Volume 16 - 2006
Harry M. Benshoff, assistant professor of radio, television and film, and Sean Griffin, associate professor of film and media studies at Southern Methodist University
The book explores the representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and queer sexualities over 100 years of American film history. It covers not only the changing images of queer characters onscreen, but also the work of queer filmmakers and the cultural histories of queer audiences.
The work examines a wide variety of films, individuals and subcultures, including cinematic and video responses to the AIDS crisis, the rise and impact of New Queer Cinema and how queer issues are dealt with in contemporary Hollywood. The book also reveals how the meaning of sexual identity as reflected on screen has changed over the decades.
Richard Golden, professor of history, editor
This set of more than 700 signed entries is called the definitive reference on the age of witch hunting (about 1430 to 1750), its origins, expansion and decline.
Distinguished scholars in the field of witchcraft studies cover key trials and locations, folklore, magical practices, deities, influential texts, theologians, historians and authors, as well as the accused and their persecutors.
The work concentrates on Europe and the Americas in the early modern era and includes topics from the ancient Near East, classical antiquity and the European Middle Ages.
David McEntire, associate professor of public administration and emergency administration and planning, editor
This online textbook examines disasters and emergency management from the standpoint of various academic disciplines. McEntire has written chapters on international relations and comparative politics.
Other contributors from UNT include Terry Clower, University Center for Economic Development and Research; Ana Maria Cruz, James Kendra, Sarah Mathis and Sarah Smith, Department of Public Administration; Kathy Dreyer, Texas Institute for Research and Education on Aging; Doug Henry, Department of Anthropology; Kent McGregor, Department of Geography; Brian K. Richardson and Lori Byers, Department of Communication Studies; and Tisha Slagle Pipes, School of Library and Information Sciences.
Efstathios Michaelides, professor and coordinator of the mechanical and energy engineering program
Engineering applications, products and processes involving particles, bubbles and drops have increased over the last 30 years, and the field of multiphase flows is considered a major discipline. This book summarizes advances in the field for researchers, engineers and physicists dealing with multiphase flows or those in the general fields of mechanical and chemical engineering.
Topics include fundamental equations and characteristics of particles, bubbles and drops; the effects of rotation, shear, turbulence and collisions; and molecular and statistical modeling.
James Mueller, assistant professor of journalism
The book features anecdotes from journalists who cover or have covered George W. Bush, including those who reported on his unsuccessful run for Congress in 1978, those who covered him when he was the governor of Texas and members of the White House press corps.
Using these anecdotes, Mueller follows the president's lifelong association with the media and shows how he has developed and, over the years, modified his tactics with reporters. Mueller compares Bush's press relations with those of other presidents and concludes that he is among the best modern presidents at understanding and handling journalists.
Solveig Olsen, Professor Emeritus of foreign languages and literatures
This volume is the first English monograph written on the internationally known German filmmaker and author Hans Jürgen Syberberg. The book presents an overview of his biography and works but focuses on his 1982 film based on Richard Wagner's Parsifal, the story of a knight seeking the Holy Grail.
Parsifal concluded Syberberg's "German Cycle" of films, which included Our Hitler, a study of the Hitler potential in human nature. In Parsifal, in addition to the story about the Grail seeker, he drew on other frames of reference such as psychoanalysis, alchemy and philosophy. Olsen gives a detailed analysis of the film, exploring Syberberg's reinterpretation and its implications.
Randall E. Schumacker, professor of technology and cognition, and Richard G. Lomax, professor of education and applied statistics at the University of Alabama
This book introduces readers to the building blocks of structural equation modeling so they can conduct their own analysis and understand and critique related research. The authors review the concepts of correlation and covariance, then discuss multiple regression, path and factor analyses to give a better understanding of structural equation modeling.
The approach is conceptual and application-oriented. Each chapter covers basic concepts, principles and practice, and structural equation modeling software on the accompanying CD provides examples.
Raymond E. Miles, Trefethen Professor Emeritus at the University of California-Berkeley; Grant Miles, associate professor of management; and Charles C. Snow, professor of business at Pennsylvania State University
The authors discuss a new business strategy of continuous innovation in which firms build a collaborative community and share in the creation of wealth through innovation, with the assurance that the wealth will be equitably distributed.
Today, a business's ability to innovate is restricted by barriers inside the firm and in existing markets. The book describes how such barriers can be overcome so that shared knowledge can result in sustained innovation across a network of firms and markets.
Coastal sediments reveal ancient tsunamis and hurricane storm surges.
- By Sara LaJeunesse
PATHS project creates interest in health fields for Hispanic students.
- By Cass Bruton
Few places on the planet have the lineup of microscopes available at UNT.
By James Naples
UNT scientists reach the Holy Grail of computational chemistry.
- By Sally Bell
Ethnomusicology research covers women's music festivals and African healing practices.
- By Cass Bruton
An art historian's quest for missing Iraqi art will help preserve a culture.
- By Ellen Rossetti
Zebrafish and chicken embryos shed light on hemophilia and heart defects.
- By Kim MacQueen
Student's award-winning research with nematodes may help treat cell damage.
- By Nancy Kolsti
Research at UNT is student centered, broad based and far reaching.
UNT research ranges from brain tracking to eye tracking, RFID to VoIP, early college high schools to early music.
Student research includes quantum mechanics, mathematical modeling, computer programming and linguistic profiling.
Cultural health beliefs, computational perception of motion, space station hardware and genetics occupy these former UNT students.
UNT authors write on emergency management, multiphase flows, structural equation modeling and entrepreneurship.
Miguel Acevedo's research makes environmental issues clear.