Monthly Archives: October 2016

On access to scholarly literature for all

One of the things that pleasantly surprised me when I came to Virginia Tech (and there are many!) is access to literature. The first day that I checked out a book for the library, I did a double-take when I … Continue reading

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Intellectual honesty and the quest for truth

A cursory Google search for the definition of research yields several statements that describe it as a “systematic investigation” that aims to discover and interpret facts, or revise “accepted theories or laws in the light of new facts.” My own … Continue reading

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To teach

Truth be told, I stumbled into teaching accidentally; a chance meeting with one of my former professors (who was getting ready to migrate to Australia at that time) led to an opportunity to take her place. Becoming a teacher was … Continue reading

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