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Tweed Jacket: Facebook Saves Student

It’s been a long time since I posted under “Tweed Jacket.” Tweed Jacket is how I think of my relatively new job title, “Adjunct Professor of Computer Science.” Anyway, we were administering a final for a course named “Multiprocessor Systems.” … Continue reading

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Tweed Jacket Attends a Faculty Meeting

All through grade school, and even into college I found myself doodling in class. As the years have gone by, I’ve found myself drawing less and less. This afternoon, however, I needed to attend a faculty meeting. As I listened … Continue reading

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It’s Fun to Stay at the NCSA

This week I visited my old graduate school, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I took my two graduate students on a trip through campus visiting all my old haunts… Papa Del’s, Loomis Lab, the Etc., Dairy Queen, and so … Continue reading

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World Famous in Poland

To quote an old movie, “I am world famous in Poland” (“To be or not to be,” Mel Brooks). It is a term that I use for a minor claim to fame. What is this new accolade that I have … Continue reading

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Tweed Jacket disciplines a student

I recently had a student submit an assignment (a computer program, Tweed Jacket is how I refer to myself in my role as Professor of Computer Science) that was not his original work. It was so clearly beyond the student’s … Continue reading

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Enter the Tweed Jacket….

This morning I received word that the faculty of the computer science department at LSU voted unanimously to make me an adjunct professor. This does not involve an increase in pay, nor is it tenure–but it marks a new education … Continue reading

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