Really, I need to remember that this is more for me than it is for him. He's gonna be my mentor potentially for 5 years, I wanna check him out. So far, all the signs are good - he's replied to my emails, all his grad students replied to his email (!!!), and one of them is even Nili, who was present during my group interview. "This program changed my life," she said. Because of her work with Dr. Barber? I wonder.