Monday, October 08, 2007

UW's losses

Not that Steve Nass would care, but one of the winners for this year's Nobel in medicine was on the faculty at Wisconsin for many years, before going to the University of North Carolina. He left before the current mass exodus, but is a reminder that, as one of our most famous faculty members of all times puts it, we have long been a farm team for places that reward great faculty. Oliver Smithies taught here from 1960 until 1988, I just read, the bulk of a long career.

By the way, read that article about Nass and try to tell me you aren't utterly creeped out.

Update, Tues. morning: Read this to see that Smithies did the key work that got him the Nobel while he was here. We're not just the farm team, we're where people do the heavy lifting before they get rewarded elsewhere.


The Ridger, FCD said...

"Part of the issue is we have foreign-born professors. Those professors say things."

"Creeped out"? Doesn't begin to cover it.

Anonymous said...

That's sad,I'm trying real hard not ta generalize and think that the states sure has a lot of jackasses in goverment but jeesh what's a guy ta think? This "us against them" mentality that they keep feeding the voters is getting disturbing, like some kind of schoolyard paranoid bully, that dosent give a damn about his schoolmates as long as he get what he wants..sorry to ramble on, feel free to delete :)