Monday, 16 March 2015

Proff


Some good news!
Chris is now OFFICIALLY 
A PROFESSOR!
I've married a boffin
Well done my love
Xxxxxx

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  1. Go Chris! Woo hoo - Well done

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  2. Does Chris's university have the same faculty structure as the US? Here it's : Instructor
    Associate Prof
    Assistant Prof
    Prof
    The Associate prof is a tenure-track position, once they are promoted to prof they gain tenure, and generally have to kill several students in a given day to be fired. The intructor and associate prof are usually Phd level, but not on a 'track' for tenure.

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    1. I meant assistant instead off associate in the last paragraph, sorry.

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    2. As far as i know its a very different structure here
      He's been a senior research fellow for a while and a phD for several years

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    3. Professor means MUCH more in the UK. "Professor" in the US means about the same as "Lecturer" in UK. Well done Chris - buy yourself a packet of Chicken flavour crisps (chicken flavor chips in US) as a huge treat.

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    4. Thanks andrew....i didnt want to crow but you are right

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    5. Yes, my co-authors in the US are all "Professors" but none is a professor in the UK sense (and I am a mere lecturer, part-time, precoccupied with other things..., but in the US they call me Professor Scott). I just looked up Chris's university staff profile and was alarmed to find a woman's head.... (as would you be, I suspect) but then saw that was just the page header and handsome Chris appeared below, and with a huge smile on his face! He smiles when you are not there?)

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    6. But just remember to tell him that he is not a Global "Internet Sensation" like you are. Got to keep his sense of perspective...

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    7. Well..........i have to reenforce the populist vote

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    8. And the word 'Professeur' in French simply means 'Teacher'.

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  3. Congrats, Herr Professor Doktor! Enjoy your tenure and the increase in salary!

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    1. Thanks debra.....hes worked incredibly hard for it!

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  4. huge congratulations to Chris! and remember, behind every good man is a great supporter

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    1. I'll treat him to a takeaway tomorrow night!
      Salt and pepper squid !

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  5. Congratulations and Well Done to Chris, he deserves it.
    My son is headed that way, I think.
    He's bloody useless domestically, but the brains, they scare me...
    and I'm his mummy.
    So, I have an Academic, an Artist and a Carer
    I am very blessed.
    x
    All I have to do now is get rid of The FW lol

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  6. Congrats to the Professor! Sounds like 2015 is a very good year for the two of you!

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  7. Congrats Chris, I recognise all the hard work getting there too.

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    1. He does work incredibly hard

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  8. It'll be late-night experiments in the basement soon, involving dead chickens and lightening.

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    1. Egor............my children....my children of the night!

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  9. Congratulations to Chris....good going.

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  10. Congratulations are in order Professor! Wow, I know a Professor (sort of) who would have thought! Brilliant start to 2015 for you both... but it comes in threes.... so...

    Jo in Auckland, NZ

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  11. sweet! 2015 is going off like bangers for both of you!

    (does a happy dance in celebration)

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  12. Is that Chris in the photo? Marriage has changed him! Seriously though, congratulations to Professor Chris :-)

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    1. I was going to say the same thing but Simone beat me to it!

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  13. What a great year you're having! Congratulations again!

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  14. Congrats to Chris you are both off to a good start for 2015 and this calls for a scotch egg.

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  15. Congratulations to Chris! Everything's coming up roses for you two.

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  16. Here I am, late to the party, again. All my congratulations to Chris, from someone who once taught remedial English to college students.

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    1. A worthy job joanne........thank you for your congrats

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  17. Congratulations to Chris. Having got my Phd across the Mersey from you I understand just how much of an achievement it is.
    Helen

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  18. Congrats to Chris!

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  19. Very well done, that man! I think an extra-luxurious Easter Egg is called for as a token of your love and pride. Awwww . . . .

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    1. Im very proud of him......

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  20. I had to look up what a "boffin" was ... I guess that means that I'm not smart enough to be married to a professor!! :-)

    CONGRATS to your husband, I know it's well earned, hard work, and quite an accomplishment!

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    1. Thank u kim...how are you baring up?

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  21. Wonderful news! What a fantastic March this has been for you two! xox

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  22. What a triumph for Chris, and I just bet you're proud enough to burst!
    2015 - the year of internet sensation John, and tenured Professor Chris!

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  23. Woohoo! Well done that man. Congratulations to Chris for all the hard work, and to you too, John. Someone has to keep the household afloat while Chris conquers academia!

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  24. Ah- everyone's dream- to be married to a Professional.
    Huzzah!
    (And he is lucky to have you as well.)

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  25. Hard work pays off! Congratulations to both of you because I know that you, John, are so proud of Chris! Just bustin' your buttons with pride! What a great slightly belated wedding gift.

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  26. Wow Oh Wow !
    Congratulations Chris.

    cheers, parsnip

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  27. Congratulations, Chris! Well done. I hope there is a celebration being planned :)

    And as Judith said above, John, you've been the support person and I'm sure Chris recognizes that too.

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  28. Congratulations to Chris.
    Wonderful news.

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  29. Woo Hoo, Bells and Whistles, Congrats to Mr and Mr Prof. One day, when the sun shines both sides of the hedgerows, I am going to make my way up there and look you out. Beware this is not an empty threat, I will bear gifts.

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  30. Professor Chris Burton of Trelawnyd will make a guest appearance on Going Gently to give his inaugural lecture. Life with John and 4 dogs and a cat. xxxxx

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  31. MAH-vellous news! Well accomplished, Prof Chris. (But J.G. - don't let him get above himself. Keep reminding him who's boss.)

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  32. There's fancy! well done Chris. x

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  33. Hats off!!!
    (Does this mean you will have to accompany him to all the official diners, sitting with the Dean, etc. etc. I can see some problems there...)

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  34. Well done that man.
    What a year this has been so far!
    Lisa x

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  35. Well done indeed. Many congratulations to Chris.

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  36. You'll have to tell him to pull his socks up as high as they will go...

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  37. Congrats to your better half!
    Two wonderful things already in 2015 what next?

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  38. March is proving to be very rewarding for you both. Congratulations on Chris' promotion/elevation.

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  39. That is fabulous. You must be very proud

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  41. Congratulations to both of you, Chris on his new title (well deserved) and also to you, for helping to make this happen x

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  42. Woohoo! Congratulations to Professor Burton-Gray. It's a long hard slog to professorship so well done to Chris and to you for all the support you've obviously given him. What a wonderful year for you both. What a posh couple you'll make now.

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  43. Now he'll be growing his hair, and developing a confused look. Well done Prof.

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  44. Congrats Chris - I'm sure it's well deserved. You got a ripper of a husband there John, spoil him rotten.

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  45. Fabulous news, well done Chris!

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  46. That's wonderful x

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  47. Congratulations Chris! Enjoy your chicken flavour crisps x

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  48. And congrats to you John, you've obviously been feeding the right 'brain' food' and you're the perfect partner for him and he you. xx

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  49. Fantastic news! Well done.

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  50. Well done to Chris, he has his professorship (have I made that word up?) and he has you, lucky man !!
    Twiggy x

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  51. Marvelous...congratulations to Chris, and well done to you for bagging him!

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  52. What an amazing life achievement and I am sure richly deserved! A huge round of applause for Chris.

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  53. What an amazing life achievement and I am sure richly deserved! A huge round of applause for Chris.

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  54. Three cheers for the Doctor!! :)

    Way to go, Chris!! John is so proud of you!

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  55. Congratulations Chris, an impressive life-achievement !
    ~Jo

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  56. Congratulations are highly in order. What an accomplishment and such hard work to achieve.

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  57. Congratulations to Chris! What a great year for you both. Long may it continue.

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  58. He's a keeper that one... ;-)

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  59. And much better looking than the one in your photograph I may add.

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  60. Congratulations Chris! 2015 is going well for you both! x

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  61. Great news and well deserved.

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  62. Great news and well deserved.

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  63. I looked him up on Google and there he is on the Bangor University website in a smart suit and a yellow tie. So he is famous on the Internet in his own way. He has a long list of research and publications. A smart man, you can tell because of who he married...

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  64. All he had to do was marry the right man and now everything is going his way! Congratulations!

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  65. Aw, you married him for his mind...it's clear to me now.

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  66. From the position of one who gave up part way through her PhD and left academe my 'Congratulations Chris' couldn't be said in more awed tones.

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  67. Wow ... Congratulations to Chris. I'm sure having a good man married to him made all the difference. So now I guess it's 'Professor and Mr Burton-Gray' on the envelopes. :-)

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  68. Congratulations, Chris!!!!

    Sleeping with the teacher...

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