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Check list for a professor’s retirement symposium

You will do few things more important in your academic career than organize a symposium for your retiring professor, or at least that is how I think of it. The point of this entry is to make it easier for … Continue reading

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How to throw a retirement party for 65 people at home for well under $500

   Why do so many people cater their parties? They end up with soggy food that should be hot but is tepid and is certainly overcooked and overpriced. It just isn’t that hard to have a great party at home … Continue reading

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Cranky about overwhelmingly male symposia

A retirement symposium for a dear colleague is no place for complaints. No doubt all the people talking are fond of and close to him. He is no sexist, was one of the first people to welcome us to Wash … Continue reading

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