April 21, 2010

Books on Parade

Highlights from Arts and Sciences authors range from Mexican art and baseball to the meaning of meaning

How do you share a divisible resource like a cake, or an indivisible one like a pet or a house? What’s a good technique for improving the performance of an 8-year-old shortstop? Who were the key influences on the Black Power movement?

The answers can be found in three of the 37 books that were featured at this year’s Arts and Sciences book party, hosted by Dean Robert Sternberg on April 6.

Following recent tradition, the book party celebrated the accomplishments of Arts and Sciences faculty authors during the past year. As well, eight recently released musical recordings were included among the honored works.

The works on display at this year’s event included: 

Julian Agyeman and Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger, editors. Environmental Justice and Sustainability in the Former Soviet Union. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2009.

Julian Agyeman, et al., editors. Speaking for Ourselves: Environmental Justice in Canada. Vancover: UBC Press, 2009.

Jeffrey M. Berry and L. Sandy Maisel, editors. The Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Jeffrey M. Berry, et al. Lobbying and Policy Change: Who Wins, Who Loses, and Why. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Christoph Börgers. Mathematics of Social Choice: Voting, Compensation, and Division. Philadelphia: Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2010.

Peter Cariani, editor. Auditory and Visual Sensations. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 2009.

Eric Chaisson and Steve McMillan. Astronomy: A Beginner’s Guide to the Universe, 6th ed. San Francisco: Addison-Wesley, Pearson Education Inc., 2010.

Peter Der Manuelian and William Kelly Simpson, editors. Mastabas of Nucleus Cemetery G 2100. Part I: Major Mastabas G 2100-2220. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 2009.

Michael Downing. Life with Sudden Death: A Tale of Moral Hazard and Medical Misadventure. Berkeley: Counterpoint Press, 2009.

David Ekbladh. The Great American Mission: Modernization & the Construction of an American World Order. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.

Leila Fawaz and Camille Mansour, editors. Transformed Landscapes: Essays on Palestine and the Middle East in Honor of Walid Khalidi. New York: The American University in Cairo Press, 2009.

Kevin P. Gallagher and Daniel Chudnovsky, editors. Rethinking Foreign Investment for Sustainable Development: Lessons from Latin America. New York: Anthem Press, 2009.

Kelly M. Greenhill. Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement, Coercion, and Foreign Policy. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010.

Jonathan M. Harris and Neva R. Goodwin, editors. Twenty-First Century Macroeconomics: Responding to the Climate Challenge. Northhampton: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., 2009.

Jean Herbert and Tina Marie Johnson, editors. Diversity, Resiliency, Legacy. Resumed Education for Adult Learners: The R.E.A.L. Program at Tufts University. Bloomington: iUniverse, Inc., 2008.

Deborah Pacini Hernandez. Oye Como Va! Hybridity and Identity in Latino Popular Music. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2010.

Ray Jackendoff. Meaning and the Lexicon: The Parallel Architecture 1975-2010. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

James Jennings and Julia S. Jordan-Zachery, editors. Urban Spaces: Planning and Struggles for Land and Community. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2010.

Peniel Joseph. Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama. New York: Basic Civitas Books, 2010.

Joseph Litvak. The Un-Americans: Jews, the Blacklist, and Stoolpigeon Culture. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009.

Kris Manjapra. M.N. Roy: Marxism and Colonial Cosmopolitanism. New Delhi: Routledge, 2010

José Antonio Mazzotti. Las flores del mall. Lima: Primera edición, 2008.

José Antonio Mazzotti and Ralph Bauer, editors. Creole Subjects in the Colonial Americas: Empires, Texts, Identities. Chapel Hill: the University of North Carolina Press, 2009.

Lynn Meltzer. Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom. New York: Guilford Press, 2010.

Jan Pechenik. A Short Guide to Writing About Biology, 7th ed. Boston: Pearson Education, Inc., 2010.

Sarah Pinto, et al., editors. Postcolonial Disorders. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008.

W. George Scarlett, et al. The Baseball Starter: A Handbook for Coaching Children and Teens. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2010.

Laurence Senelick, editor. The American Stage: Writing on Theater from Washington Irving to Tony Kushner. New York: The Library of America, 2010.

Dean Simpson. Caratas. Shelbyville, KY: Wasteland Press, 2009.

Robert J. Sternberg, et al., editors. Annual Review of Psychology, Volume 61. Palo Alto: Annual Reviews, 2010.

Robert J. Sternberg and David D. Preiss, editors. Innovations in Educational Psychology: Perspectives on Learning, Teaching, and Human Development. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 2010.

Robert J. Sternberg and Karin Sternberg. MAT: Miller Analogies Test, 10th ed. Hauppage, NY: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc., 2009.

Robert J. Sternberg and Li-Fang Zhang. Perspectives on the Nature of Intellectual Styles. New York: Springer Publishing Company, 2009.

Jonathan Strong. Consolation. Boston: Cushing-Malloy, Inc., 2010.

Cheryl Tano and Cherie Mitschke. Espaces: Rendez-vous avec le monde francophone, 2nd ed. Boston: Vista Higher Learning, 2010.

Jean Y. Wu and Thomas C. Chen, editors. Asian American Studies Now: A Critical Reader. Piscataway: Rutgers University Press, 2010.

Adriana Zavala. Becoming Modern, Becoming Tradition: Women, Gender, and Representation in Mexican Art. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2009.


Newly Released Faculty Musical Recordings

Donald Berman, piano. Su Lian Tan: Jamaica’s Songs. U-Don Rock. Boston: ARSIS Audio, E.C. Schirmer Music Co. Inc., 2010.

Andrew Clark, conductor. Dominick Argento: Jonah and the Whale. Malden, Mass.: BMOP Sound, 2010.

John McDonald and Andrew Randall, piano. Nielsen: Suite Op. 45. John McDonald: Meditation. Ives: First Sonata. New Rochelle: Bridge Records, Inc., 2009.

Kareem Rouston, composer. Original soundtrack, Amreeka. New York: Virgil Films & Entertainment LLC, 2009.

Kareem Roustom, composer and oud. Damascus Festival Chamber Players: Syrian Contemporary Chamber Music: Buhur. Damascus, Syria: Nextone Studios, 2008.

Kareem Roustom, composer. The Mosque in Morgantown: America at a Crossroads. Washington, D.C.: Version One Productions, Inc., 2009.

Kareem Roustom, composer. This is the Sound of Harmony: Hot Tea, Mint and Olives. Boston: Boston Children’s Chorus, 2009.

Sarita Uranovsky, violin, et al. Starry Night Project: Music Based on Visual Art. Newtown, Conn.: Montage Music Society (MSR Music LLC), 2009.

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