The Academy

Author: Katie Sise
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062404164
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 288
View: 2615
The Devil Wears Prada meets Private Benjamin in this funny and charming story of a fashionista teen blogger who gets sent to military school, perfect for fans of Sarah Mlynowski and Kasie West. Frankie Brooks knows what she wants in life: to become the world’s next great fashion editor. All she needs to do is get into the elite American Fashion Academy in New York City. If she gets in, her life plans will be going right on schedule. Anna Wintour, watch out. But after Frankie messes up one too many times—hey, it’s hard not to prioritize her acclaimed fashion blog above all else—her parents come up with entirely different plans for her future: military school. How is Frankie, the least athletic person in the world, who knows absolutely nothing about the military, going to survive a whole semester at the famed—and feared—Academy? With classmates who seem to be totally uninterested in her, a course load that’s even more difficult than her old school’s, and the weird War Games competition she has to join, Frankie finds that her life is way tougher than it used to be. And no one, including her roommate Joni, seems to understand Frankie at all. As she learns how to cope with impossible military drills and intimidating specialized classes and is maybe even falling for super-hot and super-smart cadet Jack Wattson, can Frankie prove to everyone that being a fashionista doesn’t mean she can’t succeed?

The Academy: Love Match

Author: Monica Seles,Paul Ruditis
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408842998
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 216
View: 8420
Six-pack abs, cutthroat competition, nonstop drama. The second book in a hot new series inspired by one champion's teen years.

"Strangers" of the Academy

Asian Women Scholars in Higher Education
Author: Guofang Li,Gulbahar H. Beckett
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1579221211
Category: Education
Page: 326
View: 697
No less than other minorities, Asian women scholars are confronted with racial discrimination and stereotyping as well as disrespect for their research, teaching, and leadership, and are underrepresented in academia. In the face of such barriers, many Asian female scholars have developed strategies to survive and thrive. This book is among the first to examine their lived experience in Western academic discourses. It addresses the socio-cultural, political, academic, and personal issues that Asian female scholars encounter in higher education. The contributors to this book include first- and second-generation immigrants who are teachers and researchers in higher education and who come from a wide range of Asian nations and backgrounds. They here combine new research and personal narratives to explore the intersecting layers of relationships that impact their lives--language, culture, academic discourses, gender, class, generation, and race. The book is replete with the richness and complexity of these scholars' struggles and triumphs in their professional and personal realms. This powerful and engaging volume: * Examines and celebrates the struggles and triumphs that Asian female scholars experience as they try to "make it" in academic environments that may differ sharply from the culture of their countries of origin; * Highlights the unique contributions the authors have made to research, theory, and the profession; * Establishes the authors' claim to visibility and a voice for themselves and more generally for Asian women in the academy; * Opens a dialogue on these critical issues by sharing the academic and personal experiences of senior and junior scholars alike; and * Contributes to the on-going discussion on issues pertinent to the status of minority female scholars in higher education.

Occupying the Academy

Just how Important is Diversity Work in Higher Education?
Author: Christine Clark,Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner,Mark Brimhall-Vargas
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442212721
Category: Education
Page: 253
View: 3087
This volume uses a critical theory framework to document, as institutional case studies, the experiences of equity/diversity scholar-practitioners in higher education across the United States in their efforts to negotiate, survive, and thrive in their roles and related work.

The Academy: Game On

Author: Monica Seles,James LaRosa
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1619630052
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 272
View: 5810
The Academy is an International Sports Mecca for teen athletes. There are only two ways in. Deep pockets or enough talent to score a scholarship. Young tennis star Maya's dreams have finally come true when she earns a scholarship to The Academy. Plucked from her small town, Maya moves to the sports training facility/boarding school to (hopefully) start the beginning of her pro career. But Maya's fantasy of The Academy doesn't quite match the reality. Because where there are hot, talented teens, there's a lot of drama. Meet the players: Nicole: A tennis star who feels threatened by Maya (but she'd never admit it). Cleo: Maya's rebel/punk roommate who is nearing the top of the golf world. Renee: The gorgeous swimmer with enough money to buy her way into The Academy. Travis: The son of The Academy owner--perfectly groomed to be the next NFL star. Jake: Travis' younger brother--the bad boy to his brother's good.

The Academy

Classical Painting Course
Author: Timothy Rees
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781986293563
Page: 278
View: 3995
The Academy is a two-year training program focusing on the methods and information presented in 19th century ateliers and academies. The second year painting program is detailed in this book. The fully illustrated text is organized into 3 sections. The first section provides schedules, course descriptions, supply lists, and assignment guidelines. The second section details concepts of painting, including materials, types of realism, numerous methods of applying paint, and important information on color. The third section is filled with illustrated demonstrations and step-by-step guides walking the student through processes first demonstrated in class. The end of the book follows with a glossary of terms, as well as suggested books, magazines, and artists for students to research. With nearly 500 full color images, 21 demonstrations, and tons of information that ties back to the methods and techniques of the old masters, this book provides a new and unique link to the art schools of the past without the cost or time of attending an atelier or school. This book initially began as an accompaniment to the assignments and lessons in class. From its initial inception, it has grown in content and evolved in format, and now can educate independently from The Academy program. It was, however, written in conjunction with a series of videos that dive into the topics and processes in greater detail. The videos offer nearly 100 hours of footage covering 22 demonstrations, 8 lectures, and instructions for all the assignments taught in class. Together the book and videos form the "Classical Painting Bundle." For more information about the videos, visit Timothy Rees trained and taught at the Palette and Chisel Academy in Chicago, IL before relocating to Scottsdale, AZ. Here he wrote, developed, and launched The Academy training program at Scottsdale Artists' School and Rees Atelier.

Introductions - Collector's Edition

The Ghost Bird Series #1 with Bonus Series-Inspired Recipes
Author: C. L. Stone
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781518884900
Page: 178
View: 2336
With an agoraphobic mother and a barely-there father, Sang abhors the isolation keeping her in the shadows. The only thing Sang craves is a fresh start and to be accepted as ordinary by her peers, because for her being different meant being cast out alone. When her family moves to a new school district, Sang infiltrates a group of boys nearly perfect in every way. Grateful for an influence outside of her parents' negativity, she quickly bonds with the boys, hoping to blend in and learn from them what it means to have a natural relationship with friends. Only the boys have secrets of their own and they'll do anything to keep her safe from the knowledge of the mysterious Academy that they've sworn allegiance to. Bit by bit, Sang discovers that her friends are far from the normalcy she expected. Will her loyalty change when she's forced to remain in the dark, or will she accept that she's traded one house of secrets for another? Meet Kota, Victor, Silas, Nathan, Gabriel, Luke and North in a story about differences and loyalty, truth and mystery, friendships and heart-throbbing intimacy. The Academy, ever vigilant.

Conflict in the Academy

A Study in the Sociology of Intellectuals
Author: M. Morgan,P. Baert
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137521309
Category: Social Science
Page: 96
View: 8693
Examining an intramural conflict that erupted within the English Faculty at Cambridge University in the early 1980s, this book develops a theoretical analysis of disputes as they unfold within the academy and explores the broader historical shifts within Higher Education and how these related to developments in Continental Europe.

Engaged Learning in the Academy

Challenges and Possibilities
Author: D. Moore
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137025190
Category: Education
Page: 228
View: 2378
Moore asks the question of whether and under what conditions experience constitutes a legitimate source of knowledge and learning in higher education. Drawing on theory and research, the book addresses three types of challenges and opportunities facing experiential educators: the epistemological, the pedagogical, and the institutional.

The Academy

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Books
Page: N.A
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Hacking the Academy

New Approaches to Scholarship and Teaching from Digital Humanities
Author: Daniel J Cohen,Joseph T Scheinfeldt
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472029479
Category: Social Science
Page: 168
View: 8406
On May 21, 2010, Daniel J. Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt posted the following provocative questions online: “Can an algorithm edit a journal? Can a library exist without books? Can students build and manage their own learning management platforms? Can a conference be held without a program? Can Twitter replace a scholarly society?” As recently as the mid-2000s, questions like these would have been unthinkable. But today serious scholars are asking whether the institutions of the academy as they have existed for decades, even centuries, aren’t becoming obsolete. Every aspect of scholarly infrastructure is being questioned, and even more importantly, being hacked. Sympathetic scholars of traditionally disparate disciplines are canceling their association memberships and building their own networks on Facebook and Twitter. Journals are being compiled automatically from self-published blog posts. Newly minted PhDs are forgoing the tenure track for alternative academic careers that blur the lines between research, teaching, and service. Graduate students are looking beyond the categories of the traditional CV and building expansive professional identities and popular followings through social media. Educational technologists are “punking” established technology vendors by rolling out their own open source infrastructure. Here, in Hacking the Academy, Daniel J. Cohen and Tom Scheinfeldt have gathered a sampling of the answers to their initial questions from scores of engaged academics who care deeply about higher education. These are the responses from a wide array of scholars, presenting their thoughts and approaches with a vibrant intensity, as they explore and contribute to ongoing efforts to rebuild scholarly infrastructure for a new millennium.

Women Medievalists and the Academy

Author: Jane Chance
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299207502
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 1073
View: 4616
Long overlooked in standard reference works, pioneering women medievalists finally receive their due in Women Medievalists and the Academy. This comprehensive edited volume brings to life a diverse collection of inspiring figures through memoirs, biographical essays, and interviews. Covering many different nationalities and academic disciplines—including literature, philology, history, archaeology, art history, theology (or religious studies), and philosophy—each essay delves into one woman’s life, intellectual contributions, and efforts to succeed in a male-dominated field. Together, these extraordinary personal histories constitute a new standard reference that speaks to a growing interest in women’s roles in the development of scholarship and the academy. The collection begins in the seventeenth century with Elizabeth Elstob and continues through the twentieth century, and includes—among more than seventy profiles—such important figures as Anna Jameson, Lina Eckenstein, Georgiana Goddard King, Eileen [Edna Le Poer] Power, Dorothy L. Sayers, Dorothy Whitelock, Susan Mosher Stuard, Marcia Colish, and Caroline Walker Bynum, among others.

Spirit Wings the Academy

Book One
Author: Sandy K. Solis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781492760313
Category: Fiction
Page: 382
View: 2381
Jesse, a 15 year old run away from New York finds his world is turned upside down when he is transplanted deep into the Rocky Mountains to an academy for spiritual warfare. Will he be able to fit in the join the army of Adonai or will his own struggles overtake his new life in the battle of good vs evil? A whole new world opens up as the realms of the spirit and natural collide with three young warriors caught in the middle. Supernatural beings interact with natural ones and the conflict to rule the earth and beyond ensues. Do you have wings? Book Two - The Cave of Abigor, Book Three - The House of Asher are available now. Book Four- The Scepters of the Kings is in progress.

Black Men in the Academy

Narratives of Resiliency, Achievement, and Success
Author: Brian L. McGowan,Robert T. Palmer,J. Luke Wood,David F. Hibbler, Jr.
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137567287
Category: Education
Page: 234
View: 858
Using an anti-deficit approach, Black Men in the Academy explores narratives of resiliency, success, and achievement for black men in the academy. This book is an important text for scholars interested in promoting success in education for underrepresented minorities.

Disability, Avoidance and the Academy

Challenging Resistance
Author: David Bolt,Claire Penketh
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317511093
Category: Social Science
Page: 212
View: 619
Disability is a widespread phenomenon, indeed a potentially universal one as life expectancies rise. Within the academic world, it has relevance for all disciplines yet is often dismissed as a niche market or someone else’s domain. This collection explores how academic avoidance of disability studies and disability theory is indicative of social prejudice and highlights, conversely, how the academy can and does engage with disability studies. This innovative book brings together work in the humanities and the social sciences, and draws on the riches of cultural diversity to challenge institutional and disciplinary avoidance. Divided into three parts, the first looks at how educational institutions and systems implicitly uphold double standards, which can result in negative experiences for staff and students who are disabled. The second part explores how disability studies informs and improves a number of academic disciplines, from social work to performance arts. The final part shows how more diverse cultural engagement offers a way forward for the academy, demonstrating ways in which we can make more explicit the interdisciplinary significance of disability studies – and, by extension, disability theory, activism, experience, and culture. Disability, Avoidance and the Academy: Challenging Resistance will interest students and scholars of disability studies, education studies and cultural studies.

Transactions of the Academy of Science of Saint Louis

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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List of members in each volume, except v. 5.

Dismantling Race in Higher Education

Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy
Author: Jason Arday,Heidi Safia Mirza
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319602616
Category: Education
Page: N.A
View: 8379
This book reveals the roots of structural racism that limit social mobility and equality for Black and ethnicised students and academics in our inherently white Higher Education institutions. It brings together both established and emerging scholars in the fields of Race and Education to explore what institutional racism in HE looks like in colour-blind 'post-race' times, when racism is deemed to be ‘off the political agenda’. Keeping pace with our rapidly changing global universities, this edited collection asks difficult and challenging questions, including why black academics leave the system; why the curriculum is still white; how elite universities reproduce race privilege; and how Black, Muslim and Gypsy traveller students are disadvantaged and excluded. The book also discusses why racial equality legislation has failed to address racism, and explores what the Black student movement is doing about this. As the authors powerfully argue, it is only by dismantling the invisible architecture of post-colonial white privilege that the 21st century struggle for a truly decolonised academy can begin. This collection will be essential reading for students and academics working in the fields of Education, Sociology, and Race.

The Long Sunset

Author: Jack McDevitt
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481497960
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
View: 1869
From Nebula Award winner Jack McDevitt comes the eighth installment in the popular The Academy series—Priscilla “Hutch” Hutchins discovers an interstellar message from a highly advanced race that could be her last chance for a mission before the program is shut down for good. Hutch has been the Academy’s best pilot for decades. She’s had numerous first contact encounters and even became a minor celebrity. But world politics have shifted from exploration to a growing fear that the program will run into an extraterrestrial race more advanced than humanity and war. Despite taking part in the recent scientific breakthrough that rejuvenates the human body and expands one’s lifespan, Hutch finds herself as a famous interstellar pilot with little to do, until a message from an alien race arrives. The message is a piece of music from an unexplored area. Despite the fact that this alien race could pose a great danger and that this message could have taken several thousand years to travel, the program prepares the last interstellar ship for the journey. As the paranoia grows, Hutch and her crew make an early escape—but what they find at the other end of the galaxy is completely unexpected.

The Academy

Author: Bentley Little
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451224675
Category: Fiction
Page: 391
View: 8771
When the teachers of Tyler High start an independent charter school, evil stalks the halls of this newly formed institution, possessing the principal, frightening the students, and bringing about strange occurences on school grounds. Original.

Slow Professor

Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy
Author: Maggie Berg,Barbara Seeber
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442645563
Category: Education
Page: 115
View: 2590
In The Slow Professor, Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber discuss how adopting the principles of the Slow movement in academic life can counter the erosion of humanistic education.