Apparently, September 17-21 has been the fourth annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week. It was first established in 2009 and officially recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives a year later. In 2011, the "significant contributions that postdoctoral scholars make to U.S. research and discovery" were acknowledged during 171 events in 30 states (and Canada). Neat!
The FHCRC contributes to the festivities by throwing us a party tonight, with light dinner, dessert and beer. This postdoc approves!