Thursday, June 28, 2007

Latest on Tennessee

Well, it's been a while since I posted anything so I thought I would update people what has been going on, mainly it is news about Stelios, but that also means it's my news too :)

So Stelios accepted the faculy position at Univ. Tennessee at Chattanooga and will be starting January 1st. The plan is to move him out there mid-December and I will stay there probably throughout the month of January to get him going with teaching and working while I get everything unpacked, etc. It's going to be a very long cross country road trip but we are both very excited about it. I'm hoping that I will be able to move with him during the Spring (ideally February) and then continue school long distance and come back to Lawrence on various trips and stay throughout the summer for field season. We shall see how that will work in the coming months.

I also have to brag about Stelios a bit...we recently found out that his NSF proposal was funded! He is the lead PI on a grant with Michael Engel, researchers from the Field Museam and a researcher in Europe that will enable him to travel around the world collecting beetles and starting a new collection in Chattanooga - very exciting - I am very proud of him!

As for me, I've been working and working and working - trying to get things done so it will be easier for me to move in later months (fingers crossed) and Stelios will be coming here for the 4th (can't wait) and then I will be seeing him in August right before ESA and then meeting him in Chattanooga after ESA to visit the place - looking forward to that.

Well, that's the bulk of what has been going on...hope all is well with everyone and I will try to keep you updated better at to what plans are evolving - it's going to be an exciting year!



Jenny said...

Cheryl, thanks for the update! Congrats to Stelios on the grant. It sounds like he'll get to do lots of travelling and collecting...what a blast that will be!
Good luck with what sounds like a great deal of work. I hope the weather is kind to you this summer and doesn't get too frightfully hot.

Irene said...

Tell Stelios "Congratulations" from me and Vlad!

Beth said...

Tell congrats to Stelios from me! I've met a guy who studys echinoderm phylogeny at Chatanooga and he really likes it there. Good luck with the field work this summer.