Views of New Information Technologies in Education: Studies From
Multiple Nations by Cesáreo
Morales and Patricia Ávila, with the Instituto Latinoamericano
de la Comunicación Educativa in Mexico City; Gerald
UNT professor of technology and cognition; and Rhonda
UNT research scientist in technology and cognition (Instituto Latinoamericano
de la Comunicación Educativa). Presented in both Spanish
and English, the book offers research compiling the points of view
of the primary users of technology in schools: teachers and students.
Teams: Building the Collaborative Organization by Michael
UNT professor of psychology and director of the Center for the
Study of Work Teams; Sue Freedman, president and owner of Knowledge
Work Associates in Dallas; Craig McGee, principal of Solutions
in Fort Collins, Colo.; and Linda Moran, executive consultant with
Achieve Global in Simsbury, Conn. (Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer). This
book illustrates how work team structures must evolve to a more
complex set of social interactions that define a collaborative
organization. The authors discuss 10 principles of
organizational design and their application in manufacturing, service
and virtual settings.
of Texas: The 150-Year Saga of an American Ranching Empire by Don
Graham ('62, '64 M.A.) of Austin (Wiley). Graham,
professor of English at the University of Texas-Austin and writer-at-large
with Texas Monthly, tells the
epic history of the founding and evolution of the King Ranch, from
1853 to 2003. The book offers an account of Richard King's
life and explores the implications of a forgotten court case,
a lawsuit brought against King in 1879 by Helen Chapman, the widow
of a former partner. The tangled tale of the Chapman and King partnership
provides a J.R. Ewing moment in the book.
Say Never: 10 Lessons to Turn You Can't Into Yes I Can by Phyllis George (honorary '98) of New York City (McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
Books). George, who attended North Texas in the late '60s,
shares lessons she learned throughout her varied experiences as Miss
America 1971, woman sportscaster, actress and entrepreneur. The book
also includes stories from personalities such as Walter Cronkite,
Roger Staubach and Terry Bradshaw.
Was Never Like This: The Yardley Diaries, edited by Charles
A. Turnbo ('64) of Evergreen, Colo. (Yardley Enterprises).
Col. Doyle R. Yardley, commanding officer of the 509th Parachute
Battalion, wrote about his military experiences during World
War II, including 16 months in a German prisoner-of-war camp
His diaries chronicle what he and the other men of the battalion
thought and did during the war.