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Alumni/ae Notes

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On the Bookshelf: Recent Books by Alumni/ae

Game Testing All in One
Charles P. Schultz ’81 and Robert D. Bryant • Mercury Learning and Information, 2011

Game Testing All in One

In this updated version of Game Testing All In One, the reader is taken step-by-step through test design and other QA methods, using real game situations. The book includes content for the latest console games and the new crop of touch, mobile, and social games that have recently emerged. Each chapter includes questions and exercises, making the book suitable for classroom use as well as a reference tool.

Charles Schultz ’81, a mobile developer and innovator, has published and presented in the areas of gaming, software quality, and testing.

The Risk Premium Factor
Stephen D. Hassett ’83 • Wiley, 2011

The Risk Premium Factor

The Risk Premium Factor: A New Model for Understanding the Volatile Forces That Drive Stock Prices provides an explanation of the link between loss aversion theory, the equity risk premium, and stock price, and how to profit from it. The book presents a radical new theory that explains the stock market, offering a quantitative explanation for all the expansions and contractions of the market over the past half-century.

Stephen Hassett ’83 is a corporate development executive with Sage North America, former executive at the Weather Channel, and software entrepreneur and consultant for Stern Stewart & Co.

Leap of Faith
Erik Pettersen ’65 • Infinity Publishing, 2012

Leap of Faith

On April 9, 1940, the very day that the Nazis invaded Norway, a young Swedish nurse received a life-changing letter. It contained an improbable wedding proposal from the man she loved—a Norwegian living more than 3,000 miles away across the Atlantic in the U.S. Leap of Faith is their enduring love story, describing Ingrid Sillén’s daring wartime crossing and the life she found in what became her adopted country.

Erik Pettersen ’65 is a former nuclear submarine officer and chemical industry executive. Leap of Faith chronicles the real wartime love story of his parents.

You’ll Know When You Get There
Robert Gluck ’01 • University of Chicago Press, 2012

You’ll Know When You Get There

In the 1970s Herbie Hancock formed the revolutionary band Mwandishi, which fused an assortment of musical genres, American and African cultures, and acoustic and electronic sounds into groundbreaking experiments that helped shape the American popular music that followed. In this book, the author offers the first comprehensive study of this seminal group, mapping the musical, technological, political, and cultural changes that they not only lived in but also effected.

Bob Gluck, MFA ’01, is a pianist, jazz historian, and associate professor of music and director of the Electronic Music Studio at the University at Albany.

Winner’s Circle Crosswords
Tyler Hinman ’06 • Puzzlewright Press, 2013

Winner’s Circle Crosswords

Crossword champion Tyler Hinman, the youngest person ever to win the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament, is also an experienced puzzle constructor. Winner’s Circle Crosswords: Puzzles From a Five-Time Champion contains 82 puzzles (including some puzzles he constructed during his undergraduate years at Rensselaer) as well as useful tips on what to do (and what not to do) to make you a champion solver.

Tyler Hinman ’06 lives and works in San Francisco. He was featured in the 2006 documentary film Wordplay.

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