With our youngest child starting school full-time this fall (across the street from the zoology dept!) I had looked forward to a gradual resumption of a scientific career, but never expected an opportunity to arise so speedily. Since there is a long-standing job freeze throughout the UW faculties, this was too good to pass up. And with the first day of term only 3 weeks off, there was no time to lose, so I applied for the opening the next day, and took the liberty of putting you down as a reference without your prior consent. In listing references I did suggest that it be kept in mind that a number of years had passed since my years in Madison. (I do not know whether you will be contacted directly or via me).