Our Group at NCSA went for a lunch at Mandarin Wok on Green Street. Bill is definitely one of the most enthusiastic persons I've ever met ... he was even more enthusastic about the 3 of us taking quals (me, Joe and Adam). Well, we all passed ... unlike last year (when some didn't). I met 2 new people from Prof. Han's group, Chao Liu was the one who also took quals this year.
Always good to meet new people ....
PS: The food at Mandarin Wok sucks.