Favorite Things About Academia: I like all aspects of academia: the teaching, writing and research, and even administration which most Professors shy away from. I've been at this 35 years, with 25 of them in admin.
All Time Favorite Book: A hard question, but I will go with "Love in the Time of Cholera," by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
A Piece of Advice for the Students of CBE: Love who you are with, what you do and where you are. If any of those things are missing, seek change!