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Darcy Lecture Series 2010

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February 3: Colorado State University

Tim and I have several similarities in our educational and career histories: We both attended the University of Washington (Tim as an undergrad and me for my masters), both got our PhD's under David Freyberg at Stanford, and both have worked at the Hanford Site (Tim for a short period before coming to Stanford). Angela and I became good friends with Tim and his wife Lorna when we were at Stanford, so we were excited to have the chance to visit them and "catch up". We arrived by rental car (driving from Denver) the evening of Feb. 2 and were put up in their guest bedroom for the night.

In the morning we headed over to the USDA/ARS office and then to the CSU campus. The Darcy Lecture was part of a special Water Day, that also included a guest speaker who shared photos and experiences regarding his work on water development in West Africa (very inspiring). The lecture (Multiscale) was held at 12:00 and stimulated some good discussion. Tim's comment after the talk was that it made him think of Robin in the old Batman show: "Gee whiz, Batman, where do you get all those cool toys?!" We went to lunch at the Aspen Grill (faculty club), then spent the afternoon on a meeting with Mike Ronayne (recent Stanford graduate) and touring the ARS facility.

At the end of the day we were treated to the renowned home cooking of Tim's wife Lorna, and enjoyed visiting with their family before we finally had to say goodbye and head back toward Denver and the next stop.


Tim in front of the ARS facility


The lecture venue


Me with Tim before the lecture


Me and Angela with Tim and Lorna on the CSU campus