Examining school counseling students’ multicultural and sexual orientation competencies through a cross-specialization comparison

April 5, 2012 | Social Sciences

Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth face exigent
educational, emotional, and social problems (Coker, Austin, & Schuster, 2010).

Realising the Right to Work

March 13, 2012 | Uncategorized

The Battle for Employment Guarantee is a collection of rst-rate essays skilfully selected, organised, analysed and edited by Reetika Khera. The volume is an excellent resource for anyone seeking to understand the origins of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) 2005, how it has fared during its rst ve years in operation, and the larger signicance of this gigantic, ambitious, unwieldy, and ultimately worthwhile experiment in realising the right to work.

A Dangerous Divide: The Deterioration of Jewish-Palestinian Relations in Israel

February 23, 2012 | Social Sciences

This article examines the relations between Jewish and Palestinian-Arab citizens of Israel since the events of October 2000, when massive Arab protests and riots took place and thirteen Arab demonstrators were killed. In the decade since then Arab-Jewish relations have been characterized by growing mutual mistrust, fear, and hostility. Together with these negative attitudes, political polarization between the two communities has also increased. This poses a serious threat to Arab-Jewish coexistence in Israel and to Israeli democracy itself.

The emergence of Consumer Introspection Theory (CIT): Introduction to a JBR special issue

February 16, 2012 | Uncategorized

Introspection in its various forms, names, paradigmatic controversies and especially its power for insight has earned its place as a topic for a special issue. Here, I introduce this issue in terms of the introspections it contains and introspect a bit myself mainly through introspective thought exercises.

Why They’re Leaving

February 5, 2012 | Social Sciences

PERHAPS BECAUSE OF THE overall accountability wave sweeping higher education, there appears to be renewed focus on those vintage buzzwords “retention,” “attrition,” and “persistence.” Institutions are concerned with not only attracting students but also supporting them to degree completion.


January 13, 2012 | Natural Sciences

But hardly a note would then be spared for one of the world’s most spectacular but sadly decimated bird families, the Hawaiian honeycreepers (Drepanididae). Thankfully, Volume 15 gives them ample space, abutting the expansive treatment of their parent family, the nearly globally successful finches (Fringillidae, native everywhere but Australasia).


January 13, 2012 | Natural Sciences

Both cryptic and measurable sexual differences, including size dimorphism, are common in birds (Dale et al. 2007), but assignment of differences between females and males based on measurements needs to be confirmed with independent techniques (e.g., using anatomical or molecular methods) (Kahn et al. 1998, Daniel et al. 2007, Igic et al. 2010).

21st Century workers: How will they be organized?

January 12, 2012 | Social Sciences

The study posits an organizational structure that shows how creative workers will lead in the 21st century. The growing importance of this group shifts the locus of analysis from a product/output physical perspective to a problem defining/solving creative one.

Trend: How Solid is Supersolid?

December 19, 2011 | Natural Sciences

Macroscopic quantum properties of helium-4, one of the simplest and oldest elements in the universe, continue to puzzle and amaze scientists. Supertransport in solid helium-4 is the most elusive and controversial conundrum of all.

The chemistry of cocaine

October 27, 2011 | Natural Sciences

Engaging undergraduate organic chemistry students is often very challenging. It requires special effort to generate enthusiasm for learning such seemingly abstract concepts as functional group chemistry, synthetic routes, and reaction mechanisms. Students often do not see the relevance of these concepts to their own lives or interests.