Author: Marian McQuistion
Author: Marian McQuistion
Author: Nicole Krauss
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
View: 8421Die vierzehnjährige Alma wurde nach der Hauptfigur eines Romans benannt. Leo Gursky hatte den Text als junger Mann in Polen geschrieben, für seine große Liebe Alma. Nun lebt er als einsamer alter Mann in New York. Er weiß nicht, dass das Buch den Holocaust überstanden hat. Bis die junge Alma sich auf die Suche nach ihm macht. «Bezaubernd, zärtlich und sehr originell.» (J. M. Coetzee) «Ein großartiger Roman.» (Spiegel) «Dies ist ein gewaltiges Buch, das unser müdes Herz erfrischt. Nicole Krauss sei gepriesen dafür.» (Colum McCann) «Einfach anfangen zu lesen. Es ist wunderbar.» (Stern) «Ein außergewöhnlicher Roman, lebensprall, klug und poetisch, von eigenwilligem Charme, staunenswerter Anschaulichkeit und gesegnet mit einem zärtlichen Humor.» (FAZ)
Author: David L. KIRP
Publisher: Harvard University Press
View: 3331How can you turn an English department into a revenue center? How do you grade students if they are "customers" you must please? How do you keep industry from dictating a university's research agenda? What happens when the life of the mind meets the bottom line? Wry and insightful, Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line takes us on a cross-country tour of the most powerful trend in academic life today--the rise of business values and the belief that efficiency, immediate practical usefulness, and marketplace triumph are the best measures of a university's success. With a shrewd eye for the telling example, David Kirp relates stories of marketing incursions into places as diverse as New York University's philosophy department and the University of Virginia's business school, the high-minded University of Chicago and for-profit DeVry University. He describes how universities "brand" themselves for greater appeal in the competition for top students; how academic super-stars are wooed at outsized salaries to boost an institution's visibility and prestige; how taxpayer-supported academic research gets turned into profitable patents and ideas get sold to the highest bidder; and how the liberal arts shrink under the pressure to be self-supporting. Far from doctrinaire, Kirp believes there's a place for the market--but the market must be kept in its place. While skewering Philistinism, he admires the entrepreneurial energy that has invigorated academe's dreary precincts. And finally, he issues a challenge to those who decry the ascent of market values: given the plight of higher education, what is the alternative? Table of Contents: Introduction: The New U Part I: The Higher Education Bazaar 1. This Little Student Went to Market 2. Nietzsche's Niche: The University of Chicago 3. Benjamin Rush's "Brat": Dickinson College 4. Star Wars: New York University Part II: Management 101 5. The Dead Hand of Precedent: New York Law School 6. Kafka Was an Optimist: The University of Southern California and the University of Michigan 7. Mr. Jefferson's "Private" College: Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia Part III: Virtual Worlds 8. Rebel Alliance: The Classics Departments of Sixteen Southern Liberal Arts Colleges 9. The Market in Ideas: Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 10. The British Are Coming-and Going: Open University Part IV: The Smart Money 11. A Good Deal of Collaboration: The University of California, Berkeley 12. The Information Technology Gold Rush: IT Certification Courses in Silicon Valley 13. They're All Business: DeVry University Conclusion: The Corporation of Learning Notes Acknowledgments Index Reviews of this book: An illuminating view of both good and bad results in a market-driven educational system. --David Siegfried, Booklist Reviews of this book: Kirp has an eye for telling examples, and he captures the turmoil and transformation in higher education in readable style. --Karen W. Arenson, New York Times Reviews of this book: Mr. Kirp is both quite fair and a good reporter; he has a keen eye for the important ways in which bean-counting has transformed universities, making them financially responsible and also more concerned about developing lucrative specialties than preserving the liberal arts and humanities. Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line is one of the best education books of the year, and anyone interested in higher education will find it to be superior. --Martin Morse Wooster, Washington Times Reviews of this book: There is a place for the market in higher education, Kirp believes, but only if institutions keep the market in its place...Kirp's bottom line is that the bargains universities make in pursuit of money are, inevitably, Faustian. They imperil academic freedom, the commitment to sharing knowledge, the privileging of need and merit rather than the ability to pay, and the conviction that the student/consumer is not always right. --Glenn C. Altschuler, Philadelphia Inquirer Reviews of this book: David Kirp's fine new book, Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line, lays out dozens of ways in which the ivory tower has leaned under the gravitational influence of economic pressures and the market. --Carlos Alcal', Sacramento Bee Reviews of this book: The real subject of Kirp's well-researched and amply footnoted book turns out to be more than this volume's subtitle, 'the marketing of higher education.' It is, in fact, the American soul. Where will our nation be if instead of colleges transforming the brightest young people as they come of age, they focus instead on serving their paying customers and chasing the tastes they should be shaping? Where will we be without institutions that value truth more than money and intellectual creativity more than creative accounting? ...Kirp says plainly that the heart of the university is the common good. The more we can all reflect upon that common good--not our pocketbooks or retirement funds, but what is good for the general mass of men and women--the better the world of the American university will be, and the better the nation will be as well. --Peter S. Temes, San Francisco Chronicle Reviews of this book: David Kirp's excellent book Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line provides a remarkable window into the financial challenges of higher education and the crosscurrents that drive institutional decision-making...Kirp explores the continuing battle for the soul of the university: the role of the marketplace in shaping higher education, the tension between revenue generation and the historic mission of the university to advance the public good...This fine book provides a cautionary note to all in higher education. While seeking as many additional revenue streams as possible, it is important that institutions have clarity of mission and values if they are going to be able to make the case for continued public support. --Lewis Collens, Chicago Tribune Reviews of this book: In this delightful book David Kirp...tells the story of markets in U.S. higher education...[It] should be read by anyone who aspires to run a university, faculty or department. --Terence Kealey, Times Higher Education Supplement The monastery is colliding with the market. American colleges and universities are in a fiercely competitive race for dollars and prestige. The result may have less to do with academic excellence than with clever branding and salesmanship. David Kirp offers a compelling account of what's happening to higher education, and what it means for the future. --Robert B. Reich, University Professor, Brandeis University, and former U.S. Secretary of Labor Can universities keep their purpose, independence, and public trust when forced to prove themselves cost-effective? In this shrewd and readable book, David Kirp explores what happens when the pursuit of truth becomes entwined with the pursuit of money. Kirp finds bright spots in unexpected places--for instance, the emerging for-profit higher education sector--and he describes how some traditional institutions balance their financial needs with their academic missions. Full of good stories and swift character sketches, Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line is engrossing for anyone who cares about higher education. --Laura D'Andrea Tyson, former Chair, Council of Economic Advisers David Kirp wryly observes that "maintaining communities of scholars is not a concern of the market." His account of the state of higher education today makes it appallingly clear that the conditions necessary for the flourishing of both scholarship and community are disappearing before our eyes. One would like to think of this as a wake-up call, but the hour may already be too late. --Stanley Fish, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the University of Illinois at Chicago This is, quite simply, the most deeply informed and best written recent book on the dilemma of undergraduate education in the United States. David Kirp is almost alone in stressing what relentless commercialization of higher education does to undergraduates. At the same time, he identifies places where administrators and faculty have managed to make the market work for, not against, real education. If only college and university presidents could be made to read this book! --Stanley N. Katz, Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies, Princeton University Once a generation a book brilliantly gives meaning to seemingly disorderly trends in higher education. David Kirp's Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line is that book for our time [the early 21st century?]. With passion and eloquence, Kirp describes the decline of higher education as a public good, the loss of university governing authority to constituent groups and external funding sources, the two-edged sword of collaboration with the private sector, and the rise of business values in the academy. This is a must read for all who care about the future of our universities. --Mark G. Yudof, Chancellor, The University of Texas System David Kirp not only has a clear theoretical grasp of the economic forces that have been transforming American universities, he can write about them without putting the reader to sleep, in lively, richly detailed case studies. This is a rare book. --Robert H. Frank, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University David Kirp wanders America's campuses, and he wonders--are markets, management and technology supplanting vision, values and truth? With a large dose of nostalgia and a penchant for academic personalities, he ponders the struggles and synergies of Ivy and Internet, of industry and independence. Wandering and wondering with him, readers will feel the speed of change in contemporary higher education. --Charles M. Vest, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Author: Zara Borthwick,Nicholas Arnold
View: 9024The Divine Universe, The book of love was first published in 2013 as a hardcover with gold embossed linen and dust jacket. A beautiful book for the book lover. Now we are pleased to introduce the soft cover book of these spirit communications. This book is a work of spirit communication that introduces themes of Love and Spirit relating with the Natural love of man and the Divine Love of God. The Padgett Messages, also a book of spirit communication was received by James E. Padgett 1914-1923. The Divine Universe extends the experience and vision of the Divine Love from the messages that James received. The Divine Universe introduces the workings of the soul, the spirit body, human evolution of the personality and how this evolution transitions from a human life into spirit life. The vision of harmony, Immortality, and living Divine Love is conveyed by the spirits with illumination and a sense of wonder that introduces the living potential of love for us all.
Author: Patrick (Jano) Jantomaso
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 2790The Little House without Windows, a book for adults of all ages, is a collection of poems that are raw with feeling. The author writes in a way that you can feel the pain of someone who got "kicked in the soul" but persevered in her belief that love is a gift to be shared. The words are about "a girl who lived a dream, laughed and danced, sang and cried, loved and smiled. The child grew to learn that some truths were lies - yet, survived. The girl fell asleep in a little house without windows and awoke to - life." When the 'girl' wipes her eyes to see the sun shining, she smiles and knows she will find more flowers, sunlight and a friend with whom to share the gift of love she has always carried in her soul.
Author: Isabel Allende
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
View: 4817Isabel Allendes engagierter Roman ist nicht nur eine Liebesgeschichte, sondern auch die Auseinadersetzung mit Chiles jüngster Vergangenheit: »Ich muß einen Kontinent erzählen«, sagt die Autorin, »für diejenigen sprechen, die keine Stimme haben.«
An Introduction to Business Ethics
Author: Robert C. Solomon,Clancy Martin
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Category: Business & Economics
View: 8022ABOVE THE BOTTOM LINE focuses on the issues of the individual in the business environment, rather than focusing on large-scale, ethical decision making. Business is defended as a necessary and valuable component of contemporary life, a range of entrepreneurial ventures that should be approached in a principled, thoughtful, and honest manner. Looking at the importance of corporate culture, students are given direction in making personal and professional decisions at work, relating these to the concepts of social responsibility, employer and employee rights, whistle-blowing, corporate governance, bankruptcy, and many other timely business issues. This text explores moral choices within the business environment, and considers current business policy issues. It is also a guide on how to think about business and a life in business, using vignettes from history and bits of literature and anthropology to broaden the students' outlook on commercial endeavors.
Author: Daniel Rose
Author: Stephen K. Moroney
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
View: 3822How can a God of love also be a God of judgment? If God loves everyone, what is the point of judgment? Does God change from being wrathful in the Old Testament to loving in the New Testament? Can we discern God's judgments in current events, such as hurricanes and personal tragedies? Is it ever right for humans to judge? These are not just daunting issues for theologians to ponder. They are urgent questions for everyone. Our answers profoundly affect how we relate to God and how we live with one another. Coming to grips with these issues is vital for our spiritual journeys. Many people today emphasize God's love and downplay his judgment. The problem with this approach is that God's judgment is taught in Scripture from the beginning of Genesis to the end of Revelation, and it is a core part of the gospel preached by Jesus and his apostles. There are problems at the other end of the spectrum too, when we believe in a God of judgment who is not also a God of love. It is impossible for us to find spiritual peace when we live in constant dread of God pictured as a harsh judge whom we can never please. This book calls us to embrace a more full, biblical image of God---one that joins his love and judgment together. Additionally, the book shows that, as those who are made in God's image, we can fuse love and judgment together constructively in our own daily lives. "To a world of smiley-faced bumper stickers assuring us that God is love, Stephen Moroney bravely asks: What do we do with the judgment, justice, and wrath of God, all occurring in rather impressive numbers throughout scripture? His well crafted and engaging answer is that we do a disservice to God as well as to ourselves when we try to have one---either a God of love or a God of judgment---without the other."
Finding Solace in Times of Trouble
Author: Luis Palau,Steve Halliday
Publisher: James Clarke & Co.
View: 8297Luis Palau is an international evangelist who has seen suffering and loss in the lives of millions of people around the world. Like most of us, he himself is no stranger to suffering either. In this helpful book he looks at the most difficult questions that arise as a result of the human condition, and avoiding the pat answers of a merely logical response is able to send a powerful message of hope to all those who are uncertain or confused by the paradoxes in life and faith. The book will reassure and comfort not only Christian readers but all those who suffer pain in their lives.
Author: Leonard Bupanda
View: 6890This book provides enough food for thought for those who want to find out more or even raise some objections to Leonard’s assertions and arguments. On the whole, it is a heart searching and thought-provoking book.
Author: Kasie West
Category: Young Adult Fiction
View: 8465»Deinen Bildern fehlt es an Herz.« Abby kann nicht fassen, dass dies der Grund ist, warum sie von der Kunstausstellung ausgeschlossen wird. Nachdem sie den ersten Schock verdaut hat, stellt sie eine »Herzensliste« zusammen, um ihren Werken künftig mehr Tiefe zu verleihen. Der erste Punkt ist schon erledigt: Liebeskummer. Denn ihr bester Freund Cooper erwidert ihre Gefühle nicht. Bleiben noch zehn weitere Herausforderungen. Die größte davon: sich neu zu verlieben! Aber Herzensdinge lassen sich nicht so leicht abhaken, wie Abby dachte ... »Süße Küsse, liebenswerte Figuren, wortgewandte, witzige Dialoge - für diesen Roman muss man einfach schwärmen!« Romantic Times Book Reviews »Kasie Wests Romane machen uns immer wieder verliebt in die Liebe!« Justine Magazine
Author: Anthony Marra
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
View: 1084Keiner versteht es so wie Roman Markin, Menschen einfach verschwinden zu lassen. Wer im Leningrad der 1930er-Jahre staatlich liquidiert wird, dessen Foto landet auf dem Tisch des Retuscheurs. Nicht ein einziges Bild soll bezeugen, dass diese Person je existiert hat. Doch eines Tages will Roman nicht dem Vergessen dienen, sondern sich erinnern: an seinen Bruder – und bringt sich damit in große Gefahr ... Anthony Marra erzählt von Menschen zu ganz unterschiedlichen Zeiten: von der Primaballerina, die im Gulag Schwanensee tanzen muss; von ihrer Enkelin Galina, die sich an das Einzige klammert, was ihr von ihrer Jugendliebe bleibt: ein Gemälde des idyllischen Ortes, an dem er starb; von Kolya und seinem Bruder, die sich in der Trostlosigkeit einer sibirischen Bergbaustadt an den einzigen Traum klammern, der ihnen bleibt: die Weite des Weltalls, im Ohr die Nussknacker-Suite. Wie kann man Menschen erinnern? Und woran sich halten, wenn alles verloren ist? Anthony Marra schreibt von dort, wo nichts geblieben ist außer Ruinen und Erinnerungen. Von dem, was uns auseinanderreißt, und dem Kitt, der uns alle zusammenhält – der Hoffnung auf Erlösung. Geschichten von berückender Schönheit, die zusammen so episch und ergreifend sind wie ein Roman.
A Theological Survey
Author: Douglas J. Moo
Publisher: Baker Academic
View: 8984In this updated edition of his successful textbook, a leading evangelical New Testament scholar offers a guide to the book of Romans that is informed by current scholarship and written at an accessible level. The new edition has been updated throughout and features a new interior design. After addressing introductory matters and laying the groundwork for reading Romans, Douglas Moo leads readers through the weighty argument of this significant book, highlighting key themes, clarifying difficult passages, and exploring the continuing relevance of Romans. As with other volumes in the well-received Encountering Biblical Studies series, this book is designed for the undergraduate classroom and includes pedagogical aids such as photos and sidebars. A test bank for professors is available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.
Author: Kathleen McGowan
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
View: 5315Wer war Maria Magdalena? Sünderin? Braut Christi? Oder gar die Herrin der Kirche? Diese Fragen stellt sich Maureen Paschal, eine junge amerikanische Journalistin, die sich durch nichts erschüttern lässt. Bis zu dem Tag, als ihr eine verschleierte Frau erscheint und sie über den Abgrund der Zeit um Hilfe anruft. Irgendwo in den Pyrenäen liegt ein Schatz verborgen - tödliches Geheimnis und Hoffnung für die Zukunft zugleich. Nur eine ganz besondere Person kann ihn heben. Ist Maureen Pascal die Verheißene? "Viel Historie, unglaubliche Details und brisante Andeutungen - ein spannender Religionskrimi." SWR1
Author: Jamie Pope
View: 9734Can true love really be this sweet? Getting the West Coast location of his family's celebrated patisserie off the ground is a full-time job for Chase Drayson. The driven corporate accountant doesn't have time for pleasure. Until the bakery's beautiful barista places a steaming latte in front of him. Avant-garde jewelry maker Amber Bernard is the wrong choice for anything long-term. So why is Chase fantasizing about forever with his eclectic employee? There's more to life than the bottom line. But the seriously sexy number cruncher is her boss, and Amber isn't ready to risk her professional future. Or be tied down. She's committed to her art, not romantic dreams…even if the passion sizzling between them makes her believe they're not as different as they think. Could an incredible leap of faith lead to a lifelong love?
How Everyday Problems Can Strengthen Your Marriage
Author: Les and Leslie Parrott
View: 7110How to make the thorns in your marriage come up roses.The big and little annoyances in your marriage are actually opportunities to deepen your love for each other. Relationship experts and award-winning authors Les and Leslie Parrott believe that your personal quirks and differences—where you squeeze the toothpaste tube, how you handle money—can actually help draw you together provided you handle them correctly. Turn your marriage’s prickly issues into opportunities to love each other more as you learn how to? build intimacy while respecting personal space ? tap the power of a positive marriage attitude ? replace boredom with fun, irritability with patience, busyness with time together, debt with a team approach to your finances . . . and much, much more.Plus—get an inside look at the very soul of your marriage, and how connecting with God can connect you to each other in ways you never dreamed.
Author: Gary D. Chapman
The Untold Story
Author: Akenathan Shakur
Publisher: Author House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 9111Brooklyn S.T.O.O.P is about five boys who grew up in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. Elijah, Stevey, Jamal, Malik, and Curtis unite through friendship on the Stoop.Throughout their adult years the boys experience hardship, but through the essence of the stoop the boys are bought back together. Brooklyn S.T.O.O.P also highlights why unity is important. Brooklyn S.T.O.O.P is also a book about prosperity and a vision of prosperity. The main objective of Brooklyn S.T.O.O.P is to show essence will always overcome personality. This book is not in anyway trying to depict the ghetto as negative. it is simply trying to explain that in the end, there will be prosperity in ones life no matter if things seem hopeless. Stay together, offer each other oppurtunity, and then we all will have prosperity.