November 27, 2000 (Mon)
Melissa O'Neill defends her Ph.D. thesis on Thursday (Nov. 30). She's been working on slides for her talk—she's currently up to 57 slides for a 30 minute talk. Yikes!
November 29, 2000 (Wed)
November 30, 2000 (Thu)
Whoo-hoo! Melissa is now Dr. Melissa! She did a great job with the presentation and questions, although one of her committee members almost sandbagged her by asking her if some obscure topic he'd never bothered to mention wasn't the same thing as some of the stuff she'd created. But she still passed, “with minor revisions”. As it turns out, the obscure topic isn't the same at all, so it's just a matter of taking care of some other changes. I guess I know what we'll be doing after Christmas....