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Graduate students and academic staff are invited to participate in a Kaffeklatsch. Kaffeklatsch translates into English from German roughly as a social gathering for "coffee," and "gossip" or "talk."  The primary aim of Kaffeklatsch is to provide an outlet for graduate students to receive constructive feedback on their work-in-progress, which is likely their PhD thesis project. We'd like to keep the climate relatively informal, so the meeting usually involves participants consuming coffee, lunch, or some other treat.

Here's a description of a typical session. There will be a volunteer curator who will speak for a maximum of 20 minutes, and curators are encouraged to employ some variant of the very successful Mumford Method. Participants in attendance are welcome to ask questions or comment on the curator's work. The session will be a maximum of 50 minutes. Meetings will take place on Zoom until further notice.

Joe Ulatowski's supervisees will be required to be curator for one kaffeklatsch per trimester.