--Thanks. Glad to have the chance to meet all of you and to talk about this important topic, though I must say that because it represents the “dark side” of teaching, it’s not my favorite topic (even the word, with its Latin root derivation meaning “kidnapping,” is pretty sinister).  But I hope this a.m. to see plagiarism as an opportunity, not a liability--to see it as an opportunity to think about good teaching practices that help us to dissuade students from behaving unethically while also helping them to learn the complexities of source attribution. So here’s what I’d like to do: