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Books & Recordings


Persuasive Presentations for Business
By Robert Bly ’79
Entrepreneur Press, 2008
The guide explains how to be an effective public speaker by giving persuasive presentations.

Thought Knows No Sex: Women’s Rights at Alfred University
By Susan Rumsey Strong ’96W (PhD)
SUNY Press, 2008
Strong, a reference librarian at Alfred University, explores the history of the school—the country’s second oldest coeducational institution—by focusing on students’ experiences in the 19th century.

Thoughts/Afterthoughts for Clarinet & Guitar
Gerry Long ’61E (DMA)
Clear Note Publishers, 2008
Long’s collection for intermediate-level musicians includes 12 compositions based on 19th-century guitar works.

Saving Sickly Children: The Tuberculosis Preventorium in American Life, 1909–1970
By Cindy Connolly ’87N (MS)
Rutgers University Press, 2008
Connolly examines the concept and practice of “preventorium” facilities used to protect lower-class children from tuberculosis. Connolly is an assistant professor at the School of Nursing and the School of Medicine at Yale University.

Bringing Paris Home
By Penny Drue Baird ’73
The Monacelli Press, 2008
Baird demonstrates how to bring French-influenced design and style into the American home. Baird’s design firm, Dessins, is based in Paris and New York City.

Youth Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior: Challenges and Solutions
Edited by Alan Smith ’90 and Stuart J. H. Biddle
Human Kinetics, 2008
Smith, associate professor and director of graduate studies in the Division of Kinesiology at Purdue University, details the factors that lead to the sedentary habits common to many young people and presents approaches to promoting active lifestyles.


Music for Voice
Tom Herman ’69E
Self-published, 2008
Soprano Rebecca Luker performs three of Herman’s works: “The Owl and the Pussy-Cat and Other Songs of Love,” “Four Songs of Edna St. Vincent Millay,” and “Sanctus,” set to the Latin Mass.

Politics for Kids
Self-published, 2008
The first full-length record from Thought—Lynn Ligammari ’03E, ’06E (MM) (alto saxophone), Mike Williams ’03E (bass trumpet), Jared Schonig ’05E (drums), P. J. Boeckel (bass), and Tim Allen (guitar)—features the unique sound of a band fronted by bass trumpet and alto sax.

Dedicated to Barrère, Vol. 1 and 2
Leone Buyse ’68E and Martin Amlin ’77E (DMA)
Crystal Records, 2006 and 2007
Flutist and pianist Buyse and composer Amlin perform rediscovered works dedicated to the renowned Franco-American flutist and teacher, Georges Barrère. Buyse is professor of flute at Rice University and Amlin is on the faculty at Boston University.

Phil Markowitz ’74E
Sunnyside Records, 2008
Phil Markowitz’s original jazz compositions feature drummer Adam Nussbaum and bassist Jay Anderson. Markowitz is a professor at the Manhattan School of Music.

Gene Bertoncini
Ambient Records, 2008
Guitarist Bertoncini joins bassist David Finck for an album of classic, contemporary, and original compositions. Bertoncini is a member of the Eastman School’s Summer Session faculty.

The Shift
John Serry ’75E, ’91E (MM)
Couch Records, 2008
Serry recorded the album with drummer Mark Mondesir, bassists Mike Mondesir and Sam Burgess, saxophonist Dave O’Higgins, and bassist Sam Burgess.

Books & Recordings is a compilation of recent publications by University alumni, faculty, and staff. For inclusion in an upcoming issue, send the work’s title, publisher information, author, and author’s class year, along with a brief description, to Books & Recordings, Rochester Review, 22 Wallis Hall, P.O. Box 270033, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627-0033; or via e-mail to