FALL 2009
Vol. 40, No. 2
An Education in the Present and the Past
By Kathleen Foley
The School of Education Celebrates 100 Years
By George Yatchisin
Archaeologist Disputes Beliefs About Maya Civilization Collapse
By Andrea Estrada
Around Storke Tower:
News & Notes From the Campus
Research Roundup:
DigitalOcean Immerses Youth in Marine Ecosystems
Sports Roundup:
Multiple Gaucho Teams Make It to NCAA
Alumni Authors: From Pilots to Politics
’50s to the Present
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Cover: Tina McEnroe M.A. '89 refurbished an old-fashioned, one-room, wooden schoolhouse and shares its history with today's elementary school students.
Credit: Trevor Povah

California After Arnold
By Stephen D. Cummings, ’69, and Patrick B. Reddy
Algora Publishing

California after Arnold is about the future of California after Arnold Schwarzenegger steps down as governor. It analyzes his place in California politics, his impact on the political landscape, and the political, demographic and economic forces since 1911 as well as the current global economic crises affecting California in the 2010 election and beyond. The book provides a treasury of electoral data essential for political activists, academics, journalists and political junkies of all sorts.

To Fly the Gentle Giants: The Training of U.S. WWII Glider Pilots
By J. Norman Grim, ’56

The training of U.S. World War II glider pilots took place mainly in the U.S., but also in several foreign countries. Excitement, daring adventures, and horror were not the exclusive experiences of World War II pilots flying combat missions in bombers, fighters, and gliders. Rest assured, the training of glider pilots was replete with stories of nearly equivalent adventures and misadventures -- some comical, but often frightening, frustrating, painful or perplexing. Sadly, some were deadly. The Author synthesizes information from more than 190 diverse sources, including 154 of the men and women involved who offered oral or written histories -- many unique and previously unrecorded.

Generation Change: 150 Ways We Can Change Ourselves, Our Country, and Our World
Jayan Kalathil, ’98, and Melissa Bolton-Klinger
Skyhorse Publishing

Taking inspiration from the millions of young people who supported the Obama campaign, this handbook offers ideas for creating change -- in your personal life, in your neighborhood, in our country, and around the world. From suggestions on self-improvement (like learning a language or taking up meditation) to building a grassroots political base to opening electronic dialogue with people around the world, this is a handbook that outlines how the lessons of the 2008 election can be applied to personal goals and community organization.

Nonviolence and Peace Psychology
Daniel Mayton, Ph.D. ’77

Recent trends and events worldwide have increased public interest in nonviolence, pacifism, and peace psychology as well as professional interest across the social sciences. Nonviolence and Peace Psychology assembles multiple perspectives to create a more comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the concepts and phenomena of nonviolence than is usually seen on the subject. Through this diverse literature -- spanning psychology, political science, religious studies, anthropology, and sociology -- peace psychologist Mayton gives readers the opportunity to view nonviolence as a body of principles, a system of pragmatics, and a strategy for social change.

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