Wednesday, September 07, 2005

A Few Photos from Older Meetings (Was: Watch this space...)

Alright - Here are two from 1987:


(who is that young guy??)



And three from 1991:







I have additional meeting-related photos somewhere, but they are still eluding me.

I also found a receipt indicating that my room at the Clarion was $49/night in 1987... those were the days!

More later...

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I found photos and other materials from the 1987 and 1991 New Orleans meetings (not a trivial task considering that I have moved 5 times, gotten divorced and remarried, and changed colleges since 1987). I will post some old stuff in the next day or so.

And remember: the formative meeting that led to FUN occurred as a social at the 1991 New Orleans SfN meeting.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Back to the books

In the wake of so many people in New Orleans facing death and disease wrought by Hurricane Katarina, it may be easy to forget that even those who were lucky enough to have a car and were able to evacuate will have a steep challenge in getting some semblance of normality back in their lives. And students are no exception. New Orleans and the surrounding region hosts several universities, including the University of New Orleans and Tulane University, to name just a couple. If you were an undergraduate student starting your fall semester... what do you do?


I never would have thought of this, so I'm pleased someone at my university did. The University of Texas - Pan American has invited displaced students a chance to continue their studies. I don't know how many students will be able to take up this offer (it closes this Friday), but I hope that some students will realize that their studies need not be delayed for the months it will take to get New Orleans functioning again. I have yet to hear of similar opportunities at other institutions, but hope there are some.

Additional 2000 photos from the Big Easy








Photo from SfN 2000 - New Orleans

Ned Garvin, prof at Albion College, jams on the Cajun Accordion with a band at Mulate's, across the street from the Convention Center.



I hope to post photos from as far back as 1987 if I can find them. Consider this a test post.

FUN Travel Awardee - Sponsored by the University of New Orleans


FUN President, Eric Wiertelak (Macalester College), presents Jennifer Williams (undergraduate from the University of Rochester) receives beads and a T-shirt in addition to a FUN Student Travel Award sponsored by the University of New Orleans.

Monday, September 05, 2005

FUN Blog Wish List

I have a feeling that each of us should try everything we want to do and, when it doesn't work quite right, note it on a wish list and we will find a programmer to use PHP, CGI or whatever to make the blog site of our dreams. We can eventually host it on funfaculty.org when we figure out what we want. Please list features you want in comments to this post.

SfN 2003 at New Orleans - Photos

(left to right) Tim Cannon, Christine Stanik (The University of Scranton) and Debbie Colbern (Kids Judge! Partnership) at the FUN Social / Poster session in New Orleans 2003.
If you want to test posting your pictures from the 2003 SfN meeting in New Orleans, start here! I'm sure that new categories will develop as we see what all we have.

I accept

Dear Debbie,

I received your message and I accept membership in the blog.

Initial Note to FUN Blog Committee (FlogComm)

Dear Tim, Zen, Alan, Kathy, Jeff, Julio, Eric, Kathy, Jean, Mike & Mary Lou,

I think just starting off in any fashion and playing with this thing is the best way for us to get with the blogging program here. I know that some of you are expert in setting these things up. I think I will be soon! Obviously, I have a lot to learn!! I think the next step will be for me to "invite" you to "join" the blog and give you the ability to post your own messages. Right now all of the comments are falling under my intital post. I have to learn to post too! Thanks again for learning this with me!

Testing the FUN Faculty Blog

Will this work? How does this work?