Stranger Fruit

And so it begins


Yesterday marked the start of the Fall semester here, and by marked I mean saw the circle of hell that is a seven hour faculty retreat. Saturday morning brings the Fall Assembly for honors students and teaching then begins on Monday.

Two classes this semester – my regular honors seminar and a (new for me) course on the history of science since 1700.


  1. #1 RBH
    August 21, 2008

    Having just been re-appointed to the faculty of the college as a visiting prof this year after being off the faculty for 17 years following a 20-year stint as a full-time faculty member, I got to go to new faculty orientation this week. It was great fun, but some of the new assistant profs look like freshmen!

  2. #2 Nalin
    August 21, 2008

    That history of science class sounds awesome, I wish you had taught it when I was there! What in particular are you expecting to cover?

  3. #3 Thony C.
    August 22, 2008

    History of Science since 1700

    Wot! No 19th century physics?

  4. #4 John Lynch
    August 23, 2008

    @ Thony

    Oh, it will be there, just threaded through some of the other topics.

  5. #5 Thony C.
    August 23, 2008

    Oh, it will be there, just threaded through some of the other topics.

    It’s not listed in your list of themes or topics!

    The change from force to field in the 19th century is one of the most important developments in post Newtonian science!

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