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Life in the Ivory Tower: Those who can, teach; Those who can’t, do. Behzad Razavi Electrical Engineering Department University of California, Los Angeles
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" " Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach." Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach." George Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw
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What do profs do? Learn the fine art of juggling. Teach. Research: Try new ideas, supervise grad students, write papers, write proposals, schmooz with companies and other funding agencies, serve on conferences and journals, network with peers, maintain lab facilities, maintain CAD tools. Write books. University service: courses and curriculum, admissions and fellowships, prelims, quals, seminars, faculty candidates, school-level committees.
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But why?! “America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.” Evan Esar
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Why Go to Academia? Like the freedom of research that academia offers. Like teaching.
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This note was uploaded on 06/18/2010 for the course CE 01 taught by Professor Bazgei during the Spring '09 term at UCSC.

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