Dr. Robert Deluty, associate dean emeritus of the Graduate School, has published his 53rd book, "The Noblest Pleasure." In his review, Dr. Ronald Pies writes “Robert Deluty's latest collection of poems draws inspiration from the polymath artist-scientist, Leonardo da Vinci, who wrote, 'The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.' Many of Deluty's poems may be viewed as vignettes of people seeking understanding (e.g., a teen praying/ boys will focus on her smile/ not her scars) or lacking understanding (e.g., telling/ her profoundly depressed niece/ 'Go out, find a man'). But perhaps the most 'da Vincian' quality to this wonderful new collection picks up on the Renaissance man's teaching, 'Realize that everything connects to everything else.' Robert Deluty sees connections that most of us miss, always infused with his trademark empathy and puckish sense of humor."
"The Noblest Pleasure," as well as all of Dr. Deluty's other books, are on sale at the campus bookstore.