On 30 Sep. 2011 Kristian Fauchald will be retiring from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. The Smithsonian made an offer he felt he couldn't refuse. Kristian will still maintain an office at the museum and will continue to come in and work on the various polychaete studies he currently has underway. His comment to me the other day was that he doesn't expect anything to change other than he will no longer have to attend any committee meetings. If you happen to be in Washington on the 30th we are throwing a lunch party for him and you are welcome to join us. Contact me directly for further details.
If you have any greetings, words of wisdom, memories of times past, that you would like to share with Kristian I thought you could either email them to me or send them via snail mail to the address below. I will then print out the emails on nice paper and pull them together with any mailed in letters and present them to him at the luncheon. I did something similar for Marian Pettibone's 90th birthday and it was a big hit. If you have photographs you can share, particularly ones taken in the field or during one of the many classes Kristian has taught over the years, those can be presented to him on disk and displayed via computer during the party.
Please don't discuss this email or his retirement on the Annelid list as Kristian does follow the list. We are temporarily removing him from the list in order to send this email out to the widest audience possible. Feel free to forward the message to any colleagues you think would be interested.
Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Museum Support Center, MRC 534
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD 20746-2863
email: wardl from si.edu<mailto:wardl from si.edu>
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