Dr. Luana Ross ( Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, located at Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana) has a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Oregon, and has been a professor at the University of California at Davis and UC Berkeley. Dr. Ross is currently associate professor of Women Studies at UW, has been in AIS as an Adjunct Professor since 1999, and is the co-director of Native Voices Graduate Program.
Dr. Ross has produced several award winning films including A Century of Genocide in the Americas: The Residential School Experience, White Shamans and Plastic Medicine, and The Place of the Falling Waters.
Dr. Ross conducted extensive research on the experiences of women in prison, which resulted in many publications including a book, Inventing the Savage. This book was awarded the “Best Book of 1998” by the American Political Science Association. She was also awarded a Newberry Library Fellowship and a Ford Foundation Fellowship. She has published numerous articles including, “Race, Gender, and Social Control: Voices of Imprisoned Native American and White Women” in Wicazo Sa Review, and “Native Women, Mean-Spirited Drugs, and Punishing Policies” in Social Justice. She has also contributed chapters to important Native Studies and sociology texts, including Reading Native American Women, Native American Voices: A Reader, and States of Confinement: Policing, Detention, and Prisons.
Her research and teaching fields are Native Women, Visual Sociology, Criminality/Deviance, Race/Ethnic Relations, and Indigenous Methodology. She continues to serve on numerous graduate and undergraduate student committees either as chair or a committee member. Dr. Ross teaches AIS 440 – Reading Native American Women’s Lives, AIS 442 – Images of Natives in the Cinema and Popular Cultures, AIS 443 – Indigenous Films, Sovereign Visions, AIS 444, Criminality and “Deviance” in Native Communities, and AIS 501 Indigenous Research Methods.
Inventing the Savage
EVERYBODY'S GOT SOMETHING
Everybody's Got Something By Robin Roberts
"Regardless of how much money you have, your race, where you live, what religion you follow, you are going through something. Or you already have or you will. As momma always said, "Everybody's got something."
So begins beloved Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts's new memoir in which she recounts the incredible journey that's been her life so far, and the lessons she's learned along the way. With grace, heart, and humor, she writes about overcoming breast cancer only to learn five years later that she will need a bone marrow transplant to combat a rare blood disorder, the grief and heartbreak she suffered when her mother passed away, her triumphant return to GMA after her medical leave, and the tremendous support and love of her family and friends that saw her through her difficult times.
Following her mother's advice to "make your mess your message," Robin taught a nation of viewers that while it is true that we've all got something -- a medical crisis to face, aging parents to care for, heartbreak in all its many forms --- we've also all got something to give: hope, encouragement, a life-saving transplant or a spirit-saving embrace. As Robin has learned, and what readers of her remarkable story will come to believe as well, it's all about faith, family and friends. And finding out that you are stronger, much stronger, than you think. - See more at: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/robin-roberts/everybodys-got-something/9781455578450/#sthash.tJJPTTNP.dpuf
Tyrese Gibson (born Tyrese Darnell Gibson in Los Angeles, California on December 30, 1978) is an American actor and R&B singer-songwriter. He has also been a fashion model and MTV VJ. His extensive discography includes the albums Tyrese, 2000 Watts, I Wanna Go There,Alter Ego, Open Invitation, Three Kings, Invisible Bully: The Lost Tapes, andBlack Rose. His notable film roles include The Fast & The Furious film franchise roles, Transformers film franchise, Black Nativity, Free Agents, and Legion. He has also appeared on TV’s Hangin With Mr. Cooper, Moesha, La La’s Full Court Wedding, and The Soup.
Tyrese Gibson is best known for his singing career and his role in The Fast & The Furious and Transformers film franchises.
Tyrese Gibson was married to Norma Mitchell Gibson from 2007-2009. He has a daughter named Shayla Somer Gibson.
Spent part of her childhood in England. She began her education there, but concluded her A-levels in a missionary school back home, in the town of Mutare. She later studied medicine at Cambridge University, but became homesick and returned home as Zimbabwe's black-majority rule began in 1980.
She took up psychology at the University of Zimbabwe, of whose drama group she was a member. She also held down a two-year job as a copywriter at a marketing agency. This early writing experience gave her an avenue for expression: she wrote numerous plays, such as The Lost of the Soil, and then joined the theatre group Zambuko, and participated in the production of two plays, Katshaa and Mavambo.
In 1985, Dangarembga published a short story in Sweden called "The Letter". In 1987, she also published the play She Does Not Weep in Harare. At the age of twenty-five, she had her first taste of success with her novel Nervous Conditions. The first in English ever written by a black Zimbabwean woman, it won the African section of the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 1989. Asked about her subsequent prose drought, she explained, "There have been two major reasons for my not having worked on prose since Nervous Conditions: firstly, the novel was published only after I had turned to film as a medium; secondly, Virginia Woolf's shrewd observation that a woman needs £500 and a room of her own in order to write is entirely valid. Incidentally, I am moving and hope that, for the first time since Nervous Conditions, I shall have a room of my own. I'll try to ignore the bit about £500."
Dangarembga continued her education later in Berlin at the Deutsche Film und Fernseh Akademie, where she studied film direction and produced several film productions, including a documentary for German television. She also made the film Everyone's Child, shown worldwide including at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival(less)
THE HOT ZONE
THE HOT ZONE - RICHARD PRESTON
The Hot Zone tells this dramatic story in depth, giving a hair-raising account of the appearance of rare and lethal viruses and their outbreaks in the human race. From a remote African cave hot with Ebola virus, to an airplane over Africa that is carrying a sick passenger who dissolves into a human virus bomb, to the confines of a Biosafety Level 4 military lab where scientists risk their lives studying lethal substances that could kill them quickly and horribly, The Hot Zone describes situations that a few years ago would have been taken for science fiction. As the tropical wildernesses of the world are destroyed, previously unknown viruses that have lived undetected in the rain forest for eons are entering human populations. The appearance of AIDS is part of a larger pattern, and the implications for the future of the human species are terrifying.
Richard Preston has written nine books, including The Hot Zone, The Demon in the Freezer, and The Wild Trees. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages, and most of them have first appeared as articles in The New Yorker. Preston has won numerous awards, including the American Institute of Physics Award and the National Magazine Award. He’s also the only person not a medical doctor ever to receive the Centers for Disease Control’s Champion of Prevention Award for public health. An asteroid is named “Preston” after him. (Asteroid Preston is a ball of rock three miles in diameter, traveling on a wild orbit near Mars.)
Richard Preston lives outside New York City with his wife, Michelle. They have three children.
Don't Say A Word
Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of 34 novels. In 2011, she began self publishing her backlist and has sold an incredible 3 million ebooks! Fourteen of her titles have appeared on the NY Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Her book SUMMER SECRETS hit #1 on the New York Times and remained on the list for four weeks. Other bestselling titles include ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS (Callaways #1), DON'T SAY A WORD, GOLDEN LIES, ALL SHE EVER WANTED, JUST THE WAY YOU ARE, RYAN'S RETURN, DANIEL'S GIFT, LOVE WILL FIND A WAY, SILENT RUN and TAKEN.
Barbara writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense and women's fiction. She is known for writing emotional and compelling stories about love and family, sometimes with a little suspense, sometimes with a little magic. She is currently writing a new contemporary family series, THE CALLAWAYS! ON A NIGHT LIKE THIS.
HALF THE SKY
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Husband-and-wife team Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn call women's rights the moral issue of the 21st century. They've racked up quite a few frequent-flier miles reporting on this subject as journalists. Their coverage of the Tiananmen Square protests in China earned them a Pulitzer Prize, a first for a married couple, and Kristof, a New York Times columnist who focuses on human rights abuses, won a second Pulitzer in 2006 for his coverage of genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Their new book, Half The Sky, explains how female empowerment is one of the most effective tools for eradicating poverty and extremism. Kristof and WuDunn chatted with Goodreads about how this issue has become a priority on an international level.
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
The Measure of a Man
The Measure of a Man
by Sidney Poitier
In this luminous memoir, a true American icon looks back on his celebrated life and career. His body of work is arguably the most morally significant in cinematic history, and the power and influence of that work are indicative of the character of the man behind the many storied roles. Sidney Poitier here explores these elements of character and personal values to take his own measure--as a man, as a husband and father, and as an actor.
A Course In Miracles
About the Publisher: The Foundation for Inner Peace
In 1972 Judith and Robert Skutch founded and chartered under the State of New York's nonprofit organization laws, the Foundation for Inner Peace. It was initially called the Foundation for ParaSensory Investigation. This early name reflected the Foundation's educational interest and support of parapsychological research in academia at the time.
In 1975, Judith Skutch met with Dr. Helen Schucman and Dr. William Thetford in their office at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. After exploring many common interests, Helen and Bill revealed to Judith their well-kept secret regarding a document they had scribed called A Course in Miracles. Bound by common enthusiasm for this remarkable spiritual teaching, the group began meeting regularly. Within months the decision was made to publish A Course in Miracles. The Foundation for Inner Peace was established as trustee and publisher of the Course. The Foundation for Inner Peace published the first edition of A Course in Miracles in 1975, and the rest is a bit of wonderful history.
Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
Barefoot Contessa Foolproof:Recipes You Can Trust
By Ina Garten
Ina Garten is an American author, host of the Food Network program Barefoot Contessa, and former White Housenuclear policy analyst. Known for designing recipes with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and time-saving tips, she has been noted by Martha Stewart, Oprah Winfrey, and Patricia Wells for her cooking and home entertaining.
Garten had no formal training; she taught herself culinary techniques, Her culinary career began with her gourmet food store, Barefoot Contessa; Garten then expanded her activities to several best-selling cookbooks, magazine columns, self-branded convenience products, and a popular Food Network television show.
My Business Plan Book
by Laurana Edwards
Did you know that the average person who starts to write a business plan almost never completes it? Now you have it. Strategically designed for the novice, the seasoned entrepreneur and the busy business manager, this step-by-step guide to starting and growing a business is your roadmap to SUCCESS! My Business Plan Book is a simple-to-use, functional starter kit, complete with details and business descriptions, case scenarios, examples, templates and how-to instructions. In this book you'll learn where to find money for your business, who and where your customers are and how to take the guesswork out of financial management