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Acclaimed author’s new novel steeped in family mystery

Acclaimed author’s new novel steeped in family mystery

September 16, 2014

As a child, professor and noted author Joanna Scott played with figurines collected by her great-grandfather, Armand de Potter. He was believed to have disappeared off the coast of Greece, leaving behind a family on the brink of financial ruin. But after unearthing a trunk filled with diaries and documents from de Potter and his wife, Scott realized her great-grandfather wasn’t the man he seemed. This disquieting discovery became the basis for her new novel, De Potter’s Grand Tour.

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Warner School professor promotes understanding of psychopathology

Warner School professor promotes understanding of psychopathology

September 12, 2014

A new book, co-authored by Andre Marquis, associate professor of counseling and human development, closely examines the causes of, and treatments for, mental health disorders from various psychological and social perspectives.

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Facts, lies and artifacts

Facts, lies and artifacts

September 12, 2014

For Armand de Potter in Joanna Scott’s new novel, “De Potter’s Grand Tour,” the compulsion to collect has a simple explanation: He wants people to admire him. His initial fascination with the objects he dredges from New York Harbor — a woman’s shoe, an old pair of handcuffs — stems from an interest in “the forgotten history of the world.”

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Debut novel explores betrayal, brotherhood in the South

Debut novel explores betrayal, brotherhood in the South

August 5, 2014

Tough economic times can bring out the worst in people, especially when you mix in family, desperation, and the drive to get ahead in business. This is one of the messages in Bluff City Pawn, a new novel by professor Stephen Schottenfeld, which hits bookstores this week.

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First-of-its-kind study connects music, Saint Anne

First-of-its-kind study connects music, Saint Anne

July 28, 2014

You will find no references to St. Anne in the New Testament. And yet, from the early 15th to early 16th centuries, the apocryphal mother of the Virgin Mary was a subject of great veneration by women of all social ranks, especially among royalty. In his new book, Michael Alan Anderson, associate professor of musicology at the Eastman School, examines how this devotion was expressed in the music of this time period.

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New book aims to bridge gap between research, policy, practice in classroom

New book aims to bridge gap between research, policy, practice in classroom

May 12, 2014

Kara Finnigan, associate professor at the Warner School and education policy expert, and her co-authors argue strongly for the value and use of research evidence in this era of education reform.

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New book explores awkward moments in film and media

New book explores awkward moments in film and media

May 7, 2014

Films like This is Spinal Tap have built large followings around their use of awkward and cringeworthy comedy. But according to Jason Middleton, assistant professor of English and director of the film and media studies program, the use of staged “awkwardness” extends far beyond the domain of contemporary popular culture and into the earliest days of filmmaking.

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Jazz theory book designed for pros and amateurs

Jazz theory book designed for pros and amateurs

April 9, 2014

The newly published work by Eastman School of Music’s Dariusz Terefenko includes website, workbook and play-along DVD.

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