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2021-04-06: Guide for Lab Resources: I added a sentence to Lab Branding about the lab name. Guide for Publishing: I added a link to Guide for Lab Resources in If the Submission is Accepted.

2021-03-14: Guide for Joining My Lab: I revised the descriptions of RAs, TAs, and graduate fellowships.

2021-02-14: I added Thoughts on Competition in Academia.

2021-01-15: Guide for Publishing in Conferences and Attending Them: I added an explanation and link to CRediT.

2021-01-12: Guide for Publishing in Conferences and Attending Them: I added more about author response periods, including a template for writing an author response. I explained what shepherding is and how it works. I added more detail to Anonymity for Peer Review. Also, I moved this changelog to its own page.

2021-01-05: I created a quick-reply page with instructions for students when I agree to write them reference letters.

2020-12-20: Guide for Lab Resources: I added information about our lab's servers under Centralized Computing Resources. Under Statistics, I added a link to Penn State's Statistics Consulting Center.

2020-12-03: I added Thoughts on the Advice.

2020-11-27: Guide for Publishing in Conferences and Attending Them: I added links to a revisions spreadsheet and an example of its usage, both under "If the Submission is Rejected".

2020-11-24: Guide for Scholarly Writing: I added a section on LaTeX.

2020-11-08: Thoughts on Failure: I added some quotes (which appear in boxes) and a new section, "Success is Never Guaranteed".

2020-10-19: I reorganized the Advice for Students index page and added Emailing a Professor: How to do it Well.

2020-09-13: Guide for Scholarly Writing: I added a section titled "Give Meaning to Figures and Tables".

2020-09-07: Guide for Joining My Lab: I added an item about postdoc inquiries.

2020-08-15: Guide for Lab Resources: I made several changes and updates to Miscellany.
Guide for Publishing in Conferences and Attending Them: I added an explanation of what it's like to present a poster.

2020-07-20: I renamed the "Guide for Publishing in Computer/Information Science Venues" to the "Guide for Publishing in Conferences and Attending Them", and I added a section on what it's like to attend a computer science or information science conference.

2020-06-16: I added Thoughts on Failure and reorganized the Advice for Students main page.

2020-06-13: Guide for the Tenure-Track Job Market...: I added a paragraph about the differences between tenure-track, research-track, and teaching-track.

2020-05-18: Guide for Joining My Lab: I added an explanation of TA and RA positions.

2020-05-07: I added the Guide for Publishing in Computer/Information Science Venues.

2020-05-05: Guide for Lab Resources: I added a section on publication opportunities.

2020-04-26: Guide for Scholarly Writing: I expanded the section about tables and figures.

2020-02-20: I reorganized the directory page and added the Guide for Lab Resources.

2020-02-19: Guide for Scholarly Writing: I made small changes to Avoid Aspirational Predictions.

2020-02-09: I added Thoughts on Photography.

2020-01-22: Guide for Interacting With Faculty: I added (1) a note about "Professor [first name]" being the preferred form of address in some countries and (2) an explanation of "Professor of the Practice".