Or, more accurately, I *will be* a Terrapin, starting this Fall. Today I officially accepted the offer of admission to the computer science Ph.D program at the University of Maryland, College Park. Their department has around 70 faculty with about 250 graduate students, and is ranked 13th among all CS departments in the US (and 6th among public schools). They have a huge range of research projects, including some very good ones in the area of programming languages, in which I currently have a developing interest. I’m sure the next 5-6 years will provide many excellent opportunities and I look forward to starting at UMD in the fall!