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April 3, 2014

Books, Journals & More supplement

BJ&McoverFor articleThis 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.

Listings in this year’s publication have a 2013 copyright or performance date.




Archaeological Campaigns Below the Florence Duomo and Baptistery, 1895-1980

by Franklin Toker, history of art and architecture.

Brepols Publishers.

A&S-arguing about human natureThis volume details excavations below the Cathedral of Florence, Italy, directed by the author in 1970-74 and again in 1980, integrating those results with other excavations in the Cathedral district dating back to 1890. It contains 54 color plates; 500 black-and-white photographs and drawings, and dozens of charts and histograms on the scientific testing of data.

Arguing About Human Nature: Contemporary Debates

edited by Edouard Machery, history and philosophy of science, and Stephen M. Downes, University of Utah.


This volume brings together key articles about human nature written by biologists, anthropologists, psychologists and philosophers since the sociobiology debate of the 1970s.

Big Data in History

A&S-bigDataby Patrick Manning, history.

Palgrave Macmillan.

Body Double: The Author Incarnate in the Cinema

by Lucy Fischer, English and film studies.

Rutgers University Press.

This book explores the myriad ways that film artists have represented the creative process. The author draws on a neglected element of auteur studies to show that filmmakers frequently raise questions about the paradoxes of authorship by portraying the onscreen writer. Dealing with such varied topics as the icon of the typewriter, the case of the writer/director, the authoress and the omnipresent infirm author, she probes the ways in which films can tell a plausible story while contemplating the conditions and theories of their making. By examining many forms of cinema, from Hollywood and the international art cinema to the avant-garde, the author considers the gender, age and mental or physical health of fictionalized writers; the dramatized interaction between artists and their audiences and critics, and the formal play of written words and nonverbal images.

Concepts and Their Role in Knowledge: Reflections on Objectivist Epistemology

edited by Allan Gotthelf, history and philosophy of science; associate editor: James Lennox, history and philosophy of science.

University of Pittsburgh Press.

This book is a scholarly analysis of key elements of Ayn Rand’s radically new approach to epistemology.

Defending Democratic Norms: International Actors and the Politics of Electoral Misconduct

A&S-Defending democratic normsby Daniela Donno, political science.

Oxford University Press.

Electoral misconduct is widespread, but only some countries are punished by international actors for violating democratic norms. Using an original dataset and country case studies, this book explains variations in international norm enforcement and shows that despite being selective, it nevertheless can have transformative effects on both the quality and outcome of elections.

Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival and Fall

by Aníbal Pérez-Liñán, political science, and Scott Mainwaring, University of Notre Dame.

Cambridge University Press.

This book presents a new theory for why political regimes emerge and why they subsequently survive or break down. It analyzes the emergence, survival and fall of democracies and dictatorships in Latin America since 1900. The authors argue for a theoretical approach situated between long-term structural and cultural explanations and short-term explanations that look at the decisions of specific leaders. They focus on the political preferences of powerful actors — the degree to which they embrace democracy as an intrinsically desirable end and their policy radicalism — to explain regime outcomes. They also demonstrate that transnational forces and influences are crucial to understanding regional waves of democratization. Based on extensive research into the political histories of all 20 Latin American countries, this book offers the first extended analysis of regime emergence, survival and failure for all of Latin America over a long period of time.

Dramatic Action in Greek Tragedy and Noh: Reading With and Beyond Aristotle

A&S-DramaticActioninGreekTragedyby Mae J. Smethurst, classics.

Lexington Books.

This book explores the ramifications of understanding the similarities and difference between the tragedies of Euripides and Sophocles and realistic Japanese noh. Using the lens of Aristotle and his two favored Greek tragedies, the author reveals a similar symbiosis between plot and performance in both dramatic forms. She uncovers an Aristotelian plot structure in realistic noh and the relationship between the crucial points in the plot and its performance; on the Greek side, looking at the tragedies through the lens of noh, she reveals a relationship between the structure of the tragedies and their performance — that is, the involvement of the third actor at the climactic moments of the plot. This observation helps to account for Aristotle’s view that tragedy be limited to three actors.

Finding Your Voice: A Comprehensive Guide to Collegiate Policy Debate

by Taylor Ward Hahn, communication; Allison Hahn, communication, and Marie-Odile Hobeika, communication.

International Debate Education Association.

This book provides an in-depth introduction for students entering collegiate or national high school circuit policy debate. It offers information on mainstream, critical and hybrid arguments along with the tools and advice necessary for debaters to quickly progress into JV and varsity divisions while avoiding bad habits commonly seen in novice rounds. It also includes a quick reference for debate terms, FAQ for partner issues and judge adaptation, research assistance and rebuttal outlines.

From Yugoslavia to the Western Balkans: Studies of a European Disunion, 1991-2011

by Robert M. Hayden, anthropology.


This volume brings together the author’s major studies of the end of Yugoslavia and what has occurred since in the region. The chapters were written as events occurred, over the period 1991-2011, based mainly on materials from the region rather than on works by Western authors. The four sections of the book discuss the end of Yugoslavia; discourses on genocide, ethnic cleansing and population transfers; humanitarian hypocrisy, and the un-imagining of communities in the region. The final chapter analyzes the striking similarities between the constitutional structures of Yugoslavia and those of the EU under the Lisbon Treaty, noting as well that both projects were/are elite-driven, had major democratic deficits and were not legitimized by popular vote.

Globalization, Social Movements and Peacebuilding

edited by Jackie Smith, sociology, and Ernesto Verdeja, University of Notre Dame.

Syracuse University Press.

Each year, governments spend billions of dollars on peacekeeping efforts around the world, and much more is spent on humanitarian aid to refugees and other victims of armed struggle. Yet research shows that nearly half of all countries experiencing civil war see renewed violent conflict within five years of a peace agreement. How do we account for such a poor track record? This book considers how global capitalism affects fragile peace processes, arguing that the international economic system itself is a major contributor to violent conflict. By including the work of anthropologists, economists, religious studies experts, sociologists and political scientists, this book presents a broad exploration of the complexities of peacebuilding in a global market economy.Untitled-3

Governing: Essays in Honour of Donald J. Savoie

edited by B. Guy Peters, political science, and James Bickerton, St. Francis Xavier University.

McGill-Queen’s University Press.

This book delves into Savoie’s primary fields of interest: regional development and the nature of executive power in public administration. Most chapters deal with issues of democratic governance, particularly the changing relationship over the past 30 years between politicians and public servants. Others address the history of regional development, examining the politics of regional inequalities and the promises and pitfalls of approaches adopted by governments to resolve the most vexing policy problems. Contributors provide readers with a primer on the key issues that have provoked debate among practitioners and students of government alike, while reflecting on government initiatives meant to address inadequacies.

Imaginary Citizens: Child Readers and the Limits of American Independence, 1640-1868

weikle-millscomp.inddby Courtney Weikle-Mills, English.

Johns Hopkins University Press.

This book is a literary history of children’s citizenship that investigates how early Americans addressed the complications that children posed to the civic ideals of independence, reason and consent. Because of the inherent limitations of free rational citizenship, the author argues a substantial contingent of the people came to be understood as “imaginary citizens”: individuals who could not exercise most civic rights, but who figured heavily in literary representations of citizenship and were invited to imagine themselves as citizens through reading.

A&S-MigrationInWorldHistoryMigration in World History, 2nd Edition

by Patrick Manning, history.


This updated edition traces the connections among regions brought about by the movement of people, diseases, crops, technology and ideas, from earliest human migrations to the present day.

Northern Ireland’s Lost Opportunity: The Frustrated Promise of Political Loyalism

by Tony Novosel, history.

Pluto Press.

This book is an in-depth investigation into working-class A&S-Northern IrelandLoyalism in Northern Ireland as represented by the Ulster Volunteer Force, the Red Hand Commando and their political allies. The author argues that these groups, seen as implacable enemies by Republicans and the left, developed a political analysis of the Northern Ireland conflict in the 1970s that involved a compromise peace with all political parties and warring factions — something that historians and writers largely have ignored.

Out of Place: German Realism, Displacement and Modernity

A&S-Out of Placeby John B. Lyon, German.

Bloomsbury Publishing.

In late 19th-century Germany, the onset of modernity transformed how people experienced place. In response to increased industrialization, urbanization, the expansion of international capitalism and the extension of railway and other travel networks, the sense of being connected to a specific place gave way to an unsettling sense of displacement. This book analyzes the works of three major representatives of German realism — Wilhelm Raabe, Theodor Fontane and Gottfried Keller — within this historical context. It situates the perceived loss of place evident in their texts within the contemporary discourse of housing and urban reform, but also views such discourse through the lens of 20th-century theories of place, both phenomenological (Heidegger and Casey) and Marxist (Deleuze, Guattari and Benjamin). It highlights the engagement with issues of place and space that reappear today in debates about environmentalism, transnationalism, globalization and regionalism.

A&S-representative bureaucracyRepresentative Bureaucracy in Action: Country Profiles From the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia

edited by B. Guy Peters, political science; Patrick von Maravic, University of Alberta, and Eckhard Schröeter, Zeppelin University.

Edward Elgar Publishing.

This book shows how salient the politics of representativeness have become in increasingly diverse societies. At the same time, it illustrates the wide variety of practices based on different political systems, administrative structures and cultural settings.

Shakespeare and Outsiders

A&S-shakespeareby Marianne Novy, English.

Oxford University Press.

Some of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters are treated as outsiders in at least part of their plays: Othello, Shylock, Malvolio, Katherine (the “Shrew”), Edmund, Caliban and many others. Marked as different and regarded with hostility by some in their society, many of these characters have become icons of group identity. While many critics use the term “outsider,” this book analyzes it as a relative identity and not a fixed one, a position that characters move into and out of, to show some characters affirming their places as relative insiders by the way they treat others as more outsiders than they are, and to compare characters who are outsiders not just in terms of race and religion but also in terms of gender, age, poverty, illegitimate birth, psychology, morality and other issues.

A&S-strategies for comp pol researchStrategies for Comparative Political Research: Theory and Methods

by B. Guy Peters, political science.

Palgrave Macmillan.

This book provides an accessible introduction to comparative methodology by drawing on a wide range of approaches.

Tales from the Development Frontier: How China and Other Countries Harness Light Manufacturing to Create Jobs and Prosperity

by Thomas Rawski, economics; Hinh T. Dinh, World Bank; Eleonora Mavroeidi, World Bank; Lihong Wang, World Bank, and Ali Zafar, World Bank.

The World Bank.

A&S-tales from the development frontThe authors combine documentary study and field research to analyze efforts to establish light manufacturing clusters in Asia and Africa. Case studies illuminate potential growth opportunities in agribusiness, apparel, leather goods, woodworking and metal products. The authors propose policies that could relax existing constraints and enable entrepreneurs to capitalize on the latent comparative advantage and large potential gains available to low-income economies by expanding these industries.

Theatre and Mind

A&S-theatre&mindby Bruce McConachie, theatre arts.

Palgrave Macmillan.

This book outlines the evolutionary and cognitive basics of play/performance. It discusses roleplaying, empathy, rehearsing and the dynamics of spectating/interpretation.


Bradford-A LeopardA Leopard Am I

translated by Carys Evans-Corrales, communication and the arts/Spanish.

Small Stations Press.

This is a translation of a 2011 book of poetry written by Pilar Pallares in Galician, a language spoken in northwestern Spain.


Decision Making With the Analytic Network Process: Economic, Political, Social and Technological Applications With Benefits, Opportunities, Costs and Risks, 2nd Edition

by Thomas L. Saaty, business analytics and operations, and Luis G. Vargas, business analytics and operations.

Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Applications of the analytic network process (ANP) in decision making show that people know far more about the world than language allows them to express. Logic follows language in developing its analytical details. When we make decisions across different areas of information, we need a way to synthesize priorities in addition to using analysis and applying judgments in each area to create the priorities. The authors are interested in three themes: economics; the social sciences, and the linking of measurement with human values. The ANP offers a different approach for dealing with economic problems than the usual mathematical models on which economics bases its quantitative thinking: utility theory (with its interval scales and its use of gambles or lotteries to elicit judgments from decision makers) and linear programming, which can work only on elements that already have measurement scales.

Outsourcing Professionals’ Guide to Corporate Responsibility

by Bill Hefley, information systems and technology management, and Ron Babin, Ryerson University.

Van Haren Publishing.

Corporate social responsibility is about managing an organization’s impact on society and the environment through its operations, products or services and through its interaction with key stakeholders such as employees, customers, investors and suppliers. This book addresses how outsourcing can be used as a powerful tool for advancing critical social, economic and environmental issues on a global basis. Additionally, it examines corporate responsibility policies and practices for outsourcing.


Ed-a Bridge to the ClassroomA Bridge to the Classroom and Early Care: A Capstone

by Christina J. Groark, Office of Child Development, and Suzanne L. Krough, Western Washington University.

Bridgepoint Education.

This book is intended for students who have had the basic courses in this field, and are prepared to put concepts and theories into practice. Several topics in early childhood theory, research and practice are reviewed but the majority of this work is designed to enhance students’ application of knowledge and information attained previously. Topics include a brief history of appropriate early childhood practices, current standards in the field, subject integration in curriculum planning, assessment and evaluation, creation of a positive learning environment for children, guidance for children’s behavior, and leadership and management skills for those interested in early childhood education administration.

Comprehension Instruction Through Text-Based Discussion

Ed-comprehension instructionby Linda Kucan, instruction and learning, and Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar, University of Michigan.

International Reading Association.

This book and DVD set guides teachers in advancing upper elementary students’ comprehension of informational text by supporting understanding of ideas in the text and building knowledge with those ideas. The book first presents the theory behind quality text-based discussions for building comprehension, then walks the reader through lessons based on four specially commissioned informational texts. Several tools support text analysis, planning and enacting discussion, as well as a number of discussion moves and activities designed to support student interactions with texts.

Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Task-Based Discussions in Science

by Jennifer L. Cartier, instruction and learning; Danielle K. Ross, instruction and learning; Margaret S. Smith, instruction and learning and Learning Research and Development Center, and Mary Kay Stein, learning sciences and policy and Learning Research and Development Center.

NCTM and NSTA Press.

Robust and effective classroom discussions are essential for providing students with opportunities to simultaneously engage in science practices while learning key science content. Using numerous examples and science learning tasks, the authors show how teachers can plan lessons to encourage students not only to learn science content but to employ disciplinary practices as well. This volume outlines the five practices teachers need for facilitating effective inquiry-oriented classrooms: anticipate what students will do — what strategies they will use — in solving a problem; monitor their work as they approach the problem in class; select students whose strategies are worth discussing in class; sequence those students’ presentations to maximize their potential to increase students’ learning, and connect the strategies and ideas in a way that helps students understand the science learned.

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100 Yards of Success: Leadership Lessons From College Football

by James V. Earle.

Tate Publishing.


The Bridge to Take When Things Get Serious: A Memoir

by Lori L. Jakiela, humanities/English.

C&R Press.

greensburg-the bridge to takeTony Norman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writes: “Lori Jakiela’s painfully funny memoir ‘The Bridge to Take When Things Get Serious’ is so good you’ll wonder why the author isn’t the literary toast of the entire country by now … Part of the unabashed fun of reading this book is seeing familiar landmarks through the eyes of an exceptionally talented writer who is only one New York Times book review away from a national reputation. This memoir may not be the last word on the volatile subject of mother/daughter relationships, but it is already among the most honest and best written this decade.”


Minimizing Bullying for Children Who Stutter: A Practical Guide for SLPs

by J. Scott Yaruss, communication science and disorders; William P. Murphy, Purdue University; Robert W. Quesal, Western Illinois University, and Nina Reardon-Reeves.

Stuttering Therapy Resources.

This 125-page therapy manual is filled with practical ideas for helping speech-language pathologists reduce the effects of bullying for their students who stutter. Written by specialists with many years of experience working with children who stutter, this book includes detailed instructions for implementing advanced clinical techniques such as cognitive restructuring, desensitization, role-playing and classroom presentations.

School-Age Stuttering: A Practical Guide

by J. Scott Yaruss, communication science and disorders, and Nina Reardon-Reeves.

Stuttering Therapy Resources.

This 295-page guidebook gives speech-language pathologists the knowledge and skills they need to evaluate and successfully treat children and adolescents who stutter. The book provides real-world examples, worksheets and activities to help clinicians incorporate creative and effective strategies into their clinical practice.


edited by Ellen R. Cohn, communication science and disorders, and Sajeesh Kumar, University of Tennessee.


This book focuses on the use of telecommunications to deliver rehabilitation services at a distance to bridge the gaps created by personnel shortages that exist in underserved and remote areas, as well to serve persons in urban settings who cannot easily leave their homes or offices to seek care. Telerehabilitation also can enable continuity of care when people travel. While the technical capacities to conduct telerehabilitation have surged ahead in the past 10 years, there has been slower, yet ongoing progress in the development of the policies (e.g., legislation, state licensure, reimbursement) that will be required to actualize widespread telepractice service delivery.


Advanced Location-Based Technologies and Services

edited by Hassan A. Karimi, information science and technology.

CRC Press.

Due to the rapid increase in the number of mobile device users worldwide, location-based services (LBSs) have become pervasive, and the demand for them continues to grow. Exploring recent changes in the technology and its uses, this book takes an in-depth look at new and existing technologies, techniques, applications and opportunities including WiFi fingerprinting, geo-crowdsourcing and location privacy as well as application areas such as LBSs for public health, indoor navigation, pedestrian navigation and advertising. Highlights include discussions of Location-Based Social Networking (LBSN) and the latest developments in geospatial clouds and how they can be used. It takes a look into the future with coverage of emerging technologies that will shape the future generation of LBSs.


Against the Hidden River

by Michael W. Cox, humanities/English.

Mammoth Books.

This is a collection of short stories previously published in literary journals.

Anatomy, Physiology and Disease: An Interactive Journey for Health Professions, 2nd Edition

by Jeff Ankney, nursing and health sciences/respiratory care; Bruce J. Colbert, nursing and health sciences/respiratory care, and Karen Lee, natural sciences/biology.

Pearson Education.

This book introduces anatomy, physiology and pathology concepts. It is designed to promote true understanding and to help students make the lasting connections they need to thrive as practitioners. “Pathology Connections” sections link anatomy and physiology concepts to pathologic processes. Analogies help students compare the human body to objects and processes they already understand, and illustrations and visual features support the visual learning style many students prefer. This edition adds web-based animations, videos and interactive exercises to its fully integrated website. It offers an easier-to-navigate text design; enriched illustrations and new photographs, and a biochemistry chapter.

Literary Texts and the Popular Marketplace

edited by Ann Rea, humanities/English, and Kate Macdonald, University of Ghent.

Pickering and Chatto.

This series published its fourth title, “John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity,” and its fifth title, “Women’s University Fiction, 1880-1945,” last year.


LAW-ABAforensic autopsyABA Medical-Legal Guides: The Forensic Autopsy for Lawyers

by Michael Panella, and Samuel D. Hodge Jr., Temple University.

American Bar Association Publishing.

This book is a guide for maximizing an attorney’s use of the forensic autopsy during legal representation. It discusses basic/specialized autopsy procedures, limitations of the autopsy, patterns of injuries, natural diseases, toxicology, pediatric deaths and legal issues associated with the forensic autopsy. There are over 200 photographs that include identification of remains, post-mortem interval, gunshot wounds, sharp edge injuries, blunt force trauma, asphyxiation, electrocution, drowning, thermal injuries, natural disease processes and toxicological findings at autopsy.

Acing Criminal Law, 2nd Edition

LAW-acingCriminal Lawby John M. Burkoff.


This book features a checklist format to lead students through questions they need to ask to fully evaluate the legal problem they are trying to solve. It also synthesizes the material in a way that most students are unable to do on their own, and assembles the different issues, presenting a clear guide to procedural analysis that students can draw upon when writing their exams.

Criminal Procedure, Cases, Problems & Exercises: Adjudicative Processes, 5th Edition

by John M. Burkoff; Steven Friedland, Elon University; Catherine Hancock, Tulane University; Janet Hoeffel, Tulane University; Stephen Singer, Loyola University, and Russell Weaver, University of Louisville.


Criminal Procedure, Cases, Problems & Exercises: Investigative Processes, 5th Edition

by John M. Burkoff; Steven Friedland, Elon University; Catherine Hancock, Tulane University; Janet Hoeffel, Tulane University; Stephen Singer, Loyola University, and Russell Weaver, University of Louisville.


Criminal Procedure: Cases & Materials, Problems & Exercises, 5th Edition

by John M. Burkoff; Steven Friedland, Elon University; Catherine Hancock, Tulane University; Janet Hoeffel, Tulane University; Stephen Singer, Loyola University, and Russell Weaver, University of Louisville.


Federal Courts: Cases and Materials on Judicial Federalism and the Lawyering Process, 3rd Edition

by Arthur 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 practical insights they need to be effective lawyer-litigators on behalf of clients. To that end, the book is grounded in the realities of litigation today — in particular, the strong tendency of defendants in civil litigation to prefer federal court over state court. The statutory device of removal and other issues that dominate contemporary litigation are addressed throughout this book.

LAW-jumpstart criminal lawJumpstart Criminal Law: Reading and Understanding Criminal Law Cases and Statutes

by John M. Burkoff.

Wolters Kluwer.

This book explores the context in which criminal statutes are drafted and enacted and in which criminal trials and appeals take place by considering the relationship between state and federal criminal prosecutions and trials; the difference between criminal offenses and defenses in different jurisdictions; the steps in the criminal justice process; the separate roles of judge and jury in criminal cases and their significance; “element analysis” in criminal cases and with criminal statutes; the nature of the different types of criminal law defenses; criminal defense ethics; how, when and why conduct is criminalized, and the role of “mens rea” and “actus reus” in criminal law. Legal reasoning and the criminal justice process are taught through numerous judicial opinions with analysis.

Legal Knowledge and Information Systems: Jurix 2013 — The 26th Annual Conference

LAW-Legal Knowledge & In Sysedited by Kevin D. Ashley, law and Learning Research and Development Center.

IOS Press.

This conference was held on Dec. 11-13, 2013, at the University of Bologna. The papers cover a wide range of research topics and application areas concerning automating legal reasoning and the delivery of legal services, and the advanced management of legal information and knowledge, including computational techniques for classifying and extracting information from, and detecting conflicts in, regulatory texts; modeling legal argumentation and representing case narratives; improving legal information retrieval of, and extracting information from, legal case texts; conducting e-discovery; applications involving intellectual property and IP licensing, online dispute resolution, delivering legal aid to the lay public, and organizing the administration of local laws and regulations.


Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Task-Based Discussions in Science

by Margaret S. Smith, LRDC and School of Education; Mary Kay Stein, LRDC and School of Education; Jennifer L. Cartier, School of Education, and Danielle K. Ross, School of Education.

NCTM and NSTA Press.

Legal Knowledge and Information Systems: Jurix 2013 — The 26th Annual Conference

edited by Kevin D. Ashley, LRDC and School of Law.

IOS Press.


The Brain-Dead Organ Donor: Pathophysiology and Management

edited by David Cooper, surgery, and Dimitri Novitzky, Tampa VA Medical Center.


The first section of the book reviews the historical, medical, legal and ethical aspects of brain death, followed by two chapters on the pathophysiology of brain death as investigated in animal models. This includes a review of the many hormonal changes, including the neuroendocrine-adrenergic “storms” that take place during and following the induction of brain death, and how they impact metabolism. The next section of the book reviews various effects of brain death, namely its impact on thyroid function, the inflammatory response that develops and effects relating to innate immunity. Chapters also cover assessment and management of potential organ donors as well as more basic science.

med-contemporary artifical intelligenceContemporary Artificial Intelligence

by Xia Jiang, biomedical informatics, and Richard E. Neapolitan, Northeastern Illinois University.

CRC Press.

The notion of artificial intelligence (AI) often sparks thoughts of characters from science fiction. But the algorithms of AI have addressed many real issues, from performing medical diagnoses to monitoring possible failures of spacecrafts. This book presents strong AI methods and algorithms for solving challenging problems involving systems that behave intelligently in specialized domains including medical and software diagnostics, financial decision-making, speech and text recognition and genetic analysis. The authors cover logic-based methods; probability-based methods; emergent intelligence, including evolutionary computation and swarm intelligence; data-derived logical and probabilistic learning models, and natural language understanding.

Encyclopedia of PainEncyclopedia of Pain, 2nd Edition

edited by Gerald E. Gebhart, anesthesiology, and Robert F. Schmidt, Universität Würzburg.


Pain is the principal reason individuals seek medical and dental attention. Pain is experienced by all irrespective of status (economic, educational, etc.) or gender. This publication of more than 4,300 pages in seven volumes contains contributions from more than 800 experts.

Geriatric Psychiatry: Pittsburgh Pocket Psychiatry

med-geriatric psychiatryedited by Mark D. Miller, psychiatry, and LalithKumar K. Solai, psychiatry.

Oxford University Press.

This volume comprehensively and definitively addresses geriatric psychiatry, focusing on depression, dementia and anxiety as well as managing the caregivers. Additional chapters cover psychotherapy, legal issues, alcohol/drug use and chronic pain management. Designed to be a highly practical, clinical guide for practitioners, each chapter is clearly written by one or more faculty members from Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Self-assessment questions help students learn the material.

How the NIH Can Help You Get Funded: An Insider’s Guide to Grant Strategy

med-How the NIHby Jeremy M. Berg, computational and systems biology, and Michelle L. Kienholz, medicine.

Oxford University Press.

Master Techniques in Otolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery

edited by Eugene N. Myers, otolaryngology, and Robert L. Ferris, otolaryngology.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

This two-volume set is a “how-to” guide to both common and advanced procedures in the major subspecialties of otolaryngologic surgery. It includes step-by-step instructions and more than 250 full-color intraoperative photographs and line drawings.

Medicina Deportiva

by Freddie Fu, orthopaedic surgery.

AMOLCA, Actualidades Médicas, C. A.

This is an overview of the diseases and current treatment in sports medicine, including developments and innovative approaches to the shoulder, hip, knee and foot.

Pain Genetics: Basic to Translational Science

edited by Inna Belfer, anesthesiology, and Luda Diatchenko, McGill University.


The book opens with foundational information on basic genetic mechanisms underlying pain perception and progresses to recently discovered complex concepts facing the field. The coverage is wide-ranging and serves as an entry point into understanding the genetics of pain as well as providing a single resource for established researchers looking for a better understanding of the diverse strands of research going on in the area.

Pittsburgh Chefs Table: Extraordinary Recipes From the Steel City

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

Lyons Press.

Psychological Aspects of Cancer

edited by Jennifer Steel, surgery, and Brian I. Carr, Thomas Jefferson University.


This book is a professional evidence-based resource on the impact of cancer on a patient’s psychological state. It discusses psychological factors that impact the pathogenesis, disease course and ultimate outcomes of cancer. It opens with two essays on the biological basis of emotion/mental-driven body processes and disease, followed by a section on genetic predispositions to cancer and the psychological considerations involved in screening and pre-emptive therapies and decision-making in cancer therapy. A third section deals with the philosophical and religious underpinnings of psychological factors involved in coping with disease state stressors and the roles of hope in coping. The fourth section is an acknowledgment that patients with cancer live in a social context, which often includes a partner and/or caregiver. The fifth section includes essays on aspects and modalities of caregiving that are designed to help patients cope with their cancer and its aftermath.

med-UPUp: How Positive Outlook Can Transform Our Health and Aging

by Hilary Tindle, medicine.

Hudson Street Press.


Nanomaterials in Tissue Engineering: Fabrication and Applications

edited by Shilpa Sant, pharmaceutical sciences; Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Adam A. Hacking, Harvard, and Matthew J. Hancock, Broad Institute.

Woodhead Publishing.

Because nanomaterial technologies can be used to fabricate high-performance biomaterials with tailored physical, chemical and biological properties, they are of interest to emerging biomedical technologies such as scaffolding, tissue regeneration and controlled drug delivery. This book explores the fabrication of a variety of nanomaterials and their use across a range of tissue-engineering applications. Part one focuses on the fabrication of nanomaterials for tissue-engineering applications and includes chapters on engineering nanoporous biomaterials, layer-by-layer self-assembly techniques for nanostructured devices and the synthesis of carbon-based nanomaterials. Part two highlights the application of nanomaterials in soft-tissue engineering and includes chapters on cardiac, neural and cartilage-tissue engineering. Finally, the use of nanomaterials in hard-tissue engineering applications, including bone, dental and craniofacial tissue engineering, is discussed in part three.


Collected Works, Volume I: Scientific Rationality, the Human Condition and 20th Century Cosmologies

by Adolf Grünbaum, Center for Philosophy of Science.

Oxford University Press.

The essays in this volume focus on scientific rationality — the problem of what it takes for a theory to be called scientific — and ask whether it is plausible to draw a clear distinction between science and non-science as was proposed by Karl Popper. They also delve into the debate between determinism and indeterminism, in both science and in the humanities. The author defends the position of the humane determinist, which then leads to a thorough criticism of the current theological approaches to ethics and morality — where the author defends an explicit secular humanism — as well as a critique of prominent theistic interpretations of 20th-century physical cosmologies.


Pub&IA-countingCivilianCausualtiesCounting Civilian Casualties: An Introduction to Recording and Estimating Nonmilitary Deaths in Conflict

edited by Taylor B. Seybolt; Jay D. Aronson, Carnegie Mellon University, and Baruch Fisch-hoff, Carnegie Mellon University.

Oxford University Press.

This book contains contributions from the top researchers in the field, presenting case studies from Latin America, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

Management and Culture in an Enlarged European Commission: From Diversity to Unity?

Pub&IA-management and culture in enlarged european commissionby Carolyn Ban.

Palgrave Macmillan.

This book analyzes the European Commission from a public management perspective. Using extensive interviews conducted over six years, the author explores how the European Commission faced the challenge of enlargement, how it recruited and socialized thousands of new staff members, and its success in integrating newcomers. It argues that nationality was less important than expected in understanding the newcomers and, conversely, that gender was more important than expected, as one of the major effects of enlargement was to shift the organization’s gender balance. The book includes an analysis of language use and language politics as an important part of organizational culture. The work provides a picture of life within the commission.

The Political Economy of the American Frontier

by Ilia Murtzashvili.

Cambridge University Press.

Pub&IA-Political economy of the american frontierThis book offers an analytical explanation for origin and change in property institutions on the American frontier during the 19th century. Its scope is interdisciplinary, integrating insights from political science, economics, law and history. The book shows how claim clubs — which were informal governments established by squatters in each of the major frontier sectors of agriculture, mining, logging and ranching — substituted for the state as a source of private property institutions and how they changed the course of who received legal title and for what price throughout the 19th century. Unlike existing analytical studies of the frontier, which emphasize one or two sectors, this book considers all major sectors, as well as the relationship between informal and formal property institutions, while also proposing a novel theory of emergence and change in property institutions that provides a framework to interpret the complicated history of land laws in the United States.


The Epidemiology of Aging

edited by Anne B. Newman, epidemiology, and Jane A. Cauley, epidemiology.


The average age of the world’s population is increasing at an unprecedented rate and this increase is changing the world. This “silver tsunami” emphasizes the need to provide advanced training in epidemiology and increase the cadre of experts in the study of aging. This book summarizes unique methodological issues relevant to the study of the epidemiology of aging, biomarkers of aging and the biology/physiology of aging with in-depth discussions of the etiology and epidemiology of common geriatric syndromes and diseases. Contributing authors represent epidemiology and clinical geriatrics, but also demography, health services, research, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, psychiatry, neurology, social services, musculoskeletal diseases and cancer.


SocialW-contemporary issues in social workContemporary Issues in Child Welfare Practice

edited by Helen Grove Cahalane.


Demands for evidence-driven practice coupled with budget cuts, funding limits and the call for client-driven services are contributing to a transformation of the child welfare field. With this reform comes the need for a higher level of professional education on the part of its practitioners. This book maps out an integrated system of care framework that coordinates services across mental health and other agencies while encouraging collaboration with families and the community. Topics include: family engagement strategies in child welfare practice; promoting youth engagement, empowerment and interdependence through teaming practices; LGBTQ youth: the challenge for child welfare; training and transfer of learning; reflective practices in supervision: why thinking and reflecting are as important as doing; stress and child welfare work, and organizational effectiveness strategies for child welfare.


UCSUR-Quality of Life HandbookQuality of Life Technology Handbook

edited by Richard Schulz.

CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group.

A collaboration among leading scientists, practitioners and researchers at Pitt and Carnegie-Mellon, this book is a comprehensive resource describing quality of life technologies and their development, evaluation, adoption and commercialization. It takes an interdisciplinary team approach to the process of technology development for disabled and older persons and discusses the state of the art and future directions of technologies. The book provides direction on how to identify user needs and preferences, engage end-users in the design and development process, and evaluate and commercialize the technologies.


A Scholarly Review of Chinese Studies in North America

edited by Gary Lance Lugar, special collections and preservation; Haihui Zhang, East Asian Library; Zhaohui Xue, and Shuyong Jiang.

The Association for Asian Studies.

This book provides introductory essays on, and extensive references for, 21 major subfields in the area of Chinese studies, including economic history, music and the literature of the Ming and Qing dynasties.




biological theoryBiological Theory: Integrating Development, Evolution and Cognition

guest editor: Jeffrey H. Schwartz, anthropology.


The September 2013 special issue on “Emergence of Shape” contains articles emanating from an international workshop, sponsored by the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition in Altenberg, Austria, on the developmental and physical constraints leading to the emergence of shape in the evolution of complex organisms.

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.

boundaryboundary 2

edited by Paul A. Bové, English; managing editor: Margaret A. Havran, 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, and Andrew Konitzer, University Center for International Studies; managing editor: Eileen O’Malley, University Center for International Studies.

Center for Russian and East European Studies.

This is a scholarly paper series, named after the first director of UCIS, which publishes work in many disciplines and areas of inquiry. Submissions are anonymously refereed. In 2012, the journal transitioned to an online, partially open-access format.

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.

Ethnology: 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.

Japanese Language and Literature

edited by Hiroshi Nara, East Asian languages and literatures.

American Association of Teachers of Japanese.

This peer-reviewed journal is a publication of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese. It considers submissions in the areas of Japanese literary studies, linguistics and language/literature pedagogy.

Journal 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 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. Founded in 1987, the journal includes scholars from anthropology; religious studies; sociology; psychology; performance studies; ancient, medieval, early modern and contemporary history; area studies; philosophy; art; literature; dance, and music. The journal provides a forum for debate about ritual’s role and meaning, and seeks a better definition for this rapidly growing field.

Journal of World-Historical Information

editor-in-chief: Patrick Manning, history.

University of Pittsburgh.

This is a peer-reviewed, electronic journal dedicated to the interdisciplinary project of creating and maintaining a comprehensive world-historical data resource. It publishes articles and reviews of datasets. The initial issue includes two articles on the collaborative for historical information and analysis and reviews of two major datasets.

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, 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.

L’Esprit Createur: Transgender France

guest editor: Todd Reeser, French and Italian languages and literatures.

University of Minnesota.

This spring 2013 special issue includes a series of articles on French/Francophone literature, culture and film, and the editor’s essay that attempts to marry the largely Anglo-American field of transgender studies with French studies.

Progress in Surface Science

editor-in-chief: Hrvoje Petek, physics and astronomy.


Topics are chosen for their timeliness from across a wide spectrum of scientific and engineering subjects.

Sex Roles: A Journal of Research

editor-in-chief: Irene H. Frieze, psychology; managing editor: Susan Dittrich, psychology.


This is an interdisciplinary behavioral science journal offering a feminist perspective. It publishes original research reports and review articles that illuminate the underlying processes and consequences of gender role socialization, gendered perceptions and behaviors and gender stereotypes. Topics extend to gender issues in employment and work environments; interpersonal relationships; sexual orientation and identity; body image; violence against women or intimate partners; gender role socialization; the influences of media, schools, peers and community on stereotypes; the acquisition, maintenance and impact of stereotypes; the cultural, economic, legal and political effects of contemporary social change, and methodological issues in gender research.

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

editors-in-chief: Dennis Galletta, decision, operations and information technology, and Joe Valacich, University of Arizona.

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.


Early Childhood Education Journal

guest editors: Patricia Crawford, instruction and learning, and Mary Renck Jalongo, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


This special issue, published in January 2013, is a peer-reviewed collection of articles on writing for publication in the field of early childhood 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.


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 research and practices. It is sponsored by Pitt’s Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center.

Journal of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology

edited by Sheila Pratt, communication science and disorders.

Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology.

This peer-reviewed journal provides a forum for sharing research and clinical expertise in hearing care through the provision of rehabilitative and habilitative services. It is the only multidisciplinary journal dedicated to rehabilitative and habilitative services for individuals with hearing loss.

Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine

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

Maney Publishing.

The July 2013 issue focuses on “Advances in Technology for People With Spinal Cord Injury.” Included are reviews on neuroprosthetic technology and functional assessment and performance evaluation for assistive robotic manipulators. Articles address evacuation preparedness for wheelchair users, a computer-assisted rehabilitation environment for enhancing wounded warrior rehabilitation regimens and software wizards to adjust keyboard and mouse settings for people with physical impairments.

Research articles include: vertical ground reaction force-based analysis of exoskeletal-assisted ambulation in persons with motor-complete paraplegia; assessment of wheelchair driving performance in a virtual reality-based simulator; development of an advanced mobile base for personal mobility and manipulation appliance generation II robotic wheelchair; development and evaluation of a gyroscope-based wheel rotation monitor for manual wheelchair users; effectiveness of local cooling for enhancing tissue ischemia tolerance; health risks of vibration exposure to wheelchair users in the community; physical strain of hand cycling: an evaluation using training guidelines for a healthy lifestyle as defined by the American College of Sports Medicine, and criterion validity and accuracy of global positioning satellite and data logging devices for wheelchair tennis court movement.


Library Trends

guest editors: Sheila Corrall, library and information science, and Barbara Sen, University of Sheffield.

Johns Hopkins University Press.

This issue marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the University of Sheffield information school , recognized as the premier center for information science in the UK. This volume presents 10 papers that demonstrate the creativity and variety of research undertaken in the field of library and information management, and share a unifying concern to make links, as well as establish meaningful connections, between research and practice. The issue is dedicated to Bob Usherwood, an emeritus professor at the school, whose efforts to get research into policy and practice have inspired many generations of practitioner-researchers.

Telecommunications Systems

guest editors: David Tipper, telecommunications and networking; Jacek Rak, Gdansk University of Technology, and Krzysztof Walkowiak, Wroclaw University of Technology.


This special issue contains extended versions of selected papers from the 2nd International Workshop on Reliable Networks Design and Modeling held in Moscow, Russia, on Oct. 19 and 20, 2010.

Transactions on Learning Technologies

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

IEEE Press.

This archival journal is published quarterly using a delayed open-access publication model. It covers research on such topics as innovative online learning systems, intelligent tutors, educational software applications and games and simulation systems for education and training.


JorOf Gen EDJournal of General Education: A Curricular Commons of the Humanities and Sciences

edited by Patty Wharton-Michael, humanities/communication, and Jeremy Cohen, Northwestern University-Qatar.

Penn State University Press.

This journal engages academic communities and others in deliberations about general education experiments and innovation, as well as considerations of general education assessment, history, philosophy and theoretical perspective.

The Pennsylvania Geographer

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


This is the peer-reviewed journal of the Pennsylvania Geographical Society. The most recent issue focused on “Geopolitics of Asia.”

the space betweenThe Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945

guest editor: Ann Rea, humanities/English; Geneviève Brassard, University of Portland, and Phyllis Lassner, Northwestern University.

Monmouth University.

This annual journal is devoted to interdisciplinary scholarship on the period bracketed by the two World Wars. It emphasizes research on lesser-known writers and artists and understudied issues of the period. This special issue was on “Modernism and the Middlebrow.”


Artificial Intelligence and Law

editor-in-chief: 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 amd philosophy that address the development of formal or computational models of legal knowledge, reasoning and decision making. It includes 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

editor-in-chief: Kevin D. Ashley, LRDC and School of Law; Trevor Bench-Capon, University of Liverpool, and Giovanni Sartor, University of Bologna.



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.

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.

Patient Related Outcome Measures

editor-in-chief: Robert Howland, psychiatry.

Dove Press.

This is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal focusing on treatment outcomes specifically relevant to patients. All aspects of patient care are addressed.

Pediatric and Developmental Pathology

editor-in-chief: 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 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.

Psychology of Addictive Behaviors

guest editors: Tammy Chung, psychiatry, and Sarah Feldstein Ewing, University of New Mexico.

American Psychological Association.

The special issue on neuroimaging mechanisms of change in psychotherapy for addictive behaviors addresses mechanisms of change for cognitive and behavioral therapies, mindfulness-based interventions, motivational interviewing and neuroeconomic approaches, and cover a variety of addictive behaviors.

Wound Repair and Regeneration

edited by Patricia A. Hebda, otolaryngology.


This is the official publication of the Wound Healing Society (U.S.), the European Tissue Repair Society, the Japanese Society for Wound Healing and the Australian Wound Management Association.


Journal of Public Health Management: Dynamics of Preparedness Supplement

guest editor: Margaret A. Potter, Center for Public Health Practice.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

This supplemental issue presents articles from a conference on emergency preparedness research held Oct. 22-24, 2012, in Pittsburgh. Participants heard about innovative methods and novel approaches to measure and evaluate public health systems in emergencies, critiqued the rigor and quality of research output and flagged issues for which a better base in evidence was needed.


Race and Social Problems

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


This is 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, and Andrew Konitzer, UCIS; managing editor: Eileen O’Malley, UCIS.

Center for Russian and East European Studies.


JIRJournal of Intergenerational Relationships

edited by Sally Newman; assistant editor: Carrie A. Rodzwicz.

Taylor & Francis Group.

This journal focuses on the latest intergenerational research, practice methods and policy initiatives in social work, family studies, community development, health, psychology, gerontology, child development, education, political science, social policy, communications and more.




amy williamsCrossings: Music for Piano and Strings

composer and pianist: Amy Williams, music.

Albany Records.

This CD features virtuoso performances of chamber music for piano and strings, composed over the past decade. The performers include the Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo, the JACK Quartet and pianist Jeffrey Jacob. A Buffalo News review said: “Her music is simultaneously demanding, rewarding and fascinating … This is cerebral music, to be sure, but of impressive warmth and wit …”

Matryoshka Blues

matroskacomposer: Nathan Davis, music.

Carnegie Hall.

The premier performance of this composition was at the Weill Recital Hall in New York City’s Carnegie Hall on Jan. 25, 2013. Misha Quint was the cellist.

Meanwhile Back at the Ranch

Meanwhile Back at the Ranchcomposer: Eric Moe, music.

New World Records.

Compositions include “Frozen Hours Melt Melodiously Into the Past,” “Meanwhile Back at the Ranch,” “Preamble and Dreamsong of the 4-5 a.m. REM Stage,” “Mud Wrestling at the O.K. Corral” and “riprap.” Performers are the Firebird Ensemble with Eric Moe, piano, and Jeffrey Means, conductor.

Möbius Loop

mobius loopcomposer: Mathew Rosenblum, music.


A Shot to Save the World

producer: Carl L. Kurlander, English.

Smithsonian Channel.

This program revealed the dramatic story behind the development of the first polio vaccine. It featured interviews with Bill Gates, who has made world polio eradication one of his main goals, with polio survivors and with members of Jonas Salk’s pioneering medical team.

Somewhere in Between

artist: Lenore D. Thomas, studio arts.

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Thomas’s site-specific wall installation with projected imagery was based on her most recent two-dimensional work, which recreated landscapes through layers of overlapping geometric and synthetic abstract shapes. It was accompanied by large prints of her work. The exhibit ran Feb. 1-April 7, 2013.

Stone & Streams

composer: Geri Allen, music.

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

This original work was performed in September 2013 under the direction of Jacques Lacombe. Composed for piano, chorus and orchestra, it reflects three significant points in time: 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation; 1963, the March on Washington, and 2013, the present moment with all of its promise and perplexing contradictions.


Shots 2013 CDC Immunizations

by Richard Zimmerman, family medicine; S.R. Kimmel; Donald Middleton; S. Stebbins, and R. Wolfe.

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.