Happy Holidays from the Dean’s Blog!
December 23rd, 2010

We will return next year in January 2011 with another blog entry for you to enjoy. In the meantime, happy holidays from the Dean’s blog and thank you for your support in 2010!

Thanks to CoffeeGeek for sharing their photo via flickr and creative commons.

We all know that carpe diem means seize the day…
December 17th, 2010

We all know that carpe diem means seize the day, but few of us know the rest of Horace’s phrase: “trusting as little as possible in the future.” As Christmas approaches, the days shorten, and the evenings seem blacker than ever, it is probably wise to keep the entire phrase in mind.  This has been an especially cruel week, with the untimely passing of a relatively young colleague, Dr. Dave Dibbon, Dean of Education. (more…)

A cat may look at a king and a student may kick at a prince.
December 10th, 2010

A cat may look at a king and a student may kick at a prince. This week tabloids all over the UK shouted about the “attack” by student protesters on the car carrying Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, as they made their way to a royal performance. The picture speaks volumes, doesn’t it? Camilla probably hasn’t looked this frightened since she heard that Charles was about to marry a virgin named Diana. As for Charles, well, he wears the look of the Royally Indignant. He’s been through worse. (more…)

December, Council of Graduate Schools meetings, Washington D.C.
December 3rd, 2010

December, Council of Graduate Schools meetings, Washington D.C.  Last night I heard what seemed to be an endless stream of sirens from my hotel room. That’s some fire, I thought. I finally got up to see what was happening: a cortege of police cars and limos and flashing lights stretching a mile long. Turns out it was just Obama being escorted back to his big white home, which is only two blocks away. Man, must be fun racing through town like that every time you want to grab a hamburger or something. I admit I was excited: that’s likely the closest I’ll get to the President of the Free World, watching his tinted-window car speed through D.C.

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