Paul Combs discusses Tadd Dameron on ‘All Things Considered’

by Phillip Witteveen March 18, 2013

Paul Combs, jazz musician and author of the recently published Dameronia: The Life and Music of Tadd Dameron, contributed to a recent feature on the life and music of bebop composer Tadd Dameron on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” As noted in the piece, Dameron, who was born into a musical family in Cleveland in 1917, “worked with everyone who was anyone in jazz, from Miles Davis to Artie Shaw, Count Basie to John Coltrane.” Read more about Dameronia, the first authoritative biography of Dameron, here, and listen to the full NPR piece on Dameron here.

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Endangered bird – and subject of recently published book – is beating the odds, according to new survey

by Brianne Johnson November 1, 2012

Since the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced a population all-time high for the Kirtland’s warbler — the rarest warbler species in North America — one thing has been made clear, according to a DNR endangered species coordinator quoted in the DNR’s press release: “We are witnessing a conservation success story.” And that inspiring and amazing story is documented in The Kirtland’s Warbler: The Story of a Bird’s Fight Against Extinction and the People Who Saved It by William Rapai, which was recently published by the Press. According to the DNR’s annual survey, the number of singing male Kirtland’s warblers spiked […]

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Remembering Stuart Scheingold, University of Michigan Press Author and Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington

by University of Michigan Press July 9, 2010

Originally posted 6/26/10 at the Seattle Times, by Marc Ramirez. Stuart Scheingold authored the bestselling UMP title The Politics of Rights: Lawyers, Public Policy, and Political Change ————————————————— “Not only was he an eminent scholar, Stuart Scheingold was always warm and gracious with his University of Washington colleagues. It was a testimony to the humble character of a man who spent his career working to better society. “He walked the walk in his everyday personal relationships,” said Michael McCann, a UW colleague and professor of political science who quickly befriended Professor Scheingold after joining the department in 1982. Professor Scheingold, […]

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Earthquake in Michigan, Toronto Earthquake, Rochester Earthquake, Cleveland Earthquake, Buffalo Earthquake, Ottawa Earthquake…All the Same Earthquake

by kris bishop June 23, 2010

As an earthquake rattled our bookshelves a few hours ago, we were reminded of a great interview with Michigan author Michael Brecher on his new release International Political Earthquakes, from McGill Reporter, on the principle of applying earthquake science to international studies: Click here for more book info. Professors: Click here to request a free exam copy BY DANIEL SPITZBERG | If there were a system for measuring the world’s political upheavals and their aftershocks, which would rank higher – the Cuban Missile Crisis or the stare down between nuclear-armed India and Pakistan over Kashmir? It’s the kind of question […]

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