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SK Day 2018

Another fall break, another Sonya Kovalevsky Day at Hood. I’ve written about this before, but it’s a big deal for us and we’re proud to have pulled off another successful event. This year we brought another few dozen local high … Continue reading

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Giving Bad Colloquia

I have given bad talks. I bet you have too. My guess is the people who think they haven’t given a bad talk give the worst ones. What follows refers to colloquia at schools like mine, where the main purpose … Continue reading

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Maternity Leave Minefield

My due date is less than two months away, and I’m starting to feel it. All things considered I’ve been lucky so far. First trimester was tough, but the nausea wasn’t as bad as I’d feared. The harder part was … Continue reading

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