Month: May 2020

Aufhören

I was reading German on the Web. I encountered this paragraph: Wladimir Klitschko ist ein sehr bekannter Boxer. Er ist viele Jahre Welt-Meister gewesen. Jetzt hat er gesagt: Ich höre auf. Klitschko ist 41 Jahre alt. I wanted to make sure that I understood the meaning of “aufhören.” I found an article that provided this…

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Blumenkranz (Flower Wreath)

A colleague gave me a small book of poems. Here is what I found on the first pages of that book. I have copied first the German and then mytranslation into English. Blumenkranz: gewunden unter dem Kreuze unseres Herrn ein poetischer Versuch von P. Ilgen 1887 Gedruckt bei Lauer u. Yoft, 265-275 Woodland Ave. Cleveland,…

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Recommended Readings

My colleagues asked for articles that we might include in a seminar for all incoming students. Here are my suggestions: Fred Brooks led the effort to develop software for the IBM System/360 computer in the early 1960s. This was an early effort at developing software on a large scale. From that experience he drew lessons…

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Our Elevator Speech

Our students often hear advice about how to find opportunities. “You never know whom might meet and who might be able to help you,” teachers and parents and people in the college’s career office tell them. “Be ready to explain your ambitions clearly and concisely.” Those of us who teach and study computer science might…

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