INDEX 305 recommendation letter binary comparisons in, 147, 148 describing scholarly work in, 147 for a student, 150 for your own Ph.D. student, 151 introductory paragraph, 145 professional, 144, 150 scientific work described in, 147 significance of a negative, 149 specificity in, 147, 150 summation of, 146 things to say in, 149 truth in, 152 recruitment leverage, 196 referee finding a good, 158 referee’s report contents, 157 guidelines for, 157 learning from, 85 length, 157 length of, 101 making the best use of, 158 mechanics of rejecting a paper, 157 points to address in, 101 punctuality of, 101 style, 157 referee, finding a good, 156 refereeing a paper, 248 refereeing process, 156 routines for handling, 156 reinventing oneself, 253 rejecting a paper, mechanics of, 157 research, 10, 255 as personal activity, 84 big project, 257 getting yours known to the ex- perts, 86 in your life, 37 is a difficult task, 10 methodology in attack, 84 nature of is changing, 83 supporting efforts, 215 supporting faculty, 215 with computer graphics, 83 with plastic surgeons, 83 research and development, 66 research and teaching and service, 255 Research Institutes, 123 benefit to average mathematician, 123 benefits to average mathematician, 123 federally funded, 123 support at, 124 research life duration of, 265 research problems choosing one that is the right size, 258 research program, 80 developing a, 250 maintaining and prolonging, 251 research, teaching, and service, 10 balance among, 256 reserve fund, 215 retired faculty, 229 retirement encouraging for certain individu- als, 229 retirement age infinity, 229 reward system AMS task force, 194 in the profession, 194
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