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Strong Women Eat Well: Nutritional Strategies for a Healthy Body and Mind
Dr. Miriam E. Nelson

Nutrition is surrounded by controversy and misconceptions, many of them fueled by diets where weight loss--usually temporary weight loss--is the only goal. In Strong Women Eat Well, Nelson, the best-selling author of Strong Women, Strong Bones, tells women everything they need to know to make the right decisions about eating. Readers will discover easy-to-follow strategies, why high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets are ineffective, how to decipher "Nutrition Facts" labels, the formula for determining how much protein is needed, advice on whether to buy organic, what "fat-free" really means on a label, the latest word on genetically engineered foods, information on dietary supplements and 50-plus delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes.
Nelson is an associate professor at the Tufts School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and the director of the Tufts Center of Physical Fitness.

Alumni Authors

Am I Weird or Is This Normal?
Advice and Info to Get Teens in the Know

Marlin S. Potash, J72, and Laura Potash Fruitman, with Lisa Sussman

All girls feel strange, embarrassed and just plain weird at times. It's just that no one likes to talk about it. Except for Potash, a psychologist who specializes in teens, and Fruitman, her teenage daughter. This dynamic duo give the lowdown on everything so that readers can handle all the sticky situations that crop up on the way to womanhood. From uncertainty about dating and sex, and facing alcohol and drugs, to feeling jealous and fighting with your friends and family, the authors will walk readers through the options they have.

Promoting Diversity and Social Justice:
Educating People from Privileged Groups

Diane J. Goodman, J80
Sage Publications, Inc.

Goodman, assistant professor in educational studies at SUNY New Paltz, looks at how an educator can meet the challenge of implementing diversity and social justice in organizations, institutions and the community. Promoting Diversity and Social Justice provides theory, perspectives and strategies that are useful for working with adults on diversity and social justice issues. This book offers educational and psychological perspectives to inform practice and increase options in addressing conflict situations.

Shaping Biology: The National Science Foundation and American Biological Research, 1945-1975
Toby A. Appel, J66
Johns Hopkins University Press

In this NSF-funded study, Appel, a historical librarian with the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University, brings attention to the National Science Foundation and federal patronage of the biological sciences. Appel explores how the agency developed, how it worked and what difference it made in shaping modern biology in the United States, from the activities of NSF's Division of Biological and Medical Sciences, founded in 1952, through the cold war expansion of the 1950s and 1960s and the constraints of the Vietnam War era, to its reorganization out of existence in 1975.

"How Shall We Tell Each Other of the Poet?" The Life and Writing of Muriel Rukeyser
Janet E. Kaufman, J86, and Anne F. Herzog, editors

Kaufman, an assistant professor of English at the University of Utah, and Herzog bring together the voices of those who have been challenged by the complexity and richness of the poems of Muriel Rukeyser. Rukeyser, the late poet, journalist, translator, biographer, pilot and social activist, has been described as an "American Genius" and our "20th century Whitman." Anne Sexton and Erica Jong both referred to Muriel Rukeyser as "the Mother of Everyone." Her writing stretches the American poetic imagination, indeed the very definitions of American poetry, and guarantees her place in 20th-century American literature.

The States and Public Higher Education Policy: Affordability, Access, and Accountability
Donald E. Heller, A81, editor
Johns Hopkins University Press

Among the many challenges facing higher education today, affordability, access and accountability are increasingly commanding the attention of the public and policymakers alike. Heller, an assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of Michigan, and other higher education scholars and practitioners explore the debates surrounding these issues. Offering a broad perspective that will appeal to policymakers and educators, this book provides an unobstructed view of key issues that will shape the future of higher education.

Fighting Gravity
Peggy Rambach, J80
Steerforce Press

Rambach, an author and writing and literature instructor, explores the complexities of love between an older man and younger woman in her new novel. A young college student and older professor marry and have a child quite quickly before their lives are changed forever after a horrible accident. The book ultimately raises larger questions of human connection, commitment, faith, marital and parental responsibility, and the nature of fate. In the end, the protagonist discovers the importance, for her own sake and that of her children, of shaping her own destiny.

Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic
Dr. H. J. Roberts, A45
Sunshine Sentinel Press, Inc.

Aspartame Disease examines reactions to aspartame, currently being used by more than two-thirds of the population as an additive/sweetener. Roberts, widely regarded as the expert on a host of adverse effects from popular products containing this synthetic chemical, has conducted extensive research spanning two decades. He looks at the partial list of reactions that people have to aspartame: headache; dizziness; depression; convulsions; impaired vision; the aggravation of diabetes mellitus and its complications; hypoglycemia; multiple allergies (including dual sensitivity to MSG); aspartame addiction; chronic fatigue; eating disorders; pediatric problems. The numerous misdiagnoses include arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease.

The Hungry Are Dying: Beggars and Bishops in Roman Cappadocia
Susan R. Holman, N83
Oxford University Press

Ancient sermons about the poor have often been neglected by scholars in favor of more "theological" themes. Holman, an independent scholar and managing editor with Lippincott-Williams & Wilkins, helps to redress that neglect with this study, the first book-length treatment in any modern language to focus exclusively on a collection of sermons about poverty, starvation and disease by three leading Christian bishops of late antiquity: Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus and Gregory of Nyssa. In exploring the relationship between the culture and theological language, Holman discusses the general condition of the poor in late antiquity and their contextualization in scholarship.

Faculty Authors

Speak to Me: Grief, Love and What Endures
Marcie Hershman
Beacon Press

Speak to Me is, at its heart, the story of a close sibling relationship, told by a sister after her brother's death. Missing the sound of Rob's voice, Hershman, a lecturer in the English department, speaks out of the silence to examine the ways she listens for him still. She recalls the past--youthful rivalries, a family's love, the illness he moved through. She visits again his last months of life--the home in California he shared with his partner, and the wonder she felt at how he called out to God with a fullness of faith. At the last, she recounts the present, enriched by mysteries of connection beyond explanation.

Earth Has No Sorrow
Michelle Blake

Following English department lecturer Blake's first mystery, The Tentmaker, Texas-born Lily Connor, the Episcopalian priest who's human, intelligent and caring, returns in a novel set during the reflective period of Lent. When a divinity school friend and Episcopal monk, and a Holocaust survivor enter the Episcopal cathedral of St. Michael's and All Angels to check on preparations for the service that will conclude the remembrance day activities, they're faced with a vicious hate crime. After Anna disappears, Lily seeks the aid of her boyfriend, police photographer Tom Casey, to help find her. Lily's quest for the truth takes her on a dangerous journey of both body and spirit.

Interactive Reasoning in the Practice of Occupational Therapy
Sharan L. Schwartzberg
Prentice Hall

Schwartzberg, the chair of the Boston School of Occupational Therapy (BSOT) at Tufts, explores the origins, theory, reasoning and clinical practice of interaction in occupational therapy. It is organized and based upon the belief that practice is a composite of philosophy, theory and empirical data. Chapter topics cover essential requirements in the field--based on standards for certification and an accredited educational program for the occupational therapist or OT assistant--to give readers firsthand exposure to practice as it is thought about and applied in 2001 and beyond.

Self and Sovereignty: Individual and
Community in South Asian Islam Since 1850

Ayesha Jalal

Professor of history Jalal looks at the role of individual Muslim men and women within India and Pakistan from 1850 through to decolonization and the partition period. Commencing her research in colonial times, Jalal explores and interprets the historical processes through which the perception of the Muslim individual and the community of Islam have been reconfigured over time. She examines the relationship between Islam and nationalism and the individual, regional, class and cultural differences that have shaped the discourse and politics of Muslim identity.

Internet Telephony
Lee W. McKnight, William Lehr, and David D. Clark, editors
MIT Press

Internet telephony is the integration and convergence of voice and data networks, services and applications. The transformation of the Internet from a network application using phone lines to a general communications infrastructure through which voice is but one of many data types offered has a wide impact on applications, architectures, networks, economics, public policy, industry structures, regulation and service providers. McKnight, associate professor of International Communication and director of the Edward R. Murrow Center at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, along with Lehr and Clark, explores these and other issues, and considers future scenarios as Internet telephony continues to alter the communications landscape.






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