***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** okay, sorry to bother you with this, but i've got a random question for those of you who have been in academia for at least 15 years or longer... i'm involved in an odd research study with a large client, looking at the activities and outcomes of students from select universities within a specific major during the mid to late 80's...one idea involved approaching then current profs and asking them something to the effect of, 'do you remember who these top students were from 1987, or 1985' and so on - in one case not offering the names (i have the names of all of their students) and seeing if they remember any off hand...there's much more to it than that, but what i'm really wondering is if professors typically are able to recall specific students by year from that long ago (versus recent students of their own within ms and phd programs) - these are all grad students, not undergrads, though that's still a large number... any thoughts? i can certainly clarify a bit more if it doesn't make sense, and i suppose that this has more to do with overall memory skills and not just the memory skills of academicians... -dave David Carpe Principal and Founder, Clew, LLC (http://www.clew.us) Founder, PassingNotes.com (http://www.passingnotes.com) E: [log in to unmask] OR [log in to unmask] OR whatever's up above W: 781.674.2539 M: 781.883.5487 **Internet Email Confidentiality Footer*** Privileged/Confidential Information may be contained in this message. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or responsible for delivery of the message to such person), you may not copy or deliver this message to anyone. In such case, you should destroy this message and kindly notify the sender by reply email. Please advise immediately if you or your employer do not consent to Internet email for messages of this kind. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of my firm shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by it. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.