Work work work.
So I've been trying my damndest to stay ahead in my classes, and I have a grant proposal that's due sometime Wednesday, and I have a big-ass NATO workshop to run in Kyiv this summer.
Guess it's better than Kyiv in winter.
Anyway, the grant proposal looks at how the land around the levees may be settling. Subsidence the geology types call it. This grant proposal requires cooperation between 2 or more institutions. Oddly enough, I had intended to work on a similar type proposal with some colleagues from Tulane Engineering, but they're all busy trying to find employment.
One (possibly) unintended side effect from Scott Cowen's pogrom on Engineering is that all the other faculty are a bit scared. If he can whack 6 entire departments, and 250 or so MDs from the med school, then nobody is safe.
And they know it.
So all of the mobile (read: well funded, well published, best and brightest...) faculty in every department are polishing up that vita, looking for a way out.
I like how Cowen refuses to answer any question directly. A colleague and soon to be ex-Tulane faculty member stated that "Cowen has a bigger spin machine than W". Cowen keeps using the term "irreversible" when describing his pogrom.
Wrongo, Jersey boy.
About the only things that are irreversible are death, and the way that all Tulane and Newcomb alumni, students, employees and parents now view you.
In any case, you've got a proposal written by me and some midwest types to analyze levees in Louisiana. Go figure.
The Kyiv workshop looks at using Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Security and Protection. This was going to be spun as anti-terrorism, but I'm trying to make it focus on how GIS could have helped determine that the levees and such, as built by the USACE, were worthless.
Of course, since THE TERRORISTS BOMBED THE LEVEES, I guess anti-terrorism still works.