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Posted by John Dojka on June 23, 2008
It's funny how two unrelated people can look so similar. You may have noticed from some of the comments about the mystery images, that their identity can easily be mistaken. A faithful and helpful reader of this blog pointed out to me (offline ;) ) that one of the images in my last post was not the same person as the other two images. Once I had a name for the photo below — Dr. Ivor Preiss — I could compare it to other photographs in our collection. He was right and I have egg on my face!
Posted by John Dojka on June 13, 2008
I have two different views of this prof for you to consider and therefore two photos that need to be filed in the right place. The computer in the first view may help place him in time. I was curious about the sign below the prof in the computer picture so I enlarged it and it reads: IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF YOU OBVIOUSLY ARE INCAPABLE OF USING THIS COMPUTER SO GET OFF IT! (OR LEARN TO LEAVE A CLEAN WORKSPACE BEHIND)
Posted by John Dojka on May 30, 2008
I kind of have a feeling that I should know who this guy is -- but I don't. Architecture -- got that. Professor -- check. If it's obvious to everyone but me, then so be it. Let the comments roll! How about that pointer -- doesn't it seem a little out of proportion? Maybe everything looks bigger next to a small scale model!
Posted by John Dojka on May 1, 2008
This is a two-for-one special — ID this person and two unidentified photos find a home! The first photo brings back bad memories of organic chemistry. The 3D molecules that he's holding didn't help me at all. There are some more clues in the second photo. We see a chemistry lab nicely staged with students doing experiments, including a woman with hair and socks that look like trends of the late '80s — which coincidentally was the era when I dropped organic chemistry. :) Who is this prof who kindly shows us what he looks like with and without glasses?
Posted by John Dojka on April 11, 2008
Ladies and gentlemen, it's time for another round of Mystery Image! There is still a thick folder of unidentified photographs on my desk so let's get to it! My best guess about this prof is that he is/was in the School of Engineering. The nicely written notes on the blackboard are Greek to this history nerd. I like the self-satisfied, arms crossed pose. Do you recognize him? If so, click on Comments and ring in —  wait, that's another show —  type in?!
Posted by John Dojka on March 28, 2008
Grand Marshal Week is just ahead and the campus is covered in campaign signs. This past week, while looking through a scrapbook compiled by Dwinel French Thompson, I found a few news clippings regarding GM week during the 1870s. Before I get to that, I should tell you a little about Dwinel (interesting name isn't it?). Dwinel F. Thompson was professor of descriptive geometry and drawing from 1872 to 1917. He taught a course that students loathed, but they didn't hold it against him.
Posted by John Dojka on January 16, 2008
Who is this corn cob pipe-smoking, bow tie-wearing professor at the typewriter?
Posted by John Dojka on December 21, 2007
Do you know this professor? Can you identify any of the formulas on the blackboard?
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