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Carnegie Hall at Skidmore
Residency starts strong
Voice of the stars
Ghost singer Marni Nixon visits
Better firefighting through science Smith joins in Homeland Security grant
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Rap and race Sharing and exploring hip-hop culture
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Books

Unruly Bodies: Life Writing by Women with Disabilities
by Susannah Mintz, associate professor of English
University of North Carolina Press, 2007

This critical study examines how contemporary writers use life writing to challenge cultural stereo- types about disability, gender,embodiment, and identity. Mintz discusses the work of American autobiographers and shows that by refusing inspirational rhetoric or triumph-over-adversity narrative patterns, they insist on their disabilities as a core—but not diminishing—aspect of identity. They offer candid portrayals of shame and painful medical procedures, struggles for the right to work or to parent, the inventive joys of disabled sex, the support and hostility of family, and the losses and rewards of aging.

The Critical Reception of Henry James: Creating a Master
by Linda Simon, professor of English
Camden House, 2007
Analyzes the body of criticism on James’s work, from reviews published during the 1870s through the present day


Building Cultural Intelligence: Nine Megaskills
by Richard and Patricia Lawrence Bucher ’72
Prentice Hall, 2007
Presents cultural intelligence as a skill that can be learned and applied at work, home, and abroad to promote cross-cultural understanding



Joschka Fischer and the Making of the Berlin Republic: An Alternative History of Postwar Germany

by Paul Hockenos ’85
Oxford University Press, 2007
Traces the life of Joschka Fischer from 1960s radical to Germany’s foreign minister from 1998 to 2005


Click! The Girl’s Guide to Knowing What You Want and Making It Happen
by Elisabeth Wolfe ’92 and Annabel Monaghan
Simon & Schuster, 2007
Designed to teach teens that they have the power to change their lives and manifest what they want