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Phinully Done (Ph.D.)! Ready for the New Year!

January 21st, 2008 by Sean Davis · 1 Comment

After a bit of a hiatus, Head in a Cloud is back in action for the new year. A large reason for the hiatus is that I recently (well… last November to be exact) finished my Ph.D., which as one might imagine causes a bit of strain on one’s life. …In fact, I feel like I’m just now really recovered from it. I’m glad to be back in the blogosphere, and look forward to an active year here at HIAC!

So what’s in store for the new year? Well, hopefully the ATOC Journal Club will be up and running shortly and we can resume bringing you summaries of the presentations/discussions that go on there. In addition to the journal club posts, there will be semi-regular guest posts this spring. As it turns out, I am teaching a course on Cloud Physics and Radiation at the Metropolitan State College of Denver, and am going to perform an experiment to see if I can make blogging work as an educational tool for this class. The class site is here if you are interested in the topics, by the way. There’s not much there right now, but I will eventually put lectures up (although I must say, they won’t be complete lectures– I can’t stand the “everything in powerpoint” method). Anyways, the plan is to have students post blog entries here on current topics related to clouds, weather modification, and atmospheric radiation/optics/electricity. It should be fun!

In the meantime, if you haven’t heard of it, or visited it in a while, check out PhD Comics. It’s sort of like Dilbert for grad school and academia.  I remembered being introduced to it a while back, but I haven’t kept with it for a while.

Tags: ATOC Journal Club · general interest · humor

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Matt Dunn // Jan 22, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Dr. Sean Davis… that DOES have a nice ring to it. Congratulations friend!

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