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Monthly Archives: November 2011

Speaking in Auckland

Returning to New Zealand, the next night I found that I was faced with a speech to Beca’s leadership conference in Auckland—there were about 200 engineers and other professionals present. Beca is one of the success stories of New Zealand’s … Continue reading

Coffee and apple strudel

My academic meeting in Vienna had been on various perspectives on fetal and childhood growth and development. I was one of the chairs of the meeting, and its distinctive feature was its focus on an interdisciplinary approach. The research agenda … Continue reading