- Univ of MD at College Park (UMCP) Professor Carl Smith was an editor for JCSS before his death in 2004. I put together a memorial issue of JCSS in his honor that appeared in 2008. SO HOW COME HE IS STILL GETTING ISSUES OF JCSS AT UMCP IN 2012? Normally I would email JCSS about this, but whenever I do that they stop it for a while and then it starts again. So I am not going to bother.
I recently got the following email:
William Gasarch SIGACT News Hi William, The winners of Russia's prestigious Debut Prize are presently in the U.S. The newest of the winning books is Irina Bogatryreva's Off The Beaten Track which contains her story and two others about hitchhiking in Russia. Irina is also available for interviews as she speaks English fluently! Please let me know if you would like to receive a copy of this new and interesting novel. The Debut Prize winners will be visiting select cities (Washington, Boston and New York) during their stay and will also return in June for BEA. I look forward to your thoughts. Best, Shirley
Is this a problem? Overall yes since it costs society something (money? time?) to have people (even dead people) on lists where they shouldn't be. But there does not seem to be an incentive on anyone who could fix it to fix it.