Lamont Weekly Report, August 29, 2008

I had a wonderful long weekend spent soliloquizing beneath the starry Adirondack sky. It is important to look at the Milky Way from time to  time - it gives one an appropriate sense of scale. So it has been difficult getting back into the routine but the forthcoming Labor Day long weekend will help cushion the shock.

The high point of this past week was the welcoming of 57 new graduate students to the Campus - 16 PhD students, 39 Climate and Society Masters students and 2 Earth and Environmental Science Masters students - the next generation of leaders begin their graduate careers.

I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend and comes back for the new semester refreshed and ready for the roller coaster ride through Thanksgiving, the AGU and Christmas, all three of which will be here before we know it.

Happy (Academic) New Year,

- Mike