authors & editors

Fall 2010

Samar Attar, PhD ‘73
Samar Attar, PhD ‘73
Debunking the Myths of Colonization: The Arabs and Europe
University Press of America, 2010

Arabic writers have long struggled to make sense of their love-hate relationship with those who colonized them, and this book explores that literary theme. Attar has taught English, Arabic and comparative literature in the United States, Canada, Algeria, Germany, Australia and Turkey, and has published extensively in English and Arabic in the areas of literary criticism, philosophy, migration and gender studies.Arabic writers have long struggled to make sense of their love-hate relationship with those who colonized them, and this book explores that literary theme. Attar has taught English, Arabic and comparative literature in the United States, Canada, Algeria, Germany, Australia and Turkey, and has published extensively in English and Arabic in the areas of literary criticism, philosophy, migration and gender studies.

 
Lawrence Rosenblum ’83
Lawrence Rosenblum ’83
See What I’m Saying: The Extraordinary Powers of Our Five Senses
W.W. Norton & Co., 2010

Rosenblum, a psychology professor at the University of California at Riverside, reveals how blind mountain bikers can use echolocation to navigate trails and how people can follow a scent trail across a lawn. You don’t need to be a scientist to understand the concepts Rosenblum explains in his book.

 
Lee B. Salz ’92
Lee B. Salz ’92
Stop Speaking for Free! The Ultimate Guide to Making Money with Webinars
Business Expert Publishing, 2010

Why give your knowledge and insights away when you can make a profit from them? Salz gives advice on choosing the most marketable content, maximizing registrations for your webinar, choosing the right technology platform and designing effective presentations. Salz says his book is the first-ever focused exclusively on attendee-funded webinars.

 
Erica Bohrer ’99
Erica Bohrer ’99
Just-Right Reading Response Activity Sheets for Young Learners
Scholastic, 2010

Bohrer, a first-grade teacher on Long Island, offers help on an important life skill: reading comprehension. Her book provides material that will help children from kindergarten through second grade think about what they read and then record their thoughts. Topics include identifying story elements, sequencing events, drawing conclusions and summarizing.