2011 Honored Faculty & Honored Books

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
by Mac E. Hadley, Prentice Hall, 1984

"This book was an eye-opener for me when I was getting trained as a peptide chemist. A majority of hormones in our body are peptides and they play so many critical roles in regulating cellular and physiological pathways. Although there are many endocrinology books available, this book means a lot to me since the author was one of my mentors who helped me to be what I am now. This book will be a great resource to students in life science majors, connecting the realms of chemistry, biology, and physiology and expanding a horizon of their perspectives."

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
The Big Questions: Physics
by Michael Brooks

“Trying to understand some of these big questions is what got us started in our scientific careers and what drives many of us every day.”

School of Engineering, Department of Computer Science
Security Engineering : A guide to Building Dependable Distributed Systems, 2nd edition
by Ross J. Anderson

"Many cyber security problems ranging from malware to e-mail spam require interdisciplinary solutions. Anderson's book is one of the earliest in the cyber security field that covers  technological tools along with non-technological aspects such as usability, economics, psychology,  and law to solve security problems."

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Molecular Simulation (Oxford Graduate Texts)
by Mark E. Tuckerman, 2010

“This book links statistical mechanics to ‘real world’ modern molecular simulation methods in a manner which makes fully apparent the foundational structures upon which such methods rest. It represents the state of the art in my field of study and is written by one of the most mathematically adept practitioners of molecular simulation techniques.”

Naveen Jindal School of Management
The Confessions of Jean- Jacques Rousseau
by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“I first read the Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau when I was a freshman in college. I was homesick and thrust into a very competitive environment, and strangely I found myself attracted to the words of Rousseau. The experience of reading this book was a gift, feeling enlightened on some pages and ambivalent on others. It was also a constant struggle dealing with the translation and some perspectives that were completely alien to me. But more than anything else and for which I am grateful is that this book taught me to look for strength and answers from introspection.”