Books and Recordings
Interaction: Verbal / Visual
By Carl Chiarenza
Nazraeli Press, 2006
The artist’s book by the Fanny Knapp Allen
Professor Emeritus—his senior thesis of a half century
ago—explores the theoretical verbal and visual world of words
and pictures through practice.
An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes
in New England
By Brock Clarke ’98 (PhD)
Clarke’s fourth novel, An Arsonist’s
Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England tells the story
of an ex-convict who finds himself a suspect in a series of
Robotics in Surgery: History, Current and Future
By Russell Faust ’81
Nova Science Publishers, 2007
This textbook is the first on the use of “robotic
surgeons”—which allow doctors to perform minimally
invasive surgeries in ever-smaller surgical spaces—an
approach that is rapidly becoming the standard in many areas of
Charles A. Janeway: Pediatrician to the
By Robert Haggerty and Frederick H. Lovejoy
Harvard University Press, 2007
Haggerty, chair emeritus of pediatrics, details
Janeway’s life from the origins of his family in Italy to his
formation of one of the first departments of pediatrics with
specialty divisions to his last years, when he turned his focus to
the health of the world’s children.
Mexico’s Ruins: Juan García Ponce and
the Writing of Modernity
State University of New York Press,
Rodríguez-Hernández, professor of modern
languages and cultures, explores the complexity of Mexico’s
ambiguous move toward modernity.
Mechanical Ventilation: Clinical Applications and
By Peter Papadakos and Burkhart
Papadakos, professor of anesthesiology and surgery and
director of the division of critical care, outlines the physiology
and clinical applications of mechanical ventilation and
Mice Make War
By Leo Rockas ’51, ’52 (MA)
Publish America, 2006
The children’s book recounts the story of Clara,
who, while on a tour of the countryside, overhears mice plotting
war against the ferrets and squirrels.
Shore to Shore: A Father and Son Journey Across
By David C. Winyard Sr. ’87 (MS)
Shore to Shore is a travelogue of
Winyard’s cross-country trip on a tandem bicycle with his
Early Recollections: Interpretive Method and
By Roger Di Pietro ’04 (Pdc) with Harold
The psychology textbook explores the constructist
approach and systematic development of early recollection theory.
The book also offers a step-by step approach to the interpretation
of early recollections.
I Beat Heart Disease, So Can
By Guido Marinetti ’50, ’53
iUniverse, Inc., 2006
Marinetti, professor emeritus of biochemistry, provides
a practical guide to maintaining optimum heart health, and gives
advice for people with heart disease who wants to improve their
health and extend their life.
Achieve Brand Integrity: Ten Truths You Must Know
to Enhance Employee Performance and Increase Company
By Gregg Lederman ’00S (MBA)
Lederman, founder of Brand Integrity Inc., explores
techniques to help business leaders effectively bring their brand
to life and drive improved business results.
American Encounters: Art, History and Cultural
By Janet Berlo, Angela Miller, Bryan Wolf, and
Pearson Education, 2007
Janet Berlo, professor of art history and visual and
cultural studies, and her coauthors examine the intersections among
American cultures and populations, as well as the influences and
borrowings that have enriched and vitalized the country’s
collective cultural heritage.
By Allyn Bregman ’64 (MS), ’68 (PhD) and
Sybil Bregman ’66 (MS)
RoseDog Books, 2007
The diet book presents a comprehensive meal plan built
around foods that are low in fat and refined sugars, and includes
recipes and tips for shopping for appropriate foods.
The Cobbler of Normandy
By Otto Berliner ’65W (MA)
A novel, The Cobbler of Normandy tells the
story of a cobbler whose status as an honest and wise community
elder enables him to build a resistance network in Normandy during
World War II.
The Late-Life Reflections of a Retired Professor
on Just About Everything in the World
By Geary Larrick ’70E (MM)
Edwin Mellen Press, 2007
Larrick’s 10th book is a multidisciplinary memoir
and commentary on science, percusssion, history, theory, and
“just about everything else.”
From Colonials to Bearcats: A History of
Binghamton University Athletics, 1946–2006
By Tim Schum ’60
Binghamton University Press, 2007
From Colonials to Bearcats chronicles the
major transformation of the Binghamton athletic program over the
course of its 60-year history, featuring interviews with the
school’s former athletes and coaches.
Waiting for the End: Gender and Ending in the
By Earl Ingersoll ’60
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press,
Waiting for the End examines two dozen
contemporary novels within the context of a half century of
theorizing about the function of ending in narrative.
By Margaret Martin Kvamme ’89E
Albany Records, 2007
Kvamme performs variations on the historic 1898
Felgemaker organ at Holy Cross Church, the California mission
church in Santa Cruz. Included are works by contemporary Americans,
including Margaret Vardell Sandresky ’44E (MM), Pamela
Decker, and Emma Lou Diemer ’49E (MM), ’60E (PhD),
along with Mendelssohn’s Sixth Sonata and the Passacaglia by
J. S. Bach.
Organ Music and Gregorian Chant: From the
Cathedral of Saint Patrick in New York City
By Jennifer Pascual ’01E (DMA)
JAV Recordings, 2006
Pascual, music director at Saint Patrick’s
Cathedral in New York City, plays music created for the organ based
on Gregorian Chant. Works by Dupré, Duruflé, and Guilmant
are presented as they would have been heard in the Roman Catholic
liturgy before Vatican II.
Truth and Reconciliation
By Darrell Grant ’84E
Origin Records, 2007
Truth and Reconciliation draws on influences
from jazz and classical to folk and soul to explore Grant’s
reflections on artistic truth.
Kaleidoscope: Reflections on 20th-Century German
By John Bernthal ’72E (MM)
VALPO Arts Media, 2007
The CD features works of organ literature, both concert
and church music, from 20th-century Germany. Included on the CD are
compositions by Distler, David, Hindemith, Reda, Feller, Pepping,
Walcha, Gardonyi, Michel, and Kunkel.
By Jentsch Group Large
Fleur de Son Records, 2007
Commissioned by the American Composers Forum,
Brooklyn Suite features electric guitar sounds and
textures combined with the forces of Chris Jentsch ’93E (MM)
and his large ensemble.
Mind the Music
Marcelo Guimaraes ’02 (MS)
Mind the Music, Guimaraes’s debut album,
is a collection of 11 original songs which combine elements of pop,
rock, jazz, and bossa nova.
Written and directed by David Von Ancken
Sony Pictures, 2007
Von Ancken sets his first full-length feature film in
the years following the Civil War. The story follows Col. Morsman
Carver (Liam Neeson), who has one final mission: to find and kill
Gideon (Pierce Brosnan).
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