ItemHow Does a Gangster Regime End? The Uprising in Syria(Oakland University, 2012-10-01) Matthews, Don; Cole, Natalie B.An essay comparing the power structure in Syria to the depiction of gangsters in popular Mafia-themed films. ItemAn Entanglement: Ancient Texts, Old Marginalia, and Contemporary Art(Oakland University, 2012-10-01) Eis, Andrea; Cole, Natalie B.This essay pivots around the practice of marginalia—notes written in the margins of books and other texts—and also navigates through the practice of my art, with its combination of research, chance occurrence and aesthetic experimentation. It is also a bit of a story, an exploration of how intellectual curiosity and visual fascinations can lead a person onto a new path that has no known destination. Though the practice of art usually produces end products in physical form, art is a process, not a goal, an exploration of ambiguity, not a determination of fact, an opening up of new possibilities, not a pinning down of definitive knowledge. ItemTwo Poems: Catharsis: Soul’s Seasonal Lament, Peep Show, a Tango(Oakland University, 2012-10-01) DeBellis, Jenifer; Cole, Natalie B.Poetry ItemThe Responsive University: A Cautionary Tale(Oakland University, 2012-10-01) Awbrey, Susan M.; Cole, Natalie B.Accelerating change and external criticism are forcing university administrators to actively seek new managerial forms that address the need for innovation in higher education. Unsatisfied with the traditional professional and administrative bureaucracies, institutional leaders are experimenting with adhocracy management systems to respond to the needs and concerns of university constituents. This paper discusses three cautions regarding adhocracy: the importance of creating internal as well as external organizational fit; the importance of integrating adhocracy into the already blended, loosely coupled management systems of the university; and the importance of developing intentional implementation strategies for adhocracy systems. ItemTalk Artist’s Statement(Oakland University, 2012-10-01) Fausone, Lynn Galbreath; Cole, Natalie B.Talk is a new drawing series created on acid free lithograph paper in graphite, gold leaf and metallic marker. Images used in each are taken from still life setups, digital documentation, object appropriation and research notes. They address humanitarian, social, identity and maturation issues, and falsehoods with contradictions. Item“Slender firm strokes of the pen”: The Unspoken Words of Women Writers in Edith Wharton’s Fiction(Oakland University, 2012-10-01) Frazier, Elizabeth; Cole, Natalie B.Throughout Edith Wharton’s writing, many of her female protagonists are avid readers and letter writers. Edith Wharton herself emerged as a “woman novelist” during a time when society dictated that a woman’s role was confined to the home. Wharton and others challenged the status quo as agents of change and power. ItemSteven Pinker Speaks at Oakland University(Oakland University, 2012-10-01) Kubicek, Paul; Cole, Natalie B.On April 9, 2012, Oakland University welcomed to campus Steven Pinker of Harvard University for a presentation in the Varner Vitality Lecture Series. Professor Pinker is a professor of psychology and a cognitive neuroscientist, but his research touches on a number of disciplines, including linguistics, history, anthropology, biology, and political science. ItemRoaring Twenties, Troubled Times: Writers’ Impressions of Detroit(Oakland University, 2012-10-01) Cohassey, John; Cole, Natalie B.Before Detroit’s image in the national media became synonymous with blight and crime, many writers and novelists offered differing accounts of its 1920s prosperity and the troubled Depression era that followed. ItemA Beautiful Economics Story: A Review of Grand Pursuit by Sylvia Nasar(Oakland University, 2012-10-01) Folland, Sherman T.; Cole, Natalie B.This isn’t what textbooks on the history of economic thought typically look like, and if you want a book much denser on the theory side you will have to look elsewhere. But Grand Pursuit is richly entertaining and often very exciting.