Category Archives: Personal

Home Again, Home Again

I’m home, having had a symptom-free period of ‘observation’ at the hospital. Lots of poking and prodding, stupid quizzes (yes, really), and bad food.

Happy to be out, but now I have a long period of strict quarantine — about 80 days — while we wait for my immune system to settle down. And we don’t even get to find out if the treatment worked for some time either.

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Off (and On)

Posting may be erratic in the next couple of weeks as I shall be enjoying one of the recent fruits of modern medicine. Nothing to do with COVID, I promise, except that the entire building I’ll be residing in has been closed to all visitors including family.

Apparently, during the first week after treatment I will be monitored for various possible and fairly common complications.  And in the second week, I’ll still be monitored even though the chance of complications is then greatly diminished.

“Monitored,” by the way turns, out to be a euphemism for “attached via an unreasonably short cable to an electronic monitor the size of a small TV which is affixed to the wall.”  When the doctor said I would be free to move around,  I’d envisioned something more wireless.

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Reminder: Faculty Senate Event 5pm Today

UM Faculty Scholarship Medal (reverse)It’s not too late to register for the (Zoomed) Faculty Senate awards ceremony this afternoon at 5pm. (It was supposed to be in-person last semester, but it got postponed to all-Zoom this semester.)

As the recipient of this year’s Faculty Scholarship award, I’ve been invited to give a 10 minute talk related to my work, that I’m calling “Disruptive Technology and the Law”.

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An Invitation From the Faculty Senate

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Spot the Real One

So they wrote this nice bit about me in the “News at the U”, Turning a hobby into a career (it’s a subhead half way down).

Strange though, that the very same day the Onion publishes Neurosurgeon Feels Lucky He Was Able To Turn Hobby Into Career.

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Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award

The Faculty Senate here at U.Miami has awarded me the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award for 2020. There will be an award ceremony on Monday, April 13, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. somewhere on the Coral Gables Campus, details TBA.

The letter notifying me of the award says that,

The Faculty Senate created this award on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Faculty Charter. This prestigious award acknowledges outstanding contributions to scholarship by individual faculty members.  …

As a true visionary scholar in the law profession, your striking record of achievement has paved new paths significant in our current legal and social fields.

And there’s a medal, too.

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