Invitation to hear me speak

Salutations lovely blog followers!  This is just a quick note to explain my absence over the last couple of months, and invite you to see what it’s all been for.

For whatever reason (ambition, insanity, desire to please, capability, or the combinations therein) I took on a little more than I could chew this quarter.  Teaching, taking courses, taking my qualifying exams, submitting a paper and, as a cherry on top, taking my general exam (i.e the dissertation proposal).  I love my blog, and you folks and the aspects of crows that I can share with you are constantly on my mind.  At the end of the day though, my priority is my graduate work and sometimes the blog needs to take a backseat.

I do not tell you this in the hopes you’ll understand, I tell you this because I already know you understand.  But I also know you follow the blog because you are passionate about crows and to that end, I want to invite you to see the presentation of my dissertation proposal this Monday, Dec 5th.

While this talk is intended to impress my faculty committee enough that they approve me as a PhD candidate, it is given to a room of largely first year students, and is therefore designed to be inclusive of all backgrounds and knowledge levels.  Crucially, this seminar is also open to the entire community, so you won’t find any awkwardness strolling in as a member of the public and not as a UW student.  I hope to see you there!


For a map to Kane Hall click here.


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12 responses to “Invitation to hear me speak

  1. I wish I could be in St. Louis to,hear you speak. I greatly enjoy your posts and your birds.

  2. All best wishes Monday.
    Kathie in WI
    p.s. Let us know on the blog how it goes.

    Katherine Schneider, Ph.D.
    Senior Psychologist, Emerita
    Counseling Service
    University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
    Author of Occupying Aging: Delights, Disabilities and Daily Life, To the Left of Inspiration: Adventures in Living with Disabilities and a children’s book Your Treasure Hunt: Disabilities and Finding Your Gold

  3. a dexter

    And I am on Capital Hill but as a teacher there is no chance I can be there. Will it be “you tubed”?

  4. Judith Blades

    Wonderful opportunity for folk over there…good luck from Kohukohu New Zealand

  5. Jacob Burckhardt

    Dear Ms. or Mr. Corvid (Sheryl? Hopefully not Jim),

    I am one of your fans and enjoyers of your blog, and am writing to wish you the best in your presentation. Unfortunately I live on the other coast from you, in a place where there are few crows (I saw a couple in the distance for the first time a couple of weeks ago), namely Jersey City, New Jersey, so I won¹t be able to come.

    I hope you will be able to keep blogging once the dissertation is under way. I¹ve always found crows fascinating and mysterious. A couple of years ago I was in Sri Lanka and the crows there are much less shy than those here. I even watched a cricket match with some and for me their behavior was much more fun to watch.

    Best, Jacob

    From: Corvid Research Reply-To: Corvid Research Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 12:19 PM To: Jacob Burckhardt Subject: [New post] Invitation to hear me speak corvidresearch posted: “Salutations lovely blog followers! This is just a quick note to explain my absence over the last couple of months, and invite you to see what it’s all been for. For whatever reason (ambition, insanity, desire to please, capability, or the combinations t”

  6. kris0723

    We are so excited for you Kaeli!!! We hope your presentation goes really well. You are so kind to invite your blog followers. I graduated from UW, along with my other members of my family. I never attended a dissertation proposal before. Typically how long are they?

  7. Carole S

    If I weren’t in California, I would LOVE to attend this. Good luck and Best Wishes, Kaeli! I have no doubts about your worthiness for Ph.D. candidacy!

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