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American Indian Environmental Ethics: An Ojibwa Case Study by J. Baird Callicott, UNT professor of philosophy, and Michael P. Nelson, professor of philosophy and natural resources, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point (Prentice Hall). This study of environmental ethics connects environmental theory with diverse stories from Ojibwa Indians. The authors begin with a treatment of environmental ethics and the problem of cultural relativism, and integrate the narratives of Ojibwa Indians on their relationship to the environment.

HIV & AIDS in Africa: Beyond Epidemiology edited by Ezekiel Kalipeni, associate professor of geography and African studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Susan Craddock, associate professor of women's studies, University of Minnesota; Joseph R. Oppong, UNT associate professor of geography; and Jayati Ghosh, associate professor of international business and interdisciplinary studies, Dominican University of California (Blackwell Publishing). The authors recognize that HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa is a complex phenomenon and emphasize that AIDS will not diminish in Africa until social, gender and economic inequities are addressed.

Community Wisdom 2: Tips, Ideas and Thoughts for Community Success by Maury Forman ('72) of Redmond, Wash., and Jim Mooney of Valparaiso, Ind. (Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.). Practical advice in this guide for economic development professionals includes "If you want a kitten, start out asking for a horse" and "There is no reason why clothes must match." Forman, director of education and training for the Washington State Department of Community Trade and Economic Development, also co-wrote 2003's The 25 Immutable Rules of Successful Tourism with Roger Brooks of Olympia, Wash. Forman is a popular speaker and humorist.

The Last Goodbye by Reed Arvin ('78) of Antioch, Tenn. (Harper Collins). Arvin's novel of moral dilemmas is centered around a struggling lawyer, a string of deaths, an immoral businessman and people who are willing to do the right thing. The story of a Southern lawyer drawn into a web of racism, business fraud and genetic research is set against the backdrop of the Atlanta opera.

Nigeria and the Politics of Unreason: A Study of the Obasanjo Regime
by Victor E. Dike ('89 M.S.) of Sacramento, Calif. (Adonis & Abbey Publishers). Dike, a regular contributor to debates on Nigeria, assesses the effect of the Obasanjo presidential regime on education, the economy, social infrastructures and security of life and property in Nigeria. He is an adjunct assistant professor at the National University's Sacramento campus and chief executive officer of the Centre for Social Justice and Human Development.

The Concise Guide to Copy Editing: Preparing Written Work for Readers by Paul LaRocque ('83 M.A.) of Arlington (Marion Street Press). LaRocque, a veteran journalist and educator, organized this guide to serve as both a training tool for copy editors and a quick reference for editors on deadline. He is also the author of Heads You Win: An Easy Guide to Better Headline and Caption Writing. His wife, Paula LaRocque, who did graduate work at North Texas, is the author of The Book on Writing and Championship Writing, also published by Marion Street Press.

The Gray Stopgap by D.L. Tolleson ('00) of Fort Worth (Lighthouse Press). Combining flashbacks and reality, this "techno-thriller" features a betrayed government agent, an experiment in biochemical synthetic intelligence gone awry, double agents, assassins, underwater adventure and sub-orbital dogfights. The novel focuses on relationships and integrity as well as international intrigue. Tolleson, a freelance photographer and artist, is working on a film treatment and a sequel.

Calling Up the Dead by Brett Weaver ('00 Ph.D.) of Hays, Kan. (Livingston Press). Seven international tales include such diverse subjects as an Australian journalist pursuing the story of a lifetime, three young African war refugees awaiting a princess's help and a Parisian hotel balcony with a mind of its own. Weaver, an assistant professor of English at Fort Hays State University, is completing a screenplay titled Eternity Points. His Annotated Bibliography (1982-2002) of J.D. Salinger was published in 2002 by Mellen Press.

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Tribute by Don Bailey ('80 M.M.), flute, of New York, N.Y., and Donald Sulzen ('78, '80 M.M.), piano, of Munich, Germany (Genuin). The two North Texas alums performed the repertoire for this 20th-century classical music CD in a concert at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich's Gasteig three days before recording it in September 2003. They say the CD, which includes works by Muczynski, Boulanger, Ravel and Poulenc, pays tribute to their longstanding friendship as well as to 20th-century composers and chamber music.

Under These Skies: Art Song by American and British Composers
by mezzo-soprano Carolyn Finley ('77, '80 M.M.) of St. Joseph, Minn., and her husband, pianist Edward Turley. Lyrics in these 20th-century compositions for voice and piano include poems from Robert Browning, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Christina Rossetti. Finley is a professor of music at the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, where she teaches voice and opera.

Hypnosis for Pain Reduction: The Magic Pond by Annie Schiola ('86) of Fort Worth (Loxias). Schiola is the founder of an audio book business, Loxias Audio Publishing. In addition to Hypnosis for Pain Reduction, she has composed, produced and engineered the hypnosis and music CDs Hypnosis for Relaxation: Peaceful Mountains and Hypnosis for Weight Loss: The Road of Decision. Social work associate Michael Robinson reads the script for each recording.

I Had to Wait on Him
by Joe Stevenson of Beaumont and friends (Creative Sound Productions). For more than 12 years, Stevenson wrote and arranged the songs of praise for this CD, his first. A constable in Jefferson County, he worked nights and weekends to produce the gospel album. He found his love of music, poetry and writing songs while attending North Texas during the late '70s and early '80s. His football teammates listened to his singing before practice, during practice and in the huddle.



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