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Alumni Highlights: Alumni in print

A number of alumni have recently published books:

• The latest work from noted photographer Peter Turner ’56 (photography) is Peter Turner: African Journey (Graphis Press). Turner cites his seven-month long expedition to Africa on behalf of National Geographic as the turning point in his career. The new book contains photographs from his expeditions to the continent over the years. Turner lives in Wainscott, N.Y.

Evocations (Nazraeli Press), a collection of 80 works by Carl Chiarenza ’58 (photography) was published earlier this year. An artist, art historian and art critic, Chiarenza is Fanny Knapp Allen Professor Emeritus of Art and Art History and artist-in-residence at the University of Rochester. He lives in Rochester.

• A new edition of Perception and Imaging (Butterworth-Heinemann) by Richard Zakia ’56 (photography) was published in December 2001. Zakia joined the RIT photographic faculty in 1958 and taught for 34 years. He received his doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Rochester. He has authored or co-authored 12 books dealing with photography and related areas and is at work on a new book, The Digital Zone System, with two colleagues. He continues to give photographic workshops dealing with how to look at and read photographs. He lives in Apex, N.C.

Emily Thompson ’84 (physics) is author of The Soundscape of Modernity (The MIT Press), a history of aural culture in early 20th century America. Thompson is assistant professor of history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania.

Don Drennon-Gala ’78 (criminal justice) contributed a chapter, “Educating all children: future prospects,” in a book entitled Educating All Learners; Refocusing the Comprehensive Support Model, edited by Festus E. Obiakor, Patrick A. Grant, and Elizabeth A. Dooley (Charles C. Thomas Publishing). Drennon-Gala also wrote Delinquency and High School Dropouts; Reconsidering Social Correlates. Drennon-Gala, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1994, works for the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, as a correctional treatment specialist. He lives in Hixson, Tenn.

Information for Alumni Highlights may be submitted to Kathy Lindsley, University News Services, RIT, Building 86, 132 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623 or via e-mail to kjlcom@rit.edu.