Month: July 2020

New Book: “Earth Matters on Stage” by Theresa May

Earth Matters on Stage: Ecology and Environment in American Theater, by Theresa May (Routledge, 2020, 344 pages). The book “tells the story of how American theater has shaped popular understandings of the environment throughout the 20th century as it argues for theater’s potential power in the age of climate change. Using cultural and environmental history, […]

ACLS Fellowship Program to Focus On Supporting Early Career, Non-Tenured Scholars

July 20, 2020 Press Release — The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announced today that it will redirect the funding focus of the ACLS Fellowship Program to support early career, non-tenured scholars exclusively.The decision comes in the wake of the disproportionate effect the current economic downturn has had on emerging independent scholars and those […]

New Book: “Gaming Sexism” by Amanda Cote

Gaming Sexism: Gender and Identity in the Era of Casual Video Games, by Amanda Cote, (NYU Press, 2020, 274 pages). “When the Nintendo Wii was released in 2006, it ushered forward a new era of casual gaming in which video games appealed to not just the stereotypical hardcore male gamer, but also to a much […]

New UO COVID-19 Relief Fund includes support for caregivers

July 28, 2020 — The University of Oregon announced today a new Relief Fund to support employees facing financial hardships during the pandemic.

According to a UO Human Resources webpage, the emergency financial assistance is intended to provide aid with specific needs related to the COVID-19 crisis including:

New or increased eldercare expenses or childcare […]

New book: “Motivating Students on a Time Budget” by Sarah Steiner and Miriam Rigby

Motivating Students on a Time Budget: Pedagogical Frames and Lesson Plans for In-Person and Online Information Literacy Instruction. Edited by Sarah Steiner and Miriam Rigby.(Association of College & Research Libraries, 2019, 332 pages)

“As librarians, we often find ourselves outside the traditional structure of our education system. Time limits add another layer of complexity; how can […]