Well, this was meant for Alison. But maybe this is a teachable moment:
For me: be more careful about the "To" line in emails.
For you students: precise use of language will set you apart. This is
becoming a rare skill.
Two other favorites:
"parameter" does not mean limit or boundary. It means what you were
taught in your engineering classes: a characterizing variable, often
held constant when solving a particular version of a problem.
"simplistic" is not a synonym for "simple". Look it up.
And another lesson for me: stop pontificating.
Quoting "Michael J. Rosen" <[log in to unmask]>:
> The other day, in a memo from an individual you know but will remain
> here unnamed, the word "extenuating" was used when this individual
> intended "extensive". Oy.
> Quoting Alison Pechenick <[log in to unmask]>:
>> Hi folks,
>> Thanks to everyone for all the hard work and interest thus far! The
>> Avatar project is very compelling, and I look forward to more contact
>> with them.
>> One thing I'd like to add:
>> With all the good things going on next week (see Jacquie's list, and
>> also the Peace Engineering seminar Monday at 1:00 p.m.), please don't
>> forget to vote! An engaged citizenry is a resource to be treasured,
>> and exercised (NOT exorcised!) often!.
>> Enjoy the day,
>> Jacqueline Elizabeth Bell wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> We had a great meeting this past Thursday with Guy Roberts as a
>>> guest speaker. We learned about the digestor in detail and the
>>> engineering process behind creating it. He will be in contact
>>> with us about getting an onsite visit. Since he is extremely
>>> busy with it right now, we are hoping to get a tour after winter
>>> I met with SGA last week and they reveiwed our constitution.
>>> Everything looked great and we will go in front of the senate and
>>> get recognized next Tuesday. Please let me know if any of you
>>> can make it. Tuesday, November 7th at 7:15 in the Billings
>>> Lounge behind the fireplace.
>>> Also, executive board positions available, please let me know if
>>> you are interested.
>>> This Wednesday TOUR NRG with SWE. Meet behind Votey at 4:45 to
>>> carpool. Unfortuneatly I will not be able to make this event, but
>>> Owen will be there.
>> Alison Pechenick, Lecturer
>> Department of Computer Science
>> College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences
>> 351 Votey Building
>> University of Vermont
>> Burlington, VT 05405