2.13.16 Week End Update
VALENTINE'S DAY FROM ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES
A VALENTINE - POEM BY EDGAR ALLAN POE
A Valentine - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe
For her this rhyme is penned, whose luminous eyes,
Brightly expressive as the twins of Leda,
Shall find her own sweet name, that nestling lies
Upon the page, enwrapped from every reader.
Search narrowly the lines! - they hold a treasure
Divine- a talisman- an amulet
That must be worn at heart. Search well the measure-
The words- the syllables! Do not forget
The trivialest point, or you may lose your labor
And yet there is in this no Gordian knot
Which one might not undo without a sabre,
If one could merely comprehend the plot.
Enwritten upon the leaf where now are peering
Eyes scintillating soul, there lie perdus
Three eloquent words oft uttered in the hearing
Of poets, by poets- as the name is a poet's, too,
Its letters, although naturally lying
Like the knight Pinto- Mendez Ferdinando-
Still form a synonym for Truth- Cease trying!
You will not read the riddle, though you do the best you can do.
Edgar Allan Poe
Amini was working as a systems engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the time. He knew how to build predictive models about space missions using algorithms.Maybe he could apply the same approach to matters of the heart.
He returned to his alma mater to pursue a doctorate in astrophysics at Washington University, while also developing a romance predictor.Today, Amini, 30, plans to defend his dissertation this summer and rejoin the engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. While working more than 100 hours a week on this site and his doctorate, he didn’t have time for dating. But his own Nanaya analysis says he should settle down between 31 to 32 years old.
IMPORTANT: BUNDLE UP AND STAY SAFE IN THE COLD!
PLEASE WORK WITH THE STUDENTS TO MAKE THEM AWARE OF THE SERIOUSNESS OF THIS THREAT.
Thursday, Feb.18 - SPECIAL SCHEDULE
- No morning Chapel
- 8:00-2:15: Regular Thursday classes and House Meetings, moved +/- 30 minutes earlier
- 2:30-4:00: Athletics
- 5:00: Evensong
- 6:00: Seated Meal
Friday, Feb.19 - Spring Term book orders due in the Bookstore
Saturday, Feb.20 - NO CLASSES, LinC DAY
- 6:45-10:45: Fiske Cup finals
Monday, Feb.22 - Friday, Feb.26 - Drop/Add period for Spring Term Courses