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April 4, 2013

Books, Journals & More supplement

B&JcoverThis 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, 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, works of art 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.

Submissions in this year’s publication have a 2012 copyright or performance date.



2011 Physics education research conference2011 Physics Education Research Conference (AIP Conference Proceedings)

edited by Chandralekha Singh, physics and astronomy; Paula V. Engelhardt, Tennessee Technological University, and N. Sanjay Rebello, Kansas State University.

American Institute of Physics.

The theme of the 2011 PER conference was “Frontiers in Assessment: Instrumentation.” In addition to the papers addressing the theme, there were papers on a variety of topics in physics education research that provided an annual snapshot of the field.

American Public Policy: Promise and Performance, 9th Edition

by B. Guy Peters, political science.

CQ Press.

Voting and elections often are cited as the most entertaining aspect of political theatre; however, it is the arena of public policy that has the most direct impact on the lives of the citizenry. As we have seen played out in recent debates over health-care reform, policy changes can be dramatic, sweeping and often hotly contested. This book covers a wide swath of policy areas and concludes with a look at both cost-benefit analysis and ethical analysis. Framed in context of the aftermath of the financial crisis and Great Recession, this edition considers how policy has been impacted by persistent unemployment and growing income inequality. In addition, the author discusses the strain on education budgets, increased oversight of financial activities, fiscal policies meant to stimulate the economy and the political challenge of balancing the budget in light of increased public spending.

The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom

by Marcus Rediker, history.

Viking Penguin.

This book explores a famous and dramatic rebellion by 53 Africans aboard a Cuban slave ship in 1839: its African origins and cultural logic; its American chapter, in which the insurrectionists built an alliance with abolitionists and waged a legal battle while in jail, and its Atlantic consequences in Africa, Europe, the United States and Latin America.

the answer to eachThe Answer to Each Is the Same

by Pam O’Brien, English.

Dos Madres Press.

Approximate Deconvolution Models of Turbulence, Analysis, Phenomenology and Numerical Analysis

by William J. Layton, mathematics, and Leo Rebholz, Clemson University.


This volume presents a mathematical development of a recent approach to the modeling and simulation of turbulent flows based on methods for the approximate solution of inverse problems. The resulting approximate deconvolution models have some advantages over more commonly used turbulence models, as well as some disadvantages. In order to provide a clear and complete mathematical development, while pointing out the difficulties that remain, the authors present the analytical theory, along with its connections, motivations and complements in the phenomenology of and algorithms for the models.

The Conceptual Framework of Quantum Field Theory

by Anthony Duncan, physics and astronomy.

Oxford University Press.

This introduction to quantum field theory emphasizes conceptual issues frequently neglected in more utilitarian treatments of the subject. The emphasis is conceptual — the aim is to build the theory up systematically from some clearly stated foundational concepts — and therefore to a large extent anti-historical, but two historical chapters are included. The remaining sections follow a step-by-step reconstruction of this framework, beginning with just a few basic assumptions: relativistic invariance; the basic principles of quantum mechanics, and the prohibition of physical action at a distance embodied in the clustering principle.

contemporary artContemporary Art: World Currents

by Terry Smith, history of art and architecture.

Pearson/Prentice Hall.

Democracy in the Making: How Activist Groups Form

by Kathleen Blee, sociology.

Oxford University Press.

This book establishes a new theory of activism that shows how the beginnings of activist groups have long-term consequences and provides a new perspective on the crisis of civic participation by revealing the potential and the limits of grassroots activism to reshape democracy.

Dense Sphere Packings: A Blueprint for Formal Proofs

by Thomas Hales, mathematics.

Cambridge University Press.

The 400-year-old Kepler conjecture about sphere packings is the oldest problem in discrete geometry. In this book, readers will learn about it through a proof that is much more accessible than the original proof of the theorem.

diversity ParadoxThe Diversity Paradox: Political Parties, Legislatures and the Organizational Foundations of Representation in America

by Kristin Kanthak, political science, and George A. Krause, political science.

Oxford University Press.

Majority-minority group relations are central to the proper functioning of any organization, but these relationships are especially important in democratically elected legislatures. In legislatures, for example, group dynamics affect how the legislature operates, who is valued enough to play a critical decision-making role and what voices matter in determining policy outcomes. This book explores the nature of these relationships, particularly their effect on both the valuation of minority-group legislators and the ideological stability of the legislature in general.

Dynamics at Solid Surfaces and Interfaces, Vol. 2

edited by Hrvoje Petek, physics and astronomy; Uwe Bovensiepen, University of Duisburg-Essen, and Martin Wolf, Free University-Berlin.


This series deals with the recent progress and fundamentals of ultrafast physical and chemical processes at solid surfaces.

group ProcessesGroup Processes

edited by John M. Levine, psychology and Learning Research and Development Center.

Psychology Press.

It is impossible to understand human behavior without understanding the critical role that groups play in people’s lives. Most people belong to a range of formal and informal groups, including families, work teams and friendship cliques that absorb a great deal of time and energy and are instrumental in satisfying fundamental needs. In addition, they connect people to larger social aggregates (e.g., political parties, business organizations, religious denominations) that influence their lives in important ways. This volume provides a comprehensive overview of classic and contemporary issues in the field of group processes.

The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication

edited by Scott F. Kiesling, linguistics; Christina Bratt Paulston, linguistics, and Elizabeth S. Rangel, Learning Research and Development Center.


Intercultural discourse and communication is emerging as an important area of research in a highly globalized and connected world, where language and culture contact is frequent and cultural misunderstandings and misconceptions abound. This handbook contains contributions from scholars in a range of subfields.

handbook of public administrationHandbook of Public Administration, 2nd Edition

edited by B. Guy Peters, political science, and Jon Pierre, University of Gothenberg.


This edition includes new chapters that reflect emerging issues and changes within the public sector: identifying the antecedents in public performance; bureaucratic politics; strategy structure and policy dynamics; comparative administrative reform; administrative ethics; accountability through market and social instruments, and federalism and intergovernmental coordination. A dominant theme throughout the handbook is a critical reflection on the utility of scholarly theory and the extent to which government practices inform the development of this theory.

Handbook on World Social Forum Activism

edited by Jackie Smith, sociology; Scott Byrd, University of California-Irvine; Ellen Reese, University of California-Riverside, and Elizabeth Smythe, Concordia University College of Alberta.

Paradigm Publishers.

The World Social Forums began in 2001 as a civil society counter-summit to the World Economic Forum, an annual gathering of global corporate and political elite that shapes global economic policies. Since then the World Social Forums have become the premier focal point for a diverse array of movements and associations advancing alternative visions of globalization. United by a belief that “Another world is possible,” World Social Forum activists are engaging in a massive global experiment to bring about a more democratic and just world.

hidden americaHidden America

by Jeanne Marie Laskas, English.


In this collection, the author travels from Alaska to Maine to interview the often-overlooked Americans who keep this country going, including migrant laborers, coal miners,  beef ranchers,  air-traffic controllers and long-haul truckers.

Histories of Race and Racism: The Andes and Mesoamerica From Colonial Times to the Present

edited by Laura Gotkowitz, history.

Duke University Press.

In this book, anthropologists, historians and sociologists consider the experiences and representations of Andean and Mesoamerican indigenous peoples from the early colonial era to the present. The contributors compare the interplay of race and racism with class, gender, nationality and regionalism in Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru.

human communication & brainHuman Communication and the Brain: Building the Foundation for the Field of Neurocommunication

by Donald B. Egolf, communication.

Lexington Books.

This book provides an introduction to the latest neuroscience research and expands its applications to the study of communication. Explored are methodological and ethical issues that are surfacing as a result of the newest findings, revealing important new questions about the nature of communication and the brain, such as “Is there a way to communicate directly with the brain?” and “What outside powers should be permitted to access that method of information dissemination?”

Human Rights Rhetoric: Traditions of Testifying and Witnessing

edited by Lester C. Olson, communication, and Arabella Lyon, The State University of New York-Buffalo.


Rhetoric scholars have articulated diverse approaches to both civil and human rights as political, ethical and academic discourses. This book initiates interdisciplinary conversations within human-rights rhetoric concerning the construction of rights knowledge, the role of advocacy and the politics of representation during acts of witnessing. Developing a conceptual framework for rhetorical inquiry into human-rights discourse, the collection challenges many current assumptions about rights history and practices.

Intellectuals and Civil Society in the Middle East: Liberalism, Modernity and Political Discourse

edited by Mohammed A. Bamyeh, sociology.

I. B. Tauris.

This book provides an overview of the role of influential thinkers in public life in the Middle East, and the impact they have had upon social, political and cultural spheres in the region. Covering a diverse range of key thinkers on the Middle East, the book examines intellectuals’ connections to social movements, “street politics,” civil society and democracy and its prospects in the region.

Judicial Power in a Federal System: Canada, United States and Germany

by Cristina Ruggiero, general studies.

LFB Scholarly Publishing.

This book provides a systematic evaluation of the interdependent nature of judicial power within three federal systems. It seeks to answer the question: Why are some high courts more powerful than others? By integrating strategic assumptions about the behavior of courts and other political actors and by employing a comparative, historical analysis of court policy-making and legislative responses to said policy-making, the book tests and refines concepts of court influence as interdependent.

Laboratory Manual for Physical Geology, 8th Edition

by Charles Jones, geology and planetary science, and Norris W. Jones.


This lab manual features inquiry-based hands-on exercises that help students learn how to do geology and to understand how the natural world works.

pensamiento colonial criticoPensamiento colonial critico. Textos y actos de Polo Ondegardo

edited by Gonzalo Lamana Ferrario, Hispanic languages and literatures.

Instituto Frances de Estudios Andinos/Centro Bartolome de Las Casas.

The book includes six texts by Polo Ondegardo, a jurist, royal bureaucrat and critical thinker influential both among his peers in 16th-century Peru and today. The manuscripts have been the object of a new and careful paleographic transcription, and the edition includes indexes of topics, names and places. The volume also includes a biography of Ondegardo, a detailed study of all previous editions and texts, and a study of Ondegardo’s intellectual project and political program suggesting that he was the creator of a pervasive Andean racial theory whose impact persists even today.

Perception, Realism and the Problem of Reference

edited by Peter Machamer, history and philosophy of science, and Athanassios Raftopoulos, University of Cyprus.

Cambridge University Press.

One of the perennial themes in philosophy is the problem of our access to the world around us: Do our perceptual systems bring us into contact with the world as it is or does perception depend upon our individual conceptual framework? This volume examines reference as it relates to perception, action and realism, and the questions that arise if there is no neutral perspective or independent way to know the world. The essays discuss the nature of referring, concentrating on the way perceptual reference links humans with the observable world, and go on to examine the implications of theories of perceptual reference for realism and the way in which scientific theories refer and thus connect humans to the world.

Pilgrimages to the Ancient Temples in Nara

translated by Hiroshi Nara, East Asian languages and literatures.


This book, first published in 1919 by Japanese philosopher Watsuji Testuro (1889-1960), remains a favorite among Japanese readers. It is both a travelogue to the ancient city of Nara (an analogue of Goethe’s “Italian Journey”) and a moving account of the interior journey to the cultural roots of Japanese culture. The book was significant because it not only anticipated many of his writings in later years but also served as a push to complete Japan’s cultural transformation to a modern nation.

A Pioneer in Yokohama: A Dutchman’s Adventures in the New Treaty Port

edited and translated by Martha Chaiklin, history.

Hackett Publishing.

In relating the story of his life on the island of Deshima and in the port of Yokohama during the late 1850s, Dutch merchant C. T. Assendelft de Coningh provides both an unprecedented eyewitness account of daily life in the Japanese treaty ports and a unique perspective on the economic, military and political forces the Western imperial powers brought to bear on newly opened Japan.

polynesian outliersPolynesian Outliers: The State of the Art

edited by Richard Scaglion, anthropology, and Richard Feinberg, Kent State University; managing editor: Katherine Lancaster, anthropology.

Ethnology, University of Pittsburgh.

Polynesia includes thousands of islands, most arranged in a rough triangle bounded by Hawaii, New Zealand and Easter Island. Outside this triangle, in the western Pacific, lie about two dozen small and widely separated islands, whose inhabitants speak Polynesian languages. These are the Polynesian outliers. Because of their geographic isolation and other factors, many experienced little European contact until relatively recently, making them crucial for the comparative study of Polynesia.

The Rewards of High Public Office in Europe and North America

edited by B. Guy Peters, political science, and Marleen Brans, Catholic University of Leuven.


Anyone observing the recent scandals in the United Kingdom could not fail to understand the political importance of the rewards of high public office. The British experience has been extreme but by no means unique. This book investigates both formal and informal rewards for working in high-level positions in the public sector, and seeks to determine the impacts of the choices of reward structures.

Silicon Carbide and Related Materials 2011

edited by Robert P. Devaty, physics and astronomy; T. Paul Chow; Michael Dudley, and Philip G. Neudeck.

Trans Tech Publications.

This two-volume set comprises the proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Silicon Carbide and Related Materials, which was held in Cleveland, Sept. 11-16, 2011. The aim of the conference was to discuss recent progress in crystal and epitaxial growth, characterization and control of material properties, advanced processing, device fabrication and development of advanced circuits for energy saving, high-voltage switching, high frequency, high power amplification and high-temperature operation, using silicon carbide and other wide-bandgap semiconductors including III-nitrides and diamond.


by Kathleen George, theatre arts.

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books.

This novel is a police thriller.

social movementslCoverSocial Movements in the World-System: The Politics of Crisis and Transformation

by Jackie Smith, sociology, and Dawn Wiest, American College of Physicians.

Russell Sage Foundation.

Global crises such as rising economic inequality, volatile financial markets and devastating climate change illustrate the limitations of a global economic order controlled largely by transnational corporations, wealthy states and other elites. As the impacts of such crises have intensified, they have generated a new wave of protests extending from the countries of the Middle East and North Africa throughout Europe, North America and elsewhere. This new surge of resistance builds upon a long history of transnational activism as it extends and develops new tactics for pro-democracy movements acting simultaneously around the world. In this book, the authors build upon theories of social movements, global institutions and the political economy of the world-system to uncover how institutions define the opportunities and constraints on social movements, which in turn introduce ideas and models of action that help transform social activism as well as the system itself.

Strategies for Social Change: Social Movements, Protest and Contention

edited by Rachel V. Kutz-Flamenbaum, sociology; Jeff Goodwin, New York University; Gregory M. Maney, Hofstra University, and Deana A. Rohlinger, Florida State University.

University of Minnesota Press.

The theory and practice of social movements come together in strategy — whether, why and how people can realize their visions of another world by acting together. This book offers a concise definition of strategy and a framework for differentiating between strategies. Specific chapters address micro-level decision-making processes and creativity, coalition-building in Northern Ireland, nonviolent strategies for challenging repressive regimes, identity politics, GLBT rights, the Christian right in Canada and the United States, land struggles in Brazil and India, movement media publicity and corporate social movement organizations.

Theory of Reflectance and Emittance Spectroscopy, 2nd Edition

by Bruce Hapke, geology and planetary science.

Cambridge University Press.

This book is a quantitative treatment of the physics of the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with particulate media, such as powders and soils. Subjects include electromagnetic-wave propagation, single-particle scattering, diffuse reflectance, thermal emittance and polarization.

Thinking Contemporary CuratingThinking Contemporary Curating

by Terry Smith, history of art and architecture.

Independent Curators International.

This book analyzes the volatile territory of international curatorial practice and the thinking –– or insight –– that underpins it. Today, curators take on roles far beyond caring for collections and making exhibitions. They co-create with artists; reimagine museums; write the history of curating; create discursive platforms, and undertake social or political activism, as well as rethink spectatorship.

Watch the Doors as They Close

by Karen Lillis, cultural studies.

Spuyten Duyvil/Meeting Eyes Bindery.

“This is the story of Anselm.” A woman plans to set down a faithful portrait of her ex-lover, just days after he’s fled their one-room romance. But as she looks back on the crash-and-burn affair, her writing quickly reveals her own contempt for and obsession with the moody, unpredictable Anselm. The 35-year-old narrator is an unpublished writer and retail clerk who spends her working hours shelving in a downtown bookstore, her days off laying low in a Brooklyn luncheonette. Anselm is a charming but hapless recent New Yorker, composer of music and an Ivy League dropout who hails from a disastrous Appalachian childhood. His storyline is heartbreaking, yet the fallible narrator goes in and out of sympathy for him as she vacillates between telling his story and theirs.

Women of the Right: Comparisons and Interplay Across Borders

edited by Kathleen M. Blee, sociology, and Sandra McGee Deutsch, University of Texas-El Paso.

Penn State University Press.

This book is a collection of essays examining women in right-wing politics across the world, from the early 20th-century white Afrikaner movement in South Africa to the supporters of Sarah Palin today. This volume introduces a global perspective on how women matter in the national and transnational links and exchanges of rightist politics.


9781118103005_cover.inddExtremophiles: Sustainable Resources and Biotechnological Implications

edited by Om V. Singh, biological and health sciences/biology.


This book features articles by scientists who shed light on broad-ranging areas of progress in the development of smart therapeutics for multiple disease types and products for industrial use. It bridges technological gaps, focusing on critical aspects of extremolytes and the mechanisms regulating their biosynthesis that are relevant to human health and bioenergy, including value-added products of commercial significance as well as other potentially viable products.

Governing Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Political Labor, Power and Government

edited by William R. Schumann III, behavioral and social sciences/anthropology, and Kendra Coulter, Brock University.

Palgrave Macmillan.

This collection of essays from different disciplines covers a variety of worldwide geography and time periods that focus less on the culture of politics and more on the culture of everyday bureaucracies.

The Shakespeare Handbooks: Shakespeare’s Contemporaries

edited by Kevin Ewert, communication and the arts/theatre, and Paul Edmondson, The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.


These handbooks –– for “The Changeling,” “The White Devil” and “’Tis Pity She’s a Whore” –– are introductory guides that offer a new approach to understanding the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in performance.


An Organizational Learning Approach to Process Innovations: The Extent and Scope of Diffusion and Adoption in Management Accounting Systems

by Jacob G. Birnberg, accounting, and Seleshi Sisaye, Duquesne University.


This is Vol. 24 in “Studies in Managerial and Financial Accounting,” which discusses the innovation process in organizations’ accounting systems using diffusion concepts from sociology and learning typologies from organization theory. The authors differentiate between incremental changes and system-wide changes.


active ethical professionalThe Active/Ethical Professional: A Framework for Responsible Educators

by Michael G. Gunzenhauser, administrative and policy studies.

Continuum Press.

This book proposes an ethical framework for educators who find their practice constrained by policies and structures created in response to accountability legislation. The author asserts that an educator’s dual position of being normalized (especially in relations with those above them in the education hierarchy) and normalizing (especially in relations with their students) can be troubling and difficult. The book argues that this position requires educators to be both “ethical” and “active.” To be ethical, educators not only need to resolve ethical dilemmas in defensible ways, but they also need to recognize themselves as powerful in relation to others. To be active, educators need to be vigilant for moments when they are placed in the position to be “reactive” to normalizing pressures, and they also need to develop clear notions of when they may create opportunities for the cultivation of educational selves.

Assessing Teacher Quality: Understanding Teacher Effects on Instruction and Achievement

edited by Sean Kelly, administrative and policy studies.

Teachers College Press.

Recent educational reforms have promoted accountability systems, which attempt to identify teacher effects on student outcomes and hold teachers accountable for producing learning gains. But in the complex world of classrooms, it may be difficult to attribute success or failure to teachers. In this collection, education scholars challenge market-based models of school improvement and argue that merely holding teachers accountable for scores on end-of-the-year exams will not lead to educational improvement. The authors show why, in addition to test performance, a close examination of instructional processes and school context is needed in order to truly understand teacher effects and improve learning in U.S. classrooms.

health & nutritionHealth and Nutrition of Children

by Christina Groark, Office of Child Development, and Leslie Song, Tufts Medical Center.

Bridgepointe Education/Ashford University.

This book is designed to provide readers with an overview of the nutrition, health and safety needs of young children from birth through age 8. It is written from an educational and health perspective, targeting what is necessary for practitioners to know and implement. It presents key information and applications to early childhood education settings, emphasizing developmentally appropriate practices related to the healthy development of young children.

Post-Secondary Education and Technology: A Global Perspective on Opportunities and Obstacles to Development

edited by John C. Weidman, administrative and policy studies; Stacy Austin-Li, Wainhouse Research, and Rebecca Clothey, Drexel University.

Palgrave Macmillan.

As the global commitment to educational access has become enshrined at all levels of society, new technologies also have been developed that hold tremendous promise for enabling these goals. This new reality provides vastly expanded possibilities for international collaboration, knowledge building, sharing of best practices and new ways to teach, both within the classroom and without. This book looks at trends and challenges for expanding access to post-secondary education via technology through a set of case studies and analyses written by people involved in relevant projects around the world.

Sagligi Gelistirme Programlari Teodiden Pratige

edited by Carl Fertman, health and physical activity, and Diane Allensworth.

Ministry of Health of Turkey.

This is the Turkish language translation of “Health Promotion Programs From Theory to Practice” (Jossey-Bass Publishers), which is being used to guide the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Ministry of Health of Turkey’s national health-promotion program.


Spot the Terrorist!

by Lori L. Jakiela, humanities/English.

WordTech Communications/Turning Point Books.


health informationHealth Information: Management of a Strategic Resource, 4th Edition

edited by Mervat Abdelhak, health information management; Sara Grostick, University of Alabama-Birmingham, and Mary Alice Hanken, University of Washington.


This book and a set of integrated tools and online resources were developed for health information management and health informatics students and practitioners. It received the Literary Award from the American Health Information Management Association.


The Value of Species

by Edward L. McCord.

Yale University Press.


Designing Online Learning: A Primer for Librarians

edited by Christinger Tomer, library and information science; Susan Alman, San Jose State, and Margaret Lincoln.

Libraries Unlimited.

This book provides best practices for librarians who are unfamiliar with online education and need guidance in either developing an online course or providing support to faculty and students in online courses. It provides an introduction to online teaching and learning that details elementary technologies and technical standards, utilizes case studies that showcase successful programs and identifies best practices for design, instructor development and student assessment.


business enterprisesBusiness Enterprises: Legal Structures, Governance and Policy Cases, Materials and Problems, 2nd Edition

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


This is a standard law school casebook, used in many U.S. law schools as the text for the basic (second-year) course in business enterprises or business organizations.

Exam Pro Objective on Criminal Law

by John Burkoff and Nancy Burkoff.


This study aid contains more than 200 multiple-choice questions, some focusing on specific subject areas and others mixed together in practice exams covering multiple topics. Together, these questions survey most of the material covered in a typical criminal law course. Each question is accompanied by a detailed and thorough explanation of what is the correct answer and what is not. These answers can be used to foster a deeper understanding of criminal law and to show students how to apply the rules they learned in class on an actual multiple-choice exam.

Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science

by David A. Harris.

NYU Press.

Principles of Criminal Procedure, 4th Edition

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


This book includes references to recent, relevant decisions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, it contains study devices such as “focal points” at the beginning of each chapter, and “points to remember” at the end of each section.

The Sage Handbook of Corporate Governance

edited by Douglas M. Branson, and Thomas Clarke, University of Technology, Sydney.

Sage Publications.

The book contains 27 articles and essays by governance experts from around the globe. The authors represent a variety of fields: accountancy, law, finance and philosophy as well as governance.

Three Tastes of Nuoc Mam: The Brown Water Navy and Visits to Vietnam

by Douglas M. Branson.

Hellgate Press.

Nuoc mam is the fermented fish sauce the Vietnamese use like ketchup. The book contains three snapshots of the country: then, now and in the future. The author served in combat in the Vietnam War (the American War, as the Vietnamese call it) in 1966-67, stationed in Phan Thiet, Vietnam’s nuoc mam manufacturing center. He has returned to Vietnam several times as a tourist and as a consultant. The book is part memoir, part travelogue and part socio-political, gastronomic and economic commentary.


Group Processes

edited by John M. Levine, LRDC and Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

Psychology Press.

The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication

edited by Elizabeth Rangel, LRDC; Scott F. Kiesling, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, and Christina Paulston, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.



applied physiologyApplied Physiology in Intensive Care 1: Physiological Notes, Technical Notes and Seminal Studies in Intensive Care, 3rd Edition

edited by Michael R. Pinsky, critical care medicine; Massimo Antonelli; Laurent Brochard, and Goran Hedenstierna.


This a compendium of articles published in Intensive Care Medicine.

Applied Physiology in Intensive Care 2: Physiological Reviews and Editorials, 3rd Edition

edited by Michael R. Pinsky, critical care medicine; Massimo Antonelli; Laurent Brochard, and  Jordi Mancebo.


This is a compendium of review articles published in Intensive Care Medicine.

Autophagy of the Nervous System: Cellular Self-Digestion in Neurons and Neurological Diseases

edited by Charleen T. Chu, pathology, and Zhenyu Yue, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.

World Scientific.

This book provides a view of major concepts in autophagy research with a focus on autophagy in neurons. Experimental evidence for evolutionarily conserved and specialized regulatory mechanisms for autophagy in the mammalian nervous system are presented, including recent data on braking mechanisms. Areas of intersection with cell death, the ubiquitin-proteasome system, chaperone-mediated autophagy and the endocytic pathway are reviewed, along with emerging areas of mitochondrial autophagy (mitophagy) and the autophagic regulation of neuritic/synaptic processes. Advances in delineating mechanisms by which autophagy is involved in the pathophysiology of neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, ischemia/hypoxia and lysosomal storage diseases, are discussed along with current drug development strategies targeting autophagy.

Care of the Jaundiced Neonate

by Jon F. Watchko, pediatrics; M. Jeffrey Maisels, Oakland University, and David K. Stevenson, Stanford University.


This textbook pulls together recent advances in the science of bilirubin and the prevention of bilirubin encephalopathy in neonates. The 13 chapters review the science of bilirubin (genetics, biochemistry, transport and metabolism) and the clinical aspects of neonatal jaundice management including epidemiology, public policy, phototherapy and other treatments, complemented by a chapter on kernicterus. The book received a perfect 5-Star, 100/100 review in Doody’s.

Cystic Fibrosis: A Guide for Patient and Family, 4th Edition

by David M. Orenstein, pediatrics; Jonathan E. Spahr, pediatrics, and Daniel J. Weiner, pediatrics.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Cystic fibrosis is the most common inherited, profoundly life-shortening disease among white populations. The book is used in cystic fibrosis centers nationwide.

Food Lovers’ Guide to Pittsburgh: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings

by Sarah Sudar, medicine; Julia Gongaware; Amanda McFadden, and Laura Zorch.

Globe Pequot Press.

Plastic Surgery, 3rd Edition

edited by Joseph Losee, plastic surgery, and Eduardo D. Rodriguez, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.


Volume 3 is “Craniofacial, Head and Neck Surgery and Pediatric Plastic Surgery.”

Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery: Clinical Questions and Answers

edited by Samuel A. Tisherman, surgery and critical care medicine; Gerald J. Fulda, Jefferson Medical College; Forrest O. Moore, Louisiana State University, and Peter M. Rhee, University of Arizona.


Understanding Anesthesia: What You Need to Know About Sedation and Pain Control

by Steven L. Orebaugh, anesthesiology.

Johns Hopkins University Press.

The Woman’s Fibromyalgia Toolkit: Manage Your Symptoms and Take Control of Your Life

by Dawn Marcus, anesthesiology, and Atul Deodhar, Oregon Health Science University.


This book tells readers what they need to know to take control of fibromyalgia symptoms. It includes step-by-step instructions for using effective non-drug treatments, including exercises, yoga and relaxation techniques; a discussion of what to expect from prescription medications, and what nutritional supplements may be helpful.

atlas of pediatric diagnosisZitelli and Davis’ Atlas of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis, 6th Edition

edited by Andrew J. Nowalk, pediatrics; Sara C. McIntire, pediatrics, and Basil Zitelli, pediatrics.


This pediatric textbook includes more than 2,600 clinical photographs (most in color), radiographs and other diagnostic tests in a wide variety of pediatric disorders. The book also is available on a password-protected web site that includes several videos of endoscopies and a variety of clinical disorders showing movements such as seizures.


Forensic Nursing: Evidence-based Principles and Practice

by Rose Constantino, health and community systems; Patricia A. Crane, and Susan E. Young.

F.A. Davis.


leibniz&cryptographyLeibniz and Cryptography

by Nicholas Rescher, philosophy.

University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.

On Explaining Existence

by Nicholas Rescher, philosophy.

ONTOS Verlag.

No short book on the explanation of existence can afford the hubris of claiming to accomplish this task. What is attempted here is at the very most a rough sketch of the conceptual architecture that an adequate explanation can be expected to exhibit. A vast amount of detail will have to be filled in to provide a tenable explanation. Only the rough shape that the explanation will have to take is something that one can map out as the basis of considerations of general principles, giving reasons why alternative directions are less promising and how objection to the indicated direction can be removed or mitigated.

Pragmatism: The Restoration of Its Scientific Roots

by Nicholas Rescher, philosophy.

Transaction Books.

Pragmatism describes a process where theory is extracted from practice and applied back to practice to form what is called intelligent practice. Pragmatism was intended, by Charles S. Peirce, its founder, as a doctrine for the rational substantiation of knowledge claims. For Peirce, what mattered was successful prediction and control. Practice was to serve as the arbiter of theory. Objective efficacy, not personal satisfaction, is what matters for fixing opinion in a community of rational inquirers. According to the author, later pragmatists saw the matter differently, envisioning subjective satisfactions, rather than objectively determinable functional effectiveness, as being the aim of the enterprise. William James, in particular, had an agenda different from that of Peirce. James’s soft pragmatism abandons the classical idea of inquiry as the paramount of truth; it believes that truth is an illusion, an unrealizable figment of the imagination. Peirce’s hard pragmatism believes that the classic idea of truth remains valid. The author examines and explores pragmatism dialectically.


Arms and the University: Military Presence and the Civic Education of Non-military Students

by Ilia Murtazashvili, and Donald Alexander Downs, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Cambridge University Press.

The gap between the U.S. military and society has widened in recent years, posing problems for the constitutional order. The gap is especially acute in major universities. This book probes various dimensions of the tense relationship between the military and the university. Developing and applying a theory of civic and liberal education, this book shows how some military presence on campus can contribute to the diversity of ideas and the education of all students.

drug trafficking, violence & instabilityDrug Trafficking, Violence and Instability

by Phil Williams, and Vanda Felbab-Brown, Brookings Institute.

Strategic Studies Institute.

This monograph serves to introduce the series by providing general conceptions of the global security challenges posed by violent armed groups; identifying the issues of greatest importance to scholars studying the phenomenon, and emphasizing the need for the U.S. government to understand variation in the challenges it faces from a wide range of potential enemies.

Public Policy Analysis, 5th Edition

by William N. Dunn.


First published in 1981, this book has been translated into Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Indonesian, Romanian and Macedonian. It bridges the gap between theory and practice by providing intermediate and advanced skills for analyzing public policies and communicating findings through memos, position papers and other forms of structured analytical writing. The book emphasizes the development of critical thinking skills by examining policy arguments advanced by policy practitioners as well as political scientists, economists and ethical philosophers.


Biostatistics: A Computing Approach

by Stewart J. Anderson, biostatistics.

CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group.

This book focuses on visualization and computational approaches associated with classical and modern analysis techniques in biostatistics. It promotes computing as a tool for summarizing data, performing analyses and formulating simulations that can facilitate such understanding. Programs in R and SAS are presented throughout the text to illustrate various statistical techniques. In many cases, hand calculations also are demonstrated to help the reader better understand formulas associated with particular statistical procedures.


Hungary Through the Centuries: Studies in Honor of Professors Steven Bèla Várdy and Agnes Huszár Várdy

edited by Richard P. Mulcahy, liberal arts/history and political science; János Angi, University of Debrecen, and Tibor Glant, University of Debrecen.

Columbia University Press.

This festschrift consists of 31 essays on various aspects of Hungarian history, dating from the Middle Ages up to and including the modern era.


the big countryJerome Moross’s ‘The Big Country’: A Film Score Guide

by Mariana Whitmer, Center for American Music.

Scarecrow Press.

With its unique focus on pacifism, “The Big Country” was an unusual Western for the 1950s. One of the most enduring elements of the film has been Jerome Moross’s score. Inspired to rethink the traditional Western score and approach it in a way that enhanced the emotional content rather than simply accompanying the action, Moross created a work that stands as one of the great achievements of cinematic music. The author examines Moross’s landmark work, drawing upon his original manuscripts and correspondence. She relates the history of this score and how the film’s music differs significantly from contemporary trends in the Western.



BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies

edited by Neepa Majumdar, English; Moinak Biswas, Jadavpur University; Rosie Thomas, University of Westminster, and Ravi S. Vasudevan, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies.

Sage Publications.

This blind peer-reviewed journal, published biannually, provides a forum for the intersections of South Asian screen practices with related media forms, such as musical recording and performance, popular print culture, stage-set design and the history of publicity, advertising and consumer cultures. It has published research on historical, regional and virtual spaces of screen cultures.

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edited by Paul A. Bové, English; managing editor: Margaret A. Havran, English; guest editor of spring 2012 issue: Ronald A. Judy, English.

Duke University Press.

Extending beyond the postmodern, this international journal of literature and culture approaches problems in these areas from a number of politically, historically and theoretically informed perspectives. It remains committed to understanding the present and approaching the study of national and international culture and politics through literature and the human sciences.

The Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies

edited by William Chase, history and University Center for International Studies; Robert Donnorummo, University Center for International Studies; Andrew Konitzer, University Center for International Studies, and Julie Tvaruzek, University Center for International Studies; managing editor: Eileen O’Malley, University Center for International Studies.

Center for Russian and East European Studies.

This scholarly paper series, named after the first director of the University Center for International Studies, publishes work in many disciplines and areas of inquiry. Some 20,000 copies have been sold/distributed over the journal’s 30-year history. In 2012, the journal transitioned to an online, partially open-access format. Subscribers can access the most recent three years of publication, and archives are available open access. All material and information on subscribing is available at the journal’s web site: All submissions are anonymously refereed.

Creative Nonfiction

edited by Lee Gutkind, English.

Creative Nonfiction Foundation.

Critical Quarterly

edited by Colin MacCabe, English.


This journal is known for its blend of literary criticism, cultural studies, poetry and fiction.

ethnologyEthnology: An International Journal of Cultural and Social Anthropology

editor-in-chief: Leonard Plotnicov, anthropology; editors: Joseph S. Alter, anthropology; Richard Scaglion, anthropology, and Marie Norman, iCarnegie Global Learning; managing editor: Katherine A. Lancaster, anthropology.

University of Pittsburgh.

This international 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 University Center for International Studies;  Alejandro Mauro de la Fuente, history and University Center for International Studies, and Lara Putnam, history and University Center for International Studies.

Duke University Press.

Founded in 1918, this quarterly journal pioneered the study of Latin American history and culture in the United States. It maintains a tradition of publishing vital work across thematic, chronological, regional and methodological specializations.

journal of ritual studiesJournal of Ritual Studies

edited by Pamela J. Stewart, anthropology, and Andrew J. Strathern, anthropology.

Carolina Academic Press.

This is an independent, subscriber-based, peer-reviewed international journal. The term “ritual” has long enjoyed wide use in a number of disciplines, and many scholars have noted the fundamental social importance of ritualized behaviors and the difficulty of interpreting them. It is only recently, however, that ritual studies has become a recognized interdisciplinary field. This journal provides a forum for debate about ritual’s role and meaning, and seeks better definition for this rapidly growing field.

Journal of World-Systems Research

edited by Jackie Smith, sociology.

American Sociological Association.

This online, peer-reviewed journal disseminates scholarly research on topics that are relevant to the analysis of world-systems. It publishes works that proceed from several different theoretical stances and disciplines. These include civilizationists, evolutionary approaches, international political economy and comparative, historical and cultural analysis. It also publishes discussions of future trajectories and options for the modern world-system and considerations of what can be done to create a more humane, peaceful and just world society.

Progress in Surface Science

edited by Hrvoje Petek, physics and astronomy.


Because of the transdisciplinary nature of surface science, topics are chosen for their timeliness from across the spectrum of scientific and engineering subjects.

Sex Roles 2012Sex Roles: A Journal of Research

edited by Irene H. Frieze, psychology; managing editor: Susan Dittrich, psychology.


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.

Shashi: The Journal of Japanese Business and Company History

edited by Martha Chaiklin, history, and Hiroyuki Good, University Library System.

University Library System.

Shashi is literature published by companies to commemorate significant anniversaries. These books contain not only the company’s history, but also that of their industries. They reflect changes in culture, conditions and social environment. Shashi also present history going back to the medieval and early modern periods, since so many Japanese companies have experienced extraordinary longevity. There are more than 50,000 companies over 100 years old in Japan; 3,886 of them are over 200 years old.

Social Networks: An International Journal of Structural Analysis

edited by Patrick Doreian, sociology, and Martin Everett, University of Manchester.


This is a quarterly journal.

Variaciones Borges

edited by Daniel Balderston, Hispanic languages and literatures.

Borges Center, University of Pittsburgh.

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


AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction

edited by Dennis Galletta, decision, operations and information technology, and Ping Zhang, Syracuse University.

Association for Information Systems.

This is a peer-reviewed international scholarly journal oriented to the information systems community, emphasizing applications in business, managerial, organizational and cultural contexts. The objective is to enhance and communicate knowledge about the interplay among humans, information, technologies and tasks in order to guide the development and use of human-centered information and communication technologies and services for individuals, groups, organizations and communities.


Excellence in Higher Education

edited by W. James Jacob, administrative and policy studies; John C. Weidman, administrative and policy studies, and Irwan Nasution; managing editor: Jennifer R. Crandall, administrative and policy studies.

University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.

This journal encourages diverse points of view, creating a forum for the sharing of research on higher education. The goal is to enable readers around the world to explore Indonesian and global higher-education traditions and contemporary patterns in a global context, thereby promoting mutual dialogue and enriching the theory, policy and practice of higher education.


Oxidation of Metals

edited by Brian Gleeson, mechanical engineering and materials science.


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


Assistive Technology

edited by Rory A. Cooper, rehabilitation science and technology, and Albert M. Cook.

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America.

International Journal of Telerehabilitation

edited by Ellen Cohn, communication science and disorders, and Jana Cason, Spalding University.

University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.

This biannual journal is dedicated to advancing telerehabilitation by disseminating information about current peer-reviewed research and practices.


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.


Artificial Intelligence and Law

edited by Kevin D. Ashley, law and Learning Research and Development Center; Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool, and Giovanni Sartor, University of Bologna.


This journal contains information on theoretical or empirical studies in artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, jurisprudence, linguistics or philosophy that addresses the development of formal or computational models of legal knowledge, reasoning and decision making. It also includes in-depth studies of innovative artificial intelligence systems that are being used in the legal domain and gives space to studies that address the ethical and social implications of the field of artificial intelligence and law.

Search and Seizure Law Report

edited by John M. Burkoff.


This is a monthly publication.


Artificial Intelligence and Law

edited by Kevin D. Ashley, LRDC and law; Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool, and Giovanni Sartor, University of Bologna.



academic medicine coverAcademic Medicine

editor-in-chief: Steven L. Kanter, Office of the Vice Dean.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

With an impact factor of 3.524, this journal ranks first in its field. As the monthly, peer-reviewed journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, it serves as an international forum for the exchange of ideas and information about policy, issues and research concerning academic medicine, including strengthening the quality of medical education and training, enhancing the search for biomedical knowledge, advancing research in health services and integrating education and research into the provision of effective health care.

Best Practice and Research Clinical Anaesthesiology

guest editor: Kathirvel Subramaniam, anesthesiology.


The June 2012 issue focused on mechanical circulatory support.

Bipolar Disorders: An International Journal of Psychiatry and Neurosciences

edited by K. N. Roy Chengappa, psychiatry, and Samuel Gershon, psychiatry.


This international journal is dedicated to publishing the results of research relevant to the basic mechanisms, clinical aspects and treatment of bipolar disorders.

Clinics in Laboratory Medicine: Conceptual Advances in Pathology

guest editor: Zoltan Nagy Oltvai, pathology; consulting editor: Alan Wells, pathology.


International Anesthesiology Clinics

guest editors: Kathrivel Subramaniam, anesthesiology, and Brian Williams, anesthesiology.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

This is the summer 2012 issue of the journal.

Journal of Innate Immunity

guest editor: Michael Lotze, surgery.


Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

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


This journal serves as an international source of information for health-care professionals.

Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine

editor-in-chief: Freddie H. Fu, orthopaedic surgery.

Dove Press.

This is an international, peer-reviewed, online journal publishing original research, reports, reviews and commentaries on all areas of sports medicine.

Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics

edited by Freddie H. Fu, orthopaedic surgery.


This illustrated journal keeps practitioners informed about significant advances in all areas of surgical management. Each issue of this atlas-style journal explores a single topic, often offering alternate approaches to the same procedure.

Pediatric and Developmental Pathology

edited by Miguel Reyes-Múgica, pathology; managing editor: Kathy Hoff, pathology.

Allen Press.

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

pediatric diabetesPediatric Diabetes

edited by Mark A. Sperling, pediatrics; associate editors: Silva Arslanian, pediatrics; Dorothy J. Becker, pediatrics, and Massimo Trucco, pediatrics; managing editor: Daniel Bogdan, pediatrics.


This journal, published eight times a year, is devoted to disseminating new information relating to the epidemiology, etiology, pathogenesis, management, complications and prevention of diabetes in childhood and adolescence. The journal reviews full-length papers, preliminary communications with important new information and clinical reports.

Seminars in Ophthalmology

editor-in-chief: Thomas R. Friberg, ophthalmology.

Informa Healthcare.

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

Wound Repair and Regeneration

edited by Patricia A. Hebda, otolaryngology.


This international journal is the official publication of the Wound Healing Society (US), the European Tissue Repair Society, the Japanese Society for Wound Healing and the Australian Wound Management Association. It publishes original scientific and clinical papers.


Race and Social Problems

editor-in-chief: Gary F. Koeske; associate editor: Ralph Bangs.


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, UCIS and Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences; Robert Donnorummo, UCIS; Andrew Konitzer, UCIS; Julie Tvaruzek, UCIS; Vanessa Gabler, University Library System, and Justin Pastrick, University Library System; managing editor: Eileen O’Malley, UCIS.

Center for Russian and East European Studies.

Hispanic American Historical Review

edited by George Reid Andrews, UCIS and Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences;  Alejandro Mauro de la Fuente, UCIS and Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, and Lara Putnam, UCIS and Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

Duke University Press.


JIRJournal of Intergenerational Relationships

editor-in-chief: Sally Newman.

Taylor & Francis Group.

This journal focuses on intergenerational research, practice methods and policy initiatives in social work, community development, health, sociology, gerontology, child development, education, social policy and communications, among other areas.


The Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies

edited by Vanessa Gabler, ULS; Justin Pastrick, ULS; William Chase, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences and University Center for International Studies; Robert Donnorummo, University Center for International Studies; Andrew Konitzer, University Center for International Studies, and Julie Tvaruzek, University Center for International Studies; managing editor: Eileen O’Malley, University Center for International Studies.

Center for Russian and East European Studies.

Journal of Society for Chinese Studies Librarians

edited by Hong Xu, East Asian Library, and Xiaohe Ma.

Guangxi Normal University Press.

This journal is an official publication of the Society for Chinese Studies Librarians. It is published yearly in Chinese.

Shashi: The Journal of Japanese Business and Company History

edited by Hiroyuki Good, East Asian Library, and Martha Chaiklin, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

University Library System.



As You Like It

actors: W. Stephen Coleman, theatre arts, and Theo Allyn, theatre arts.

Pittsburgh Public Theater.

This play was staged Jan. 19-Feb. 19, 2012, at the O’Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh.

circadian rhythmsCircadian Rhythms

composer: Mathew Rosenblum, music.

New World Records.

This all-Rosenblum disc includes “Yonah’s Dream,” performed by Newband, Stefani Starin flute, Dean Drummond, conductor; “Circadian Rhythms,” performed by Dave Eggar, Rob Frankenberry and Chuck Palmer; “Two Harmonies,” performed by Wendy Richman, Shirley Yoo and Timothy Feeney; “Under The Rainbow,” performed by Lindsey Goodman, and “The Big Rip,” performed by the Calmus Ensemble and the Rascher Saxophone Quartet.

Dawn and Dusk

artist: Michael Morrill, studio arts.

Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia.

This exhibit was held Jan. 13-Feb. 19, 2012.

The Gammage Project

by Attilio Favorini, theatre arts.

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater and University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre.

This was a documentary drama examining the death of a black motorist, Jonny Gammage, while in the custody of five white police officers in the Pittsburgh suburb of Brentwood in 1995. Favorini received the Artistic Achievement Award from the Black Political Empowerment Project for the project, which was staged for Pitt Repertory Theatre Feb. 9-19, 2012. It was staged for Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater March 2-4, 2012.


composer: Florencio Asenjo, mathematics.

Albany Records.

This CD features “A Diptych of Lord Dunsany’s Tales,” “Concerto for Orchestra” and “Glimpses at Borges Universe: Three Impressions for Violin and Orchestra,” recorded by the Bulgarian Philharmonic.

Her Hamlet

by Theo Allyn, theatre arts, and Lisa Jackson-Schebetta, theatre arts; director: Lisa Jackson-Schebetta.

University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre.

This play was staged Oct. 4-13, 2012.

Home Show

artist: Delanie Jenkins, studio arts.

Through the Purple Door Gallery, Verona, N.J.

This solo art exhibition was held June 9-Sept. 9, 2012.

Kenneth Batista: Recent Works

artist: Kenneth Batista, studio arts.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

This exhibit was held Feb. 10-April 22, 2012.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

director: Vernell A. Lillie, Africana studies.

Kuntu Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh.

This play was staged Jan.19-Feb. 4, 2012.

MeatHorizonMeat Horizon

artist: Barbara Weissberger, studio arts.

Holter Museum, Helena, Mont.

This exhibit was held May 18-Aug. 31, 2012.


artist: Paul Glabicki, studio arts.

Kim Foster Gallery, New York City.

This exhibit was held March 15-April 14, 2012.

Overlapping Memories

artist: Delanie Jenkins, studio arts.

Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, and Quart Jove, Quart de Poblet.

This exhibit was held Feb. 10-April 1, 2012, in Pittsburgh and in Valencia, Spain, Feb. 25-March 24, 2012. This two-site group exhibition is an art exchange between artists based in Spain and the United States who are working with contemporary collage as a medium and dealing with themes of memory and retrospection.


18th Annual Refresher Course: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology

edited by Michael Pinsky, critical care medicine.

This is a web site with all the presentations for the refresher course.

The Cost of Anesthesia Drugs

by James Ibinson, anesthesiology, and David Metro, anesthesiology.

Med Ed Portal.

This is an online workshop.

Shots 2012 CDC Immunizations

by Richard Zimmerman, family medicine, and Donald Middleton.

Society of Teachers of Family Medicine.

This is an up-to-date digital immunization reference for clinicians, teachers and health-care providers or for anyone who might need quick answers to tough vaccination questions. All content is written by immunization experts and has been reviewed by an expert from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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