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University at Albany Celebrates Top Faculty and Alumni Authors Oct. 9

Book Fair features nearly 30 University faculty and alumni authors

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ALBANY, N.Y. (September 30, 2010) -- Nearly 30 University at Albany faculty and alumni authors, representing a wide range of genres, will showcase their books at the Book Fair during UAlbany’s Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fall Festival image and stack of books

Meet the authors in person at the UAlbany Fall Festival and Book Fair on Oct. 9.

The authors, gathered under a big tent on the back lawn of the Science Library on UAlbany’s main campus, will give readings and be available for book signings. The genres include literature, history, politics, health care, ethics and world affairs.
The Book Fair is free and open to the public.

The top authors who will be on hand are:

Crime Fiction
Frankie Y. Bailey, M.A. '79, Ph.D. '86, author of the Lizzie Stuart Mystery Series. You Should Have Died on Monday (2007). 
Allen Ballard, Carried by Six (2009).

Educational Psychology
Kristen Wilcox and Janet Angelis, Best Practices from High-Performing Middle Schools (2009). 
David Yun Dai, The Nature and Nurture of Giftedness: A New Framework for Understanding Gifted Education (2010).
Robert Yagelski, Reading Our World: Conversations in Context (2009), second edition.

Ethics
Donald Siegel, co-editor, The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility (2008).
Bonnie Steinbock, co-author, Ethical Issues In Modern Medicine: Contemporary Readings in Bioethics (2008).

Health Care
Diane Dewar, Essentials of Health Economics (2009). 
Timothy Hoff, Practice Under Pressure (2009).
Jennifer Manganello, co-editor, Media Messages and Public Health (2008).
Barry Sherman, Addiction and Pregnancy (1998).

History
James R. Acker, Scottsboro and Its Legacy (2008).
Thomas A. Bass, The Spy Who Loved Us (2009).
Duncan J. Cumming, The Fountain of Youth: The Artistry of Frank Glazer (2009).
Barry Trachtenberg, The Revolutionary Roots of Modern Yiddish, 1903-1917 (2008).

Literature
Richard Matturro, B.A. '68, M.A. '69, Ph.D., '73, Perseus (2010).
Leonard A. Slade Jr., Sweet Solitude (2010).

Memoirs
Jeffrey Berman, Companionship in Grief: Love and Loss in the Memoirs of C.S. Lewis, John Bayley, Donald Hall, Joan Didion, and Calvin Trillin (2010).
Susanna Fessler, translator, Hanatsumi Nikki – The Flowers of Italy (2009).
Paul Grondahl, M.A. '84, That Place Called Home (2000).

Politics
Bruce Miroff, The Liberals' Moment (2007).
David Pietrusza, B.A. '71, M.A. '72, Amsterdam, N.Y., 1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon, The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies (2008).
Loretta Pyles, Progressive Community Organizing: A Critical Approach for a Globalizing World (2009).

Science
Eric Block, Garlic and Other Alliums: The Lore and the Science (2010).
John Kimball, Physics of Sailing (2009).

Self-Enrichment
Stacy Pettigrew, B.A. '97, Toolbox for Sustainable City Living (2008).
Earl Wallace, M.B.A. '00, The Three-Dimensional Leader (2009).

World Affairs
Cheng Chen, The Prospects for Liberal Nationalism in Post-Leninist States (2007).
David Rousseau, Identifying Threats and Threatening Identities (2006).
Barbara Sutton, Bodies in Crisis (2010).

Authors Slade, Acker, Wallace, Siegel, Matturro, Kimball, Grondahl, and Pietrusza are scheduled to give readings before noon. Bailey, Pettigrew, Bass, Fessler, Block, Ballard, Rousseau, Hoff, and Miroff are slated to give readings between 1 and 3 p.m.

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