School Climate and Developing
Social Competence

by Pamela Orpinas, professor of health promotion and behavior, UGA College of Public Health, and Arthur M. Horne, director, UGA Educational Policy and Evaluation Center and Distinguished Research Professor of Counseling Psychology, emeritus (American Psychological Association (APA), 2006)

The authors show how school professionals can prevent and reduce bullying by creating a positive environment and by ensuring all children have the social skills to communicate and solve problems without aggression.


Adventures in Research, Vols. I - III

by Howard J. Wiarda, Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations and head of the department of international affairs, UGA School of Public and International Affairs (iUniverse, 2006)

Wiarda, a leading global scholar of international relations, comparative politics, and foreign policy, tells the stories behind the research that took him to five continents. Volume I covers Latin America, Volume II concerns Europe, and Volume III spans the world.


The Medicare Part D Drug Program: Making the Most of the Benefit

by Jack Fincham, A.W. Jowdy Professor of Pharmacy Care, UGA College of Pharmacy (Jones and Bartlett, 2007)

Fincham offers practical advice on how seniors can navigate the maze of available options, avoid scams, apply for extra coverage, and make informed decisions that suit their needs.


Bullying Prevention

with Arthur M. Horne, director, UGA Educational Policy and Evaluation Center and Distinguished Research Professor of Counseling Psychology, emeritus (APA Videos, 2006)

This video shows a brief, ecosystemic approach to preventing larger, older children from bullying smaller, younger children. Horne discusses how he works with both the victims and the perpetrators of bullying, always examining the school and family systems that may inadvertently support bullying behavior. (Available in DVD and videotape format).

Research Tools  

The Georgia Statistics System

Developed and maintained by Warren P. Kriesel, associate professor of agricultural and applied economics, UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences:

This Web site customizes statistics, maps and graphs from the latest data in the “Georgia County Guide” and “Farmgate Value Report.” It can provide analyses on a county-by-county, year-by-year, employment or land price basis.


The Qual Page: Resources for Qualitative Research

Managed by Judith Preissle, professor and coordinator, qualitative research program, UGA department of lifelong education, administration and policy:

Those interested in the design and implementation of high quality research and evaluation studies can find links here to bibliographies, journals, discussion forums, research papers, proceedings, methodology, conferences and more.  


Strauss/Bartok Violin Sonatas

by Levon Ambartsumian, Franklin Professor of Violin, and Anatoly Sheludyakov, academic professional, UGA Hodgson School of Music (Phoenix USA, 2006)

Strauss’s Violin Sonata Op. 18 (1887) was the last piece of chamber music that Strauss wrote. Bartok’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, composed in 1903, shows the influence of Liszt and Strauss on the young Hungarian composer.


Love Letters

by Roger C. Vogel, professor of music, UGA Hodgson School of Music (Oasis, 2006)

The 11 songs on this CD are based on love letters written throughout history, ranging from Pliny the Younger in the 1st century AD to humorist Ogden Nash in the 20th century. “The work is singular in that there is no other song cycle which uses actual love letters as the texts,” says Vogel.


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