The professor's summer
With commencement at the University of Texas this weekend, the university is moving into the summer season when only a few professors teach organized classes. My friends and neighbors often express envy that as a professor, I have the summer “off.” They do not realize that summer months are prime time for professors to write papers, research reports and grant applications, prepare new class materials, work on books and experiments, do field work and archaeological digs, and conduct research in special museums and libraries.
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