Two successful defenses, and off to the UK!

August 20, 2010 at 12:28 pm 1 comment

I am pleased to announce that Allison Elliott Tew and Brian Dorn both defended their dissertations successfully.  Dr. Elliott Tew actually walked out with no changes required and all forms signed, which very rarely happens around here.  Brian has some relatively minor updates, and will be Dr. Dorn within a few days.

Now I’m leaving the country.  In the last week, not only have two of my students completed their degrees, but I moved my son into his dorm room, so it’s been an intense week of changes.  To cap it off, I’m getting on a flight to Edinburgh tomorrow afternoon.  I am the invited keynote talk at the 11th Annual Higher Education Academy in Information and Computer Science Conference at Durham University (  I’m flying to Edinburgh, then catching a train to Glasgow to meet up with Andrew McGettrick (chair of the ACM Education Board). On Monday, I head to Durham (where I hope to meet up with Gerry McAlister, chair of the academy, and Sally Fincher).  On Thursday, I head back to Edinburgh for a day-off (Friday), then head home next Saturday.

I expect to be blogging little over the next week.  The work time I find needs to be spent on Data Structures book slides and several NSF reports that are (nearly over) due. See you in September!

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  • 1. Greg Wilson  |  August 20, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    If you have a chance while in Edinburgh, you might enjoy Jackson’s on the Royal Mile (for a swanky dinner) or Mamma’s Pizza in the Grassmarket (for something a little lighter). And Bannerman’s Bar in Cowgate if you want a taste of student life 🙂


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