Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Case Settled in UT Student's Binge Drinking Death

The July 15, 2008 Houston Chronicle covers the $4.2 million settlement in the case against Lambda Phi Epsilon national and Austin chapters and specific fraternity members in the hazing/binge drinking death of a former UT student ("Houston family settles suit in son's binge-drinking death"). Jack Phoummarath, 18, died of alcohol poisoning after a fraternity initiation party. His autopsy blood alcohol level was over five times the legal limit for adults.

Review selected library titles related to hazing and binge drinking available now at LSC-CyFair Branch Library. Click the title of a book, select the "Request" button in the listing, and enter your library card number and PIN for each title you want to reserve for pick up at the library. Call the library at 281-290-3218 to check your PIN if you do not remember it. Use these subject words to find more in the library catalog:

  • college students alcohol
  • binge drinking
  • ethanol poisoning
  • alcoholic intoxication
  • hazing
From Binge to Blackout book coverFrom Binge to Blackout: A Mother and Son Struggle with Teen Drinking by Chris Volkmann and Toren Volkmann - New American Library, 2006
call number: 616.861 Vol

Talking with College Students about Alcohol book coverTalking with College Students about Alcohol: Motivational Strategies for Reducing Abuse by Scott T. Walters, John S. Baer - Guilford Press, 2006
call number: 362.292 Wal

Dying to Drink book coverDying to Drink: Confronting Binge Drinking on College Campuses by Henry Wechsler and Bernice Wuethrich - Rodale: Distributed to the book trade by St. Martin's Press, 2002
call number: 362.292 Wec

Wrongs of Passage book coverWrongs of Passage: Fraternities, Sororities, Hazing, and Binge Drinking by Hank Nuwer - Indiana University Press, 2001, 1999
call number: 378.198 Nuw

Women and Alcohol [videorecording] produced by ABC News - Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2006
call number: DVD Nonfiction 362.292 Wom

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