With the constant exchange of international information now a permanent condition in the world, social work scholars and students must be sensitive to the need for knowledge sharing between countries as well as to issues involved in obtaining and utilizing international knowledge. Yet until now, no book has juxtaposed these two growing streams of emphasis. In this clearly written volume, Tony Tripodi and Miriam Potocky-Tripodi fill that gap, presenting readers with the many prospects and great potential for international social work research. The authors establish three discrete varieties of research supra-national, intra-national, and trans-national and explore a wealth of issues and examples within each. The easy-to-follow format helps readers learn how to define and distinguish each kind of research, then provides actual applications of all three. Examples draw on research from the world over, and range from microcredit programs in India to migrant aid in Nicaragua to adoptees in Romania. These unique features make it an ideal sequel to basic research texts in social work and supplement to texts on international social work, but also an attractive addition to any faculty researchers bookshelf.
This is a book of poems about celebration and reflections of significant events during the years of 2012 and 2013. It covers a range of emotions from the joys of celebrations to feelings of tragedy and despair as explicated in mass murder and horror. Scenes of love and adoration are depicted in poems about Thanksgiving, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, and patriotic holidays. The author reflects on his life as it is affected by days of celebration such as Independence Day, Easter and Christmas.
I hear the slow melodic beat of Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto and the haunting melody of lost love, at war with the heavy pounding of despair. The tempo accelerates, yearning for a distant love ... In a unique collection of poems, Dr. Tony Tripodi bases his lyrical reflections on artistic expressions that include musical composition, painting, sculpture, and architecture, ultimately providing a well-rounded look into the creative mind as it is stimulated by art. Dr. Tripodi’s poetry, inspired by forty-four works of art that include Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto, Picasso’s Guernica, Michelangelo’s David, and the Great Pyramid of Giza, evokes a wide range of emotions from love, anger, and hate to anxiety, fear, and melancholy. From ancient art to inspiring music scores to spectacular architecture that has lasted centuries, Tripodi’s poems demonstrate how art has the power to not only garner appreciation, but also to influence others to tap into their own creativity and feelings. Poems Inspired by the Arts shares a compilation inspired by well-known works of art that allows for an expression of diverse emotions and encourages gratitude for the kind of creative talent that makes the world a better place.
This book is a chronologue of personal and historic events that have occurred in the lifetime of Dr. Tony Tripodi, a former dean and professor emeritus of Ohio State University. His thoughts and feelings are expressed in 50 vignettes that span 78 years from Birth, The Great Depression, and WWII to the assassination of J.F.K. and Reverend Martin Luther King’s speech, “I Have a Dream” to the Holocaust, the rescue of coal miners in Chile, Funerals, and the love of Italy, the home of his ancestors. Dr. Tripodi provides poignant reflections and insights in a format by which each of us can write and talk about those personal and historic events that are meaningful in our lives. By referring to his lifetime expressions, he illustrates how all of us have our own unique expressions that span our lifetimes.