The Enemy Next Door

Author: Robert L. Boyer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462813407
Release Date: 2007-03-13
Genre: History

Robert L. Boyer is a native Detroiter. After serving in the United States Army for two years, he was honorably discharged, but was notified that he had been laid off from his job as a city bus driver. He was soon recalled to work, but in the sanitation department. Boyer saw this as an opportunity to enroll in night school at Highland Park Junior College in order to better himself. He soon transferred to Wayne State University where he acquired a bachelor?s degree in sociology, with which he began a career in social casework. He went on to earn his master?s degree from the college of education. He changed careers and went to work for General Motors where he was employed for nearly twenty-seven years. He retired as manager of Southeast Michigan Regional Benefit Centers. He is a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Detroit where he teaches Sunday school and serves on the Board of Trustees.

The Reluctant Superstar

Author: Robert L. Boyer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781450002561
Release Date: 2010-01-27
Genre: Fiction

A young man who went by the name of Jay Cee lived in a small town in Pennsylvania. He worked as a carpenter’s helper at a job that paid less than a dollar an hour above minimum wage. Teaching Sunday school was a passion of his. He arrived in Detroit one day to attend a four-day religious retreat along with twenty thousand other Christian believers from several midwestern states. Due to an incredible set of circumstances, he found himself at the Detroit Lions’ training facility in Allen Park, Michigan, a nearby suburb of Detroit. In an even more bizarre twist of fate, he found himself practicing with the Detroit Lions football team at the position of quarterback. He dazzled everyone on the field, especially the head coach. His pinpoint passing, his ball handling, and his elusiveness in the pocket were nothing short of amazing! However, he had absolutely no desire to play professional football. He was very satisfied living and working in that small town and teaching Sunday school there. No amount of money offered to him could make him change his mind. One evening, Jay Cee attended a class at the retreat during which the instructor told them, “God wants us to live up to our potential by using the talents He has given us. Sometimes, we have to step outside of our comfort zones before we can recognize what those talents are.” That made him realize that perhaps living in a small town and working for minimum wage was not his destiny; maybe it was time for him to broaden his horizons.

The Right To Remain Silent

Author: Robert L. Boyer
ISBN: 1413468136
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Fiction

Stoney waited down the street until he saw two cops come out of the restaurant. They headed for their car at the back end of the parking lot. One was female. They had no idea how close they were to drawing their last breaths. Someone they did not know was about to bring down the final curtain on them. Stoney thought for a moment about not wiping out the female officer. She was about five feet, nine or ten inches tall, and was quite attractive. The shapeliness of her body showed in spite of all of the gadgets she wore around her waist. Stoney soon decided that today just was not her day. He could not allow her gender to get in the way of what he knew he had to do. In this situation, he would be an equal opportunity destroyer.

Slowing Down for Sanity

Author: Robert L. Boyer
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
ISBN: 1592864988
Release Date: 2003-04-21
Genre: Family & Relationships

Buy this book! That's right, you out there. You know what it's like to hit 50 and still be a failure? To feel that you can't keep pace with society? If you do, then you know I need some success in my life. Make my day with a few dollars, and I'll take you along for the ride. Join the 50-something club! I'm Bob Boyer. Pleased to make your acquaintance. Let me take you on a hilarious journey through the 'burned-out' life. See it through a loser's eyes. Experience the single's scene, workplace, travel, family life, auto shopping, book stores, and coffee shops -- as a 50-plusser. My book's all over the map, so don't look for any cogency here. I've tried hard to touch on nearly 50 topics that you should relate to. But there's no plotline. No common thread. Except that my rantings and ravings have that certain 'ring-of-truth.' I guess that makes my words both funny and sad at the same time. If you're not inspired, at least I'll get a few nods of recognition. I've got no secret formula that's worked forme. All I know is that we've got to slow down. Let's start there and see where it goes. Just buy the book first!

Ernest L Boyer

Author: Todd C. Ream
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438455655
Release Date: 2015-03-17
Genre: Education

Assesses the challenges plaguing our higher education system through selections of Ernest L. Boyer’s writings. Having served as chancellor of the State University of New York, the United States commissioner of education, and president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Ernest L. Boyer (1928–1995) was one of the most prominent leaders in the history of American higher education. Arguably more aware of the challenges facing colleges and universities than any of his peers, the administrative decisions and the writings he left behind provide a wealth of possibilities for subsequent generations of administrators and faculty members. In this book noted higher education scholars examine some of the most pressing crises in higher education today, pairing their thoughts with relevant selections from Boyer’s important writings—some published here for the first time. The volume provides answers to questions perceived to be plaguing academe, while reintroducing readers to the optimistic and insightful wisdom of Ernest L. Boyer. “Such a marvelous tribute to Ernest Boyer is richly deserved and a long time coming. I can think of no one more instrumental in the advancement of education in our era, and the State University of New York was profoundly shaped by his leadership. This volume and its lessons will go a long way toward guiding and inspiring generations of teachers and administrators.” — Nancy L. Zimpher, Chancellor, The State University of New York

Zakim and Boyer s Hepatology

Author: Thomas D. Boyer
Publisher: Saunders
ISBN: CHI:70731365
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Liver

Long considered the defining work in Hepatology, this trusted 2-volume masterwork has been refocused to zero in on just the clinical knowledge you need to provide today's best patient care. The most comprehensive text on the subject, this book is still thoroughly grounded in basic science-but now that science is focused on the most clinically relevant developments. Find definitive coverage of all aspects of liver disease in a new full-color format that keeps pace with your evolving practice. Log on to to find the entire contents of the 2-volume set online and fully searchable for speedy consultation wherever you go, plus a downloadable image collection for your presentations. Covers all liver diseases currently seen in clinical practice-in two clinically focused volumes. Replaces previous editions' basic science section with the new, more concise "Pathophysiology of Therapeutic Targets" section. Highlights key references, all current and up to date, to help you get straight to the significant literature. Contains new contributions from recognized experts worldwide. Presents hundreds of detailed illustrations, now in full color! Includes access to the entire contents online, completely searchable, plus hundreds of downloadable illustrations, review questions and answers, and more! A new full-color format and a totally new organization make reference much easier and faster. Includes access to the entire contents online, completely searchable, with an electronic image collection full of more than 400 illustrations (many in color) downloadable into presentation software, and review questions and answers.

Regulation Theory

Author: Robert Boyer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134559961
Release Date: 2005-08-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Robert Boyer and Yves Sailard's Theorie de la Regulation introduces the Francophone public to one of the most important new currents in social science of the past half-century. This long-awaited translation will help broaden its impact still further. Regulation Theory focuses on the structural features of a given model and has helped enliven the examination of core economic concepts.

Scholarship Reconsidered

Author: Ernest L. Boyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119005865
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Education

Shifting faculty roles in a changing landscape Ernest L. Boyer's landmark book Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate challenged the publish-or-perish status quo that dominated the academic landscape for generations. His powerful and enduring argument for a new approach to faculty roles and rewards continues to play a significant part of the national conversation on scholarship in the academy. Though steeped in tradition, the role of faculty in the academic world has shifted significantly in recent decades. The rise of the non-tenure-track class of professors is well documented. If the historic rule of promotion and tenure is waning, what role can scholarship play in a fragmented, unbundled academy? Boyer offers a still much-needed approach. He calls for a broadened view of scholarship, audaciously refocusing its gaze from the tenure file and to a wider community. This expanded edition offers, in addition to the original text, a critical introduction that explores the impact of Boyer's views, a call to action for applying Boyer's message to the changing nature of faculty work, and a discussion guide to help readers start a new conversation about how Scholarship Reconsidered applies today.

Order in the Amorphous State of Polymers

Author: Steven E. Keinath
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461318675
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

In 1975, a symposium was held in Midland, Michigan, co-sponsored by the Dow Chemical Company and the then Midland Macromolecular Institute in honor of Raymond F. Boyer on the occasion of his 65th birthday and retirement from Dow. The topic of that first Boyer symposium dealt with an area of interest to Boyer, namely, polymer transitions and relaxations. One decade later, after ten years of additional fruitful scientific endeavor at MMI, Ray Boyer was again honored with a symposium, this time celebrating his 75th birthday and 10th anniversary at the Michigan Molecular Institute. The topic of the second Boyer symposium in 1985 was somewhat more focused, this time concentrating on the subject of order (or structure) in the amorphous state of polymers and the attendant polymer transitions that are observed. This volume contains the full manuscripts of the contributors to the 17th MMI International Symposium, held in Midland, Michigan on August 18-21, 1985. Eleven one-hour plenary lectures and ten 20-minute contributed papers were presented during the Symposium. An open forum panel discussion was also scheduled; the edited transcript of that session is included at the end of this volume. One of our tasks in organizing this Symposium was to attempt to gather together a number of speakers who would be able to define what, if any, physical structure might be present in anwrplwus polymers and what the nature of this order might be.

Religion Explained

Author: Pascal Boyer
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465004614
Release Date: 2007-03-21
Genre: Social Science

Many of our questions about religion, says renowned anthropologist Pascal Boyer, are no longer mysteries. We are beginning to know how to answer questions such as "Why do people have religion?" Using findings from anthropology, cognitive science, linguistics, and evolutionary biology, Religion Explained shows how this aspect of human consciousness is increasingly admissible to coherent, naturalistic explanation. This brilliant and controversial book gives readers the first scientific explanation for what religious feeling is really about, what it consists of, and where it comes from.


Author: David Zakim
Publisher: W B Saunders Co
ISBN: UOM:39015052693226
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Medical

The thoroughly revised New Edition presents definitive coverage of liver disease from over 100 expert contributors. Streamlined to cover the scientific aspects of liver disease only as they apply to immediate clinical implications, this 2-volume resource presents information on pathology, pathophysiology, and clinical diagnosis and management in a readable, engaging format. From normal liver function and the systemic effects of liver dysfunction, through etiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment, you'll find accurate, up-to-date information page after page. The chapter on hepatitis has been divided into three complete chapters devoted to each virus - hepatitis A and E, hepatitis B and hepatitis C An entirely new chapter has been added on other hepatitis viruses 38 new contributors bring their expertise to this edition

Climatological Data

ISBN: UOM:39015023925632
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Meteorology

Collection of the monthly climatological reports of the United States by state or region, with monthly and annual national summaries.