June 04, 2006


So yesterday was our school's graduation ceremony.  We're a small university, but it's still fun to get dressed up and see all of my colleagues in their academic regalia, too. 

The color and style of the robe, hood, and cap denote the wearer's academic degree, field of study, and alma mater, so in a full faculty group, you get a pretty wide variety, although most are some variation of black robe, mortarboard cap, and royal blue or green velvet on the hood.

Mine aren't!

and here's the back:

Yeah, I stand out.  But I like it that way.

Posted by caltechgirl at June 4, 2006 08:42 AM | TrackBack

You look so happy! Congrats!

Posted by: Jane at June 4, 2006 08:57 AM

Love the lipstick :)

Actually, the colors are absolutely gorgeous!

Posted by: Beth Donovan at June 4, 2006 10:30 AM

How do you get your skin so clear?

Posted by: Greta (Hooah Wife) at June 4, 2006 10:47 AM

Ancient Chinese secret....

Posted by: caltechgirl at June 4, 2006 11:10 AM

You have such an open, friendly face. No wonder everyone likes you and you probably stand out more for that than your outfit!! :)

Posted by: beth at June 4, 2006 11:53 AM

yay! how exciting!

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at June 4, 2006 04:18 PM

I see you have the ultimate solution to sinus problems.

Posted by: Jay at June 4, 2006 05:15 PM

Oh, I like it!!!

My robe is a boring black. Fortunately, in my line of work, I get to wear it on a weekly basis. :-)

Posted by: Paul Burgess at June 5, 2006 04:35 AM

Nice threads!

Posted by: Attila Girl at June 5, 2006 06:03 AM

If I did my research, not having known you, and just by looking at your cap and gown, I would have known you were a "Doctor of something." It was hard to see certain details of your gown to determine more, but that's what I gathered.

Thanks for sending me on a quest. ;)

Posted by: Dana at June 5, 2006 07:00 AM

Well, yes, Dana: if you're wearing a tam rather than a mortarboard, you know it's doctoral regalia. Of course, that doesn't work in reverse: my JD is a doctorate of sorts, but I wore a mortarboard, as a tam is reserved for a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD, the legal equivalent of a Ph.D.) or for the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. The three stripes on the sleeves, matching the facing on the hood, are the clearest marker of doctoral regalia, more so than the headgear. And, of course, everything I'm saying only applies in the US, and POSSIBLY parts of Anglophone Canada.

Oy, I know way too much about this stuff. And I do still cherish my luscious black-and-purple JD robes: who knows, maybe someday I'll have a use for them if I go back to law school, this time as a professor. Stranger things have happened (or so I'm told). ;-)

Posted by: Dave J at June 5, 2006 12:50 PM

Looks great!!

Posted by: oddybobo at June 6, 2006 05:56 AM

That is one of the coolest academic robes I have ever seen. You look awesome!!

Posted by: sagacitas lerin at June 6, 2006 12:43 PM

I can't believe I missed seeing this until today!!! You look wonderful! :)

Posted by: Richmond at June 9, 2006 09:52 AM