Environmental Studies Professor Laura Watt Publishes Book About Evolving Landscapes in Point Reyes
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Environmental Studies Professor Laura Watt Publishes Book About Evolving Landscapes in Point Reyes

A new book by Sonoma State University Environmental Studies and Planning Professor Laura Watt is coming to bookshelves Nov. 29. “The Paradox of Preservation” is the story of landscape preservation of Point Reyes and what the idea of wilderness really means.   “We are told humans are the problem and are so destructive that there … Continue reading

Hutchins Professor Wendy Ostroff Publishes New Book About Deep Learning
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Hutchins Professor Wendy Ostroff Publishes New Book About Deep Learning

  A new book by Hutchins Professor Wendy L. Ostroff, “Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms: How to Promote and Sustain Deep Learning,” has been selected by publisher ASCD as an Editor’s Choice book this year. “We learn by engaging and exploring, asking questions and testing out answers,” says the publisher. “Yet our classrooms are not … Continue reading

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The Paradoxical Muhammad Ali (by Mike Ezra), Oxford University Press

Muhammad Ali’s funeral and memorial service brought together a seemingly incongruous cast of characters, once again spotlighting the many contradictions that have made it so difficult for commentators and biographers to extract a realistic assessment of his life. Even with a staggering amount written about him, Ali leaves behind a contested image largely characterized by … Continue reading

Jennifer Shaw’s ‘Reading Claude Cahun’s Disavowals’ Reviewed by CAA
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Jennifer Shaw’s ‘Reading Claude Cahun’s Disavowals’ Reviewed by CAA

Art and Art History Department Chair Jennifer Shaw’s “Reading Claude Cahun’s Disavowals” has been reviewed by the College Art Association (CAA). The book was published in 2013 in the Ashgate Studies in Surrealism series. Shaw’s study examines Cahun’s “Disavowals” in the context of post-World War I France, exploring surrealist themes, gender, and sexual identity. The … Continue reading

Liz Thach Publishes Two New Books on Tourism and Social Media
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Liz Thach Publishes Two New Books on Tourism and Social Media

Sonoma State University Distinguished Professor of Wine Business Liz Thach has published two new books, “Best Practices in Global Wine Business” and “Successful Social Media and E-commerce Strategies,” which analyze the business methods and communication platforms of the wine industry. She has now published eight books on the wine industry and strategic wine business. “These … Continue reading

Armand Gilinsky Releases New Wine Business Book
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Armand Gilinsky Releases New Wine Business Book

Sonoma State University Korbel Professor in Wine Business Armand Gilinsky, Jr. has published a new book exploring sustainable practices in the wine industry. “Crafting Sustainable Wine Businesses: Concepts and Cases” focuses on methods used by organizations inside and outside the wine industry to set and measure business sustainability standards. The book includes New and Old … Continue reading

Business Professor Robert Girling Publishes Book on Sustainable Tourism
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Business Professor Robert Girling Publishes Book on Sustainable Tourism

Business professor Robert Girling is co-author of a new book, The Good Company: Sustainability in Hospitality, Tourism and Wine (Business Expert Press, $59.95), a collection of stories and case studies from companies hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, agritourism, wineries and more that built profitable businesses while simultaneously serving local communities and healing the planet. By considering … Continue reading