What's Been Happening
Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding in Post-War Societies: Sustaining the Peace, edited by T. David Mason, professor of political science, and James D. Meernik, professor and chair of political science (Routledge).
The authors examine how the international community can sustain peace in nations previously torn by civil war, including revolutions, secessionist wars, ethnic conflicts and terrorism. They analyze such factors as economic development, democratization and respect for human rights. Other UNT contributors include political science alumna Erum Shaikh ('02, '04 M.A.), doctoral student Jason Quinn and faculty members John A. Booth, Andrew Enterline, Michael Greig, Seonjou Kang and Steve Poe.
The American Culture of War: The History of U.S. Military Force From World War II to Operation Iraqi Freedom, by Adrian R. Lewis, associate professor and chair of history (Routledge).
Lewis presents a critical examination of every major American war since 1941: World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War and the current war in Iraq. He discusses motives that people and governments used to wage each war, discord among military personnel, flawed political policies that guided each military strategy and civilian perceptions that characterized each conflict. Each chapter is structured to allow readers to draw parallels among the wars.
Inside John Haynie's Studio: A Master Teacher's Lessons on Trumpet and Life, essays by John Haynie, Professor Emeritus of music, compiled and edited by Anne Hardin (UNT Press). Haynie taught some of the university's most successful musician graduates. In addition to trumpet lessons on such subjects as embouchure and mental discipline, the book includes an autobiographical section and thoughts on fly-fishing and golf.
Music in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Encyclopedic History, Volume 2: Performing the Caribbean Experience, edited by Malena Kuss, Professor Emeritus of music (University of Texas Press). The second of four planned volumes, this work covers the musical legacies of indigenous peoples, creoles, African descendants, Iberian colonizers and other immigrant groups that met and mixed in the New World. Two CDs with more than 40 recorded examples are included.
The Complete Book of Gluten-Free Cooking by Jennifer Thiele Cinquepalmi ('86) of Wylie (Aidant Books). Put together for people with celiac disease — an intolerance to gluten — the book includes more than 300 recipes, information about alternative grains, kitchen tips and helpful resources. Cinquepalmi says she has been committed to helping others make the change to "life without wheat" since her daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease three years ago.
Spanish Reference for EMS Providers by Lynne Dees ('80 M.F.A.) of Bedford (Prentice-Hall). Designed for use by all levels of emergency medical services personnel, this pocket reference is designed to help in the care and treatment of Spanish-speaking individuals. Included are Spanish translations for English phrases and a phonetic translation of the Spanish. Dees is an associate professor of emergency medicine education at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
Democracy and Political Life in Nigeria, second edition, by Victor E. Dike ('89 M.S.) of Sacramento, Calif. (iUniverse). This edition includes analysis of major sociopolitical and economic problems confronting Nigeria today, along with suggestions for reducing social tension and building institutional structures for growing the economy and sustaining a political democracy. Dike is CEO and founder of the Center for Social Justice and Human Development and an adjunct assistant professor at the National University's Sacramento Center.
Transatlantic Stowe: Harriet Beecher Stowe and European Culture, edited by Denise Kohn ('85, '92 M.A.) of Bay Village, Ohio, Sarah Meer and Emily B. Todd (University of Iowa Press). The essays in this collection — contributed from Britain, Ireland and the United States — consider the career of author Harriet Beecher Stowe in an international context, exploring her relationship with European writers and the influence of her European travels on her work. Kohn is an assistant professor of English at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.
Zink: The Language of Enchantment by Hollis Walker ('78, '84 M.J.) of Taos, N.M. (New Mexico Magazine). The book traces the career of Taos artist Melissa Zink, whose works range from figurative clay dioramas and bronze sculptures to mixed media compositions. Her pieces often incorporate words, letters, phrases, illustrations, fragments of books or paper and references to literary figures.
Ethical Issues in Chronic Pain Management, edited by Michael E. Schatman ('85 M.S., '89 Ph.D.) of Redmond, Wash. (Informa Healthcare). Designed for specialists involved in the care of chronic pain patients, this book examines the ethical and legal issues associated with the diagnosis, assessment and care of patients suffering from long-term pain. Schatman is a consulting clinical psychologist acknowledged for his expertise in the evaluation and development of multidisciplinary pain management clinics.
Going Places With God: A Devotional Journey Through the Lands of the Bible by Wayne Stiles ('88) of Aubrey (Regal Books). With a foreword by Charles Swindoll, this devotional book and travelogue includes 90 daily readings based on specific places in biblical lands. Stiles, who earned master of theology and doctor of ministry degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary, is executive vice president at Insight for Living.
Barrie Lee Hall Jr., The Duke Ellington Small Band (M&N Records). Along with trumpeter Hall, the CD features other members of the Ellington orchestra: Tommy James on piano, former One O'Clock Lab Band member Shelley Carrol ('92) on saxophone and Charlie Young ('80) on alto sax. The release is from Nichelson Entertainment, owned by Frederick A. Nichelson ('86).
Return to Whenever by Lee Tomboulian and Circo (TBS). Members of the Uruguayan-Brazilian jazz group with UNT ties include former UNT publications computer specialist Elizabeth ‘Betty' Tomboulian of Appleton, Wisc., vocals; and former One O'Clock Lab Band members Ricardo Bozas ('90) of Arlington, percussion and vocals; Pete Brewer (1974-1976) of Dallas, saxophones, flutes and bass clarinet; Dennis Durick ('85) of Dallas, drums and vocals; and Lee Tomboulian ('97 M.M.) of Appleton, Wisc., keyboards, accordion and vocals. The song “Weather Ornette” on the new release has been nominated for an Independent Music Award. Lee Tomboulian is teaching jazz piano and improvisation at Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton.