Friday, March 17, 2006


I came, I saw, I finished!

Well, it's official. I'm going to have to change my "About Me" page to reflect this happy news: as of today, I am no longer a graduate student. The defense turned out to be a great intellectual experience, thanks to my gracious and extremely helpful committee members. And hard as it is to believe, the long road to the Ph.D. has actually come to an end!

That's not the only big change coming to the "about" page. I'm also excited to report that this fall I will be starting as an assistant professor of history at the University of Denver. To land a job in a department with such welcoming colleagues and such enthusiastic students was much more than I had a right to expect, and I can't wait to get started.

For now, though, it's time to exhale. Thanks to all of you who stopped by in the last couple of weeks with good wishes! Hopefully this means the Great Blog Silence can also finally come to an end!

Collective Improvisation:

Posted by Blogger JM on 3/17/2006 06:01:00 PM : Permalink  


Posted by Blogger Amy on 3/17/2006 06:08:00 PM : Permalink  

Congratulations on both achievements!! Great news!

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 3/17/2006 06:15:00 PM : Permalink  

Hurrah! Good work!

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 3/17/2006 06:57:00 PM : Permalink  


Posted by Blogger eb on 3/17/2006 08:00:00 PM : Permalink  

Congrats, Caleb. That's wonderful news.

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 3/17/2006 08:09:00 PM : Permalink  

Well done, Dr. McDaniel. Congratulations!

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 3/17/2006 09:50:00 PM : Permalink  

Congratulations, Caleb. That's great news.

Posted by Blogger Fido the Yak on 3/17/2006 11:11:00 PM : Permalink  


Posted by Blogger Ahistoricality on 3/18/2006 01:42:00 AM : Permalink  

Mazel Tov! and Omedetou!

Now I know where to send my Denver-bound transfers....

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 3/18/2006 01:43:00 AM : Permalink  

Well done on both counts. This is great news. Here's a post St Patrick's cheers for you all the way from England. *clink*

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 3/18/2006 02:59:00 AM : Permalink  

Fantastic news!

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 3/18/2006 05:36:00 AM : Permalink  

That's terrific, Caleb.

Congrats on the defense, and special congrats on the new job. Take that, Ivan Tribble, you miserable twit!!

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 3/18/2006 07:47:00 AM : Permalink  

Rock! Congratulations. That is great news and couldn't happen to a more deserving fellow.

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 3/18/2006 09:01:00 AM : Permalink  

Major congratulations!

Posted by Blogger Nathanael on 3/18/2006 12:39:00 PM : Permalink  

Congrats on the defense and the job. Now it's time to get back to what really matters--blogging!

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 3/18/2006 03:00:00 PM : Permalink  

My congratulations too - well done! (Still won't induce me to embark on a PhD though. No way. Never.)

Posted by Blogger Tony on 3/18/2006 03:02:00 PM : Permalink  

Thanks, everyone, for the very kind words! I'm really grateful that you all stopped by!

Posted by Blogger Caleb McDaniel on 3/18/2006 05:13:00 PM : Permalink  

Congratulations on both the defence and the job, Dr. McDaniel.

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 3/19/2006 12:11:00 AM : Permalink  


Enjoy your summer, you've earned it.

Posted by Blogger bitchphd on 3/19/2006 03:14:00 PM : Permalink  

Congratulations! What fantastic news.

Posted by Blogger jo(e) on 3/19/2006 03:42:00 PM : Permalink  

Spectacular news mate! So happy for you.

First, you take Denver. Then. Then you take Berliiin...

Posted by Blogger Rob on 3/19/2006 06:26:00 PM : Permalink  

Congratulations on both accomplishments! Welcome to the world of employed Hopkins PhDs!

[Now the important question: Can you take the summer off, or do you have new course prep(s) for the fall?]

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 3/19/2006 09:20:00 PM : Permalink  

Thanks again everyone!

Jeff, yes, there will be course preps over the summer, but I'm looking forward to them!

By the way, Hiram, as important as the blogging is, it will probably continue to languish until mid-week. A few more days of minimal brain function are in order.

Thanks again for all the well wishes!

Posted by Blogger Caleb McDaniel on 3/19/2006 10:12:00 PM : Permalink  


Posted by Blogger George H. Williams on 3/19/2006 10:14:00 PM : Permalink  

Hi Caleb: Just wanted to add my congratulations on passing your defense, and best wishes for the future!

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 3/21/2006 04:16:00 PM : Permalink  

congrats on both finishing and landing the job. it's wonderful news!

Posted by Blogger paul on 3/21/2006 08:26:00 PM : Permalink  

Kudos and Congrats!

I'd love to hear more about why the defense was so rewarding. So many students I work with are worried about the defense when it is so often an opportunity to hear seasoned opinions about how to shape the diss into good articles or a marketable book.

Posted by Blogger academic coach on 3/22/2006 07:00:00 AM : Permalink  

I'm late to the party, but congrats! That's great news!

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 3/25/2006 01:11:00 PM : Permalink  

I've been so entrenched in my own great blog silence that I somehow missed this fantastic news.

Congratulations on finishing up and on your new opportunities to come.

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous on 3/28/2006 04:30:00 AM : Permalink  

Hooorraayy!!! Congratulations on both counts!

Posted by Blogger Scrivener on 3/29/2006 08:11:00 AM : Permalink  

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