Archive for November, 2009

What’s on Your Nightstand?

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

FuquaNet, a newsletter for Fuqua alumni, has a column called “What’s on Your Nightstand?”  It lists books that Fuqua faculty and staff members have read.  Perhaps you might enjoy one or more of these during the upcoming holiday breaks.   Below are some of the titles mentioned, with the reviewers comments, that we have here at Ford Library (click on the link to place a hold or check availability):

Leadership & Management


  • Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace… One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin (Penguin). Mountain climbing “bum” Mortenson is saved by poor Pakistani villagers and promises to return to build a school for girls. He succeeds and eventually builds more than fifty throughout Pakistan’s and Afghanistan’s poorest regions.
  • The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria (W.W. Norton) deals with a very timely topic, providing a compelling overview of the growth of “the rest of the world” and the diminished influence of the United States in shaping world events. As Zakaria puts it at the beginning of the book, “This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else.” (more…)

Thanksgiving Week Library Hours

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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Here are Ford Library’s hours of operation during Thanksgiving Break.

  • Wednesday, November 25, 8am – 8pm
  • Thursday, November 26, Closed
  • Friday, November 27, Closed
  • Saturday, November 28, 12 noon – 4pm
  • Sunday, November 29, term hours

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

New Movies for November

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Here are our latest new titles:

Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen
Food, Inc.
The Taking of Pelham 123
Lost in Austen
Music from Another Room
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
The Answer Man
Treeless Mountain
Drag Me to Hell

Book Review: Travel as a Political Act

Friday, November 13th, 2009

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Steves, Rick. Travel as a political act. Nation Books, 2009.

Best selling travel writer and PBS host Rick Steves inspires readers to travel more purposely. In Travel as a Political Act, Steves encourages international travelers to remain open to new experiences and to seek options to get out of their comfort zone by becoming a temporary “local.”

Steves says that the best vacations are both fun and intensely educational. The goal is to relax and have fun, while learning and broadening one’s perspectives. Thoughtful travel comes with powerful lessons and an American traveler can learn about US society by observing with an open mind and by connecting with people that one would never meet at home.

This book is an easy read with only 200 heavily illustrated pages. Steves lays out his framework for travel and then takes the reader to seven different locations inclusing Iran, El Salvador and Denmark. The last chapter describes how travel has changed his political views and encourages the reader to put a global perspective into action at home.

© Reviewer: Meg Trauner & Ford Library – Fuqua School of Business.
All rights reserved.

Library Hours : November – December 2009

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

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Ford Library’s calendar of hours for November – December 2009 is now available.

The Library will be open for abbreviated hours during the Thanksgiving and Winter Holiday Breaks.

Note especially that the Library will be closed from December 24, 2009 through January 3, 2010 — reopening on January 4, 2010.

View the Calendars and Library Hours.

The Future of Capitalism

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

The lecture, “Building a Sustainable Energy Future: Market Approaches to Choices and Trade-offs” will be held today; Thursday, November 5th from 4–6 p.m. in Geneen Auditorium.

This is the first of a four-part series and represents a joint collaboration between the Fuqua School of Business and McKinsey Quarterly.  The series will consist of forums on the following areas:  energy, the financial system, globalization and business education.

Check out some of these new titles from the Ford Library on sustainability (click on a link to place a hold or check availability). Or come browse our Sustainability display at the front of the library:

Library Database Room Closed Wednesday Morning

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The library’s database room will be closed Wednesday morning, November 4, from 8 am to 9 am and from 10 am to 11 am for training classes.  Please use the main computer lab to print your documents during these times.