Monthly Archives: November 2011

Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving is a big family event and I had no family within several thousand miles I decided to go away for the weekend so that I didn’t got bored. I hired a car and on the Wednesday evening drove … Continue reading

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Moving In

On Wednesday I moved into the “International House”. It seemed a reasonably nice house and that it would tide me over to after Christmas by which team I’d hopefully be more confident about staying. The house has a small kitchen, … Continue reading

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Starting Work

Monday was my first official day and like most other first days was filled with form-filling and administrative tasks. One of these tasks was registering with “international programs” – a requirement of my visa. While there I learnt more about … Continue reading

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The First Few Days

Due to jet lag I was, perhaps unsurprisingly, up reasonably early the next morning and I joined my new boss in heading towards the university. In the morning, while he was in a meeting, I explored part of the university … Continue reading

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Hello Kansas!

Well the decision had been made, eventually, and I was off to Kansas to start a position as a postdoc in Mark Holder’s lab in Lawrence, Kansas. Now if you don’t know where Kansas is, it’s pretty much smack bang … Continue reading

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