New Full Professor

Last week, the head of the Biomechanics side of my lab became a full professor. We attended a ceremony that lasted roughly an hour. He gave a presentation about orthopaedics in general, filled with research from the different students in the lab. Of course, it was again, in Dutch. I understood around 35% of what he said. Unfortunately, I didnt understand the jokes.

Afterwards, there was a reception with drinks and small snacks. Similar to a receiving line after a wedding, everyone stood in line to say hello and congratulate him.

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Later that evening there was a huge party, with a live band. They played covers of older songs and modified newer songs. The songs were all modified so people could dance. I had an amazing time, dancing most of the time. I think the new professor (Nico) had an amazing time as well.

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The lab gift to our professor, was an edition of the Journal of Biomechanics. We all submitted full articles, case studies and advertisements about him. It was a very funny, however, extremely well organized gift. 20141121_223742

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