Category Archives: balancing research and teaching

Growing Roots

  I┬ádon’t have much to say about math at the moment. Classes are proceeding. Papers are too. Committee work has continued to intensify. Hiring for two positions has taken an enormous amount of time and energy from the whole department. … Continue reading

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A collaborator visits

This week, I have been hosting my collaborator Leila Schneps here at Bates. The main pretext was to have her give our annual Sampson lecture. This lecture series was started to honor the late Richard W. Sampson, who taught at … Continue reading

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A Magical Sabbatical

Even though it’s only been a month since I moved back to Maine, pre-tenure leave seems like a distant memory. I expected that the change would be abrupt, especially since I was traveling and trying to do research pretty much … Continue reading

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