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Proud Warriors: African American Combat Units in World War II

Description: During World War II, tens of thousands of African Americans served in segregated combat units in U.S. armed forces. The majority of these units were found in the U.S. Army, and African Americans served in every one of the combat arms. They found opportunities for leadership unparalleled in the rest of American society at the time. Several reached the field grade officer ranks, and one officer reached the rank of brigadier general. Beyond the Army, the Marine Corps refused to enlist African Americans until ordered to do so by the president in June 1942, and two African American combat units were formed and did see service during the war. While the U.S. Navy initially resisted extending the role of African American sailors beyond kitchens, eventually the crew of two ships was composed exclusively of African Americans. The Coast Guard became the first service to integrate—initially with two shipboard experiments and then with the integration of most of their fleet. Finally, the famous Tuskegee airmen are covered in the chapter on air warfare. Proud Warriors makes the case that the wartime experiences of combat units such as the Tank Battalions and the Tuskegee Airmen ultimately convinced President Truman to desegregate the military, without which the progress of the Civil Rights Movement might also have been delayed.
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Date: October 2021
Creator: Bielakowski, Alexander M.
Partner: UNT Libraries

John B. Denton: the Bigger-than Life Story of the Fighting Parson and Texas Ranger

Description: Denton County and the City of Denton are named for pioneer preacher, lawyer, and Indian fighter John B. Denton, but little has been known about him. He was an orphan in frontier Arkansas who became a circuit-riding Methodist preacher and an important member of a movement of early settlers bringing civilization to North Texas. After becoming a ranger on the frontier, he ultimately was killed in the Tarrant Expedition, a Texas Ranger raid on a series of villages inhabited by various Caddoan and other tribes near Village Creek on May 24, 1841. Denton’s true story has been lost or obscured by the persistent mythologizing by publicists for Texas, especially by pulp western writer Alfred W. Arrington. Cochran separates the truth from the myth in this meticulous biography, which also contains a detailed discussion of the controversy surrounding the burial of John B. Denton and offers some alternative scenarios for what happened to his body after his death on the frontier.
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Date: October 2021
Creator: Cochran, Mike
Partner: UNT Libraries

Oral History Interview with Laura Gonzalez, October 13, 2007

Description: Interview with Laura Gonzalez, Mexican-born immigrant to the U.S., immigrant rights activist, and professor of anthropology with expertise in immigrant communities from Guanajuato, Mexico. She discusses her childhood and education in Mexico city; the decision to pursue a career in the field of political anthropology; decision to open the Oak Cliff Center for Community Studies; work with Camposanto del Cemento Grande and other community organizations in Dallas; work to increase Hispanics’ access to college; and involvement in immigrant rights movements and local Mexican American political groups. This interview has Spanish and English translations.
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Date: October 13, 2007
Creator: Calderon, Roberto & Laura, Gonzalez
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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An acoustic analysis of American English liquids by adults and children: Native English speakers and native Japanese speakers of English

Description: This article is a study investigating acoustic characteristics of American English liquids produced by native English (NE) and native Japanese (NJ) speakers reported in Aoyama, Flege, Guion, Akahane-Yamada, and Yamada [(2004). J. Phonetics 32, 233–250]. The secondary aim of the study is to compare the acoustic nature of English liquids between native speakers and Japanese L2 speakers of English. This work was presented at the 170th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America on June 25, 2017 in Boston, MA.
Date: June 7, 2019
Creator: Aoyama, Katsura; Flege, James E.; Akahane-Yamada, Reiko & Yamada, Tsuneo
Partner: UNT College of Health and Public Service
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Jasmonic Acid Is Required for Plant Acclimation to a Combination of High Light and Heat Stress

Description: Article studying the responses of Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) plants to a combination of high light and heat stress (HL+HS) conditions. The study reveals that Jasmonic acid (JA) plays an important role in the acclimation of plants to a combination of HL+HS.
Date: October 8, 2019
Creator: Sengupta, Soham; Azad, Rajeev K.; Balfagón, Damián; Gómez-Cadenas, Aurelio; Fritschi, Felix B.; Mittler, Ron et al.
Partner: UNT College of Science

[Chi Wang performs "Soul Hermit"]

Description: Photograph of Chi Wang performing "Soul Hermit" at the 2014 CIME/ICEM (International Conference on Electroacoustic Music) held at UNT's Voertman Hall. Wang is sitting in front of a laptop, holding her hands out in front of herself as a projector screen behind her displays live video footage of her hand movements.
Date: October 4, 2014
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Music.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Francisco Colasanto gives CMMAS studio report]

Description: Photograph of Francisco Colasanto giving a report on the Mexican Center for Music and Sound Arts at the 2014 CIME/ICEM (International Conference on Electroacoustic Music) held at the UNT Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater. Text on a projector screen behind Colasanto reads, "CMMAS is located in the 'Casa de la Cultura' (House of Culture), a beautiful XII th century building in downtown Morelia."
Date: October 4, 2014
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Music.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Jean-François Denis presents "Electroacoustic On-Demand Streaming Service"]

Description: Photograph of Jean-François Denis giving a presentation at the 2014 CIME/ICEM (International Conference on Electroacoustic Music) held at the UNT Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater. Text on a projector screen behind Denis reads, "On-Demand Streaming Service / Curating ~ Presenting ~ Outreaching // electrotheque.com / Works, Program Notes, Bios / Favorites, Playlists, Notes / Access for Individuals & Access for Institutions."
Date: October 4, 2014
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Music.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Ursula Meyer-König performs at CEMI/ICEM 2014]

Description: Photograph of Ursula Meyer-König performing "die rueckseite des spiegels" at the 2014 CIME/ICEM (International Conference on Electroacoustic Music) held at the UNT Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater. The artist is reaching her right arm over a control panel on the podium in front of her. Members of the audience are sitting in chairs in the foreground.
Date: October 1, 2014
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Music.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Jarosław Kapuściński presents "Re-performing the World in Internet Time"]

Description: Photograph of Jarosław Kapuściński giving a presentation titled, "Re-performing the World in Internet Time," at the 2014 CIME/ICEM (International Conference on Electroacoustic Music) held at the UNT Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater. Text is being displayed on a projector screen behind Kapuściński.
Date: October 3, 2014
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Music.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Panayiotis Kokoras presents "Sense"]

Description: Photograph of Panayiotis Kokoras giving a presentation titled, "Sense: An Electroacoustic Composition for Surround Sound and Tactile Transducers," at the 2014 CIME/ICEM (International Conference on Electroacoustic Music) held at the UNT Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater. Text on a projector screen behind Kokoras reads, "Presentation of Sense // Music experience engages all the senses to varying degrees. / The project demonstrates a synesthetic experience in wh[ich the] listener, on one hand, can hear the sound, and on the othe[r], can feel it through the body. / In addition, the Sense project proposes the conversion o[f] extreme frequencies into tactile stimuli received from the bod[y]."
Date: October 3, 2014
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Music.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sviatoslav Krutykov, "Nonexistent Civilizations Chronicles," 6]

Description: Photograph of Sviatoslav Krutykov's piece, "Nonexistent Civilizations Chronicles," performed at the 2014 CIME/ICEM (International Conference on Electroacoustic Music) held at the UNT Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater. Laura Pillman is playing the flute in front of a large projector screen displaying multi-colored visuals.
Date: October 3, 2014
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Music.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sviatoslav Krutykov, "Nonexistent Civilizations Chronicles," 5]

Description: Photograph of Sviatoslav Krutykov's piece, "Nonexistent Civilizations Chronicles," performed at the 2014 CIME/ICEM (International Conference on Electroacoustic Music) held at the UNT Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater. Laura Pillman is playing the flute in front of a large projector screen displaying multi-colored visuals.
Date: October 3, 2014
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Music.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sviatoslav Krutykov, "Nonexistent Civilizations Chronicles," 4]

Description: Photograph of Sviatoslav Krutykov's piece, "Nonexistent Civilizations Chronicles," performed at the 2014 CIME/ICEM (International Conference on Electroacoustic Music) held at the UNT Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater. Laura Pillman is playing the flute in front of a large projector screen displaying blue and white visuals.
Date: October 3, 2014
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Music.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sviatoslav Krutykov, "Nonexistent Civilizations Chronicles," 3]

Description: Photograph of Sviatoslav Krutykov's piece, "Nonexistent Civilizations Chronicles," performed at the 2014 CIME/ICEM (International Conference on Electroacoustic Music) held at the UNT Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater. Laura Pillman is playing the flute in front of a large projector screen displaying black and white visuals.
Date: October 3, 2014
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Music.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sviatoslav Krutykov, "Nonexistent Civilizations Chronicles," 2]

Description: Photograph of Laura Pillman playing the flute as part of Sviatoslav Krutykov's performance of the piece, "Nonexistent Civilizations Chronicles," at the 2014 CIME/ICEM (International Conference on Electroacoustic Music) held at the UNT Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater. Visuals are being displayed on a projector screen behind her.
Date: October 3, 2014
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Music.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sviatoslav Krutykov, "Nonexistent Civilizations Chronicles," 1]

Description: Photograph of Laura Pillman playing the flute as part of Sviatoslav Krutykov's performance of the piece, "Nonexistent Civilizations Chronicles," at the 2014 CIME/ICEM (International Conference on Electroacoustic Music) held at the UNT Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater. Pillman is standing on stage behind two sheet music stands, playing her instrument.
Date: October 3, 2014
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Music.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

["Ongoing Research at ICST" presentation by Gérman Toro Pérez]

Description: Photograph of a presentation titled, "Ongoing Research at ICST," given by Gérman Toro Pérez via Skype at the 2014 CIME/ICEM (International Conference on Electroacoustic Music) held at the UNT Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater. A slide on a projector screen reads, "SABRe: sensors // Key sensor / IMU / Thumb switches," with images of each of the three listed sensors.
Date: October 2, 2014
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Music.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Francisco Colasanto performs at CIME/ICEM 2014]

Description: Photograph of Francisco Colasanto performing "Baile" at the 2014 CIME/ICEM (International Conference on Electroacoustic Music) held at the UNT Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater. Colasanto is looking down at a control panel on the podium in front of him.
Date: October 1, 2014
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Music.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Piotr Roemer performs at CIME/ICEM 2014]

Description: Photograph of Piotr Roemer performing "Poem electroacoustic: Sin palabras" at the 2014 CIME/ICEM (International Conference on Electroacoustic Music) held at the UNT Merrill Ellis Intermedia Theater. Roemer is looking down at a control panel on the podium in front of him.
Date: October 1, 2014
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Music.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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