Dear CSE Colleagues, I have just finished day 2 of the CSE Fall Symposium, and already I can’t wait to listen to the recordings for the concurrent sessions I was unable to attend. Our 2020 Program Committee Co-chairs Emilie Gunn and Peter Olson put together a fantastic lineup of content that was topical, relevant, and […]
Dear CSE Colleagues, Next week (September 21-25) is Peer Review Week, and the theme this year, Trust in Peer Review, could not be more timely in light of the current pandemic. All around us, we see the repercussions of a failure of trust in science, as people chafe against mask mandates and ignore social distancing […]
Dear CSE Colleagues, I was talking to a colleague over email the other day, and he said something I’m sure many of us can relate to. “I seem to be spending all day on Zoom calls, which is the perfect recipe for putting in 12-14 hour days since you can’t get any work done unless […]
Dear CSE Colleagues, I want to extend my thanks to everyone who has reached out to express interest in serving on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force. It’s not too late to be a part of this initiative, so if you would like to participate, please email me at [email protected] In addition, there are […]
Dear CSE Colleagues, As I write this from my home in downtown Atlanta, the sounds of hovering helicopters and sirens have started up for the evening as people gather for the sixth consecutive day of protests against police brutality and systemic racism. Around the nation, citizens demand justice and an end to the egregious abuses […]
Dear CSE Colleagues, I hope you were able to join us at the annual business meeting. But if you weren’t, I want to start by reiterating what an honor it is to take the gavel from Past President Dana Compton. Dana and I served as Program Co-Chairs for the 2016 Annual Meeting in Denver, and […]
Dear CSE Colleagues, It’s hard to believe this is the last President’s letter I’ll be writing. The past three years that I’ve served as Vice President, President-Elect, and President, have been rewarding, challenging, and—especially recently!—full of the unexpected. It’s been an honor serving CSE, and I thank you all for entrusting me with leadership of […]
Dear CSE Colleagues, I hope you are all hanging in there at home! It feels like every day brings more surreal, unwelcome news, from offices transitioning to full-time telework to states closing public schools for the rest of the academic school year. We are all missing our friends, extended family, and, yes, even our coworkers. […]
Dear CSE Colleagues, I know many of us are closely watching the Democratic race right now, and Super Tuesday will be upon us in just a week. Don’t worry, I’m not about to get political or anything… But may I suggest that you exercise your voting muscles in preparation, and head to your virtual CSE […]
Dear CSE Colleagues, I hope your new year is off to a roaring start! If you’re like me, the holiday season already feels like a distant memory while spring and summer vacations are still an awfully long time off. If you need a pick-me-up, today is National Plan for Vacation Day, which combines two of my […]
Dear CSE Colleagues, This month’s letter has been harder to write than usual. I spent a good chunk of last week wondering what I should focus on. A recap of the Board’s recent strategic planning session? A reminder that the end of the year is approaching and, with it, the time for us all to […]
Dear CSE Colleagues, October is always my favorite month of the year. The weather finally turns comfortable, even chilly some days. The leaves are beautiful, of course. And sure, apple cider and pumpkin spice everything is fine (especially in donut form). But most important, if you’re here in the DC area: I hope you are […]
Happy Peer Review Week, everybody! I’ve long said I have no use for holiday “celebrations” that include neither a day off work nor a special family meal (I’m looking at YOU, Halloween).
Sometimes it feels like “the busy season” has taken over the entire year. Thankfully, July and August still provide some respite while colleagues come and go through the revolving door of vacations.
Every year, the spring seems to fly by in a flurry of conferences and travel.