Choice Magazine Honor Bestowed on Dance Faculty Member

January 30, 2014
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Dance Department faculty member, Dr. Jens Richard Giersdorf’s book, The Body of the People: East German Dance since 1945 (Studies in Dance History), was named an Outstanding Academic Book by Choice, a publication of the Association for College and Research Libraries.

Each January, Choice publishes a list of Academic Titles reviewed during the previous year. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles and is an extraordinary accomplishment in the academic community.


This list contains approximately ten percent of about 7,000 works reviewed by the publication. Selections are based on several criteria: overall excellence in presentation and scholarship, importance relative to other literature in the field, distinction as a first treatment of a given subject in book or electronic form, originality or uniqueness of treatment, value to undergraduate students and its importance in building undergraduate library collections.


The Marymount Manhattan Dance Department is exceedingly proud to have this enormous honor bestowed upon one of its professors. 

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