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Sabbatical: Release?


Published: 27 Apr 2012
Text and photos by Prof. Prakash Panangaden, School of Computer Science. I was curious about the etymology of the word sabbatical after just completing one last August. There is the obvious connection to sabbath, which suggests a once-every-seven-years cycle. Apparently it comes from the Hebrew Shmita and means the land is to lie fallow once [...]
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