So, as I mentioned before, Dr. Irene Pepperberg is in Ann Arbor to deliver a lecture at the annual Neuroscience Spring Symposia today. Also giving talks is Dr. Steven Finkbeiner from UCSF (on neurodegeneration in Huntington’s) and Dr. Clifford Saper from Harvard/Deaconess (on hypothalamic regulation of sleep and circadian rhythms). But last night was the ‘student dinner’ with Dr. Pepperberg, and guess who flew in for the occasion? Why none other that Dr. Steve Steve himself!
Now, before dinner, Dr. Steve Steve needed to catch up on the goings-on in the blogosphere, especially some weird incident called WileyGate.
Professor Steve Steve: “I’d hit that.”
Professor Steve Steve kept admiring my lucky bamboo plant….
And even borrowed a book from me….
Then, it was off to dinner with Irene Pepperberg, where Dr. Steve Steve was thoroughly insulted that no one had heard of him. After a few drinks he settled down.
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Darren and Prof. Steve Steve seem to be getting along quite well.
However, after dinner, I dropped Dr. Pepperberg off at the hotel and was then alarmed to realize that Prof. Steve Steve was no where to be found! This prompted a very frantic call to the restaurant who found it endlessly hilarious that someone would call in asking if someone had seen a panda hand-puppet. In the middle of the call with the restaurant, I received this:
Oh no! Looks like Prof. Steve Steve had been kidnapped and was being held for ransom! A bit later I began receiving pictures of Prof. Steve Steve depicted in compromising situations such as below:
Will the kidnappers return Professor Steve Steve? Will he even want to come back?
I’ll keep you all informed!