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Music with Friends: The Role of Voice of America's Willis Conover in the Global Reach of Polish Jazz [Presentation]

Description: Presentation on Voice of America broadcaster Willis Conover's long association with Polish jazz, given at the meeting of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) Congress held in Kraków, Poland July 14-19, 2019.
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Date: July 18, 2019
Creator: Feustle, Maristella
Partner: UNT Music Library

Music with Friends: The Role of Voice of America's Willis Conover in the Global Reach of Polish Jazz [Presentation Notes]

Description: Notes accompanying a presentation on Voice of America broadcaster Willis Conover's long association with Polish jazz, given at the meeting of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML) Congress held in Kraków, Poland July 14-19, 2019.
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Date: July 18, 2019
Creator: Feustle, Maristella
Partner: UNT Music Library

Studying the past Web in Poland - current state and perspectives

Description: Presentation for the 2019 International Internet Preservation Consortium General Assembly and Web Archiving Conference. This presentation discusses the web archiving environment in Poland and presents a survey on the demand for archived web content amongst researchers in the country.
Date: June 6, 2019
Creator: Konopa, Bartłomiej
Partner: International Internet Preservation Consortium

Oral History Interview with Milan Reban, April 8, 2017

Description: Transcript of an interview with Dr. Milan Reban, Professor emeritus of the UNT Political Science department and political activist, conducted in Richardson, Texas on April 8, 2017. Reban discusses his family background and experiences as a native of Czechoslovakia and survivor of the Nazi and Soviet invasions of that country, defection from Czechoslovakia and travel to the U.S, his education at the University of Miami and Michigan State University, and academic career at UNT.
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Date: April 8, 2017
Creator: Phillips, Michael; Friauf, Betsy & Reban, Milan
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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The Concerto for Bassoon by Andrzej Panufnik: Religion, Liberation, and Postmodernism

Description: The Concerto for Bassoon by Andrzej Panufnik is a valuable addition to bassoon literature. It provides a rare opportunity for the bassoon soloist to perform a piece which is strongly programmatic. The purpose of this document is to examine the historical and theoretical context of the Concerto for Bassoon with special emphasis drawn to Panufnik's understanding of religion in connection with Polish national identity and the national struggle for democratic independence galvanized by the murder of Father Jerzy Popieluszko in 1984. Panufnik's relationship with the Polish communist regime, both prior to and after his 1954 defection to England, is explored at length. Each of these aspects informed Panufnik's compositional approach and the expressive qualities inherent in the Concerto for Bassoon. The Concerto for Bassoon was commissioned by the Polanki Society of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was premiered by the Milwaukee Chamber Players, with Robert Thompson as the soloist. While Panufnik intended the piece to serve as a protest against the repression of the Soviet government in Poland, the U. S. context of the commission and premiere is also examined. Additionally, the original manuscript and subsequent piano reduction are compared. Although the Concerto for Bassoon has been subject to formal analysis by several scholars, discussion of the piece is generally contained within a larger discussion of several other compositions, and a comprehensive analysis of the piece has not yet been presented. This document contains a thorough formal analysis of all movements, as well as analysis of Panufnik's compositional style within the context of serialism, postmodernism, and the new Polish school of composition. The Concerto fro Bassoon features several devices common to Panufnik's larger opus, including the se of a common three-note cell, strong contrasts between section and movements, and symmetrical patterns of transposition, metric alteration, dynamic alteration, and registral expansion.
Date: May 2016
Creator: Ott, Janelle (Bassoonist)
Partner: UNT Libraries

Oral History Interview with Marzena Ksiazkiewicz

Description: Interview with Marzena Kasiazkiewicz, a immigrant to the Dallas area from Kraków, Poland. Kasiazkiewicz discusses first coming to the United States, caring for her mother, her parents, growing up in communist Poland, deciding to stay in the US, adjusting to the American workplace, moving to Texas, her partner and children, the effect of 9/11 on immigrants, learning English, working in eye-care, and John Paul II.
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Date: December 6, 2012
Creator: McKee, David & Kasiazkiewicz, Marzena
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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Rediscovery of the Elements: The Noble Gases--Rayleigh and Ramsay

Description: Article describing the discovery of argon, helium, and other inert gases by Lord Rayleigh, Sir William Ramsay, and other collaborators. Ramsay also characterized the noble gases and classified them within the structure of the Periodic Table of Elements.
Date: Autumn 2012
Creator: Marshall, James L., 1940- & Marshall, Virginia R.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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The Eurozone Crisis: Overview and Issues for Congress

Description: This report provides an overview of the causes, challenges, political dynamics, and other aspects of the Eurozone's economic crisis and discusses the related issues that Congress may address, such as: how this situation will impact the U.S. economy, IMF (International Monetary Fund) involvement, and how the US and Europe will cooperate to solve these issues. The report also contains supplemental figures and charts.
Date: August 29, 2012
Creator: Nelson, Rebecca M.; Belkin, Paul; Mix, Derek E. & Weiss, Martin A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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U.S.-EU Cooperation Against Terrorism

Description: This report examines the evolution of counterterrorism cooperation between the United States and the European Union (EU), particularly since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It includes a discussion of U.S.-EU cooperation progress and ongoing challenges, as well as perspectives and issues for Congress.
Date: May 21, 2012
Creator: Archick, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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European Union Enlargement

Description: The European Union (EU) has long viewed the enlargement process as an extraordinary opportunity to promote political stability and economic prosperity in Europe. U.S. Administrations and many Members of Congress have long backed EU enlargement, believing that it serves U.S. interests by advancing democracy and economic prosperity throughout the European continent. Some U.S. officials are concerned that "enlargement fatigue" as well as the EU's ongoing financial crisis could hinder EU expansion. The status of EU enlargement and its implications for both the EU itself and U.S.-EU relations may be of interest to the second session of the 112th Congress.
Date: April 4, 2012
Creator: Archick, Kristin
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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