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Evans Library: Faculty & Staff

New Books! Faculty Picks!

Faculty Book Discussion Pick

First meeting:

September 27 @ Noon,

Evans Library- Group Study Room

Copies of the book are available at the library desk.

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"The coauthors argue that the best undergraduate education is one that brings students into sustained relationships with peers, faculty, staff, and other mentors. The coauthors illustrate that relationship-rich environments can and do exist for students at all types of institutions, not just elite ones. Students learn best in an environment of high expectation and high support, and all faculty and staff can learn to teach and work in ways that enable relationship-based education"-- Provided by publisher.

On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university's slogan, "What starts here changes the world," he shared the ten principles he learned during Navy Seal training that helped him overcome challenges not only in his training and long Naval career, but also throughout his life; and he explained how anyone can use these basic lessons to change themselves - and the world - for the better.

"While patrolling for improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the minesweeper missed one IED, and Travis Mills' world changed forever. In this vivid account of Travis's heroic fight for survival, he recalls the action-packed and challenging days of his earlier tours of duty with the legendary 82nd Airborne Division, the agony of encountering a hidden bomb while on patrol with his men, and his odds-defying physical and spiritual struggle afterward to come back from severe quadruple amputee injuries and rebuild his life.


"New York Times"--Bestselling author Maxwell shares the 11 secrets highly successful people know to succeed in life and work.

A decade ago Lang banned cell phones in his classroom, frustrated by how easily they could sidetrack his students. After just a few years, Lang gave in. Not only was his no-cellphones policy ineffective, he realized that like many of his fellow teachers he was missing an important point: The problem isn't phones. It's our antiquated notions of the brain. Here Lang makes the case for a new way of thinking about how to teach young minds based on the emerging neuroscience of attention.