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May-June 2010
Vol. 72, No. 5

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Catholicism in Social and Historical Contexts: An Introduction
By Curt Cadorette
Orbis Books, 2010
Cadorette, the John Henry Newman Associate Professor of Catholic Studies at Rochester, examines the ways in which Catholicism has responded and adapted to social and cultural challenges in its evolution from a small Jewish sect to a predominant religion in the West.

Youth-full Productions: Cultural Practices and Constructions of Content and Social Spaces
Edited by Nancy Ares
Peter Lang, 2009
Ares, an associate professor in teaching and curriculum at the Warner School, edits a collection of chapters demonstrating the ways in which the experiences of impoverished and minority youths can enrich classroom learning. The nine chapters were written collaboratively with Warner School doctoral students. Joanne Larson, the Michael W. Scandling Professor of Education at the Warner School, also contributed.

Something Akin to Freedom: The Choice of Bondage in Narratives by African American Women
By Stephanie Li
SUNY Press, 2010
Li, an assistant professor of English at Rochester, explores stories by Harriet Jacobs, Toni Morrison, and others, in which enslaved women choose bondage in the South over freedom in the North. Li argues that these women experienced autonomy less as individuals than as members of family and community networks.

Multiscale Modeling of Particle Interactions: Applications in Biology and Nanotechnology
By Michael R. King ’95 and David Gee
John Wiley & Sons, 2010
King, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at Cornell, demonstrates how new computational tools are advancing the understanding of particle interactions, leading to new applications in the biological sciences, chemical engineering, toxicology, medicine, and manufacturing.

In the Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680–1783
By Michael J. Jarvis
University of North Carolina Press, 2010
In a social history of Bermuda told through the eyes of its seafarers, Rochester associate professor of history Jarvis demonstrates the significance of the island to the 18th-century Atlantic maritime economy.

Almost Home: Stories of Hope and the Human Spirit in the Neonatal ICU
By Christine Gleason ’79M (MD)
Kaplan Publishing, 2009
Gleason, the chief of neonatology and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital, presents stories of the medical miracles, as well as the tragedies, she has witnessed in 25 years of caring for premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Difficult Topics in Group Psychotherapy: My Journey from Shame to Courage
By Jerome S. Gans ’67M (MD)
Karnac Books, 2009
Gans, a distinguished fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, draws on more than 40 years of personal experience as a group therapist to explore the themes of shame, hostility, courage, and the relationship between patients and therapists as they play out in group psychotherapy.

Becoming White: My Family’s Experience as Slaveholders and Why It Still Matters
By Margaret Blackburn White ’68 (PhD)
Author House, 2009
Using her family’s slaveholding past as a lens through which to view the broader legacy of slavery, White, a professor emerita at Norwich University, argues that slavery created a longlasting and intractable history of racism in the United States.

Walt Whitman’s Democratic Vistas: The Original Edition in Facsimile
Edited by Ed Folsom ’76 (PhD)
University of Iowa Press, 2010
Folsom, the Roy J. Carver Professor of English and editor of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review at the University of Iowa, offers a new introduction and annotations in a facsimile edition of Whitman’s classic analysis of democracy.

A Sphere Maker’s Craft: A Systematic Review of Sphere Cutting: Notes and Comments
By Robert F. Ritchie ’60M (MD)
Stone Age Industries, 2009
Retired physician and lapidary artist Ritchie offers a guide for sphere makers and other artisans who work with stones. Illustrated with color photographs, the book covers grinding, trimming rough rock, polishing hard and soft stones, recommendations for equipment and tools, and other advice on the craft.

Jewels for my Granddaughters
Helen Conway Flynn ’69, ’69E, ’72W (MA)
Clareau Press, 2009
Educator, counselor, entrepreneur, and musician Flynn offers advice on how to recognize your talents and find the courage to address life’s challenges.

The Bacchus Claim
By Dorsey Price Salerno ’53
iUniverse, 2009
The thriller novel opens in 1939 as Ben Cantarini, son of a Jewish art dealer, finds the sketch of Bacchus by the Italian baroque painter Caravaggio.

By Thomas Perry ’74 (PhD)
Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt, 2010
A Los Angeles strip club owner searches for the source behind a masked gunman who robs him at the beginning of the novel. Award-winning crime fiction writer Perry is also the author of Runner (Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt, 2009), the latest in his Jane Whitfield series of mystery novels.

Sensibility and Sense: The Aesthetic Transformation of the Human World
By Arnold Berleant ’53E, ’55E (MA)
Imprint Academic, 2010
Philosopher and composer Berleant offers an aesthetic, social, and political critique of the built environment, based on his premise that aesthetic sensibilities are aroused not only through experience of the arts, but also through interaction with everyday surroundings.

Five Deadly Sins that Can Derail Your New York Worker’s Compensation Case
By Brian Mittman ’91
Word Association, 2009
Mittman, the managing partner of the New York City–area law firm Markhoff & Mittman, offers tips and pitfalls to avoid for injured workers dealing with employers, the Workers Compensation Board, and insurance companies in making a worker’s compensation claim.

The Goat-Faced Girl
By Leah Sharpe and Jane Marinsky ’73
David Godine, 2009
In the mother-daughter collaboration, the oil paintings of artist, art professor, and illustrator Marinsky complement her daughter Sharpe’s retelling of the classic Italian folktale.

The Art of J. Barry Hanshaw: Forty Favorite Works, with Reflections from the Artist
By J. Barry Hanshaw ’58M (Res)
HueleGordon, 2009
The coffee table book by pediatrician and artist Hanshaw includes reproductions of 40 oil and pastel paintings and an autobiographical segment noting the influences of his professional life, travels, and family of five children. Hanshaw is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts, where he has also served as dean of the medical school.

Women and the Shaping of British Methodism: Persistent Preachers, 1807-1907
By Jennifer Lloyd ’92 (PhD)
Manchester University Press, 2010
Lloyd, an associate professor emerita of history at the State University of New York College at Brockport, examines the impact of women preachers as well as laywomen in the development of Methodism in 19th-century Britain.


Twenty-Six Minus X
By Chesley Kahmann ’52
Orbiting Clef Productions, 2010
Composer and pianist Kahmann performs a musical play with her longtime singing group, the Interludes. The recording is the fourth volume of the Kahmann Touch CD series.

The Music of Dan Locklair
By Marilyn Keiser
Loft Recordings, 2010
Organist Keiser performs works by Locklair ’81E (DMA), composer-in-residence and music professor at Wake Forest University.

Cascade of Roses: A Piano Bouquet
By Janice Weber ’74E
Dorian Recordings, 2010
Released on Valentine’s Day, the recording by Boston Conservatory pianist Weber includes over 20 selections of salon and other popular songs inspired by the rose.

Late Dates With Mozart: Three Late Sonatas for Piano and Violin
By Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio ’85E (MM)
MSR Classics, 2009
Violinist Sant’Ambrogio is joined by pianist James Winn in the performance of Mozart sonatas written in the last seven years of the composer’s life. Sant’Ambrogio also produced Klassics4Kids (Cactus Pear Music Festival, 2010), a CD that introduces children to classical music.

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