Yes, now is the end of the academic year with papers and projects due, final exams to take, and for the faculty -- a lot of grading to do.
It is also the time of the year when we hold many events -- from award ceremonies to the grand finales -- the graduations.
As the Faculty Advisor to the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter we have a tradition of holding a party at the end of each semester and yesterday we had our 16th such party.
It was a great event with colleagues in the Isenberg School of management and the College of Engineering getting together, along with students, to sample cuisine from around the world and to engage in fun conversations and social interactions.
A great time was had by all -- such events bring the members of our community closer together.
Thanks to all for their support -- it means a lot to the students (and to me, as well)!