Prof. Andrés Cerpa, English Department
Bicycle in a Ransacked City: An Elegy
These quiet, descriptive poems blaze with an inferno of lamenting and loving muses as a son helplessly watches his father suffer from a debilitating illness. The inquisitive voice of the speaker gently paints an emotional landscape ranging from childhood to the present, while trying to find glimpses of happiness in the imminent sorrow.
Andrew Lambert, Director East Asian Studies, Department of Philosophy
Zehou Li. A History of Chinese Classical Thought. Translated with a philosophical introduction by Andrew Lambert.
This book is the first English-language translation of Li Zehou’s work on classical Chinese thought. It includes chapters on the classical Chinese thinkers, including Confucius, Mozi, Laozi, Sunzi, Xunzi and Zhuangzi, and also on later eras and thinkers such as Dong Zhongshu in the Han Dynasty and the Song-Ming Neo-Confucians.
Charles Liu, Karen Masters and Sevil Salur, Physics and Astronomy Department
30-Second Universe: 50 Most Significant Ideas, Theories, Principles, and Events that Sum Up the Field
This book explains all the tantalizing concepts, principles, and theories that make up our knowledge of the universe—the Higgs particle, gluons, quarks, the multiverse, how certainty itself can be uncertain, and of course, where our world came from, and where we’re going and what will happen in the end—it explains these astrophysical (and even, in some cases, metaphysical) answers succinctly, each entry taking only 30 seconds to read, with further exploration flagged, and key scientists noted.
Vidette Todaro-Franceschi, Department of Nursing
Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing: Enhancing Professional Quality of Life
Nurses are the largest professional constituency in our oftentimes chaotic health care system. Today we are facing an unprecedented crisis in the profession of nursing as many would be nurses are choosing other careers and those working in the field are leaving or unhappy in their workplace. This book offers ways for nurses to reaffirm purpose in their work (and workplaces).