Pieter Allaart, Professor
I have my Ph.D. from the Free University in Amsterdam. But I grew up on the countryside in a province called Zeeland ("land from the sea"), in the Southwest of the country, near Belgium. (Yes, we tell bad jokes about Belgians). It may not seem a big deal to you, but I lived below sea level the first 27 years of my life.
chess, playing volleyball, doing math research, traveling, playing
music (favorite instrument: piano; favorite composers: Ravel, Debussy,
Rachmaninov, Prokofiev; but I'm also fond of jazz music, especially
Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Stan Getz and Duke Ellington).
Though I'm not a real addict, I like to go to the cinema sometimes. Favorite movies: Casablanca, Fargo, Kansas City, North by Northwest, and Il Postino (a beautiful Italian countryside portrait). And I find James Bond movies usually quite entertaining.
What I like about Texas? The climate!
It's really mucb, much better
than the Dutch, Dutch weather, on average anyway.
Also, I like the space and the laid-back atmosphere.
On the down side, I really don't like:
thing about UNT?
No doubt the many outstanding performances at the College of Music,
from classical to jazz and new music. If you like music, check out the Calendar of Events