*
*
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
About RPI Academics Research Student Life Admissions News Tour
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
RPI News
Research News
Academics News
Faculty News
Institute News
Alumni News
Alumni Notes
Athletics News
*
*

Alumni/ae Notes

* Winter 2012-13
*

Features

On the Bookshelf

In Brief

In Memoriam

Back Issues

*

Class Notes
For the full text of the Class Notes section as printed in the Rensselaer Alumni Magazine, log in or create a password.

*
*
On the Bookshelf: Recent Books by Alumni/ae

Celebrating the Revolutionary War
Marvin W. Bubie ’68 • MNOBooks, 2011

Celebrating the Revolutionary War

Celebrating the Revolutionary War: Municipal Symbols of a Free Country is the third in the author’s series of compilations of municipal seals. With this collection, he celebrates the American Revolution, the unique freedom that resulted from it, and how Americans view civic identity. Each town whose seal is included played a role in this historic event.

Marvin Bubie ’68 is an amateur historian and U.S. Army veteran who retired after a 30-year career at GE.

Letters to My Unborn Children
Shawn T. Collins ’04 • Quill House Press, 2012

Letters to My Unborn Children: Meditations on the Silent Grief of Miscarriage

In Letters to My Unborn Children: Meditations on the Silent Grief of Miscarriage, the author takes the reader from the grief and uncertainty of miscarriage through a journey of acceptance. He shares the prayers, writings, and music that formed this journey. While candidly acknowledging the pain of his children’s deaths, he ultimately refuses to let the darkness of that loss be the end of the story.

Shawn Collins, M.S. ’04, writes and presents on a variety of systems engineering, organizational behavior, and theology topics.

The Anatomy of Horse Race Handicapping
J.M. Chodkowski ’82 • Lulu, 2012

The Anatomy of Horse Race Handicapping

This book was written for those who watch horse racing only to find themselves lost, wanting to know more about the sport, but not knowing where to begin. By the end of a lively and amusing discussion on how to handicap with head, eyes, blood, gut, and heart, the reader will be able to converse comfortably on any of the sport’s diverse aspects.

Jean Chodkowski, MBA ’82, has for the past 15 years been the host of an Internet horse racing chat, first with America Online, then ABC Sports, and now through her own site, www.fun-at-the-track.com.

Reel History: The Lost Archive of Juma Sultan and the Aboriginal Music Society
Stephen Farina ’84 • Wesleyan University Press, 2012

Reel History: The Lost Archive of Juma Sultan and the Aboriginal Music Society

In this hybrid work—a blend of oral history and graphic novel—the author interviews Juma Sultan about the players, places, and events from the time when free jazz exploded, then fused with the political momentum of the Civil Rights era. Reel History’s black-and-white illustrations are augmented by audio clips and silent video from Juma Sultan’s archive.

Stephen Farina ’84 is chair of the Communication & Media Department at Clarkson University.

The Sustainability Generation
Mark Coleman ’99 • SelectBooks, 2012

The Sustainability Generation

In The Sustainability Generation: The Politics of Change and Why Personal Accountability is Essential NOW!, the author focuses on the poisonous influence of our acquisitive culture and its root cause—entitlement. He argues that nurturing our sense of personal responsibility and squashing our hunger for more “stuff” is the single most important step toward saving our world for future generations.

Mark Coleman, M.S. ’99, has held strategic and leadership positions in government, applied research, technology development, and management consulting organizations.

Scientific Thought in Messianic Times
Shimon Silman ’94 • RYAL Institute, 2010

Scientific Thought in Messianic Times

This book covers a wide range of topics in Torah, science, and the Messianic Era. Areas covered include the convergence of faith and intellect, creation and the concept of intelligent design, and the history of major developments in Chassidic philosophy and modern science, as well as technical sections on quantum mechanics and string theory, mathematical infinity, and three-valued logic.

Shimon Silman ’94 is professor of mathematics at Touro College in Brooklyn, N.Y.

*
On the Bookshelf
Page 1
*
**
Copyright ©1996-2012 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)  110 Eighth Street, Troy, NY USA 12180  (518) 276-6000  All rights reserved.
*
Why not change the world?® is a registered trademark of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Site design and production by the Rensselaer Division of Strategic Communications & External Relations
*
*
*