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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)
Algonquin, 2007
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 arsons.

Robotics in Surgery: History, Current and Future Applications
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 surgery.

Charles A. Janeway: Pediatrician to the World’s Children
By Robert Haggerty and Frederick H. Lovejoy Jr.
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
By Raúl Rodríguez-Hernández
State University of New York Press, 2006
Rodríguez-Hernández, professor of modern languages and cultures, explores the complexity of Mexico’s ambiguous move toward modernity.

Mechanical Ventilation: Clinical Applications and Pathophysiology
By Peter Papadakos and Burkhart Lachmann
Saunders, 2007
Papadakos, professor of anesthesiology and surgery and director of the division of critical care, outlines the physiology and clinical applications of mechanical ventilation and respiratory support.

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 America
By David C. Winyard Sr. ’87 (MS), 2007
Shore to Shore is a travelogue of Winyard’s cross-country trip on a tandem bicycle with his 14-year-old son.

Early Recollections: Interpretive Method and Application
By Roger Di Pietro ’04 (Pdc) with Harold Mosak
Routledge, 2005
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 You
By Guido Marinetti ’50, ’53 (PhD)
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 Profits
By Gregg Lederman ’00S (MBA)
Self-published, 2007
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 Identity
By Janet Berlo, Angela Miller, Bryan Wolf, and Jennifer Roberts
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.

Diet Success!
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)
Booksurge, 2007
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 Contemporary Novel
By Earl Ingersoll ’60
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2007
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.


Sevenfold Gifts
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 Organ Music
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.

Brooklyn Suite
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)
Self-released, 2006
Mind the Music, Guimaraes’s debut album, is a collection of 11 original songs which combine elements of pop, rock, jazz, and bossa nova.


Seraphim Falls
Written and directed by David Von Ancken ’87
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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