Some things about me
Fall '11 department mug shot
A bit of my history
Download a PDF file of my CV.
When you asked me how I was doing,
Was that some kind of joke?
---B. Dylan, Desolation Row
Bit by Bit
Say "Bye, bye" to freedom.
Laws and amendments.
Download a PostScript file of
¿Por qué cruzó el pollo la carretera?
or un Webario.
How do Mexican university students feel about
Concise Model of the University
Bryan Pfaffenberger's formal description of
a university. In units of high esteem, people obtain money or study money.
As these Units move through time, their dynamics are described by the
Processual Model, which consists of two social dramas: the Witch Hunt, and
A hazardous chemical , a dangerous food , and a deadly treat .
Kansas tries to set new standards -- again. Some
unevolved entities support this. As usual, the media neglect the public interest.
Fundamentalism for real
Anointed in Kansas.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to
There's a lot more trash than just creationism (or
"intelligent design") out there.
First, there's a block containing most of
the preamble I use for writing articles. Then a copy of my style file for
formatting proofs and for setting
definitions, remarks, and examples upright.
You can also get some files giving examples for using XYpic. There is a
two-part article from the PracTeX Journal in PDF (part 1, part 2) and another in PostScript (meaning you'll almost surely
have to print it to see it clearly). There are also PDFs of H. Voss's Mathmode, the ultimate reference for using
mathmode in LaTeX, and the free survey of math fonts. The latest versions of
these last two are always on CTAN.
Math and Religion
About the relationship to superior beings.
The collection of the Cherkaevs at Utah
MS 'n' Oz
Not in Kansas, now or ever.
Warning labels that should be required but aren't
Universitas Magistrorum et Scholarium
Thoughts on the contemporary university.
Collective nouns in academe.
Should we force science down the throats of those
who have no taste for it? Is it our duty to drag
them kicking and screaming into the 21st century?
I am afraid that it is.
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