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U of U Bookstore to Celebrate Faculty Authors

October 18, 2002 — In an effort to showcase the University of Utah faculty’s published work, the U’s Bookstore is sponsoring its first Faculty Author Day on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m., at the Bookstore, located at 270 S. 1500 East. More than two dozen faculty authors from diverse disciplines will gather for the event.

“This is an opportunity for students, faculty, staff and the greater community to meet and greet University authors,” says DeeAnn Garcia, general books manager and organizer of what is hoped will become an annual event. “The public can enjoy light refreshments, peruse The Bookmark section of the store (where the faculty’s books are displayed), visit with professors and even have their books signed by them. We are hoping that Faculty Author Day will become a campus tradition, one that enjoys increased participation each year.”

A sampling of the authors and some of the books that will be featured include U Geology and Geophysics Professor Robert B. Smith’s Windows Into the Earth: The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, co written by the U’s Science News Specialist Lee J. Siegel (Oxford University Press, 2000); Graduate School of Architecture Professor Antonio Serrato-Combe’s The Aztec Templo Mayor: A Visualization (University of Utah Press, 2001); Associate Professor of English Katharine Coles’ The Golden Years of the Fourth Dimension (University of Nevada Press, 2001); Department of Family and Preventive Medicine Professor Leonard J. Haas’ Keeping Up the Good Work: A Practitioner’s Guide to Mental Health Ethics (Professional Resource Press, 2002); and Assistant Professor of History Megan Armstrong’s Europeans in the World: Sources on Cultural Contact from Antiquity to 1700 (Prentice Hall, 2001).

For more information on the University of Utah’s Faculty Author Day, call 801-587-9402.