On November 7, at 7 pm, CS's own Assistant Professor Shriram Krishnamurthi will be on a three-person panel on "The Role of Writing in Teaching Science". This panel, sponsored by the Writing Fellows Program and held in the Petterutti Lounge, will be of particular interest to CS majors, many of whom have long wondered why they're required to take a writing course. Shriram says, "Lacking any wisdom in the matter, I plan my opening salvo to be 'Why does any computer scientist need to know to write?', followed initially by some arguments for why they *don't*. I hope I can close that can of worms by the time I finish. If you're willing to risk that, then come one, come all!"