Pieter Allaart, Associate Professor



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This is some personal stuff that you might find interesting:

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.

My hobbies are gardening, biking, hiking, playing chess, playing volleyball, doing math research, traveling, playing piano, and listening to music (favorite instrument: piano; favorite composers: Ravel, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev; but I'm also fond of jazz music, especially Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Stan Getz).
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.
(Dare take a look at the  weather in Amsterdam ?) Also, I like the space and the laid-back atmosphere.

On the down side, I really don't like:

The best thing about UNT? No doubt the many outstanding performances at the College of Music, ranging from classical to jazz and new music, and who knows what I haven't discovered yet. If you like music, check out the Calendar of Events
 

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