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Keeping Your Research Alive


Introduction

It feels good to discuss a topic which I have thought a great deal about and for which I have a great affection for. As if it were yesterday (now almost twenty--five years ago!) I remember the transition from graduate student to faculty member, the stunning new demands on my time, the responsibility for curricular matters I'd never thought about, the energy level necessary to do my job. The foremost question I had about my professional career was whether I would even have one! And I wanted one!!

Before introducing the panelists I'll give a definition (for local use only) and make three observations.

Today's panel consists of a variety of mathematicians from a variety of schools. The common denominator is that everyone of these folks takes their teaching and their professional work very seriously. (They also take themselves not seriously at all!) They are

Margaret Murray, Virginia Tech
Lew Lefton, University of New Orleans
Terri Lindquester, Rhodes College
Paul Humke, St. Olaf College

Lew and Terri are both Associate Professors, just beyond the tenure/promotion juncture in their careers while Marge and Paul are, well, more experienced? Julian Fleron, Westfield State College, will attempt to record the question-- answer--comment period to follow the presentations.


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Paul Humke
Thu Apr 24 09:25:11 CDT 1997

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