Doodle replaces sign-up sheet on the door

Suppose you have to schedule meetings with all of your first-year advisees.  The old-school way to do this is to tape a piece of paper to your door with all of your free times listed.  The students come by and sign up for their desired slot.  This works pretty well, but the downside is that…

Advice for new faculty

Mathematics under the Microscope recently posted the text of Gian-Carlo Rota‘s (1932-1999) talk “Ten Lessons I wish I had been taught” which dates back to Rotafest at MIT on April 20, 1996. It contains great advice for new (and experienced) mathematics professors.