Retirement Party for Ross Gagliano
The following photos (except the last one) were taken on December 17, 1999, at Lombardi's restaurant at Underground Atlanta. The occasion was the retirement of Ross Gagliano from the Department of Computer Science.
Frank Hall gets a cold stare from Marty Fraser after suggesting that perhaps computer scientists really
paid too much
Tom Brieske and Ysu-Sheng Hsu illustrate the mathematical principle of symmetry
Scott Owen explains to Brian Armstrong how the Web will soon make retirement parties obsolete
Jeanie Brieske is shocked to discover that Ali Khanmohamadi will not be teaching next semester
Carol Fraser looks on admiringly as Sushil Prasad explains a fine point of algorithm theory, while Michael Weeks practices his "No, I'm not going to raise your grade" stare
Raj Sunderraman stikes a pensive pose, while Mihalyi Bakonyi glares at the waiter for not bringing his beer quickly enough
Krishnan Balakrishnan and Yanqing Zhang try to stay calm amid the craziness of the evening
Carol Armstrong gives Marge Hicks the latest scoop on her trilliums, as Russ Battaglia's eyes glaze over
Uh, could you pass the foccacia?
Ross raises a toast to his lovely wife, Dot
Would you quit taking so many dang pictures!
What am I, one year old?
Marty asks Ross to pony up for his share of the tab
Ross is giddy with anticipation
Seems a bit large for a gold watch...
Marty supervises the unpacking process, as Mihalyi attempts to remove his right eye--anything for a laugh!
Just what I needed: a model of Seattle's Space Needle
Another evening spoiled by excessive drinking
A well-deserved standing ovation ends the evening
The Rich's tree outside Lombardi's
Ross, as we'll always remember him