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Women as Candidates in American Politics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240
Indiana University
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 704

Indiana University

This third volume in the history of Indiana University starts with the presidency of Herman B Wells, covers the many changes that occured as a result of World War II, and the presidency of Well's successor, Elvis J. Stahr, Jr. In 1968, when Wells was called back as interim president in 1986, Indiana University stood at the crest of a century and a half of advancement—far exceeding the promise of the tiny frontier seminary of the 1820s.

Beauty Unlimited
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 427

Beauty Unlimited

Emphasizing the human body in all of its forms, Beauty Unlimited expands the boundaries of what is meant by beauty both geographically and aesthetically. Peg Zeglin Brand and an international group of contributors interrogate the body and the meaning of physical beauty in this multidisciplinary volume. This striking and provocative book explores the history of bodily beautification; the physicality of socially or culturally determined choices of beautification; the interplay of gender, race, class, age, sexuality, and ethnicity within and on the body; and the aesthetic meaning of the concept of beauty in an increasingly globalized world.

Is Language a Music?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Is Language a Music?

Is Language a Music? presents broadly ranging explorations of musical reference that address how and why language cannot be the only measure of meanings. Music, the author insists, is pervaded by significations, but often their erasure is as pertinent to artistry as their construction. This volume's 15 essays in musical semiotics are grouped into sections that treat issues in structural description, present alternative views of theoretical foundations, consider the elaboration of gestural references to form musical discourse, explore some stylistic issues in 20th-century music, and examine the resistance to reference which is esteemed in the tradition of absolute music. Musical Meaning and Interpretation—Robert S. Hatten, editor

A Banner Year at Indiana
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 125

A Banner Year at Indiana

The Indiana University Hoosiers may have missed anothr NCAA title in 1993, but it was a banner year nonetheless: Big Ten champs, a 31-4 record (their 17-1 in the conference was the best in the Big Ten in 17 years), and an outstanding line-up, including the Big Ten's all-time scoring leader and college basketball's Player of the Year, Calbert Cheaney. The stroy unfolds here, game by game, brimming with exciting photos -- by the award-winning sports writer who has covered the last 27 Indiana basketball teams. A Banner Year at Indiana captures the spirit of the 1993 team's well-loved players and, of course, Bob Knight -- the coach who led them all in this, another banner year.

IUPUI--the Making of an Urban University
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 339

IUPUI--the Making of an Urban University

Public higher education begins in Indianapolis, 1890s -- The Medical School comes to Indianapolis -- Dentistry, law, and the Normal College -- Purdue returns to the city, 1940 -- The city spreads its wings -- Acquiring the land -- Herron School of Art joins Indiana University -- Merger -- The Hine, foremost -- Defining and defending IUPUI : Hine's legacy -- Irwin moves up, again -- Achieving academic respectability -- The sports program -- Student life in the asphalt jungle -- Those who teach and serve -- Here comes the law -- Into the twenty-first century

African, Pacific, and Pre-Columbian Art in the Indiana University Art Museum
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 157

African, Pacific, and Pre-Columbian Art in the Indiana University Art Museum

  • Categories: Art

The rich holdings of African, Pacific, and Pre-Columbian art in the Indiana University Art Museum constitute one of the finest collections of its kind in the United States. This catalog reproduces and describes in detail more than 160 selected examples of the traditional arts of these diverse cultures. Three of the world's leading specialists have contributed substantial essays on the stylistic, cultural, and historical characteristics of artistic production in each of these ares: Michael D. Coe surveys the arts of Mexico, Central America, and Peru; Douglas Newton introduces the arts of New Guinea, the Melanesian islands, and the Polynesian triangle, and Roy Sieber provides an overview of the range of materials, inventiveness of forms, and variety of uses of traditional African works of art.

Indiana University Basketball Encyclopedia
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 496

Indiana University Basketball Encyclopedia

The tradition of college basketball excellence that reigns at Indiana University can only be matched by a handful of other elite programs, while the fierce devotion of IU basketball fans has been selling out arenas and inspiring generation after generation of Hoosier fans for over a century. This newly revised edition of the Indiana University Basketball Encyclopedia captures the glory, the tradition, and the championships, from the team’s inaugural games in the winter of 1901 all the way through the 2011–12 season. The most comprehensive book ever written about IU basketball, this encyclopedia covers every season and every game the Hoosiers have played throughout their illustrious histo...

The Bridge at Québec
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 203

The Bridge at Québec

"The Bridge at Quebec provides a full account of the long effort to build a bridge across the St. Lawrence at this difficult site, with particular emphasis on the extraordinary story of the failure of the first bridge, its engineers and their fateful decisions, the terrible collapse of August 29, 1907, and the human tragedies that accompanied it, and the lessons that its story holds even today for engineers and builders as they continue to extend the boundaries of technology. Fully illustrated, the book makes clear to the general reader and technical audience alike the engineering and technical issues involved in this story of one of the world's greatest bridges."--BOOK JACKET.

Climate Change in the Midwest
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 266

Climate Change in the Midwest

The research presented in this volume focuses on identifying and quantifying the major vulnerabilities to climate change in the Midwestern United States. By providing state-of-the-art spatially disaggregated information regarding the historical, current, and possible future climate within the region, the contributors assess the risks and susceptibility of the critical socio-economic and environmental systems. Key sectors discussed are agriculture, human health, water, energy and infrastructure, and the vulnerabilities that may be amplified under current climate trajectories. The book also considers the challenges and opportunities to develop local and regional strategies for addressing the risks posed by climate change in the context of developing an integrative policy for the region.