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April 1, 2010

Books, Journals & More


This annual University Times supplement recognizes faculty and staff who have written, edited and translated books, as well as those whose efforts have extended into other areas, such as journals, electronic publications, plays and musical compositions.

We regret that space constraints prohibit including other kinds of publications/creative endeavors. At the suggestion of a faculty advisory committee, we have included only items that were peer-reviewed: Anything identified as a self-published work was excluded. We also have limited listings to complete works, because individual chapters, articles and poems would be too numerous.

Submissions are divided into three sections: Books, Journals and More. In each section, submissions are arranged according to school/unit, then listed alphabetically by title. Works are cross-listed when collaborators represent more than one Pitt unit. In instances where there are non-Pitt collaborators, the Pitt faculty or staff member is listed first.

Books, Journals & More was compiled by Barbara DelRaso from information submitted by faculty and staff members themselves.

Submissions in this year’s publication have a 2009 copyright or performance date.




Abolition: A History of Slavery and Antislavery

by Seymour Drescher, history.

Cambridge University Press.

This book examines dramatic expansions and contractions of the institution of slavery and the impact of violence, economics and civil society on the ebb and flow of slavery and antislavery during the last five centuries.

The African Diaspora: A History Through Culture

by Patrick Manning, history.

Columbia University Press.

The author traces the routes that brought Africans and people of African descent into contact with one another and with Europe, Asia and the Americas. He underscores the influence that the African diaspora had on history, demonstrating the link between black migration and the rise of modernity, especially in regard to the processes of industrialization and urbanization.

American Cinema of the 1920s: Themes and Variations

edited by Lucy Fischer, English and film studies.

Rutgers University Press.

This book provides both an overview of 1920s’ American cinema and a year-by-year discussion of films placed within a social/historical context.

The American People and the National Forests: The First Century of the U.S. Forest Service

by Samuel P. Hays, history.

University of Pittsburgh Press.

This book presents a history of the role of American society in shaping the policies of the U.S. Forest Service.

Anarchy as Order: The History and Future of Civic Humanity

by Mohammed A. Bamyeh, sociology.

Rowman & Littlefield.

This book explores the concept of anarchy — unimposed order — as the most humane and stable form of order in a chaotic world. The author traces the historical foundations of anarchy and presents it as an alternative to tyranny and democracy. He contends that humanity thrives on self-regulation rather than imposed order, that large systems are more prone to tyranny than small systems, that power is the enemy of freedom and that freedom and community are complementary values.

Arduous Tasks: Primo Levi, Translation and the Transmission of Holocaust Testimony

by Lina N. Insana, French and Italian languages and literatures.

University of Toronto Press.

This study explores the testimonial role of Italian Holocaust survivor Primo Levi’s translation work in a variety of contexts and from a number of foreign languages. It was the winner of the Modern Language Association’s 2007 Scaglione Prize for a manuscript in Italian literary studies.

Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children’s Literature

by Marah Gubar, English.

Oxford University Press.

The author proposes a fundamental reconception of the 19th-century attitude toward childhood. The spread of the ideology of innocence was much slower than we think, she contends, and the people whom we assume were most committed to it — children’s authors and members of the infamous cult of the child — actually were deeply ambivalent about this Romantic notion.

Asian Material Culture

edited by Martha Chaiklin, history; Elizabeth Bedford, and Marianne Hulsbosh, University of Sydney.

Amsterdam University Press.

This collection of essays looks at Asia through its material culture.

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania

by Franklin Toker, history of art and architecture; H. David Brumble IV, and Lu Donnelly.

University of Virginia Press.

This book looks at major buildings in the 33 counties of western Pennsylvania.

Coherent Behavior in Neuronal Networks

edited by Jonathan Rubin, mathematics.


This book presents cutting-edge ways in which dynamic network interactions contribute to information processing in neuronal networks, based on interdisciplinary work including experiments, modeling, simulations and mathematical analysis.

Coping With Minority Status: Responses to Exclusion and Inclusion

edited by John M. Levine, psychology and LRDC, and Fabrizio Butera, University of Lausanne.

Cambridge University Press.

This volume brings together leading scholars in the fields of stigma, prejudice and discrimination, minority influence and intergroup relations. They provide diverse theoretical and empirical perspectives on the dynamics of minority and majority relations with a particular focus on the strategies that minorities use in coping with majorities.

Creative Processes in Akan Musical Cultures: Innovation Within Tradition

by Eric Beeko, music.

VDM Verlag.

This book examines how Akan composers are able to generate and add new ideas to the existing musical elements. It shows that, apart from the traditional social contexts, which African music may have adopted, there also have arisen new social contexts peculiar to the modern life of the communities, which have provided additional outlets for composing and performing African music.

Descartes’s Changing Mind

by Peter Machamer, history and philosophy of science, and James E. McGuire, history and philosophy of science.

Princeton University Press.

The authors argue that, in contrast to the tradition, Descartes radically changed his mind about major issues from his early to his later, more mature writings.

Doing Without Concepts

by Edouard Machery, history and philosophy of science.

Oxford University Press.

The author argues that the dominant psychological theories of concepts fail to provide such a framework and that drastic conceptual changes are required to make sense of the research on concepts in psychology and neuropsychology. He shows that the class of concepts divides into several distinct kinds that have little in common with one another. He concludes that the theoretical notion of concept should be eliminated from the theoretical apparatus of contemporary psychology and should be replaced with theoretical notions that are more appropriate for fulfilling psychologists’ goals.

Encyclopedia of Database Systems

area editor: Panos Chrysanthis, computer science.


The five-volume encyclopedia on very large databases, data management and database systems includes more than 1,400 illustrated essays and definitional entries that present basic terminology, concepts, methods and data-processing algorithms, key results to date, references to the literature and cross-references.

Enlightenment Political Thought and Non-Western Societies: Sultans and Savages

by Frederick G. Whelan, political science.


These essays explore the interpretations and assessments of non-Western social and political institutions, including those of North American Indians and Asian civilizations, by notable European thinkers of the late 18th-early 19th centuries.

The Form of Practical Knowledge: A Study of the Categorical Imperative

by Stephen P. Engstrom, philosophy.

Harvard University Press.

The Imperial Trace: Recent Russian Cinema

by Nancy Condee, Slavic languages and literatures and film studies.

Oxford University Press.

The Material Culture of Death in Medieval Japan

by Karen M. Gerhart, history of art and architecture.

University of Hawaii Press.

This is the first English language study to explore the ways medieval Japanese sought to overcome their sense of powerlessness over death. By looking at both religious practice and ritual objects used in funerals in the 14th and 15th centuries, it seeks to provide a new understanding of the relationship between the two.

Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape

by Kirk Savage, history of art and architecture.

University of California Press.

This book tells the story of how the capital city’s public monuments and its monumental landscape have been politicized, fought over and ultimately transformed.

The Odds

by Kathleen George, theatre arts.

St. Martin’s/Thomas Dunne Minotaur.

This is the fourth in a series of police novels set in Pittsburgh. Library Journal named it one of the five best mysteries of 2009.

On Holy Ground: Liturgy, Architecture and Urbanism in the Cathedral and the Streets of Medieval Florence

by Franklin Toker, history of art and architecture.

Harvey Miller/Brepols Publishing.

This book examines the destroyed early medieval cathedral of Florence (predecessor to the current building) through liturgical texts that here for the first time are transcribed and edited; creates reconstructions of how church services worked; details what the neighboring buildings (all but one destroyed) were, and describes how the religious processions wound through the city, providing insight into the urban development of Florence.

Pittsburgh: A New Portrait

by Franklin Toker, history of art and architecture.

University of Pittsburgh Press.

This is a major revision of the 1986 publication, “Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait.” It examines Pittsburgh in its historical context, regional setting and from the street level, revealing the rich architectural history of Pittsburgh, neighborhood by neighborhood.

Poetry Against Torture: Criticism, History and the Human

by Paul A. Bové, English.

Hong Kong University Press.

This book sets out the clear conflict between two competing conceptions of society and civilization. Poetry represents one: the fundamental human capacity to make itself and its societies in ways that will produce the most nearly perfect form of the species. Torture — especially state torture — represents the other, as that which fears the human capacity to evolve, to create alternative futures for itself and to assume increasingly capacious and democratic responsibility for justice and joy of its own being.

Principles of Physical Chemistry, 2nd Edition

by David Waldeck, chemistry; Horst-Dieter Försterling, and Hans Kuhn.


This book uses simple physical models as well as rigorous treatments for understanding molecular and supramolecular systems and processes. In this way the presentation assists students in developing an intuitive understanding of the subjects as well as skill in quantitative manipulations. The unifying nature of physical chemistry is emphasized in the book by its organization — beginning with atoms and molecules, proceeding to molecular assemblies of increasing complexity and ending with the emergence of matter that carries information, i.e., the origin of life.

Reason in Philosophy: Animating Ideas

by Robert B. Brandom, philosophy.

Harvard University Press.

This book belongs to a venerable tradition that distinguishes humans as rational animals and distinguishes philosophy by its concern to understand, articulate and explain the notion of reason. The author calls this line of thought philosophical rationalism. The rationalism that is articulated and explored in this book looks back to Kant and Hegel as its forebears, and to Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz only as their deepest lessons came to be understood within that German idealist tradition.

Religious Truth and Religious Diversity

by Nathan S. Hilberg, religious studies.

Peter Lang Publishing.

Interpreting religion poses a dilemma: Realist interpretations of religion face the philosophical problem of religious diversity and irrealist interpretations of religion are revisionary. The author explores the implications of this dilemma and also clarifies the confusion caused by two abiding problems: those stemming from, first, the concern over which religious beliefs are true rather than attending to what it means for a belief to be true, and, second, the failure to acknowledge two fundamentally different forms of religious irrealism: anti-realism and non-realism.

Romance Linguistics 2007: Selected Papers From the 37th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Pittsburgh, 15–18 March 2007

edited by Erin O’Rourke, linguistics; Pascual José Masullo, and Chia-Hui Huang.

John Benjamins Publishing.

This volume includes 21 peer-reviewed and revised papers, covering topics in morphology, syntax, phonology and language acquisition. A number of languages and varieties are analyzed. The volume also highlights theoretical issues being debated in Romance linguistics.

Same Difference

by Siobhan Vivian, English.

Scholastic Press/PUSH.

After enrolling in a summer fine arts program, Emily commutes between a New Jersey suburb, where everyone tries to fit in, and Philadelphia, where everyone wants to be unique. Between these two worlds Emily tries to find out who she really is. The book was named one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Young Adult Novels of 2009 and singled out by the American Library Association as one of its Best Books for Young Adults.

The Second Elizabeth

by Karen Lillis, cultural studies.

Six Gallery Press.

This novel of lyrical prose reveals the bonds of female friendship, the politics of naming and the sensuality of nature. The author uses the device of a double to describe the nuances and contradictions of a woman’s experience.

Social Complexity in Prehistoric Eurasia: Monuments, Metals and Mobility

edited by Bryan K. Hanks, anthropology, and Katheryn M. Linduff, history of art and architecture.

Cambridge University Press.

This volume considers social and cultural change in prehistoric Eurasia. It challenges current interpretations of the emergence, development and decline of social complexity in the steppe region of China and the former Soviet Union through a thematic investigation of archaeological patterns.

Solid State Physics: Essential Concepts

by David W. Snoke, physics and astronomy.


This is a graduate-level textbook.

Statistics for Archaeologists: A Common Sense Approach, 2nd Edition

by Robert D. Drennan, anthropology.


Taking a jargon-free approach, this book introduces the basic principles of statistics to archaeologists. The author covers the techniques for analyzing data collected in the field and laboratory as well as for evaluating the significance of the relationships between variables. In addition, chapters discuss the special concerns of working with samples. This illustrated guide features several practice problems, making it suitable for students in archaeology and anthropology.

Thucydides: Man’s Place in History

by Hans-Peter Stahl, classics.

The Classical Press of Wales.

An Uncommon Passage: Traveling Through History on the Great Allegheny Passage Trail

edited by Edward K. Muller, history.

University of Pittsburgh Press.

This lavishly illustrated book places the Great Allegheny Passage biking/hiking trail, which runs between Pittsburgh and Cumberland, Md., in its historic context. As part of a corridor of pathways, the trail was the site of British outposts and forts, early settlers and frontier life, developing towns and cities, industrialization and later recreation and second homes.

Unsimple Truths: Science, Complexity and Policy

by Sandra D. Mitchell, history and philosophy of science.

University of Chicago Press.

Acknowledging the world’s complexity requires an appreciation for the many roles context plays in shaping natural phenomena. In this book, the author argues that the long-standing scientific and philosophical deference to reductive explanations founded on simple universal laws, linear causal models and predict-and-act strategies fails to accommodate the kinds of knowledge that many contemporary sciences are providing about the world. She advocates, instead, for a new understanding that represents the rich, variegated, interdependent fabric of many levels and kinds of explanation that are integrated with one another to ground effective prediction and action.

Vergil’s “Aeneid”: Augustan Epic and Political Context

by Hans-Peter Stahl, classics.

The Classical Press of Wales.

Wanted Cultured Ladies Only! Female Stardom and Cinema in India, 1930s-1950s

by Neepa Majumdar, English.

University of Illinois Press.

This book maps out the early culture of cinema stardom in India, combining readings of films and stars with historical and cultural analysis of distinctly Indian notions of celebrity.

What Is Contemporary Art?

by Terry Smith, history of art and architecture.

University of Chicago Press.

Who gets to say what counts as con-temporary art: artists, critics, curators, gallerists, auctioneers, collectors or the public? Revealing how all of these groups have shaped today’s multifaceted definition, the author shows that a historical approach offers the best answer to the question: What is contemporary art?


eSourcing Capability Model for Client Organizations (eSCM-CL)

by Bill Hefley, decision, operations and information technology, and Ethel A. Loesche.

Van Haren Publishing.

This book is a best-practices model that enables client organizations to appraise and improve their capability to foster the development of more effective sourcing relationships and to better manage those relationships.


Bringing Reading Research to Life

edited by Linda Kucan, instruction and learning, and Margaret G. McKeown, instruction and learning.

Guilford Press.

This book of essays in honor of Pitt’s Isabel Beck includes chapters by prominent reading researchers who report on their current research efforts in literacy. Each chapter begins with an autobiographical sketch of the author.

The Qualitative Dissertation: A Guide for Students and Faculty, 2nd Edition

by Noreen Garman, administrative and policy studies, and Maria Piantanida, administrative and policy studies.


This book guides students through issues and questions that may arise as they conduct qualitative research, taking a reflective, experiential approach to help student-researchers become dialogic inquirers. The authors help readers to integrate themselves into the research and writing process by using their own beliefs and experiences as well as narratives from meritorious and, in some cases, award-winning dissertation authors.

School Crisis Prevention and Intervention

by Mary Margaret Kerr, administrative and policy studies and psychology of education.


Linking practical experience with research, this is a handbook of best practices for preventing and responding to school crises. Each chapter features case illustrations with reflection questions, companion Internet links, sample documents (letters, policies, checklists, plans) and reflection activities. The author has responded to more than 1,000 school-related crises. She draws on these experiences in chapters that address crisis team training, communications, school violence, accidents and illnesses, as well as disaster and psychological supports for victims and responders.

Student-Athlete Success: Meeting the Challenges of College Life

by Carl I. Fertman, health and physical activity.

Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

This is a guide for student athletes and undergraduate students preparing to work with student-athletes at the college or secondary level, as well as coaches, parents and athletics directors. The author focuses on student-athletes’ personal capabilities and accomplishments in the classroom and during athletic competition before discussing different types of challenges student-athletes are likely to encounter.


Advanced Intermetallic-Based Alloys for Extreme Environment and Energy Applications

edited by Jorg Wiezorek, mechanical engineering and materials science; B. Bewlay; Y-H. He; M. Palm, and M. Takeyama.

Materials Research Society.

This volume presents a cross-section of papers discussed during a symposium held in Boston in 2008. It features recent technology applications and basic research on intermetallic alloys.

New Directions in Mathematical Fluid Mechanics: The Alexander V. Kazhikhov Memorial Volume

edited by Giovanni P. Galdi, mechanical engineering and materials science; Andrei V. Fursikov, University of Moscow, and Vladislav V. Pukhnachev, University of Novosibirsk.

Birkhäuser Basel.

This book presents the latest contributions from renowned world specialists in a number of new important directions for mathematical physics, mostly of mathematical fluid mechanics and, more generally, in the field of nonlinear partial differential equations. These results mostly are related to boundary value problems and to control problems for the Navier-Stokes equations, and for equations of heat convection. Other topics include non-equilibrium processes, Poisson-Boltzmann equations, dynamics of elastic body and related problems of function theory and nonlinear analysis.

Recommendations for Seismic Design of Hybrid Coupled Wall Systems

edited by Kent A. Harries, civil and environmental engineering; Sherif El-Tawil; Patrick J. Fortney; Mohammad Hassan; Yahya C. Kurama; Bahram M. Shahrooz, and Xiangdong Tong.

American Society of Civil Engineers.

This is a design guide to innovative structural systems for application in regions of moderate to high seismicity.


Existentialist Cinema

by William C. Pamerleau, humanities-philosophy.

Palgrave Macmillan.

This book uses film as a critical tool to investigate existentialist philosophy. Part I addresses theoretical issues, making a case for film realism based on narrative identity and arguing that artistic depictions of human experience parallel the existentialists’ methods of description. Part II applies those arguments, pairing particular movies with specific existentialist themes.

How to Talk to Families About Child and Adolescent Mental Illness

by Melissa J. Marks, education, and Diane T. Marsh, natural sciences-psychology.

W.W. Norton.

Although grounded in current theory and research, this clinically oriented book is designed to enhance the effectiveness of mental health and educational professionals who work with families that include a child or adolescent with a serious mental illness, such as bipolar disorder, major depression or schizophrenia.


Care of the Combat Amputee

edited by Rory A. Cooper, rehabilitation science and technology, and Paul F. Pasquina, Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Borden Institute.

In order to ensure optimal treatment and rehabilitation of young combat-related amputees, the military care community needs a road map to provide a focus for their efforts and priorities. This book is based on a three-day symposium in 2007 that united VA, civilian and military experts in amputee care and rehabilitation to help establish consensus on standard-of-care issues, as well as to help identify areas in need of further clinical, technical, translational and developmental research.


edited by Sajeesh Kumar, health information management, and Bruce E. Dunn.


This book explains technical issues, digital information processing and collective experiences of practitioners utilizing a wide range of telepathology applications. This includes telepathology for gastrointestinal biopsy specimens, applications of virtual microscopy, telepathology in micrographic surgery, dynamic and static robotic techniques for real-time telepathology, remote control of the scanning electron microscope and telepathology for rapid diagnosis of neurosurgical specimens. The authors lay the foundation for the globalization of telepathological procedures, based on the fact that a pathological analysis can be performed on a patient anywhere in the world.


Handbook of Research on Geoinformatics

edited by Hassan A. Karimi.

Hershey’s Information Science Reference.

This reference work maps this interdisciplinary field, discussing the complete range of contemporary research topics such as computer modeling, geometry, geoprocessing and geographic information systems.


College Study Skills: Becoming a Strategic Learner, 6th Edition

by Dianna L. Van Blerkom, education-general administration.

Wadsworth Cengage Learning.

This text helps students acquire effective study skills through an emphasis on strate-gic learning and practice with college-level material. Strategies for getting motivated, becoming an active learner, setting goals, managing time, improving concentration, taking notes, reading and understanding college textbooks, and preparing for and taking exams are included.

Measurement and Statistics for Teachers

by Malcolm L. Van Blerkom, education-educational psychology.


This text shows prospective teachers how to use measurement and statistics in their classrooms. It places an emphasis on the practical, everyday uses of measurement and statistics, such as how to develop effective classroom tests.

Myth, Legend, Reality: Edwin Laurentine Drake and the Early Oil Industry

by William R. Brice, natural sciences-geology and planetary science.

Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism.

This is a biography of Edwin L. Drake, who launched the modern oil and gas industry in 1859 when he successfully drilled for oil in Titusville. The book tells the story of Drake’s life in the context of the development of the modern oil industry, from the Babylonians to the time Drake left Titusville in 1863.

Sound, Society and the Geography of Popular Music

edited by Ola Johansson, social sciences-geography, and Thomas L. Bell, University of Tennessee and Western Kentucky University.


This book looks at the meaning of music from a spatial perspective and furthers understanding of broader social relations and trends, including identity, attachment to place, cultural economies, social activism and politics. The book’s editors have brought together a team of scholars to discuss the latest thinking on music and its geographies, illustrated with a range of case studies from the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Australia and Great Britain.

Using Visual Evidence

edited by Robert W. Matson, social sciences-history, and Richard Howells.

McGraw Hill/Open University Press.

This collection of essays brings together media and cultural theorists, historians and art historians to demonstrate the value of visual evidence not only to media and cultural studies, but also to history, the general humanities and the social sciences.


Acing Criminal Law

by John M. Burkoff.


This study aid uses a checklist format to lead students through questions they need to ask to evaluate fully the problems in criminal law.

Business Enterprises: Legal Structures, Governance and Policy

by Douglas M. Branson; Joan M. Heminway, University of Tennessee; Mark J. Loewenstein, University of Colorado; Marc I. Steinberg, Southern Methodist University, and Manning G. Warren III, University of Louisville.


This book undertakes a traditional and inclusive approach to the law of business organizations. It includes materials many books omit, such as agency and unincorporated business associations. The book allows professors to emphasize closely held and other non-public companies while at the same time offering the basics on public company law and practice. It includes material on securities offerings, registration, exemptions from registration and lawyers’ responsibilities under securities laws.

Criminal Law: Cases, Materials and Problems, 3rd Edition

by John M. Burkoff; Leslie W. Abramson, University of Louisville; Catherine Hancock, Tulane University, and Russell L. Weaver, University of Louisville.


This casebook contains problems designed to prompt reflection and stimulate classroom discussion. The problems are designed to help students learn criminal law doctrine and to illuminate trends in the law.

Critical Tax Theory: An Introduction

edited by Anthony C. Infanti, and Bridget J. Crawford.

Cambridge University Press.

This book explains the major themes and methodologies of scholars who challenge the traditional claim that tax law is neutral and unbiased. The contributors include pioneers in the field of critical tax theory, as well as key thinkers who have sustained and expanded the investigation into why the tax laws are the way they are and what impact tax laws have on historically disempowered groups. It is a resource not only for scholars and students in the fields of taxation and economics, but also for those who deal with critical race theory, feminist legal theory, queer theory, class-based analysis and social justice.

The Export of Legal Education: Its Promise and Impact in Transition Countries

edited by Ronald A. Brand, and D. Wes Rist.


This book demonstrates the impact of U.S. master of law programs for foreign lawyers through the stories of graduates of the Pitt LLM program.

Federal Courts: Cases and Materials on Judicial Federalism and the Lawyering Process, 2nd Edition

by Arthur D. Hellman; Lauren K. Robel, Indiana University-Bloomington, and David R. Stras, University of Minnesota.


This book is the product of the authors’ rethinking of what a federal courts course can be. Although fully attentive to the deeper theoretical issues of federalism and separation of powers raised by the cases, the book also focuses on giving students the grounding they will need to be effective lawyer-litigators. The book’s objective is to provide students with the doctrinal, theoretical and practical education that will enable them to pursue litigation in federal court and to identify and strategically employ jurisdictional tools to serve their clients effectively.

The Glass House Boys of Pittsburgh: Law, Technology and Child Labor

by James L. Flannery.

University of Pittsburgh Press.

This book examines the struggle in the early 20th century to stamp out dangerous child labor in the glass bottle industry’s last holdouts in western Pennsylvania.

Understanding Corporate Law, 3rd Edition

by Douglas M. Branson, and Arthur R. Pinto, Brooklyn Law School.


This book offers a clear and comprehensive treatment of key concepts in corporate law. Significant business, economic and policy issues are highlighted in connection with an analysis of the important cases and statutory provisions used in the study of corporations. It includes the major theoretical approaches used in current corporate law literature.


Coping With Minority Status: Responses to Exclusion and Inclusion

edited by John M. Levine, School of Arts and Sciences, and Fabrizio Butera, University of Lausanne.

Cambridge University Press.


Applied Physiology in Intensive Care Medicine, 2nd Edition

edited by Michael R. Pinsky, critical care medicine; L. Brochard; G. Hedenstierna, and J. Mancebo.


This book combines applied physiology papers with associated review articles addressing central acute care issues. It was created to address a fundamental unevenness in the understanding of applied physiology in critical care medicine.

Essential Tissue Healing of the Face and Neck

edited by Patricia Hebda, otolaryngology; Craig D. Friedman, Yale University; Arun K. Gosain, Case Western Reserve University, and David B. Hom, University of Cincinnati.

People’s Medical Publishing House.

Surgery of the most sensitive and visible area of the body — the face and neck — requires a holistic approach that includes the healing process. More than 60 multi-specialty experts have contributed chapters that integrate scientific principles with state-of-the-art clinical precepts and practice in this textbook centering on healing skin, bone, cartilage, nerves, muscle and mucosa.

Neurology & Psychiatry: 1,000 Questions to Help You Pass the Boards

by Asim Roy, neurology, and Kumar Budur, Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

This book is a review for those studying for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certification and recertification exams.

Smallpox — The Death of a Disease: The Inside Story of Eradicating a Worldwide Killer

by D.A. Henderson, medicine and Graduate School of Public Health.

Prometheus Books.

This is the author’s personal account of the World Health Organization’s campaign to eradicate smallpox.

Systems Biology

edited by Ivan V. Maly, computational biology.


This is volume 500 of the Methods in Molecular Biology series.


Core Curriculum for Pediatric Emergency Nursing, 2nd Edition

edited by Lisa Marie Bernardo, health and community systems, and Donna Ojanen Thomas, Primary Children’s Hospital.

Emergency Nurses Association.

This book integrates the nursing process with pediatric physiology and psychosocial theories and will help emergency nurses assess and treat ill and injured infants, children and adolescents.


Hormones, Cognition and Dementia: State of the Art and Emergent Therapeutic Strategies

edited by Robert B. Gibbs, pharmaceutical sciences; Roberta Diaz Brinton, University of Southern California; Victor W. Henderson, Stanford University, and Eef Hogervorst, Loughborough University.

Cambridge University Press.

This book provides information about the risks and benefits of gonadal hormone therapy with respect to brain aging and cognition. It includes detailed analyses of recent clinical trials and discussions of novel therapeutic approaches and strategies.


Aporetics: Rational Deliberation in the Face of Inconsistency

by Nicholas Rescher, philosophy and the Center for Philosophy of Science.

University of Pittsburgh Press.

The author defines apory as a group of individually plausible but collectively incompatible theses. Citing thinkers from the pre-Socratics through Spinoza, Hegel and Nicolai Hartmann, he builds a framework for coping with the complexities of divergent theses and shows in detail how aporetic analysis can be applied to a variety of fields including philosophy, mathematics, linguistics, logic and intellectual history.

Autobiographical Philosophical Narrative

by Adolf Grünbaum, Center for Philosophy of Science.

Prometheus Books.

The author traces his intellectual journey from his early years in Nazi Germany through his major career milestones to his current interests. In addition to this stand-alone publication, the narrative was included in the festschrift, “Philosophy of Religion, Physics and Psychology: Essays in Honor of Adolf Grünbaum.”

Ignorance (On the Wider Implications of Deficient Knowledge)

by Nicholas Rescher, philosophy and the Center for Philosophy of Science.

University of Pittsburgh Press.

This broad-ranging study examines the manifestations, consequences and occasional benefits of ignorance in areas of philosophy, scientific endeavor and ordinary life.


Criminals, Militias and Insurgents: Organized Crime in Iraq

by Phil Williams.

U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute.

This monograph looks in detail at major criminal activities, considers the critical role played by corruption in facilitating and strengthening organized crime and identifies necessary responses to organized crime and corruption in Iraq.


Smallpox — The Death of a Disease: The Inside Story of Eradicating a Worldwide Killer

by D.A. Henderson, public health and School of Medicine.

Prometheus Books.


Faith and Well-Being in Later Life: Linking Theories With Evidence in an Interdisciplinary Inquiry

edited by Amy L. Ai, and Monika Ardelt, University of Florida.

Nova Science Publishers.

By using national, community and clinical samples and a variety of methodological approaches, the authors attempt to reveal the nuances and complexities of faith effects on aging-related outcomes. The chapters explore common topics during the later part of life, including disability, declining functioning, nursing home residency, death and dying, terminal illness, heart failure, major medical operations and vision impairment, as well as exercise and fitness. The authors consulted gerontologists from various disciplines and professions. All the empirical studies referenced are based on social science theories. To meet the needs of a broad array of audiences, the authors also offer some evidence-based implications for practices.


Classical Chinese Poems and Their Western Translations: Extensive Indexes to Recent Renderings

compiled by Haihui Zhang, East Asian library; Yingzi Zeng, and Luo Zhou.

China National Library Press.

This comprehensive reference book for classical Chinese poems can be used by scholars as well as general readers interested in various Western translations of China’s best lyrics.

Gaetano Donizetti: A Research and Information Guide, 2nd Edition

by James P. Cassaro, music library.


This is an annotated reference guide to the life and works of this important Italian opera composer. The book opens with a complete chronology of Donizetti’s life (1797-1848) and career, relating it to contemporaneous events. The balance of the book details general sources, catalogs, correspondence, biographical sources, critical works, production/review sources, singers and theatres, as well as the individual operas.

Winter in June: A Rosie Winter Mystery

by Kathryn Miller Haines, Center for American Music.

Harper Paperback.

This mystery is the third in the series of World War II-era stories featuring actor-turned-sleuth Rosie Winter. Faced with the news that her ex-boyfriend Jack might not be coming home, Rosie and her best pal Jayne accept an offer to go to the South Pacific to perform with the USO shows. But being a greasepaint soldier isn’t as easy as they hoped. When tragedy strikes, Rosie and Jayne are left wondering if they are being targeted by the enemy or if something far more sinister is afoot.



Adoption & Culture: Encountering New Worlds of Adoption

guest editor: Marianne Novy, English.

Alliance for the Study of Adoption and Culture.

This issue includes essays on adoption in recent films, memoirs and fiction by birth mothers, the moral significance of biological ties, the adoption research industry in the United States, the politics of American adoption from Vietnam in the late ’60s and early ’70s, political debates about adoption in Australia 2005-07, adoption culture camps and South Korean family reunion television programs. Most essays are revised from papers delivered at a conference held on the Pitt campus in 2007.

boundary 2

edited by Paul A. Bové, English.

Duke University Press.

This journal encourages advanced literary study in all areas of the historical humanities.

The Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies

edited by William Chase, history; Bob Donnorummo, Russian and East European studies, and Ronald H. Linden, political science; managing editor: Eileen O’Malley, Russian and East European studies.

Center for Russian and East European Studies.

This scholarly series, named after the first director of the University Center for International Studies, publishes the work of scholars in many disciplines.

Creative Nonfiction

edited by Lee Gutkind, English.

Creative Nonfiction Foundation.

Critical Asian Studies

guest editor: Nicole Constable, anthropology.


This special double issue, “Distant Divides and Intimate Connections — Migrant Domestic Workers in Asia,” provides comparative studies of South and Southeast Asian domestic workers who migrate to other parts of Asia.

Critical Quarterly

edited by Colin MacCabe, English.


This journal is renowned for its unique blend of literary criticism, cultural studies, poetry and fiction. It addresses the whole range of cultural forms so that discussions, for example, of cinema and television, can appear alongside analyses of the accepted literary canon.

Ethnology: An International Journal of Cultural and Social Anthropology

editor-in-chief: Leonard Plotnicov, anthropology; co-editors: Joseph S. Alter, anthropology; Richard Scaglion, anthropology, and Marie Norman, Carnegie Mellon University; managing editor: Katherine A. Lancaster, anthropology.

University of Pittsburgh.

This journal, published quarterly since 1962, focuses on aspects of cultural anthropology and theoretical and methodological discussions.

Hispanic American Historical Review

edited by George Reid Andrews, history and UCIS; Alejandro de la Fuente, history and UCIS, and Lara Putnam, history and UCIS; managing editor: Sara Lickey, history.

Duke University Press.

Founded in 1918, this English-language journal publishes work across thematic, chronological, regional and methodological specializations and is widely recognized as the pre-eminent journal in the field of Latin American history.

International Jazz Archives Journal

edited by Nathan Davis, music.

University of Pittsburgh.

This issue, Volume III, Number 3, is dedicated to Woody Shaw.

Revista Iberoamericana

director of publications: Juan Duchesne-Winter, Hispanic languages and literatures; editorial and administrative manager: Erika Braga, Hispanic languages and literatures.

Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana/University of Pittsburgh.

This is a Spanish- and Portuguese-language journal concentrating on literary theory and literary review as it relates to Latin America.

Sex Roles: A Journal of Research

editor-in-chief: Irene H. Frieze, psychology.

Springer US.

This interdisciplinary behavioral science journal offers a feminist perspective. It publishes original research and review articles that illuminate the underlying processes and consequences of gender role socialization, gendered perceptions and behaviors and gender stereotypes.


edited by Alexandros Labrinidis, computer science.

Association for Computing Machinery.

This quarterly publication of the Associa-tion for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Management of Data features research and survey articles, articles on database principles, interviews with data management researchers, event reports and introductions of research groups.

Social Networks: An International Journal of Structural Analysis

edited by Patrick Doreian, sociology, and Tom Snijders, University of Oxford.


This is a quarterly journal.

Variaciones Borges

edited by Daniel Balderston, Hispanic languages and literatures.

University of Pittsburgh.

This biannual journal, focusing on the writings of Jorge Luis Borges, is published in Spanish, English and French by the Borges Center.

Violence Against Women

guest editor: Lisa D. Brush, sociology.

Sage Publications.

This special issue on Evan Stark’s book, “Coercive Control,” features essays by experts in law, social movements, service provision, human rights and gender theory. They all engage with two central questions from Stark’s book: What happened to the feminist revolution to stop violence against women? and How can we best represent battered women?


Oxidation of Metals

edited by Brian Gleeson, mechanical engineering and materials science.

Springer US.

This is an international journal about the science of gas-solid reactions.


Assistive Technology

edited by Rory A. Cooper, rehabilitation science and technology.

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America.

Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development

associate editor: Rory A. Cooper, rehabilitation science and technology.

Department of Veterans Affairs.


Journal of Location Based Services

associate editor: Hassan Karimi, information science and technology.

Taylor & Francis.

This journal examines the growing field of location-based services on networked mobile devices, including location-based computing, next-generation interfaces, telecom location architectures and the so-cial implications of such technology.

Mobile Computing and Communications Review (MC2R)

area editor: Prashant Krishnamurthy, telecommunications and networking.

ACM Sigmobile.

This peer-reviewed quarterly keeps the mobile computing and networking community abreast of the happenings in this rapidly exploding field. It publishes academic and industrial research on the design of new generations of personal, mobile and ubiquitous information and communication technologies.

Science, Technology & Human Values

edited by Geoffrey C. Bowker, library and information science, and Susan Leigh Star, library and information science.

Sage Publications.

This peer-reviewed, international, interdisciplinary journal of the Society for Social Studies of Science contains research, analyses and commentary on the development and dynamics of science and technology, including their relationship to politics, society and culture. It publishes work from scholars across the social sciences.

Transactions on Learning Technologies

associate editor-in-chief: Peter Brusilovsky, information science and technology.

IEEE Press.

This journal addresses new research on learning environments, e-learning tools, social technologies, adaptive and intelligent educational systems, devices for learning and interoperability.

Transactions on the Web

associate editor: Peter Brusilovsky, information science and technology.


This journal focuses on web content, applications, use and related enabling technology.


Pennsylvania Geographer

edited by William B. Kory, geography; associate editors: Gregory E. Faiers, geography, and Ola Johansson, geography.

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

This is the semi-annual regional journal of The Pennsylvania Geographical Society.

Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies

edited by Paul Douglas Newman, history.

Penn State Press.

This is the quarterly journal of the Pennsylvania Historical Association.

South Asian Review

edited by K.D. Verma, English.

South Asian Literary Association.

This refereed journal is a representative international scholarly forum for the examination of South Asian literatures and languages in a broad cultural context. The journal, published three times a year, welcomes critical and analytical articles on any aspect of South Asian literatures — ancient, precolonial and postcolonial.


Artificial Intelligence and Law

edited by Kevin D. Ashley, law and LRDC; Anja Oskamp, and Giovanni Sartor.


This is an international forum for the dissemination of original interdisciplinary research in computational models of legal reasoning; artificial intelligence applications in the legal field, and the legal, social and ethical implications of artificial intelligence and law.

Search and Seizure Law Report

edited by John M. Burkoff.


This is a monthly publication describing important trends and developments in American search and seizure law.


Artificial Intelligence and Law

edited by Kevin D. Ashley, School of Law and LRDC; Anja Oskamp, and Giovanni Sartor.



Academic Medicine

edited by Steven L. Kanter, Office of the Vice Dean.

Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

This peer-reviewed monthly journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges serves as an international forum for the exchange of ideas, information and strategies that address the major challenges facing the academic medicine community.

Bipolar Disorders: An International Journal of Psychiatry and Neurosciences

editors-in-chief: K.N. Roy Chengappa, psychiatry, and Samuel Gershon.


This journal publishes research relevant to the basic mechanisms, clinical aspects and treatment of bipolar disorders.

BMC Neuroscience

associate editor: Anthony Kline, physical medicine and rehabilitation.

BioMed Central.

Gastroenterology Clinics of North America

guest editors: Arthur M. Barrie, medicine, and Miguel Regueiro.

This issue is titled “Challenges in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.”

Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

editor-in-chief: Joseph S. Sanfilippo, medicine.


This journal serves as an international source of information for physicians and other health care professionals.

The Laryngoscope

editor-in-chief: Jonas T. Johnson, otolaryngology.


This is the journal of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otolo-gical Society, The Triological Society and the American Laryngological Association.

Mutation Research: Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutagenesis

guest editor: Laura Niedernhofer, microbiology and molecular genetics.


This is an international journal.

Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics

edited by Freddie H. Fu, orthopaedic surgery.


This journal focuses on significant advances in all areas of surgical management.

Pediatric and Developmental Pathology

editor-in-chief: Miguel Reyes-Múgica, pathology.

Allen Press Publishing Services.

This bimonthly journal is the official publication of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Pediatric Pathology Society.

Pediatric Diabetes

editor-in-chief: Mark A. Sperling, pediatrics; associate editors: Silva Arslanian, pediatrics; Dorothy J. Becker, pediatrics, and Massimo Trucco, pediatrics.


This is the journal of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes. It is published eight times a year.


associate editor: Gwendolyn Sowa, physical medicine and rehabilitation.


This journal of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a monthly, peer-reviewed publication that advances education and impacts the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation through the delivery of clinically relevant and evidence-based research and review information.

Seminars in Ophthalmology

edited by Thomas R. Friberg, ophthalmology.

Informa Healthcare.

This journal presents new strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease.

Wound Repair and Regeneration

editor-in-chief: Patricia A. Hebda, otolaryngology.


This journal, sponsored by four leading scientific wound-healing societies, covers cellular and molecular biology, connective tissue and biological mediator studies in the field of tissue repair and regeneration, as well as evidence-based clinical research and practice in complex wound management.


American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

guest editor: Susan M. Meyer.

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

This issue focuses on interprofessional education.


Race and Social Problems

editor-in-chief: Gary F. Koeske.


This journal provides a multidisciplinary international forum for issues relevant to race and its relationship to psychological, socioeconomic, political and cultural problems.


The Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies

edited by William Chase, School of Arts and Sciences; Bob Donnorummo, Russian and East European studies, and Ronald H. Linden, School of Arts and Sciences; managing editor: Eileen O’Malley, Russian and East European studies.

Center for Russian and East European Studies.

Hispanic American Historical Review

edited by George Reid Andrews, UCIS and School of Arts and Sciences; Alejandro de la Fuente, UCIS and School of Arts and Sciences, and Lara Putnam, UCIS and School of Arts and Sciences; managing editor: Sara Lickey, School of Arts and Sciences.

Duke University Press.


Journal of Intergenerational Relationships

edited by Sally Newman, and Mariano Sanchez, University of Granada; assistant editor: Carrie Rodzwicz.

Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

This international journal focuses ex-clusively on the intergenerational field from a practice, policy and research perspective. It encompasses a variety of disciplines including gerontology, sociology, social work, anthropology, psychology, education and communication.



edited by James P. Cassaro, music library.

Music Library Association.

This quarterly journal of the Music Library Association, published since 1934, offers articles on music librarianship, music bibliography and discography, the music trade and music history.




artist: Paul Glabicki, studio arts.

Kim Foster Gallery, New York, N.Y.

This solo exhibition of a drawing series was held April 4-May 9, 2009.

Bear Country

lighting designer: Annmarie Duggan, theatre arts.

Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Mongomery, Ala.

The premiere of this new play about the legendary University of Alabama football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant was staged Jan. 9-Feb. 15, 2009.

Blues in the Night

lighting designer: Annmarie Duggan, theatre arts.

Skylight Opera Theatre, Milwaukee, Wis.

This story of three women and their relationships with the same man played in the Cabot Theatre March 13-April 5, 2009.

Count Dracula

director: W. Stephen Coleman, theatre arts; actors: Elena Alexandratos, theatre arts; Holly Thuma, theatre arts, and Sam Turich, theatre arts.

Pitt Repertory Theatre.

This play, staged Oct. 22-Nov. 1, 2009, in the Charity Randall Theatre, was the director’s final production for the Pitt Rep/Department of Theatre Arts 2009-2010 season.

Crush the Infamous Thing: The Adventures of the Hollywood Four

authors: Sam Turich, theatre arts; Tina Benko, and Gab Cody.

Bricolage Theatre, Pittsburgh.

A staged reading of this play was presented Dec. 15, 2009, at Bricolage, which specializes in new work.

Darwin and the Kid

author: Attilio Favorini, theatre arts; director: Sam Turich, theatre arts.

University of Pittsburgh/Carnegie Mellon University.

This play, a multi-media production, was staged in the Henry Heymann Theatre on Oct. 16, 2009. It features the interaction of a live actor (the Kid) with a video image (Darwin), who takes the Kid on a virtual voyage of the HMS Beagle to teach him the principles of evolution. The play is intended for middle and high school students and will tour local schools. Schools booking the show get access to a computer game and web site dedicated to supporting the teaching of evolution.

Dead Cat Bounce

composer: Eric Moe, music.

Dead Elf Music.

This 12-minute composition for bass clarinet/clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano was commissioned by counter)induction, a composer/performer collective.

Edgard Varèse: Amériques, Morton Feldman: Piece for Four Pianos, Five Pianos

musicians: Amy Williams, music; Amy Briggs; Helena Bugallo; Benjamin Engeli, and Stefan Wirth.


This CD includes the world premiere recording of a newly discovered arrange-ment of Edgard Varèse’s groundbreaking orchestral work, “Amériques,” for two pianos, eight hands. It also includes two important works for multiple pianos by the American composer Morton Feldman, who studied with Varèse.

Frozen Hours Melt Melodiously Into the Past

composer: Eric Moe, music.

Dead Elf Music.

This 15-minute composition for flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano was funded by the Jebediah Foundation, commissioned by the Firebird Ensemble.


lighting designer: Annmarie Duggan, theatre arts.

Cumberland County Playhouse, Crossville, Tenn.

This play was staged June 25-Aug. 30, 2009.

Harry’s Friendly Service

actor: W. Stephen Coleman, theatre arts.

Pittsburgh Public Theater.

Coleman played the role of Carmine Carducci in this world premiere. The play, which ran May 28-June 28, 2009, at the O’Reilly Theater, was the winner of an Edgerton Foundation 2008 New American Plays Award.

How the Other Half Loves

lighting designer: Annmarie Duggan, theatre arts.

Saint Michael’s Playhouse, Colchester, Vt.

This play was staged July 14-25, 2009, in the McCarthy Arts Center on the campus of Saint Michael’s College.

Jozaphine Freedom

composer: Eric Moe, music.

Dead Elf Music.

This composition is for soprano, clarinet/bass clarinet and piano/keyboard sampler.

Lavished Sunlight, Frozen Hours

composer: Eric Moe, music.

Dead Elf Music.

This 11-minute composition for soprano, cello and piano is a setting of two poems by Richard Wilbur. It was commissioned by Monadnock Music.

Love, Inc.

lighting designer: Annmarie Duggan, theatre arts.

TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, Norfolk, Va.

This musical comedy had its premiere run Feb. 5-22, 2009.

Mirror on Mirror Mirrored

artists: Barbara Weissberger, studio arts; Karlos Carcamo, and Nicholas Kashian.

Dean Project, New York, N.Y.

This exhibit was held Sept. 19-Nov. 19, 2009.


actor: Sam Turich, theatre arts.

Playhouse Repertory Theatre, Point Park University.

The actor played the role of Sweets in this production of Jez Butterworth’s play and was cited as a Best Supporting Actor of the Year by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

My Fair Lady

lighting designer: Annmarie Duggan, theatre arts.

Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany, N.Y.

This play was staged Nov. 20-Dec. 20, 2009.

My Illustrious Wasteland: A Musical About the Future

lighting designer: Annmarie Duggan, theatre arts.

The New York Musical Theatre Festival, New York, N.Y.

This play was staged Oct. 1-10, 2009.

Off the Record IX: High School Confidential!

actor: Sam Turich, theatre arts.

AFTRA and the Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh/CWA.

Turich portrayed Pittsburgh icon Ben Roethlisberger for the annual Off the Record benefit at the Byham Theater on Oct. 1, 2009. The benefit raised more than $30,000 for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and other charities.

Strange Exclaiming Music

composer: Eric Moe, music.


This CD is a recording of seven chamber works from Naxos American Classics series.

A Thousand and One Nights

composer: Florencio Asenjo, mathematics.

Albany Records.

This is an orchestral composition that illustrates 10 stories from the book of the same title.


Age of Arousal

director: Kevin Ewert, communication and the arts.

Manbites Dog Theater, Durham, N.C.

This play ran May 28-June 13, 2009.


Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: A Patient Care and Team Training Simulation

author: John Mahoney, Office of Medical Education; co-authors: Barbara Offen, Office of Medical Education, and Joe Suyama, emergency medicine.

Association of American Medical Colleges MedEdPORTAL.

In this exercise, teams of medical students treat overwhelming numbers of influenza patients in a simulated hospital setting as a means to learn about pandemic preparedness and interprofessional teamwork.



authors: Denise Charron-Prochownik, health promotion and development, and Julie S. Downs, Carnegie Mellon University.

University of Pittsburgh.

This DVD and accompanying booklet teach adolescent girls with diabetes about preconception counseling and raise their awareness about how diabetes can affect reproductive health.


The Invisible Tide: Towards an International Strategy to Deal With Drug Trafficking Through West Africa

authors: Phil Williams and James Cockayne.

International Peace Institute.

A tide of money, influence and power born of drug trafficking is sweeping the West Africa region. In this report the authors explain the risks and recommend steps that policymakers and multilateral institutions might address.

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