This week the University Library and the Law Library are celebrating national Fair Use Week, an annual recognition of the importance of Fair Use in copyright law.
What’s Fair Use?
Fair use is a vitally important part of copyright law. It allows the use of copyrighted materials without the permission of the copyright owner.
Fair use is the legal principle that allows us to legally quote, remix, make fun of, build on, and comment on other people’s copyrighted work. It’s essential to innovation, creativity, scholarship, and technological and scientific progress in many fields.
What’s Fair Use Week?
During the week of February 23-27, libraries, universities and other organizations concerned with freely sharing knowledge will be blogging and holding events all about fair use to spread public awareness.
What’s GSU doing for Fair Use Week?
Watch our blog this week to learn more about why fair use matters to you as a student or faculty researcher. We’re also presenting two programs:
Does Fair Use Really Work? An online presentation by Kevin Smith, Copyright & Scholarly Communication Director from Duke University Libraries. 2-3pm in Library classroom 2, second floor of Library North.
What kinds of content can I use in my course? Working within the law and BOR Policy. Presented by Gwen Spratt of GSU’s Legal Affairs office. 3-4pm in Urban Life room 170.
Congratulations to Dr. Monique Moultrie on the publication of her co-edited work A Guide for Women in Religion: Making Your Way from A-Z (revised edition), published by Palgrave Macmillan.
From the publisher:
The Guide is a welcome companion for women in religious studies. From undergraduates to retired professors, this distilled wisdom of several generations of colleagues is an important book to have handy. Whether seeking a job, preparing for tenure, working at a non-profit organization, entering the publishing world, figuring finances, mentoring or being mentored, the reader will find just what she (or he—men find it useful too) needs to know. This volume reflects the diversity of women’s experiences, the range of opportunities, the pitfalls and promises of religious studies that span ministry, academia, and activism. It is a good investment for one’s future career and a welcome gift for students. This second edition is updated to reflect the rapidly changing field, especially technological innovations.
Recent publications by Dr. Moultrie available through the University Library, include:
“After the Thrill is Gone: Married to the Holy Spirit but Still Sleeping Alone.” Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 33.1 (2011): 237-253.
“New Perspectives On The Montgomery Bus Boycott.” Journal Of African American History 94.1 (2009): 92-96.
The GSU Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, in partnership with Faces of Feminism, BlackOUT, and SPEAK, announce their 20th Anniversary Symposium—Transforming Feminist Praxis and Scholarship: 40 Years of Struggle, 20 Years as an Institute, an all-day event taking place on Friday, March 6, in the Troy Moore Library.
The symposium will include three roundtable sessions, as follows:
- 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.: WGSS: In the World: with speakers Elizabeth Beck, Chanel Craft Tanner, Yvette Upton, Sesali Bowen, Sumita Dutta, and Hira Mahmood
- 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.: WGSS: Polemics and Possibilities: with speakers Kristyn Johnson, Alexis Okeke/Bonita Okonkwo, Veronica Delgado, Mandy Van Devan, Vanessa Faraj, and Faye Stewart
- 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: WGSS: On the Edge: with speakers Amira Jarmakani, Lucas Power, Nathan Frisch, Juliana Ramirez, Sherah Faulkner, Susan Richmond
Following the roundtable, at 5:00 p.m., will be the Anne L. Harper Annual Lecture, “Feminism and Activist Research for Social Justice,” delivered by Janet Jakobsen, Director of the Barnard Center for Research on Women and Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies at Barnard.
Jakobsen’s teaching and research interests include feminist theory, queer theory, religion and politics, ethics, activism, and public policy. Her publications include:
- Secularisms (2008; ed. with Ann Pelligrini)
- “Different Differences: Theory and the Practice of Women’s Studies,” in Women’s Studies for the Future: Foundations, Interrogations, Politics (2006; ed. Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy and Agatha Beins)
- “Sex and Freedom” (with Elizabeth Lapovsky Kennedy), in Regulating Sex (2005; ed. E. Bernstein and L. Schaffner)
- Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance (2003, with Ann Pellegrini)
- Interventions: Activists and Academics Respond to Violence (2004; ed. with Elizabeth Castelli)
- “Can Homosexuals End Western Civilization as We Know It?: Family Values in a Global Economy,” in Queer Globalization/Local Homosexualities (2002; ed. Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé and Martin F. Manalansan)
- “‘He Has Wronged America and Women': Bill Clinton’s Sexual Conservatism,” in Our Monica, Ourselves: The Clinton Affair and the National Interest, (2001; ed. Lisa Duggan and Lauren Gail Berlant)
- “Family Values and Working Alliances: The Question of Hate and Public Policy,” in Welfare Policy: Feminist Critiques (1999; ed. E. Bounds, P. Brubaker and M. Hobgood)
- “Queer Is? Queer Does?: Normativity and Resistance,” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 4 (1998) (GSU affiliates only)
- Working Alliances and the Politics of Difference: Diversity and Feminist Ethics (1998)
The symposium and lecture will take place on Friday, March 6, 2015 in the Troy Moore Library (now located in Room 2343, 25 Park Place, 23rd Floor, on the Georgia State University campus. Parking is available for $7 in the T Deck, entrance located at 43 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA, 30303 (click here for directions). This event is free and open to the public. Please contact the Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with questions about this event.
Congratulations to Dr. Amy Steigerwalt whose coauthored book The Puzzle of Unanimity: Consensus on the United States Supreme Court (Stanford University Press, with Pamela Corley and Artemus Ward) was named a 2014 outstanding academic title by Choice Magazine.
From the publisher:
The U.S. Supreme Court typically rules on cases that present complex legal questions. Given the challenging nature of its cases and the popular view that the Court is divided along ideological lines, it’s commonly assumed that the Court routinely hands down equally-divided decisions. Yet the justices actually issue unanimous decisions in approximately one third of the cases they decide.
Drawing on data from the U.S. Supreme Court database, internal court documents, and the justices’ private papers, The Puzzle of Unanimity provides the first comprehensive account of how the Court reaches consensus. Pamela Corley, Amy Steigerwalt, and Artemus Ward propose and empirically test a theory of consensus; they find consensus is a function of multiple, concurrently-operating forces that cannot be fully accounted for by ideological attitudes. In this thorough investigation, the authors conclude that consensus is a function of the level of legal certainty and its ability to constrain justices’ ideological preferences.
Other publications by Dr. Steigerwalt include:
CURVE’s visualization technology is helping researchers take a closer look at our origins. In an effort to understand “local climate dynamics relevant to the time periods and the regions where human evolutionary change took place” researchers are studying core samples taken from East Africa. (human origins drilling project) These core samples are part of the Smithsonian Institution’s Human Origins Program. Dr. Dan Deocampo, Human Origins Program research team member and GSU Department of Geosciences Chair uses Corelyzer on the CURVE interactWall to analyze the Smithsonian’s Olorgesailie core sample from Kenya.
Dr. Deocampo analyzing the Smithsonian Institution’s Olorgesailie core on CURVE’s interactWall
Commenting on CURVE’s visualization system, Deocampo notes, “This technology allows us to closely examine the sediment in detail while keeping the larger context – we’re literally looking through a window at the earth’s history millions of years ago. This is helping us understand how changing climate affects the environment, ecosystems, and organisms in Africa and around the globe.”
Read the full post on the CURVE site.
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GSU Library is happy to report that we now have a subscription to a database indispensable to many disciplines including psychology, education, business, nursing, and many others:
PsycTESTS is a research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.
The American Psychological Association offers information, help pages, and online tutorials to help you get started using this database.
You can find the link to the database from the main library home page under the “Databases A-Z” list. Click on the letter “P” and scroll down to the link for PscyTESTS (EBSCO).
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Herb. His book, The Wages of Oil: Parliaments and Economic Development in Kuwait and the UAE (Cornell University Press), was named one of the best Middle East political science books of 2014 by Marc Lynch, contributor to the Monkey Cage blog published by the Washington Post.
From Cornell University Press:
The contrast between Kuwait and the UAE today illustrates the vastly different possible futures facing the smaller states of the Gulf. Dubai’s rulers dream of creating a truly global business center, a megalopolis of many millions attracting immigrants in great waves from near and far. Kuwait, meanwhile, has the most spirited and influential parliament in any of the oil-rich Gulf monarchies.
In The Wages of Oil, Michael Herb provides a robust framework for thinking about the future of the Gulf monarchies. The Gulf has seen enormous changes in recent years, and more are to come. Herb explains the nature of the changes we are likely to see in the future. He starts by asking why Kuwait is far ahead of all other Gulf monarchies in terms of political liberalization, but behind all of them in its efforts to diversify its economy away from oil. He compares Kuwait with the United Arab Emirates, which lacks Kuwait’s parliament but has moved ambitiously to diversify.
This data-rich book reflects the importance of both politics and economic development issues for decision-makers in the Gulf. Herb develops a political economy of the Gulf that ties together a variety of issues usually treated separately: Kuwait’s National Assembly, Dubai’s real estate boom, the paucity of citizen labor in the private sector, class divisions among citizens, the caste divide between citizens and noncitizens, and the politics of land.
Dr. Herb is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science. His research interests focus on issues related to the Arab monarchies of the Gulf. He has written on the political consequences of oil wealth, on the relationship between taxation and democracy, and on how monarchism shapes the process of democratization.
Other publications by Dr. Herb include:
Congratulations to Dr. Yu-Ping Chen and her colleagues in the Georgia State University Department of Physical Therapy and the Center for Pediatric Locomotion Sciences on the recent publication:
Chen YP, Caldwell M, Dickerhoof E, Hall A, Odakura B, Morelli K, Fanchiang HC. Game Analysis, Validation, and Potential Application of EyeToy Play and Play 2 to Upper-Extremity Rehabilitation. Rehabil Res Pract. 2014.
Dr. Chen studies the effectiveness of novel physical therapy interventions in improving upper-extremity function in children with developmental disabilities, primarily in children with cerebral palsy and infants born prematurely who are at high risk of developing cerebral palsy.
Dr. Chen collaborates with Dr. Ayanna Howard at Georgia Institute of Technology’s Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines trying to develop an affordable virtual-reality game system called Super Pop VRTM. With funding from the National Science Foundation and the Center for Transforming Pediatric Healthcare Delivery they are conducting clinical trials to examine the effects of virtual reality and robotic therapy to train arm function in children with cerebral palsy.
Other publications by Dr. Chen include the following:
- Fanchiang HD, Geil M, Wu J, Chen YP, Wang YT. The Effects of Vibration on the Gait Pattern and Vibration Perception Threshold of Children With Idiopathic Toe Walking. J Child Neurol. 2014 Sep 26.
- Chen YP, Pope S, Tyler D, Warren GL. Effectiveness of constraint-induced movement therapy on upper-extremity function in children with cerebral palsy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Clin Rehabil. 2014 Oct;28(10):939-53.
- Chen YP, Lee SY, Howard AM. Effect of virtual reality on upper extremity function in children with cerebral palsy: a meta-analysis. Pediatr Phys Ther. 2014 Fall;26(3):289-300.
- Chen YP, Howard AM. Effects of robotic therapy on upper-extremity function in children with cerebral palsy: A systematic review. Dev Neurorehabil. 2014 Apr 11.
- García-Vergara S, & Chen Y, Howard A. Super Pop VRTM: An Adaptable Virtual Reality Game for Upper-Body Rehabilitation. In: Shumaker R, editor. Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. Systems and Applications. Volume 8022, Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Springer Berlin Heidelberg; 2013. p 40-49.
Learn more about the use of virtual reality systems in healthcare with these books at the Georgia State University Library.
- Ma, Minhua; Jain, Lakhmi C.; Anderson, Paul. Virtual, Augmented Reality and Serious Games for Healthcare 1.
- Riener, Robert. Virtual reality in medicine.
- Weiss, Patrice L., Keshner, Emily A., and Levin, Mindy F., eds. Virtual Reality for Physical and Motor Rehabilitation.
- Schouten, Ben, Fedtke, Stephen, and Bekker, Tilde, eds. Games for Health: Proceedings of the 3thd Conference on Gaming and Playful Interaction in Health Care.
- Bastos-Filho, Teodiano. Rehabilitation Science in Practice Series: Devices for Mobility and Manipulation for People with Reduced Abilities.
Dr. Jennifer McCoy will present a lecture entitled “Bridging the Divide: Creating Dialogue Amid Polarization and Conflict” on Thursday, February 5. Her talk is part of the University’s Women Inspire lecture series, which celebrates the achievement of Georgia State University women.
Dr. McCoy is a professor in the Department of Political Science, the interim director of Georgia State University’s Global Studies Institute, and a long-time director of the Carter Center’s Americas program. She is a specialist on democratization, international collective defense of democracy, mediation and conflict prevention, election processes and election observation, and Latin American politics. Her current research projects include a USAID Research and Innovation grant on The Dilemmas of Transitional Justice in the Colombian Peace Process; a study of best practices in combatting campaign inequity and incumbent electoral advantage in Latin America; explaining the changing norm of international election monitoring; and assessing the effectiveness of international dialogue efforts in Venezuela.
The lecture will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 5 in the auditorium in Centennial Hall at 100 Auburn Ave. See the Women Inspire website for additional information.
Recent publications by Dr. McCoy include:
- Jennifer McCoy and Francisco Diez, International Mediation in Venezuela,
(United States Institute of Peace, 2011).
- “Challenges for the Collective Defense of Democracy on the Tenth Anniversary of the Inter-American Democratic Charter,” Latin American Policy (2012).
- The Chávez challenge for Obama: An Inconvenient Marriage or Frosty Separation” in Shifting the Balance: Obama and the Americas for Change, Abraham F. Lowenthal, Theodore J. Piccone and Laurence Whitehead, Editors. (Brookings Institution Press, 2011)
- “Venezuela under Chávez: Beyond Liberalism,” in Latin America’s Left Turns:
Politics,Policies and Trajectories of Change. Edited by Maxwell A. Cameron and Eric Hershberg. (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010).
- “Engaging Venezuela: 2009 and Beyond” in The Obama
Administration and the Americas: Agenda for Change. Edited by Abraham
Lowenthal, Theodore Piccone, and Laurence Whitehead. (Brookings Institution Press, 2009).