Newest in Popular Reading: “The Mockingbird Next Door,” “The Girl in 6E,” “My Conference Can Beat Your Conference,” & “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy”

Friday, September 12th, 2014 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Welcome back friends and students to another year at The Catholic University of America. If you are looking for an entertaining read between your studies, then look no further than our Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library near the Reference Reading Room.

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football Paul Finebaum and Gene Wojciechowski
Act of War Brad Thor
Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War Karen Abbott
The end of absence : reclaiming what we’ve lost in a world of constant connection Michael Harris
Blue mind : the surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected, and better at what you do Wallace J. Nichols
What if?: serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions Randall Munroe
What Makes This Book so Great Jo Walton
Feminism unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American Women’s Movements Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry
The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee Marja Mills
Eisenhower: A Life Paul Johnson
Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It Ian Leslie
The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents Ronald Kessler
The fortune Hunter Daisy Goodwin
The Eye Of Heaven Clive Cussler and Russell Blake
The Queen’s Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth’s Court Anna Whitelock
Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician Sandeep Jauhar
The Equalizer Michael Sloan
The Girl In 6E A.R. Torre

Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!

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The Truth, Kate Middleton, and Wonder Women: New Popular Reading

Friday, October 25th, 2013 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Midterms are now behind us, so while you have some breathing room in between your courses, take a staycation with the help of a book from our popular reading collection located in the Main Reading Room of Mullen Library.

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
The First 20 Hours: How To Learn Anything … Fast Kaufman, Josh
Mistress Patterson, James & Ellis, David
Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater Sokolove, Michael
Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health–And How We Can Save Ourselves Marsa, Linda
Dexter’s Final Cut (Dexter) Lindsay, Jeffry P.
The Truth Palin, Michael
Solo Boyd, William
Kate: The Future Queen Nicholl, Katie
Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection Spar, Debora L.
Eat Move Sleep: Why Small Choices Make a Big Difference Rath, Tom
War Play: Video Games and the Future of Armed Conflict Mead, Corey
I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling With Villains Klosterman, Chuck
The Universe In The Rearview Mirror:How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality Goldberg, Dave
Tamarack County Krueger, William Kent
The Mayan Secrets Cussler, Clive & Perry, Thomas
Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? Crystal, Billy
The Violet Hour:A Novel Hill, Katherine
Strong Rain Falling Land, Jon
The Signature Of All Things Gilbert, Elizabeth
The Night Guest McFarlane, Fiona

Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!

Fun fact for the day: “The Library of Congress’ Serial and Government Publications Division contains the world’s largest collection of comic books (5,000 titles; 100,000 issues). The oldest comic book in the collection is “Popular Comics,” February 1936. The division also holds the world’s most extensive newspaper collection. The oldest original newspaper in the collection is Mercurius Publicas Comprising the Sum of Forraign Intelligence, December 29, 1659.”

Twitter Science!

Friday, March 5th, 2010 by Kimberly Hoffman
Posted in Applied Sciences, Life Sciences

Where do you get your Science news?

According to the PEW report Understanding the Participatory News Consumer,  “92% of Americans get their daily news from multiple platforms.

  • Portable: 33% of cell phone owners now access news on their cell phones.
  • Personalized: 28% of internet users have customized their home page to include news from sources and on topics that particularly interest them.
  • Participatory: 37% of internet users have contributed to the creation of news, commented about it, or disseminated it via postings on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter.”

As evidenced by these new titles in the Engineering and Architecture Library and the Physics Library at The Catholic University of America, the Science community is thinking and writing about how people get their science news.

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Art of being a scientist : a guide for graduate students and their mentors / Roel Snieder and Ken Larner.
CU: Eng/Arch Library,   Q147 .S64 2009
 

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Communicating science : professional, popular, literary / Nicholas Russell.
CU: Eng/Arch Library,   Q223 .R87 2010  
 

Digital literacy for technical communication : 21st century theory and practice / edited by Rachel Spilka.
CU: Eng/Arch Library,   T10.5 .D55 2010 

Eloquent science : a practical guide to becoming a better writer, speaker, and atmospheric scientist / David M. Schultz.
CU: Eng/Arch Library,   Q223 .S23538 2009 

Error and inference : recent exchanges on experimental reasoning, reliability, and the objectivity and rationality of science / edited by Deborah G. Mayo, Aris Spanos.
CU: Eng/Arch Library,   Q175.32.I54 E77 2010

Explaining research : how to reach key audiences to advance your work / Dennis Meredith.
CU: Eng/Arch Library, Q223 .M399 2010
 
If you like your Science news portable, personalized and participatory…READ about it… AND try using your social networking tools to keep up with Science news. 

Twitter Feeds for Science: 

Astro_Mike Mike Massimino, NASA astronaut, mission specialist for STS-125

Discovery News from Discovery Channel U.S. PR. Press site at press.discovery.com.

DiscoverMag

IEEESpectrum The latest technology news and analysis from world’s leading engineering magazine.

NASA News from NASA

NatGeoSociety Inspiring people to care about the planet.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History. Author: The Pluto Files, Death By Black Hole. Host: PBS NOVA scienceNOW

NIHSciEd The NIH Office of Science Education develops and sponsors science education programs for teachers, students, and the public.

Scifri Science radio program heard on NPR and create science content for the web. Got ideas? Write @scifri and tweet your questions during the show.

Sheldoncooper Dr. Sheldon Lee Cooper is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Jim Parsons. He portrays a Caltech theoretical physicist.

SteacieLibrary Steacie Science and Engineering Library, York University CA

OR Look at this list and pick your Science area of interest:

100 Amazing Scientists You Should Follow on Twitter

Submitted by: KMH_nowinVA Kimberly Hoffman, Coordinator Science Libraries, CUA

2009 Pulitzer Prize winners in the library

Monday, April 20th, 2009 by Kevin Gunn
Posted in General, Humanities, Library's Home page

2009 Pulitzer prize winners: “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout for fiction, “Ruined” by Lynn Nottage for drama and “The Shadow of Sirius” by W.S. Merwin for poetry.   “Ruined” will be published in November; the other titles have been ordered for the library.

Aristoteles Latinus ‘Meteorologica’ has arrived

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 by Kevin Gunn
Posted in Religious Studies

‘Meteorologica’, volume X, part 2, fascicles 1 and 2 in the series Aristoteles Latinus have arrived in the Religious Studies and Philosophy Library.  The call number is PA3895 .A3 1953.

JOSEPH RATZINGER/BENEDICT XVI Opera Omnia

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 by Kevin Gunn
Posted in Religious Studies

The Vatican Publishing House announced today that the publishing house Herder Verlag will begin publishing a 16 volume set of Pope Benedict’s writings in German. The opera omnia will included published and unpublished works, starting with ‘his graduation thesis on the Augustinian doctrine of the Church, and his teaching degree thesis on Bonaventure’s doctrine of the Revelation.’ CUA Libraries has established a standing order for this important work. Further details are available through the Vatican information Service.

New arrival: Thomistica 2006

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 by Kevin Gunn
Posted in Religious Studies

Thomistica 2006 had just arrived in the Religious Studies and Philosophy Library; the call number is BQ6867 .T46 2006. It is edited by Enrique Alarcon.  Thomistica 2006 is a new annual bibliography of 1415 citations: 275 books, 49 theses, 520 articles in collective works, and 543 journal articles.