Liner Notes

From publishing jazz piano-solo books in Japan to producing and directing a documentary airing on PBS, Pace faculty are all over your bookshelves and your TV screens this month.

  • Sarah Blackwood, Assistant Professor, Department of English, will have an essay titled “Isabel Archer’s Body” published in the Fall 2010 issue of the Henry James Review
  • Professor of Music Lee Evans, EdD had four new articles published: “Eleventh Chords in Jazz & Popular Music,” ” The Magic of Thirteen,” “Creating Your Own Piano Solos,” and “Cuddle Up a Little Closer.” Also, 17 Lee Evans jazz piano-solo books have been published in Japan in 2010 alone, so far, by the music publishing firm OCT Corporation, under the rubric Lee Evans Piano Method: New York Jazz.
  • Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Astronomy Matthew Ganis has co-authored “A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum,” the first comprehensive, practical guide for Scrum practitioners working in large-scale distributed environments, and will donate all royalties to the Alzheimer’s associations of the U.S. and the Children’s Hunger Fund.
  • Journalism professor Allen Oren produced and directed 18 Voices Sing Kol Nidre, a PBS documentary which ran on September 12 on Channel 13 and on September 16 on WLIW. The film is about the Kol Nidre, the most sacred prayer in Judaism which is sung on Yom Kippur, and how the prayer has touched them and what it means to them.
  • Richard Schlesinger, Associate Dean of Dyson College, has published chapters in two separate books. The first, Nitrogen Oxides, was published in “Environmental Toxicants: Human Exposures and Their Health Effects.”  The second, Sulfur Oxides, was published in “Comprehensive Toxicology.” 
  • Dianne Zager, PhD, Director of the TARA Center, and Carol Alpern, PhD, Communication Sciences and Disorders Program Director, had the article, “College-based inclusion programming for transition-age students with autism,” published in Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.