Employment Discrimination and Asian American Communities

Maria Flores, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), will speak about “Civil Rights Focus: Employment Discrimination Issues Faced by Asian American Communities” on Thurs., Feb. 23, from 3:30pm-4:30pm in UC 275A. It’s part of the Southeast Asian Heritage Lecture Series!

You can learn more, and Andersen Library can help! The EEOC has a web page on Asian-Americans in the American Workforce. Search Library databases to find articles such as “Culture matters: Cultural differences in the reporting of employment discrimination claims” (William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, 2011, vol.20, pp.405-1373), “Spatial assimilation and its discontents: Asian ethnic neighborhood change in California (Urban Geography, 2016 published online, pp.1-26), and “Korean entrepreneurs in Kansas City metropolitan area” (Journal of Enterprising Communities, 2014, vol.8:no.4, pp.287-299), and books such as The contemporary Asian American experience: Beyond the model minority (available from other UW libraries via free UW Request service, by which requested items typically take 2-5 weekdays to arrive) and Asian American women and men: Labor, laws, and love (3rd-Floor Main Collection, E184.A75 E85 2008).

If you’d like assistance with finding additional resources, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).

Andersen Library is a federal and Wisconsin depository library with federal and state government documents on a variety of current and relevant issues available to you in various formats (print, DVD/CD-ROM, online). Check out your government at Andersen Library!

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New Stuff Tuesday – February 21, 2017

The Art of Crayon

The Art of Crayon: Draw, Color, Resist, Sculpt, Carve!
by Lorraine Bell
NC855 .B445 2016
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

A brand new box of crayons. Remember the funny waxy scent, the perfectly chiselled tips — and how they never quite fit back into the box afterwards? Not that I ever had my own box, mind you — not with nine older siblings. But we can dream, right?!

Artist and studio owner Lorraine Bell offers a richly-textured and brilliantly-colored work (could crayons deliver anything less?) with nifty techniques for drawing, coloring, carving and more. She highlights artists and their crayon projects, whether used as tools or media. How about a sculpted Yoda crayon for Star Wars fans — or crayon batik for craftsy types? Whether you like creating or consuming art, this book is a good choice.

Andersen Library has a number of other books about creating art with crayons for you to explore and enjoy.

You can learn more about the author in this video:

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New Stuff Tuesday – February 14, 2017

How to Speak Midwestern bookcover

How to Speak Midwestern
by Edward McClelland
PE2932 .M33 2016
New Arrivals Island, 2nd floor

In what state might you eat a “brain sandwich,” a “gooey butter cake,” or a “St. Paul Sandwich”? Attend school at “Ooey Pooey”? Go to the “Factory of Sadness” for fun and perhaps see “party plates” on your way there? *

You don’t have to be a linguist to enjoy this lighthearted trip through Midwestern accents (yes, we do have an accent), regional sayings, and cultural touchstones. The author breaks the Midwest into three regions, each with its own distinct linguistic influences: North Central, Midland, and Inland North – and Wisconsin is the only state to include all three regions. The book begins with a few pages of introduction to the unique traits of each region, and while the author has clearly done his research into the waves of immigration, dominant economies, quirks of geography, sports loyalties, and political climates that all affect language development, the details don’t bog down a reader – it’s a quick skim.

Then the second half of the book provides a dictionary of regional gems. As a recent transplant to Wisconsin who’s also lived in and has family across the Midwest states, I enjoyed browsing the WI section of the dictionary to help me sound like a local (maybe) – I had heard about brats and bubblers, but now I know about Sconnies and Fondy and the famed Hodag of Rhinelander. Pick this book up from the New Arrivals shelf if you need a fun break from the academic reading!

* Answers: Try all – if you’re brave – in St. Louis, MO. Ooey Pooey is Indiana’s nickname for Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, or IUPUI. Finally, that’s Ohio’s stadium home of the Cleveland Browns, but watch out for the red-on-yellow license plates issued to DUI offenders.)

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New Stuff Tuesday – February 7, 2017

The Undoing Project bookcover

The Undoing Project
:A Friendship That Changed Our Mind
by Michael Lewis
QP360.5 .L49 2017
Browsing Books, 2nd floor

Michael Lewis’ latest books looks at the fascinating relationship between Tversky and Kahneman. These two men single handedly founded a new discipline that we now call behavioral economics. This book is driven by the relationship of two psychologists who opened the gates on understanding why humans do the things they do and the effects are behaviors have on the world. The most compelling part of this story is perhaps just how different these two men were in terms of their personalities. What often began as a heated argument in their offices about how humans behave would eventually turn into a groundbreaking academic paper. By the time the paper was to be published, neither men had a good sense of who first proposed the idea so they began to just alternate their names as the lead author on the paper. What began as the work of two Israeli academics in the 1960s soon became it’s own field and affected the way business, economics, and the stock market were approached by various companies.

Check out other books written by Michael Lewis at Andersen Library.

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Friday Fun: Atlas Obscura

Here’s some Friday fun, if you’re in need of some fun or armchair travel right about now. Atlas Obscura is a web site that claims to be “the definitive guide to the world’s wondrous and curious places.” Anyone can create an account and submit curious places not already captured in the atlas. At the bottom you can click to see “Random,” “Recently Added,” or “Most Popular” entries. You can subscribe to have the newsletter sent to your email.

cover of book Atlas ObscuraOr, get the book based on the site, Atlas obscura: An explorer’s guide to the world’s hidden wonders. Andersen Library does not have a copy, but UWW students and staff may request it from other UW campus libraries by using the free UW Request service. Requested items arrive at Andersen Library in 2-5 weekdays. A review of the book appears in Booklist (2016:Sept.15, vol. 113:no.2, p.18) and Google Books offers a searchable preview, which allowed me to learn that Wisconsin has some sites in the book, such as House on the Rock and Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron (a sculpture in Dr. Evermor’s Park in Sumpter, WI).


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Student Book Club

Join us for the Spring 2017 Andersen Library’s Student Book Club!

Andersen Library Student Book Club features topics related to diversity and one book is discussed each semester. This Spring we will be reading and discussing The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida. Meetings will be held on Feb. 22, March 1, and March 8 from 3:30-4:30pm. Discussion facilitated by: Karen Fisher – Disability Services Coordinator
focusing on Psychological Disabilities, Autism Spectrum & Learning Disabilities, and Sara Vogt – Associate Director of the Center for Students With Disabilities.

Feb. 22- Books will be dispersed to participants (free copies for the first 15 to sign up). Discussion will focus on introducing the book and providing insight into living with autism.
*Please note that the distribution of books will take place within the first 10 minutes of the January 22 meeting. If you are not there, your book will go to the next available “drop in” attendee. Know you will be late? Let Rebecca Jones (jonesrl@uww.edu) know beforehand.

March 1- Discussion of the first half of The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida (approx. 65 pages)

March 8 – Discussion of the second half of The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida (approx. 65 pages)

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided and are sponsored by Undergraduate Research and Honors Programs.

Questions or require accommodations? Contact Rebecca Jones at 262.472.7164 or jonesrl@uww.edu.

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“On the Road Again” art exhibit

“On the Road Again,” an exhibition of works by Shelby Keefe, a Whitewater native and nationally-known artist who was the third (2011) artist-in-residence at Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel®, will run from Fri Feb 10-Sun Mar 19 in the Whitewater Cultural Arts Alliance’s Cultural Arts Center at 402 West Main Street. It’s open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from noon-5pm. You can read more about Shelby and see some of her work in the CAA’s Winter 2017 newsletter or at Keefe’s website. An article about Keefe, “Painting to a different beat” (Southwest Art, 2015) can be read online at the publication’s website.

Entrance to the gallery in the Center is free, although donations are welcome.

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T3: Browser Extension and App to Stop Fake News

Fake News Infographic

Fake news stories are gaining prominence on the open web and in social media. The information literacy and critical thinking skills you are learning in your classes will help you spot fake news and disregard it, but everyone can use some help along the way. In addition to asking a librarian for help, you can use this browser extension and app to alert you to questionable websites and Facebook posts. Here are a few:

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New Stuff Tuesday – January 31, 2017

Pride Denied: Homonationalism & the Future of Queer Politics video jacket

Pride Denied:
Homonationalism & the Future of Queer Politics
by Kami Chisholm
HQ76.5 .P75 2016
New Arrivals, 2nd floor

This documentary by veteran Canadian filmmaker Kami Chisholm describes the grassroots origins of LGBTQ pride and details how corporate sponsors turned it into a feel-good brand and blunted its radical political edge, creating the depoliticized PRIDE spectacles of today. These events project an image of tolerance and equality, instead of calling attention to the relationship between normative identity, power, and sexual repression that still exists today. Chisholm draws on the insights of activists, artists, and educators to make a compelling case for returning to the beginnings of the LGBTQ rights movement. Filmed primarily during WorldPride in Toronto in 2014.

Want to learn more about this documentary? Watch Chisholm’s Pride Denied Kickstarter Campaign Video

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Warhawk Book Talks – Jan.

Ever wonder what your faculty or colleagues are reading? Here’s your chance to find out! Warhawk Book Talks is a series where professors, staff, and students at UW-W talk about their favorite books!

Daniel Holly, Dune

Todd Loushine, Motivation & Work Behavior; Taking the Measure of Work

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