The Emperor’s New Year’s Clothes Rack: New Books In Graduate Services In January

The New Year brought resolutions to some of you, while it also brought new books to Graduate Services for some of you to use. What’s more, these books have a shelf life longer than most resolutions, as they are usually much harder to break. I mean, just look around Graduate Services. You don’t see many broken books lying around do you. There might be books about breaks, gaps, and various lacunae. But not many broken books. No, not very many broken books at all. And speaking of books, some good ones arrived while most students were still enjoying their winter break. The Baudrillard Dictionary came in holding hands with the new revised Deleuze Dictionary, and both were being escorted by a few new Foucault books. Poor little Les Annees d’Hiver, 1980-1985 by Felix Guattari followed hurriedly behind in his ill fitting English attire wondering what that damn Deleuze Dictionary had to say about him. Books by Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Jacques Ranciere strutted along in their au naturel French laughing a laugh no one could understand, while the volumes of animal poems by Ted Hughes ran wild around Allen Ginsberg’s If Not Forever: A Letter to Jack Kerouac, which Wendell Berry’s WIndow Poems pleaded with to be a bit more transparent as an animal poem nudged his nose between his pages. Yes, it was a crazy January here in Graduate Services and many other books had a good time too. Too many to talk about them all right now though. Let’s just say The Empire of Signs might or might not have played a part in The Original Accident. Oh, and by the way, the Foucault books seemed to really like their ill fitting attire. Enjoy.



Second Manifeste Pour La Philosophie by Alain Badiou


Empire Of Signs by Roland Barthes


Window Poems by Wendell Berry


The Baudrillard Dictionary edited by Richard G. Smith


The Deleuze Dictionary (Revised Edition) edited by Adrian Parr


The Well-Protected Domains: Ideology and the Legitimation of Power in the Ottoman Empire, 1876-1909 by Selim Deringil


The Courage of Truth (The Government of Self and Others II): Lectures at the College de France, 1983-1984 by Michel Foucault


Manet and the Object of Painting by Michel Foucault


Plays 3: The Firstborn; The Boy With A Cat; A Phoenix Too Frequent; Thor, With Angels; A Sleep Of Prisoners; Caedmon Construed; and A Ringing Of Bells by Christopher Fry


The Train Driver by Athol Fugard


If Not Forever: A Letter to Jack Kerouac by Allen Ginsberg


Fleck: A Verse Comedy by Alasdair Gray


Les Annees d’Hiver, 1980-1985 by Felix Guattari


Collected Animal Poems volumes 1-4 by Ted Hughes


A Chancer by James Kelman


Hardie and Baird & Other Plays by James Kelman


Sur le Commerce des Pensees: Du Livre et de la Librairie by Jean-Luc Nancy


Tombe de Sommeil by Jean-Luc Nancy


Verite de la Democratie by Jean-Luc Nancy


The Living Unknown Soldier: A Story of Grief and the Great War by Jean-Yves Le Naour


Small Avalanches and Other Stories by Joyce Carol Oates


Charles Oslon At Goddard College, April 12-14, 1962 edited by Kyle Schlesinger


L’inconscient Esthetique by Jacques Ranciere


Le Spectateur Emancipe by Jacques Ranciere


The Original Accident by Paul Virilio


Selected Letters of Robert Penn Warren volume 5: Backward Glances and New Visions, 1969-1979 edited by Randy Hendricks and James A. Perkins

Int’l Society for Disease Surveillance – Free webinars

The International Society for Disease Surveillance offers free webinars on many topics. The webinars are recorded and may be viewed at any time.

Archived webinars from the ISDS Research Committee include:

  • Spatial Scanning Tips and Tricks for Practical Outbreak Detection
  • Environmental Data Measurement and its Application to Public Health
  • Data Visualization for Health Surveillance: Current Concepts and New Horizons

and many more.

Archived webinars from the ISDS Public Health Practice Committee include:

  • Syndromic Surveillance for Meaningful Use: Inpatient and Ambulatory Clinical Care Data
  • Integration of Reported and Syndromic Disease System Information
  • Disaster Epidemiology and Surveillance

and many more.

Upcoming webinars are listed on the ISDS Home Page,

Poor, minority residents face most health risks with climate change

Poor, urban and minority residents are most at risk for health problems linked to climate change, according to a new California Department of Public Health analysis.

The study (PDF), by the California Dept of Public Health’s Environmental Health Investigations Branch (EHIB), describes how transportation factors, access to air conditioning, flooding, wildfires, and more result in disproportionate risk to low income and minority residents. Data from Los Angeles and Fresno Counties were used in the study, which is summarized in this California Watch Article. The study includes recommendations for future work.

See EHIB’s California Environmental Health Tracking Program Climate Change portal for more information.