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Vol 57 No. 2 | Jan. 2005
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David Carlberg, Biological Sciences, had a book titledCleanroom Microbiology for the Non-Microbiologist, published by CRC Press, Boca Raton, Fla.  

James Davis, Kinesiology, had a paper titled "Comparison of stroke volume estimation for non-steady-state and steady-state graded exercise testing" published in Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, Vol. 25.

Lloyd Hile, Chemical Engineering, was the subject of an article titled “Rising to the Top” in the December issue of PRISM magazine of the American Society of Engineering Education. The story discussed an innovative method developed by Hile for forming student groups. Member selection is based on the review of anonymous resumes each person provides. This gives students a proactive role in group formation, avoids random selection or instructor assignment of groups, and illustrates the importance of preparing an effective resume.  

Kelly Janousek, University Library, was recently elected for a three-year term as membership director of the California Academic and Research Libraries. This follows her spring election to the board of the national Law and Political Science Section of Association of College and Research Libraries.  

Hamid Rahai, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and his former graduate students Kelvin Bunsirisert and Carlos Orrala, co-authored a paper titled "Profiles of Two Elevated Side-by-Side Turbulent Jets in a Cross Flow," presented at the 43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit held Jan. 10-13 in Reno, Nev.

Book Review

Measurement Theory in Action: Case Studies and Exercises

The Paris Commune: French Politics, Culture and Society at the Crossroads of the Revolutionary Tradition and Revolutionary Socialism

History's David Shafer

Due out from Palgrave MacMillan in the UK and Europe in April and in the U.S. in May, Paris Commune tells the story of the 1871 urban uprising, the largest of its kind in Western history, and the savage repression that claimed between 20,000 and 35,000 Communards. Shafer engages in the debate surrounding the Commune and social class by reconceptualizing class in cultural, rather than strictly economic, terms. Shafer also applies "brutalization theory" to explain the grisly wave of executions during the "Bloody Week" of 14-21 May 1871. Normally employed to explain why societies that maintain the death penalty tend to be more violent, according to Shafer's application of "brutalization theory" to the Commune, the French state in the 19th century routinely normalized its employment of violence to establish its colonial authority abroad and to impose bourgeois values at home. Shafer points to the refusal by French generals to see the Communards as fully human, and their characterization of the Communards as savages, to explain the atrocities carried out against hostages, perceived enemy combatants, and unarmed individuals, including young children. The Paris Commune has its roots in Shafer's doctoral thesis for the Ph.D. which he received at the University of London in 1994.

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