ANNETTE KOLODNY, Ph.D., University of Arizona professor emerita of American literature and culture, has published “In Search of First Contact: The Peoples of the Dawnland, the Vikings of Vinland, and the Anglo-American Anxiety of Discovery” (Duke University Press). The book, prompted by questions posed by UA students, includes a discussion of the racial politics of the late 19th century, “when Anglo-Americans embraced a Viking heritage as part of their resistance to the ‘new Americans’ immigrating from eastern Europe (mainly Jews) and Catholics from Ireland and Italy.” Kolodny has held faculty positions at Yale University, the University of British Columbia, the University of New Hampshire, the University of Maryland and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She was dean of the UA College of Humanities from 1988 through 1993. She has received numerous awards including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
ESTER LEUTENBERG has just published a reproducible workbook, “The Complete Caregiver Support Guide” (Whole Person Associates). Written with Carroll Morris for use by groups or individuals, the book is available at wholeperson.com. Leutenberg has co-written more than 40 workbooks on topics such as grief, conflict management and coping with anxiety.