Sunday, August 30, 2015

The annual gathering

The 2015-2016 academic year has begun! Above you see arrayed before you eyes the collection of folks who are going to make it all happen.

After a long morning of meetings, we gather on the steps to the biology building for a quick snap of the faculty and staff.

Missing from the photo this year are Adriana Banu, Geary Albright, and Scott Paulson.

Starting from the back row, left-to-right are (clear rows are hard to make out so my list is likely a bit funky):

-Shanil Virani, Harold Butner, Sean Scully
-Giovanna Scarel
-Gabriel Niculescu, Keigo Fukumura
-Kim Emerson, Chris Hughes, Mark Mattson, Ioana Niculescu, Costel Constantin, Bradley Newcomer
-Thomas O'Neil, Jacob Brown, Kevin Giovanetti, Ilarion Melnikov
-Milka Nikolic, Herb Slade, Klebert Feitosa, Anca Constantin, Steve Whisnant

New to the department this year are Jacob Brown, the laboratory manager; Ilarion Melnikov, our string theorist; and Bradley Newcomer, the new Director of the Honors Program.

Plenty of seasoned hands to move us along. Promises to be a great year.