Saturday October 9th, 10am to 3pm Back lawn of the Science Library
Over two dozen UAlbany faculty and alumni authors will showcase their books at the Fall Festival. Choose your interests below and discover which authors you will have the opportunity to meet.
You Should Have Died on Monday (2007)
by Frankie Bailey
In her fourth mystery novel in the Lizzie Stuart Mystery series featuring African American professor/criminologist Lizzie Stuart, Frankie Bailey weaves vivid characters and drama upon a realistic backdrop of race and crime in America.
Carried by Six (2009)
by Allen Ballard
In his crime novel, Allen Ballard plots a fast-paced tale of one family's fight against the murderous drug gangs that threaten to take over their Philadelphia housing project.
Best Practices from High-Performing Middle Schools (2009)
by Kristen Wilcox and Janet Angelis
Kristen Wilcox and Janet Angelis, two researchers from UAlbany's School of Education, share what they have learned about how some middle schools consistently foster better academic performance, no matter what challenges their students face.
Reading Our World (2009)
by Robert Yagelski
Robert Yagelski's second edition, helps improve critical reading and writing skills by illustrating the value of contextual awareness.Robert Yagelski's second edition, helps improve critical reading and writing skills by illustrating the value of contextual awareness.
Media Messages and Public Health (2008)
co-edited by Jennifer Manganello
Manganello says that she and her co-editors saw the necessity for the book because no prior works informed researchers about the difficult decisions that confronted them involving public health-related messages and behaviors.
Scottsboro and Its Legacy (2008)
by James R. Acker Scottsboro and Its Legacy: The Cases That Challenged American Legal and Social Justice (2008) is "a careful, even painstaking examination of the Scottsboro Boys, the nine black teenagers convicted of raping two white women on a train ride through Alabama in early 1931.”
The Spy Who Loved Us (2009)
by Thomas A. Bass The Spy Who Loved Us: The Vietnam War and Pham Xuan An's Dangerous Game is the true espionage story about a double agent who was North Vietnam's "secret weapon for winning the war."
by Richard Matturro, B.A. '68, M.A. '69, Ph.D. '73
In this offbeat take on the classical myth, Perseus bungles his way into a heroic adventure with Andromeda, a highly opinionated young damsel in distress.
Sweet Solitude (2010)
by Leonard A. Slade Jr.
Drawing deeply from the well of the African American experience, Sweet Solitude, addresses a wide variety of subjects — from beauty, family and nature, to racism, religion, and politics.
Please Come Back To Me (2010)
by Jessica Treadway '82
UAlbany alumna Jessica Treadway's new collection of short stories and a novella, Please Come Back To Me, is the winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction.
Hanatsumi Nikki – The Flowers of Italy (2009)
translated by Susanna Fessler
Originally published in 1909, Hanatsumi Nikki – The Flowers of Italy is the record of Anesaki's travels in Italy and a meditation on art, human life, European and Japanese culture, and faith.
That Place Called Home (2000)
by Paul Grondahl, M.A. '84
This is a true story of how Sister Mary Ann LoGiudice, a Sister of Mercy, became a mother to an orphaned girl with AIDS.
The Liberals' Moment (2007)
by Bruce Miroff
Miroff offers a "wise and informative" book about this tumultuous time, according to Timothy Noah in the New York Times Sunday Book Review.
Progressive Community Organizing (2009)
by Loretta Pyles
Loretta Pyles emphasizes why and how people get together to effect change in their communities in the social work textbook Progressive Community Organizing: A Critical Approach for a Globalizing World.
Physics of Sailing (2009)
by John Kimball
Kimball demonstrates the many ways science can be used to understand the principles of sailboat propulsion and how a scientific understanding of the boat, wind, and water can lead to more skillful sailing.
Identifying Threats and Threatening Identities (2006)
by David Rousseau
David Rousseau's Identifying Threats and Threatening Identities: The Social Construction of Realism and Liberalism looks at how one state determines if another is a military or economic threat.
Bodies in Crisis (2010)
by Barbara Sutton
Sutton examines the often hidden bodily worlds of diverse women in Argentina post-2001, a period of profound social upheaval.