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Here is a quick sketch of a typical session of What Matters to Me and Why:
Anywhere from 15 to 90 people, usually around 30; a good mixture of undergraduates, graduates, WMMW regulars, faculty, and staff.
Speaker talks for first 20 minutes, and remainder of the hour consists of questions from the audience about the talk or anything else.
Varies from speaker to speaker; we strongly encourage the speaker to talk about personal matters and avoid talking about details of his/her research and work.
Speaking in MemChu adds a sense of solemnity and reflectiveness as religious figures look down on the speakers from the stained-glass windows in the Side Chapel.