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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