A collection of satirical short stories about the outstanding men, women (and one very well educated dog!) who made the mythical State University one of the 300 top public institutions in the United States. Leaders described here include Professor Boris Lebkuchen, father of the gastrointestinal (G.I.) theory of history; Willard Bright, inventor of the flameless jet engine; and Melvin Moulder, whose development of carrier bees revolutionized military intelligence during World War II.
Robert T. Dodd, retired Professor of Geology at New York's Stony Brook University, has published two books and about 40 articles about meteorites and several papers on the ancient rocks of New York's Hudson Highlands. His freelance publications include short stories and informal, typically humorous, essays on a wide range of subjects from peach borers to German elevators to lost socks. Mr. Dodd and his wife, Marya, live in rural Columbia County, NY, where deer outnumber cars and Tanglewood is just one of many summer musical enticements. Mr. Dodd gardens (with more enthusiasm than talent!). Both he and Mrs. Dodd are progressive activists in the Episcopal Church.