Paul Wilkes and Tracy Wilkes

Spouses Paul Wilkes (83) and Tracy Wilkes (69) share a conversation about approaching their fortieth wedding anniversary, the early days of their relationship, and the adventure they have been on together ever since.

Fran Close and C. Perry Brown

Dr. Fran Close (54) interviews her good friend and colleague Dr. C. Perry Brown (74) about his journey toward becoming an epidemiologist, his work as a researcher and college professor, and the relationships that both keep him grounded and make...

Carolyn Woo and Kristen Vance

One Small Step conversation partners Kristen Vance (59) and Carolyn Woo (69) talked about the value of international travel to better understand different people.

Clifton Smart III and Frank Einhellig

Friends and colleagues Clifton Smart III (61) and Frank Einhellig (83) share a conversation about the work they did together as president and provost of Missouri State University. They discuss the changes the university has seen under their leadership, the...

Samuel Elzay and Sarah Elzay

Spouses, Sarah Elzay (35) and Samuel Elzay (37), share a conversation about how they first met, how their relationship developed, and the partnership they have formed together.

Wendy Dorfman and Monet David

Friends and colleagues Wendy Dorfman (54) and Monet David (34) discuss the founding of the Acadiana Queer Collective, planning pride festivals in Lafayette, and the importance of other events the Collective has put on.

friendships in college and graduate school

Bob had two really good friends in graduate school that helped him become more extroverted.

Ramesh Patil — Immigrating to America and early years at MIT

Ramesh Patil (69) talks with his son, Akshay (39), about coming from India to MIT as a grad student in 1974. The academic intensity of his first few years, finding his research advisor, connecting with the local Indian community, and...

Clark Howe Interview December 17, 2022 1 of 2

Talked about graduate school at KU, living in Lawrence Kansas, meeting Mom, wedding, accepting job offer from John Deere, moving to the Quad Cities, first few years of living there in two apartments, Stacey is born, and then moving to...

Interview with My Sister About Graduate School and How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Changed Her Life

Alisha Zhu (18) talks with her older sister, Angela Zhu (25), about her experiences as a graduate school studying biostatistics. They also discuss what her experiences have been like amid the COVID-19 pandemic.